HOUSTON -- No. 9 Houston Baseball faced a tough test over the weekend, as it wrapped up the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park with a 10-1 loss to No. 13 TCU on Sunday evening.
With the loss, the Cougars fell to 4-3 on the year and all three losses came to teams ranked among the nation's Top 25.
Freshman Joe Davis was named to the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic All-Tournament Team after hitting a team-leading .500 over the three-game weekend. He also had two runs, three doubles and drove in three RBI.
The Cougars will return to Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park for the next five games, beginning with a midweek matchup on Tuesday, March 1 vs. UTSA at 6:30 p.m. Houston will then welcome in Baylor for a three-game series (March 4-6) and wrap up the home stand with a midweek matchup vs. Prairie View A&M on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
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PROMOTIONS FOR TUESDAY
Tumbler Tuesday -- First 50 fans through the gates get a UH Tumbler
ON THE BUMP BREAKDOWN
Mitch Ullom -- 2.2 IP / 6 H / 5 R / BB / 3 K
Bubba Maxwell -- 2.2 IP / 2 H / 3 R / 2 ER / 2 BB / 5 K
Tanner Lawson -- 0.0 IP / 2 H / 1 R / BB
Nick Hernandez -- 2.2 IP / 2 H / 1 R / 5 K
Trey Cumbie -- 1.0 IP / 1 H / 2 K
Freshman starter Mitch Ullom (2.2,6,5,5,1,3) went 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts before handing the ball to junior reliever Bubba Maxwell (2.2,2,3,2,2,5) who struck out five in 2.2 innings out of the bullpen.
The Houston offense posted six hits, but only mustered up one run, while stranding eight base runners on the evening. Junior Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 with an RBI -- his first run batted in as a Cougar. Sophomore Derek Dickerson scored the lone Houston run following a double to RBI from Reyes.
TCU held the Cougars scoreless through the first four innings, while plating a five-run third inning to go up 5-0 -- highlighted by a three-run home run.
After posting zeros through the first 4.0 innings, Houston jumped on the board thanks to an RBI-single by Reyes -- his first RBI as a Cougar. The inning was sparked by a leadoff double from sophomore Derek Dickerson -- his first hit of the season.
The inning had a chance to be a game changer as the bases were loaded following walks from Wingate and Julks with one out, but TCU pitching held the Cougars off the board and to just one run.
TCU would take advantage of a few hits and two Houston errors to plate four more runs in the sixth to extend its lead to 9-1. The Horned Frogs would go on to add one more run in the eighth for the 10-1 lead.
TCU reliever Jared Janczak (2.0,0,0,0,2,2) would earn the win after tossing 2.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Ullom suffered the loss for Houston, falling to 1-1 in his young Cougar career.
JOIN THE DUGOUT CLUB
Nationally-ranked Houston Baseball would like to encourage those wishing to support the efforts and success of the baseball student-athletes to consider joining the Dugout Club for as low as $25 a month or $300 annually.
For a minimum monthly installment of $25 or a minimum one-time gift of $300, supporters can take advantage of the Pinch Hitter level, which will guarantee an invitation for two to exclusive Dugout Club events and Houston Baseball team apparel.
For a minimum monthly installment of $100 or a minimum one-time gift of $1,000, supporters can take advantage of the Diamond level, which will guarantee batting practice passes for two to any home game, invitation for two to exclusive Dugout Club events and Houston Baseball apparel.
**Cougar Pride points will be applied accordingly.
For more information on joining the Dugout Club, please contact the Houston Baseball office at (713) 743-9396.
For more information regarding Cougar Pride, please call (713) 743-GOUH
BUY SEASON/ SINGLE-GAME / GROUP TICKETS
Houston Baseball will play 32 home games at Cougar Field this upcoming 2016 season and fans can purchase season tickets for as low as $99 online by visiting UHCougars.com/tickets and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Stadium Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m.
Houston Baseball will offer variable pricing on its single-game tickets and group rates.
As noted in the table above, variable pricing occurs. For weekday (Tuesday/Wednesday) games, prices range from $5-$7 depending on the choice of seating.
Weekend ((Thursday) Friday-Sunday) online pricing will range from $6-$8 per game.
Group rates are also available (as noted in the table). Weekday (Tuesday/Wednesday) and Weekend ((Thursday) Friday-Sunday) pricing occurs. Groups of 10-24 are set at $4-$5 per person, while groups of 25+ are $3-$4 per person.
All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season baseball home games with a valid student ID.
2016 SCHEDULE QUICK HITS
- 32 home games; 38 in the city of Houston
- First 12 games of the season will be played in the city of Houston
- 21 of the first 25 games will be played in the city of Houston
- 18 of the first 25 games will be played at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park
- Houston has three first-time opponents on the schedule: Villanova, Grand Canyon, George Washington
RICE & TEXAS IN SUGAR LAND, TEXAS AT CONSTELLATION FIELD
- Houston will meet both Texas (April 12) and Rice (May 17) for non-conference, midweek games at Sugar Land's Constellation Field.
NCAA TOURNAMENT COMPETITION
- 20 games this season will be played against an NCAA-tournament team from 2015
- Arkansas, TCU, Texas Southern, Rice, Texas A&M, East Carolina, Texas, USF, Tulane
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