March 6, 2010
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team needed just one run to knock off No. 3 Texas, 1-0, Saturday afternoon to improve to 2-0 at the Houston College Classic.
After Michael Goodnight struck out three of the five batters he faced to open the game, Blake Kelso carried that momentum to the bottom of the inning with a leadoff triple deep to right center. He would go on to score on the next pitch, a wild pitch by Texas pitcher Brandon Workman.
That would be the end of all the scoring in the contest against the Longhorns, as Houston notched its second consecutive shutout at the tournament. It marks the first back-to-back shutouts for Houston since doing so against Cincinnati on April 11-12, 1998.
Houston also snapped a five-game losing streak against Texas, as they improve to 30-90-2 in the all-time series.
Goodnight went seven innings on the mound, giving up just two hits with nine strikeouts for his second win of the season. In one inning of relief, Ty Stuckey held Texas hitless with two strikeouts. Matt Creel earned the save, allowing one hit with two strikeouts.
With two wins in the win column at the Classic, Houston has recorded at least two victories at the Astros' park for the first time since 2001.
Houston will close out play at the Houston College Classic on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. against Texas Tech. Prior to the start of the game, UH quarterback Case Keenum will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.