Houston Falls in 3-2 Heartbreaker to HBU

Feb. 21, 2017

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HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball suffered its first loss of the season, falling in a 3-2 heartbreaker to cross-town opponent, Houston Baptist Tuesday at Schroeder Park.

With the loss, the Cougars own a 3-1 record, while HBU improved to 3-1 with the win.

The Cougars will hit the road for three games as they compete in the Kleberg College Classic at Whataburger Field (home of Astros' AA affiliate -- Corpus Christi Hooks) this weekend.

  • Friday vs. Missouri | 2 pm
  • Saturday vs. Illinois | 2 pm
  • Sunday vs. Texas A&M-CC | 3 pm

Fans can follow along via live audio or GT at UHCougars.com/gameday.


  • Houston produced a 10-hit performance with Connor Wong, Lael Lockhart and Corey Julks each with two hits.
  • Freshman Nick Slaughter picked up his first career hit with a single to open the 9th inning as a pinch hitter.

Top Offensive Players
Connor Wong | 2x5, R, RBI
Corey Julks | 2x2, 2 BB
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 2x4
Connor Hollis | 1x3, R

Pitching Breakdown:
Trey Cumbie | 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Carter Henry | 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Joey Pulido | 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Starter Trey Cumbie struck out three and allowed just three hits, an unearned run and a walk in 4.0 innings of work before handing the ball over to freshman Carter Henry.

Henry made his second appearance out of the bullpen this season, allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings. Fellow newcomer junior Joey Pulido would suffer his first loss as a Cougar after surrendering the game-winning home run in the top of the eighth. He struck out two in 2.0 innings.

3rd | After seeing itself down 1-0 moving into the bottom of the third, the Cougars responded to tie the game after Wong singled and stolen both second and third base, allowing him to come around and score on a passed ball by Houston Baptist.

6th | HBU jumped ahead 2-1 on a solo home run in the sixth inning.

7th | Houston made the game interesting in the bottom of the seventh, down 2-1, when freshman Jordan Monacy singled with one out. Landon Etzel would pinch run for Monacy and on a double down the left field line from Hollis, Etzel was thrown out at the plate. With two outs and Hollis at second, Wong delivered a clutch two-out RBI single to score Hollis, tying the game at 2-2.

8th | HBU used a leadoff home run in the top of the eighth to go back ahead and that proved to be the game-winner.

Houston Baptist moved to 3-1 with the win and tallied seven hits, led by home runs from Joe Van Marter and Spencer Halloran. Reliever Weston Smart (4.0,6,1,1,2,1) earned the win, his first of the year.

To purchase tickets, visit uhcougars.com/ticketsor call 713-GO-COOGS. Gates open two hours prior to first pitch.

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.

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).

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