Houston Relief Pitching Impressive in Loss to UTSA

March 1, 2016

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HOUSTON -- No. 21 Houston Baseball relievers Aaron Fletcher, Seth Romero and Trey Cumbie combined to throw 5.2 shutout innings, but UTSA was able to scratch across three early runs to earn a 3-2 win over the Cougars on Tuesday evening at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.

With the loss, Houston fell to 4-4 on the year and UTSA, with the win, improved to 6-2.

Houston will welcome in Baylor for a three-game series (March 4-6) this weekend to Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park 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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Marshall Kasowski -- 3.1 IP / 5 H / 3 R / 2 BB / 3 K
Aaron Fletcher -- 1.2 IP / 0 H / 0 R / 0 BB / 4 K
Seth Romero -- 3.0 IP / 2 H / 0 R / 0 BB / 4 K
Trey Cumbie -- 1.0 IP

Connor Wong -- 2-for-5 / 2 R
Joe Davis -- 2-for-4 / RBI
Corey Julks -- 1-for-4 / RBI

Sophomore reliever Aaron Fletcher (1.2,0,0,0,0,4) was impressive out of the bullpen, tossing 1.2 shutout innings without allowing a hit or walk to accompany four strikeouts.

Fletcher relieved Houston starter Marshall Kasowski (3.1,5,3,3,2,3), who allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work.

Sophomore Seth Romero (3.0,2,0,0,0,4) made his 2016 debut and was dominant, striking out four in 3.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen before handing the ball to freshman Trey Cumbie (1.0,0,0,0,0,0) who continued to show well in his debut season with another shutout inning of bullpen work.

Houston out hit UTSA, 8-7 -- led by freshman Joe Davis' 2-for-4 effort with an RBI. He was followed up with a multi-hit game by sophomore Connor Wong (2-for-5), who plated both of Houston's runs.

Adding a base hit and RBI was sophomore Corey Julks and tallying hits were seniors Justin Montemayor, Jacob Campbell and sophomore Clay Casey.

UTSA would take the early lead, plating single runs in the second and third innings for the two-run advantage on Houston.

Down by two, the Cougars managed to scratch across a run in the latter half of the third after Wong reached on a one-out double down the left field line and took third on a wild pitch, allowing Julks to drive him in on an RBI-groundout to make it 2-1 UTSA.

The Roadrunners got a leadoff triple and an RBI-single to open the fourth inning, extending their lead to 3-1 over the Cougars.

Davis came up big once again as the freshman added another RBI to his team-leading total when he drove in Wong with an RBI-single into left center after Wong reached on an infield single and moved to third on two throwing errors in the fifth inning.

After a stellar relief performance from Fletcher, he handed the ball over to classmate Romero, who was making his first appearance of 2016. The duo combined to strikeout eight UTSA hitters in 4.2 innings of work.

UTSA reliever Andre Shewcraft (2.1,2,1,0,1,2) earned the win, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

Kasowski suffered the loss for Houston, falling to 1-1 on the year.

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