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Houston Produces All-Around Effort in 10-2 Win Over HBU

Landon Appling taliied three hits in win

Feb. 27, 2013

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HOUSTON -- An all-around performance, including timely hitting and exceptional defense lifted Houston Baseball to a 10-2 win over Houston Baptist on Wednesday night at Cougar Field.

FINAL

Houston Baptist
(4-3-1)
2   Houston
(6-2)
10

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Baptist 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Houston 1 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 X 10 12 1

W: Aaron Garza (1-0)
L: Ross Kennell (1-1)

PITCHING


Houston IP H R ER BB SO
Aaron Garza 5.0 6 2 1 0 4
Jared West 2.2 2 0 0 2 2
Tyler Ford 1.1 0 0 0 2 2
Houston Baptist IP H R ER BB SO
Ross Kennell 1.2 5 6 5 2 1
Joe Martinez 2.1 4 2 1 1 1
Matthew McCollough 2.0 0 0 0 1 1
Matt Harding 1.0 2 1 1 0 0
Dylan Zarosky 1.0 1 1 1 0 0

BATTING


Houston AB R H RBI BB SB
Landon Appling 4 0 3 0 0 1
Ashford Fulmer 4 1 2 1 0 1
Josh Vidales 5 2 1 1 0 0
Jonathan Davis 3 1 1 2 1 1
Justin Montemayor 3 1 1 2 0 0

NUMBERS OF NOTE


2 Freshman Justin Montemayor launched his second home run of the season, and his career, in the seventh inning to give the Cougars a 9-2 lead at the time.

3 The 10-2 victory over the Huskies gives the Cougars three straight wins going back to the Saturday game of the Texas State series.

4 Junior Tyler Ford and freshman Jared West combined to throw four scoreless innings in relief for the Cougars.

9 Nine of the 10 Cougar hitters that came to the plate collected hits in the ballgame.

 
With its third straight win, Houston improved to 6-2 on the year and 3-1 at home, while the Huskies fell to 4-3-1.
 
The Cougars pounded out 12 hits, led by junior Landon Appling's 3-for-4 performance. Freshman Ashford Fulmer notched a multi-hit game with two base knocks, scoring a run and driving in a run. Seven other Cougars picked up a hit as freshman Justin Montemayor (1x3, R, 2 RBI) drove in two runs, one of which came on a solo shot to right field, his second of the year. Junior Jonathan Davis (1x3, R, 2 RBI, BB) tallied two RBI on a base hit and bases loaded walk, while freshmen Josh Vidales (1x5, 2 R, RBI), Kyle Kirk (1x3, R, RBI), sophomore Price Jacobs (1x1, R), junior Caleb Barker (1x4, R, RBI) and freshman Kyle Survance (1x4, R, RBI) added base hits in the effort.
 
Houston starter Aaron Garza (5.0,7,2,1,0,4) earned his first win of the year to improve to 1-0 after tossing 5.0 complete innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
 
Garza and staff were backed by several impressive defensive plays, both in the outfield and infield, including two diving grabs by Appling in centerfield and a few snags by Davis at third base.
 
Vidales opened the game with his wheels as he took third on a throwing error by the HBU catcher. Kirk drove in the game's first run on a groundout to the shortstop for a 1-0 Houston lead after the first inning.
 
Garza worked himself out of a bases loaded jam in the second after surrendering back-to-back singles to open the frame.
 
A huge two-out triple by Survance put Houston up 2-0 and kept the second inning alive when Barker scored after leading off the inning with a clear-cut double to right center, sparking a hitting spree by the Cougars.
 
Fulmer followed up scoring Survance on a two-strike, two-out single up the middle. After stealing second base, Fulmer was plated when Vidales continued the Houston hitting attack with a double down the left field line.
 
With Houston up 4-0 in the second, Ratcliff and Davis drew consecutive walks to extend the lead. Following an HBU pitching change, Barker was struck on the first pitch he saw to pick up the RBI and Houston's six run.
 
The Cougars went on to plate two more runs in the bottom of the fourth after Davis doubled and Ratcliff walked--each scoring later on a passed ball and sacrifice fly by Montemayor, respectively.
 
Houston Baptist answered in the top of the fifth with two runs on three hits.
 
Montemayor continued to show his power as he belted his second career homerun to right field on the first pitch to lead off the seventh inning to put Houston up 9-2.
 
Houston added a 10th run in the eighth inning when pinch hitter Jacobs drove a ball deep to center for a stand up double. He moved up a base on a groundout up the middle by junior Frankie Ratcliff and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Barker.
 
Freshman Jared West (2.2,2,0,0,2,2) took over for Garza in the sixth and worked a career-high 2.2 innings in relief. In just his second collegiate appearance, West fanned two and allowed just two hits.
 
Junior Tyler Ford (1.1,0,0,0,0,1) shut the Huskies down in the final 1.1 innings, striking out one to combine with West to throw 4.0 scoreless innings out of the pen.

 
POST-GAME QUOTES
HOUSTON HEAD COACH Todd Whitting
On the offensive production
"We scored all five runs in the second inning with two outs. We had a lot of team plays; we had a hit-by-pitch that scored a run and a walk that scored a run. Those are the kind of things that tell me that they're in control of their game, and they taking what their opponent gives them. Instead of trying to force the action, which is what we tried to do in the first few games we played."
 
On Aaron Garza
"Garza threw well, threw strikes, and he didn't walk anybody. He made them swing the bat, and put the ball in play. We played another good game of defense behind our pitching staff, which is encouraging to me. Just throw strikes, teams are going to get hits, and score runs. We just have to minimize those by playing great defense and not giving them free passes."
 
On Jared West and Tyler Ford in relief
"Jared West is a really talented freshman. He's a pretty exciting player, and he's going to be a great pitcher for us. He'll probably be starting this year especially down the road. Ford has some experience on him; he's a junior college player coming out of the bullpen throwing strikes. He threw really well tonight."
 
JUNIOR OUTFIELDER Landon Appling
On the team being patient at the plate
"That's what is wrong with our hitting right now. Everybody is so anxious and trying to do too much instead of just playing baseball, and putting the barrel on the ball."
 
On the team pitching
"They are huge for us especially because we have so much depth. We know we can bring in lefties for any lefty on lefty matchup. It's great when our starting pitcher can go out, and give us six strong innings of work. (Austin) Pruitt last weekend went the entire game only giving up one hit, then Ponce (Daniel Poncedeleon) followed him up with a great outing as well."
 
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SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets begin as low as $6 for youth and $8 for adults in general admission seating (Level 200) and as low as $8 for youth and $10 for adults in reserved seating (Level 100). Premium games for the Cougars will include the Baylor-New Orleans weekend, which runs from March 15-17, Texas on March 19 and the Rice series on April 19-21. Premium games begin as low as $8 for youth and $10 for adults in general admission seating (Level 200) and as low as $12 for youth and $15 for adults in reserved seating (Level 100).
 
For single-game ticket information, click here or contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
 
UP NEXT
Houston will take part in The Astros Foundation College Classic this weekend at Minute Maid Park. The Cougars will face Texas A&M at 7 p.m. Friday, Baylor at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Cal at 11 a.m. Sunday.


 

 

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