Houston Wins Big Over PVAMU, 8-0

March 8, 2017

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HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball jumped out to an early lead with a six-run second inning and never looked back as it earned an 8-0 shutout win over Prairie View A&M Wednesday night at Schroeder Park.

With the win, the Cougars improved to 8-3 on the year and 6-2 at home, while the Panthers fell to 3-13.

Houston will travel to Waco, Texas this weekend to take on No. 10 Baylor at Baylor Ballpark in a three-game series.

  • Friday: 6:35 pm
  • Saturday: 3:05 pm
  • Sunday: 1:05 pm

Fans can follow along via live audio, live video or GT at UHCougars.com/gameday.


  • Houston pitching combined for a shutout -- the first combined shutout since May 15, 2016 when Trey Cumbie and Bubba Maxwell combined to blank Cincinnati.
  • Connor Wong singled and has now reached base in all 11 games this season.
  • Trey Cumbie struck out nine, tying his career-high, which happened on May 24, 2016 vs. Cincinnati.
  • Jake Scheiner led Houston with two doubles and three RBI at the plate, while accounting for four of the Cougars' 11 hits.
  • Freshman Fred Villarreal made his first career appearance out of the bullpen.

Top Offensive Players
Jake Scheiner | 4x5, R, 3 RBI, 2 2B
Grayson Padgett | 2x5, 3 R, 3 RBI
Corey Julks | 1x5, RBI

Pitching Breakdown:
Trey Cumbie | 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K (ties career-high)
Fred Villarreal | 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB
Carter Henry | 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K

Houston starter Trey Cumbie retired the first 12 Panther hitters he faced, allowing his first hit of the game on a single to open the fifth inning. Cumbie finished with 6.0 shutout innings, surrendering just one hit with a career-tying nine strikeouts to move to 1-0 on the year in his third start of the year.

Freshman reliever Fred Villarreal made his first career appearance out of the bullpen, tossing 2.0 shutout innings with two hits and a walk before handing the ball over to fellow freshman Carter Henry, who kept the shutout in tact with 1.0 scoreless frame to close it out.

1st | Houston jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a run in the first after Padgett reached on an error, stole second and came around to score on an RBI-single by Scheiner.

2nd | The Cougars took advantage of a few defensive miscues and a big two-out, bases clearing double by Padgett to extend the inning. Following Padgett's three-RBI hit, Joe Davis scored on a Scheiner double and Scheiner scored on a Julks single for the six-run frame and 7-0 lead.

6th | Houston added another run in the sixth when Padgett and Joe Davis opened the frame with back-to-back singles, allowing Scheiner to plate his third RBI of the game on his second double for the 8-0 lead.

Prairie View A&M fell to 3-13 on the year and was held to just five hits, led by Nathan Carter's two-hit night. Starter Tyler Laux allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings for the loss, falling to 0-3 on the season.

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