HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball suffered a 4-2 loss to Missouri in Game 1 of the Kleberg Bank College Classic at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday despite a 12-strikeout performance by Cougar starter Seth Romero.
With the loss, the Cougars fall to 3-2 on the year, while Missouri improved to 5-1 with the win.
The Cougars will continue the weekend with two more games in the Kleberg College Classic at Whataburger Field (home of Astros' AA affiliate -- Corpus Christi Hooks).
- 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.
- Seth Romero recorded his second straight 12-strikeout performance.
- Houston homered for the first time this season with two long balls off the bats of Jake Scheiner and Connor Wong.
- Houston tallied seven hits, led by Joe Davis and Jake Scheiner with two hits each.
Starter Seth Romero struck out 12 for the second straight time this season, but would suffer his first loss, falling to 1-1, after allowing three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.2 innings pitched.
Junior reliever Joey Pulido made a strong relief appearance, striking out one and not surrendering a hit in his 2.1 innings out of the bullpen.
4th | Down 2-0, Houston scored its first run of the game on a solo home run by junior Jake Scheiner -- the Cougars' first home run of the year -- to make it a 2-1 game.
6th | Houston would go on to tie the game at 2-2 when junior Connor Wong belted his first home run of the year. Missouri would use a big two-out, two-run single to break open the even score and go ahead 4-2.
Missouri starter Andy Toellken (6.1,7,2,2,0,4) struck out four and allowed two runs in 6.1 innings en route to his first win of the year, while reliever TJ Sikkema (2.2,0,0,0,0,3) picked up the save in 2.2 innings.
The Tigers posted seven hits, led by Robbie Glendinning and Matt Berler with two hits each.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS
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.
SATURDAY MINI-PLAN & SUNDAY FAMILY PACK
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.
SEASON TICKET INFORMATION | CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
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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