HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball tallied a season-high 17 hits en route to a convincing 13-9 win over McNeese on Wednesday night at Schroeder Park.
With the win, the Cougars improved to 6-6 and snapped a four-game losing skid, while the Cowboys fell to 2-10 on the year.
- Joe Davis extended his on-base streak to 13 games, dating back to 2017.
- Drew Minter tallied another double for his team-leading seven and third straight game with a two-bagger.
- Hunter Edwards threw 2.0 shutout innings in relief to earn his first career win as a Cougar.
- Lael Lockhart Jr. has a hit in 10 of the 11 games he has played.
- Jared Triolo has reached base in 11 straight games.
- Every Houston starter had a hit and eight of the nine starters had an RBI.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 3x5, R, 3 RBI
Cooper Coldiron | 1x4, 3 R, 3 RBI
Landon Etzel | 3x5, R, 2 RBI, 2B
Connor Hollis | 2x3, 2 R, RBI, 2B
Joe Davis | 2x4, R, RBI
Rey Fuentes III | 2x5, R
Drew Minter | 2x4, 2 R, RBI, 2B
Jared Triolo | 1x5, R, RBI
Kyle Lovelace | 1x3, R, RBI
The Houston offense recorded a season-best 17 hits, three for extra base hits. All nine starters had a hit, while eight had an RBI. Lael Lockhart Jr. led the offense with three hits and three RBI, while Cooper Coldiron drove in three RBI.
Nolan Bond | 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
[W] Hunter Edwards | 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Dylan Lester | 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Trevis Sundgren | 0.0 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 0 K
Griffin Hattingh | 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Kyle Ott | 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Carter Henry | 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Redshirt freshman Hunter Edwards picked up his first win as a Cougar, tossing 2.0 shutout innings in relief. He moves to 1-0.
Junior Nolan Bond earned his first start of 2018 and tossed 4.0 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and one walk, while fanning one.
3rd | McNeese jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with three hits in the inning.
4th | Houston responded nicely with eight runs in the latter half of the fourth for an 8-2 lead. The Cougars batted around in the frame with seven hits.
The inning began with a double by Hollis and the hits continued as Davis, Lockhart and Fuentes followed with three straight hits. Etzel came up big with one out to double and drive in a pair of runs, rolling over the lineup after every Cougar scored a run in the fourth. Lockhart had two RBI in the same inning.
5th | Houston built on its fourth-inning offensive showcase, tallying four more runs in the fifth inning, beginning with a double by Minter. Triolo, Coldiron and Lockhart each had an RBI.
7th | Colidron led off the inning with a walk and later came around to score on an RBI-single by Hollis to give Houston the 13-2 lead.
8th | McNeese made it interesting in the eighth by collecting five walks and two hits to score six runs and trim Houston's lead to 13-8.
9th | The Cowboys used the top of the ninth to score their final run on an RBI-single to make it a 13-9 final.
Houston will welcome San Diego to Schroeder Park for a three-game series this weekend. The series will begin Friday at 6:30 p.m., continue at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and wrap at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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