CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Highlighted by a complete-game pitching performance from senior John King and a strong offensive production by Houston Baseball freshmen, the Cougars earned a 4-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday in the final game of the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.
With the win, the Cougars moved to 5-2 on the year and finished the weekend at Whataburger Field, 2-1 with wins over Illinois and the Islanders.
Senior John King had a career-day on the mound, tossing his first career complete game -- surpassing his previous long outing of 7.0 innings last weekend vs. Wake Forest. He was backed by an offensive effort led by four freshmen as the newcomers combined for five of Houston's eight hits and drove in three of the four RBI.
C -- David Craan - ILL
1B -- Pat McInerney -- ILL
2B -- Jake Scheiner -- HOU
3B -- Jared Triolo -- HOU
SS -- Ben Troike -- ILL
OF -- Nick Anderson -- AMCC
OF -- Connor Broomfield -- MIZ
OF -- Trey Harris -- MIZ
DH -- Brian Sharp -- MIZ
P -- Michael Plassmeyer -- MIZ
P -- TJ Sikkema -- MIZ
P -- Andy Token -- MIZ
P -- Seth Romero -- HOU
P -- John King -- HOU
MVP -- TJ Sikkema -- MIZ
The Cougars will wrap up the Kleberg College Classic at Whataburger Field (home of Astros' AA affiliate -- Corpus Christi Hooks) with a 3 p.m. first pitch Sunday against tournament-host Texas A&M-CC.
- Sunday vs. Texas A&M-CC | 3 pm
Fans can follow along via live audio, live video or GT at UHCougars.com/gameday.
- Freshman Tyler Bielamowicz earned his first start as a Cougar and notched a base hit and walk in the win.
- Freshman Landon Etzel drove in a pair of RBI to lead Houston.
- Senior John King earned his first career complete game, striking out seven.
- Houston freshmen combined for five hits and three RBI.
John King | 9.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K
Starter John King went the distance for the first time in his career and struck out seven, while allowing just two runs on eight hits with no walks to move to 1-0 on the year.
2nd | Houston freshmen came out of the gates swinging in the second as Lockhart got things started with a one-out single and with two outs, Bielamowicz walked in his first career at-bat to keep the inning alive. Etzel then followed through with an RBI-single, scoring Lockhart for the 1-0 lead.
4th | After Texas A&M-Corpus Christi plated a run in the third on two infield singles, the Cougars responded with a run in the fourth with another big inning by the freshmen in the 5-8 holes. Triolo singled with one out, advanced to third on Bielamowicz's double (first career hit) and later scored on an RBI-groundout by Etzel (second RBI of the game).
5th | The Cougars made it a 4-1 game in the fifth when Connor Wong walked, moved to second on a Grayson Padgett sac bunt, and scored on a Scheiner RBI-single, moving Davis to third (after he walked), who then came around to score on an RBI-fielder's choice by Lockhart.
9th | Texas A&M-CC scored its second run of the game on back-to-back doubles in the ninth, but King was able to escape any further damage for the win.
TEXAS A&M-CC NOTES
Texas A&M-CC fell to 1-6 on the year following Sunday's loss. The Islanders were led offensively by Brian Deaver, who went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI. Starter Cole Carter (4.0,4,3,3,2,0) suffered the loss after surrendering three runs on four hits and two walks in 4.0 innings.
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.
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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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