Feb. 21, 2009
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team fell to 0-2 this season after dropping the second game of a three-game series against Kansas State, 9-2, on Saturday afternoon at Cougar Field.
Kansas State set the tone for the game early. After scoring in the first and third innings, the Wildcats put up five runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead.
Trailing by seven it would take Houston five innings before they would score a run. With one out in the fifth, sophomore Caleb Ramsey hit a solo home run over the right field fence to give Houston its first run. Sophomore Chase Dempsay followed that up with a double to left center but was left on base to end the inning.
The Wilcats would cap their scoring for the afternoon after scoring a single run in the seventh and the ninth innings.
In their last at bat, Houston tried to put together a run. With one out, junior Chris Wallace singled up the middle and freshman David Murphy walked. Both runners advanced a base after Ramsey grounded out to shortstop but Wallace would score in the next at bat on a single from Dempsay. The momentum would be short lived as freshman Taylor White struck out to end the game.
Houston will close out the series against Kansas State at noon on Sunday. Following Sunday's contest the Cougars will play two midweek games at Stephen F. Austin (Tuesday) and Rice (Wednesday) before participating in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park on Feb. 27-March 1.