College Baseball Central Podcast: Talking Houston Baseball with Jeremy Branham

On this episode of the College Baseball Central Podcast, Joe Healy is joined by Houston Cougars play-by-play announcer Jeremy Branham.

It’s been an impressive five-year run for the Cougars. In those five seasons, they’ve been to four regionals, they’ve hosted two regionals, and they reached a super regional in 2014. In 2018, it was more business as usual, as the Cougars went 38-25 with a 16-8 mark in the always-tough American Athletic Conference, earning an at-large bid into the field of 64, where they advanced to the final of the Chapel Hill Regional before bowing out against the hosting North Carolina Tar Heels.

Houston has some holes to fill heading into 2019, most notably with the departures of starting pitchers Aaron Fletcher and Trey Cumbie, but if recent history is any indication, the Cougars will be back in regional contention all the same.

Among the topics discussed on this episode are:

  • How Houston has become such a consistent force
  • Whether or not the program’s success has been a little bit under appreciated nationally
  • The season to come for Jared Triolo, an elite prospect for the 2019 draft who showed well this past summer on the Cape
  • Expectations for the Joe Davis’s senior season in Houston
  • The candidates to replace Fletcher and Cumbie in the weekend rotation
  • Potential breakout stars from among those who were on the roster in 2018
  • Houston food recommendations

Thanks for listening, everyone!

About the Author

Joseph Healy
Growing up in Houston, Joe Healy was introduced to college baseball at a young age, and it was love at first sight. Like most good love stories, that love has only grown throughout the years. When he's not at the ballpark, he enjoys tacos, college football during the fall, and the spectacle that is American politics. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville.