Triolo's Walk-Off Hit Lifts Houston to 4-3 Win

Feb. 27, 2018

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HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball sophomore Jared Triolo lined a double down the left field line to score senior Connor Hollis, lifting the No. 19 Cougars to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Texas Southern at Schroeder Park Tuesday.

With the win, Houston improved to 5-2 on the year, while Texas Southern fell to 2-6.

The Cougars were able to rally back from a 3-0 deficit early for the win, but it was the work by the Houston bullpen duo of junior Nolan Bond and senior Joey Pulido that kept Houston in the game.

The two hurlers combined to toss 6.0 shutout innings, allowing just one hit, one walk with six strikeouts in the victory.


  • Houston notched its second walk off win of the season (vs. Holy Cross 2/18).
  • Joe Davis and Grayson Padgett extended their on-base streak to eight games, dating back to 2017.
  • Lael Lockhart Jr. has a base hit in all seven games this season.
  • Connor Hollis walked twice and scored the game-tying run and game-winning run.
  • Jared Triolo doubled for the game-winner and led Houston with two hits.
  • Joey Pulido earned his first win of the year after tossing 2.1 shutout innings in relief.
  • Nolan Bond made his first appearance of the season, throwing 3.2 hitless frames.
  • Tyler Bielamowicz made his first career start.

Jared Triolo | 2x3, RBI (game-winner)
Rey Fuentes III | 1x3, RBI
Drew Minter | 1x3, R, RBI, SF
Connor Hollis | 0x0, 2 BB, 2 R
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 1x4
Grayson Padgett | 1x4

As a team, Houston had six hits, led by Triolo's two. Joining Triolo with an RBI was Fuentes and freshman Drew Minter.

Tyler Bielamowicz | 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Nolan Bond | 3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
[W] Joey Pulido | 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Senior Joey Pulido earned his first win of the year in relief, after tossing 2.1 scoreless innings. He allowed only one hit with no walks with three strikeouts to move to 1-1 on the season.

Junior Nolan Bond was equally impressive, throwing 3.2 hitless frames with one walk and three strikeouts in his first appearance of 2018.

Sophomore Tyler Bielamowicz made his first start of his career and worked 3.0 innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs, one walk and one strikeout.

2nd | Texas Southern used a two-run second inning to jump out to the early lead on Houston. The Tigers took advantage of two hits, a throwing error and a wild pitch.

3rd | TSU added to its lead in the third with a solo home run to make it a 3-0 game.

4th | Houston found its way on the scoreboard in the fourth after Joe Davis drew a two-out walk, moved to third on a single through the right side by Lael Lockhart Jr. and eventually came around to score on an RBI-single by Rey Fuentes III.

6th | The Cougars added another run in the sixth when Drew Minter scored on a steal home after Fuentes forced a throw down to second on a first and third situation.

7th | Down by a run, Houston managed to tie the game when pinch hitter Connor Hollis reached on a walk followed by a walk from teammate Jared Triolo. Grayson Padgett loaded the bases with a single through the right side, allowing Minter to plate Hollis in the next at-bat with a sacrifice fly to right center to make it a 3-3 game.

9th | It took the bottom of the ninth, but Houston got a leadoff walk by Hollis, followed by a stolen base to put the game-winning run in scoring position for Triolo, who drove a double down the left field line to win it.

The Cougars will head over to Minute Maid Park to participate in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, beginning with a matchup with Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The weekend will continue Saturday vs. Mississippi State at 7 p.m. and wrap at 6 p.m. Sunday vs. Vanderbilt.
All three games will air on AT&T SportsNet SW and MLB.com.

Tickets for the College Classic can be purchased through Astros.com or by CLICKING HERE.

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