Houston Moves to 2-0 with Win Over Nicholls

Feb. 18, 2017

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HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball moved to 2-0 on the season with an exciting come-from-behind 5-3 win over Nicholls on Saturday night at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.

Houston (2-0) tallied its second straight 13+ hit game of the year and was backed by another solid pitching effort from a Cougar starter, this time in sophomore Mitch Ullom.

The Cougars will meet Wake Forest at 1 pm Sunday in the final game of the weekend at Schroeder Park. Gates open at 11 a.m.

SUNDAY KIDS DAY | Every Sunday at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park, kids will be able to run the bases following the game and enjoy postgame autographs


  • Houston hosted Opening Weekend games for the 12th straight year.
  • The Cougars own a 19-1 record under head coach Todd Whitting during Opening Weekends following Saturday's win over Nicholls.


  • Houston produced a 13-hit performance with four Cougars recording a double-digit effort.
  • Second straight game a Houston starter didn't allow a walk.
  • Starter RHP Mitch Ullom and reliever RHP Joey Pulido combined for seven strikeouts and no walks.
  • Grayson Padgett ups his season average to .750 (6x8) and leads Houston with four RBI through two games.

Top Offensive Players
Grayson Padgett | 3x3, R, BB
Connor Hollis | 2x3, 2 RBI, BB, 3B
Jake Scheiner | 2x3, 2 RBI, BB, 2B
Joe Davis | 1x5, RBI

Pitching Breakdown:
Mitch Ullom | 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Joey Pulido | 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Starter Mitch Ullom upped his career-win total to eight games after leading the Cougars with seven as a true freshman when he tossed a 7.0-inning, two earned-run gem on Saturday. He struck our five and didn't allow a walk with seven scattered hits.

Reliever Joey Pulido made his Cougar debut out of the bullpen and tossed 2.0 shutout innings with one hit and two strikeouts to earn his first career save.

1st | Houston jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Wong and Padgett opened the game with back-to-back singles, setting the table for Davis, who plated Wong on an RBI-single.

4th | Down 3-1, the Cougars tied the game in the fourth after freshmen Lael Lockhart and Jared Triolo reached on back-to-back, one-out singles. After a Cougar strikeout, Hollis drove a two-out pitch into right center, scoring both Lockhart and Triolo for a standup, two-run triple -- tying the game at 3-3.

5th | Knotted at 3-3, Houston added two more runs in the fifth inning after a leadoff walk by Padgett and a one-out single by Corey Julks set up the perfect opportunity for Scheiner to plate his first two RBI of his Houston career on a two-run double into left center to give Houston the 5-3 lead for good.

Nicholls had eight hits, led by Kyle Knauth with a 3-for-4 effort and an RBI. Starter Cayden Hatcher fell to 0-1 on the year after allowing five runs on nine hits with three walks in 4.1 innings of work.

Nicholls wrapped up Opening Weekend with an overall record of 1-2 with a win over Wake Forest and losses to Houston and Wake Forest.

One purchased ticket will grant fans access to both games on Saturday. To purchase tickets, visit uhcougars.com/ticketsor call 713-GO-COOGS. Gates open two hours prior to the first game of the day.

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Along with group options, Houston Baseball has announced three season-long promotions that will be in affect during the 2017 season at home. CLICK HERE for more information.

SUNDAY KIDS DAY | Every Sunday at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park, kids will be able to run the bases following the game and enjoy postgame autographs

Single game tickets are on sale at uhcougars.com/tickets. Fans can enjoy a few single game tickets options for the 29 homes games at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park during the 2017 season.
Reserved: $8 / game | General Admission: $5 / game
$2 General Admission tickets | $2 hot dogs

An attractive Saturday Mini Plan and Sunday Family Pack are also available, allowing fans to purchase one mini plan for $25, securing a ticket to every Saturday home game or a Family Pack for Four for just $30 to any Sunday game at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park in 2017.

For just $25, the Saturday Mini Plan guarantees you a seat during all seven Saturday home games, which comes out to a ticket price of $3.57 each. You have the choice between Reserved or General Admission seating for the same price.

To purchase a Saturday Mini Plan deal, CLICK HERE or call our Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS.

The Family Pack features four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four popcorns to any Sunday home game for $30.

In order to purchase this deal, the purchaser must CLICK HERE use the promo code: FAMILYPACK.

Houston Baseball 2017 season tickets are still on sale as low as $99, and fans are encouraged to secure their ticket to all 29 home games at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park this upcoming season by purchasing today.

Season tickets for 29 regular-season home games at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park are available for $200 for the reserved chairback seating on the lower level of the concourse at the stadium.

For the third straight year, the additional "Reserved 2" seating option for the 2017 season is available as fans can purchase an assigned seat in sections 200, 201 and 202 for $150.

General admission seating will run in sections 203-209 and are available for $99 for the entire season.

The 2017 `30 Ticket Flex Plan' provides 30 general admission tickets that you can use in a variety of ways. You can use all 30 tickets for one game, a ticket for each home game of the season or any combination in-between.

General Admission season tickets start for as low as $99 (30 home games/$3.30 per ticket), while Reserved season tickets start at only $150 (30 home games/$5.00 per ticket).

Stay up to date with all Houston Baseball news and highlights by following us on Twitter @UHCougarBB or on Facebook at /HoustonCougarBaseball. Fans can also follow head coach Todd Whitting @toddwhitting on Twitter.




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