Despite loading the bases and threatening in the ninth, Houston Baseball would go on to fall 3-0 at Pepperdine in the final game of the California tour, Sunday afternoon in Malibu, Calif.
Never backing down after falling behind 3-0, Houston Baseball used timely hitting and a gritty pitching effort by sophomore Jake Lemoine to come-from-behind and earn a 4-3 win at No. 9 and defending National Champion UCLA Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
An all-around effort highlighted by a brilliant pitching performance by junior Aaron Garza helped Houston Baseball to a convincing 6-1 win on the road at USC Friday evening in Game 1 of the Dodgertown Classic.
Houston Baseball senior catcher Caleb Barker has been named to the 2014 Johnny Bench Award Watch List presented by BaseballSavings.com, as announced today by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.
Set to make its first road trip of the season away from the city, Houston Baseball will head west to play three games over the weekend against USC (Friday at 8 p.m. CT-Los Angeles, Calif.), No. 9 UCLA (Saturday at 4 p.m. CT-Los Angeles, Calif.) and Pepperdine (Sunday at 1 p.m. CT-Malibu, Calif.).