BEAUMONT, Texas -- No. 19 Houston Baseball wrapped up its four-game road trip with a 4-3 midweek win at Lamar on Tuesday and will return home to host Texas Southern at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.
With the win, the Cougars improved to 9-6 on the year and are now 2-0 in midweek play and 3-1 in road games.
Houston will return to Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park for a nine-game home stand, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. Texas Southern before hosting Grand Canyon in a three-game series this weekend, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.
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ON THE BUMP BREAKDOWN
Marshall Kasowski -- 5.0 IP / 6 H / 1 R / 2 BB / 7 K
Bubba Maxwell -- 1.0 IP / 1 H / 0 R / 0 BB / 3 K
Tanner Lawson -- 1.0 / 3 H / 3 R / 2 ER / 1 BB / 0 K
Nick Hernandez -- 2.0 IP / 1 H / 2 K
Junior starter Marshall Kasowski (5.0,6,1,1,2,7) tied his career-high in strikeouts with seven and allowed just one run on six hits and two walks in 5.0 shutout innings for the win. With that, he improved 2-1 on the year.
The Cougars tallied seven hits in the game, led by Michael Pyeatt (2x3, 2 R) and freshman Joe Davis (2x4, R, RBI) -- each with two base hits. Sophomore Corey Julks (1x3, 3 RBI) doubled with the bases loaded, driving in three of Houston's four runs.
With Wong's late-game single, he extended his hit streak to 12 games and has now reached base in all 15 games this season.
Houston jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first after Pyeatt opened with a one-out single and moved from first to third on two balks. He was plated in by Davis, who collected his conference-leading 22 RBI of the year to put the Cougars ahead by a run.
Pyeatt led off the third with a walk and he was quickly put on third following a Davis double -- his team-leading ninth of his young career. After back-to-back strikeouts and walk by senior Justin Montemayor to load the bases, Julks drove a pitch into left center -- clearing the bases -- to make it 4-0 Houston after three innings.
Lamar broke up Houston's shutout with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth.
Kasowski was sharp and handed the ball over to junior Bubba Maxwell (1.0,1,0,0,0,3) in the sixth inning as he managed to shut Lamar down and keep it off the board. Maxwell finished with three strikeouts in his 1.0 inning of work.
Freshman Tanner Lawson (1.0,3,2,1,1,0) took over in the seventh and pitched a scoreless frame before Lamar put two runners on with no outs in the bottom of the eighth. With that, Lawson turned the ball over to teammate Nick Hernandez (2.0,1,0,0,0,2).
Lamar made things interesting in the eighth as two reached and later came around to score following a two-run single up the middle, making it a 4-3 game in favor of Houston.
Hernandez was able to settle in and finish off the save -- earning his fourth of the year for the Cougars and third in the last four games.
Lamar starter Brent Janak (1.0,2,1,1,1,0) suffered the loss, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in 1.0 inning of work.
Head Coach Todd Whitting
On tonight's midweek road win at Lamar
"Big win for us here on the road. This is a tough place for us to play historically, so I'm glad to get out of here with a W tonight.
"Bullpen was outstanding and we had a few timely hits. We let them back in the game with a couple of mistakes, but I'm proud of the guys for digging in there and getting the win tonight."
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BUY SEASON/ SINGLE-GAME / GROUP TICKETS
Houston Baseball has 23 remaining home games at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park this 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.
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