Cougars Beat Podcast

Cougars Beat Podcast

Cougars Beat Podcast is a series of conversations about Houston Cougars baseball, past, present, and future. The podcast is hosted by Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst.... Show More

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February 2, 2021 27 min
Host Steve Parkhurst talks with Cougars pitcher and designated hitter, Derrick Cherry. Derrick is entering his third season at UH and is already in the 9th spot according to Perfect Game on their AAC MLB Draft Prospect list, along with being third-team Preseason All-American according to Collegiate Baseball. Derrick proved to be a worthy hitter in 2019 after coming back from injury, and he proved to be an amazing pitcher out of the...
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January 28, 2021 15 min
Houston Athletics hosted a baseball media availability Thursday for head coach Todd Whitting, along with student-athletes Ryan Hernandez and Derrick Cherry, to take questions from media members. Episode 27 of the podcast is a discussion of some answers given by these three individuals, along with a little discussion about the recently-released 2021 schedule.
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January 14, 2021 25 min
Host Steve Parkhurst kicks off 2021 in an interview with Ryan Hernandez. Ryan returns to UH after a great campaign in 2020, stopped short because of the pandemic. Ryan has been selected for the American Athletic Conference Pre-Season All-Conference Team at first base. Ryan discusses the differences in 2020 and 2021, his approach to his game this year, and even recalls his little league days when baseball began for him.
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October 1, 2020 47 min
Host Gerald Sanchez talks with former Cougars INF/OF Brandon Caraway about his career at UH, including the 2000 Super Regional team.
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September 18, 2020 47 min
Hosts Steve Parkhurst and Gerald Sanchez talk with Joe Davis about his Cougars career. Joe is the all-time UH leader in home runs, extra-base hits, total bases, and RBI. Joe was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and he discusses his minor league career to this point and his offseason activity this year waiting out the pandemic.
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September 7, 2020 53 min
Host Gerald Sanchez chats with Kirk Blount, former Cougars catcher who also had two stints as a coach at UH. In this Labor Day weekend special, Kirk discusses his role as the pitching coach for the 2000 Super Regional team, as we continue to pay tribute to that team 20 years later. Also, in the closing segment, a tribute to Tom Terrific, Tom Seaver, who passed away this week. Seaver was briefly teammates with former Cougar (and pod...
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August 26, 2020 64 min
Hosts Steve Parkhurst and Gerald Sanchez have a conversation with Jerret Sykes, former Cougars left-hander who pitched from 1997-2000. Jerret was a spot-starter and a midweek starter on the 2000 Super Regional team. Jerret re-lives some of the key moments of his Cougars baseball career in this episode of Cougars Beat Podcast.
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August 21, 2020 54 min
Hosts Steve Parkhurst and Gerald Sanchez talk with former Cougars pitcher Shane Nance. Nance led the Cougars with the lowest ERA in three of his four seasons. Shane still holds the UH record for career wins (32) and is a decorated Cougar. The lefty was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitched with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks before retiring back to the Houston area.
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August 14, 2020 54 min
Hosts Steve Parkhurst and Gerald Sanchez talk with former Houston Cougars catcher Jarrod Bitter. Jarrod was behind the plate for the Cougars from 1998-2000, where he caught the great staff during the 2000 Super Regional run. Jarrod was also a big time hitter. Jarrod then spent some time in the San Diego Padres system before retiring from baseball and returning to Tyler, Texas.
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August 4, 2020 42 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst discuss the 2000 Super Regional team with the second baseman from that team, Sean Allen. Allen played at UH from 1998-2001 and was a coach on the team from 2002-2007. He is now coaching at UT under the leadership of another former Cougar, David Pierce.
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July 31, 2020 46 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst talk with former Cougars first baseman J.P. Woodward. On May 26, 2000, J.P. hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth of game 1 of the 2000 regional against Princeton to put the Cougars in the winners bracket with a 7-6 win. Listen, 20 years later, to recollections about that game, but also that great season in Cougars history.
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July 24, 2020 44 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst talk with former Cougars RHP Duncan McAdoo. Duncan began at UH in 1997 and was an integral part of the 2000 super Regional team. McAdoo spent some time in the minors reaching AA. This is another in our series honoring the 2000 team.
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July 3, 2020 60 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst sit down with former Friday night starter, Kyle Crowell. Kyle was a key member of the 1999 and 2000 teams, leading the Cougars to within a game of going to the College World Series in 2000. Kyle talks about his baseball life, that 2000 team from top to bottom, his experience in professional baseball, and more. Thank you to Nick's Place on Westheimer at Rocky Ridge for hosting us and allo...
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July 1, 2020 31 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst talk with former Cougars Sports Information Director (SID) Todd Bell. Todd arrived in Houston just in time to be the media contact for Andre Ware during his Heisman Trophy winning season. Todd then handled baseball communications duties and he shares his memories from Houston at that time.
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June 27, 2020 38 min
Host Gerald Sanchez talks with Trip Couch, long time assistant/recruiting coordinator for the Cougars. Couch also spent time as a scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks and was instrumental in the team drafting and signing Paul Goldschmidt. Couch is currently an assistant coach at South Carolina.
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June 25, 2020 44 min
Host Gerald Sanchez talks with Butch Ghutzman, former Houston Cougars assistant baseball coach and also the recruiting coordinator for Bill Yeoman and the football team, 1975-1980.
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June 19, 2020 39 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst sit down with former Cougars catcher from 1987-1990, Freddy Hinojosa. Freddy held many UH offensive records by the time he left UH, and he remains in the top 10 of many categories 30 years later. Thank you to Roegels Barbecue for allowing us the time and space to record with Freddy.
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June 17, 2020 45 min
Hosts Gerald Sanchez and Steve Parkhurst talk with former Cougars infielder and current manager in the Washington Nationals organization, Ralph "Rocket" Wheeler, the original Rocket.
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June 11, 2020 40 min
Host Gerald Sanchez talks with former Cougars pitcher Mo Wiley about his days as a Cougar and his time in the Reds system.
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June 5, 2020 33 min
Host Gerald Sanchez talks with former Cougars lefty and current Texas Rangers pitcher, John King. Gerald also takes listeners back to 2002 in a brief recap of past Cougars baseball moments.
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