Baseball Rallies for Big Win vs. Sam Houston State

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    HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team scored five runs in three consecutive innings to rally from a six-run deficit on the way to a 16-9 win over Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Cougar Field.

    SHSU jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three-and-a-half innings before the Cougars scored five runs in the third inning. In the next inning, the Cougars scored five more runs for their first lead and put the game away with five more runs in the fifth inning and a single run in the sixth.

    All but two starters recorded at least one hit in the game with six players enjoying multi-hit contests. Junior infielder Ryan Lormand went 4-for-4 with two walks and two RBIs to lead the way, while junior second baseman Bryan Pounds finished the night 3-for-3 with two runs and a career-best five RBIs.

    Senior infielder Dustin Kingsbury, freshman catcher Austin Goolsby and freshman center fielder Zak Presley each posted two hits for the Cougars who outhit SHSU 17-11.

    Bobby Verbick, Karl Krailo and Todd Sebek each rapped out two hits to lead the Bearkats.



    Junior reliever Bryan Tully, making only his second career pitching appearance, earned his first win and improved to 1-0 after holding the Bearkats to only one hit with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings. SHSU reliever Zac Baker fell to 0-1 after giving up fix runs off five hits with a pair of strikeouts in 1.1 innings.

    The Cougars were also boosted by the return of sophomore pitcher Luis Flores, who threw a perfect inning of relief in the ninth. The Cougars return to action this weekend as they play host to UC Irvine in a non-conference series at Cougar Field. That series begins with 7 p.m., games on Friday and Saturday before wrapping up at 1 p.m., Sunday.

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