March 16, 2012
Stillwater, Okla. / Allie P. Reynolds Stadium
W: Jared Ray (1-2)
L: Andrew Heaney (4-1)
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3 Houston was held to just three hits, a season-low.
STILLWATER, Okla.--The University of Houston baseball team struggled in its series opener at Oklahoma State, falling 14-0 to the Cowboys on Friday evening in non-conference action.
The Cougars dropped to 7-10 overall and 0-5 on the road with the loss, while the Cowboys improved to 12-7 on the year.
Houston had a hard time responding to a strong performance by Cowboy starter Andrew Heaney (9.0,) who fanned eight in a complete game effort for the win. The Cougars posted just three hits, a season-low.
Oklahoma State opened the game with a run in the first inning following two walks and a single and tacked on four more through the fifth and sixth innings following four hits.
The Cowboys erupted for nine runs in the eighth inning to go up 14-0, tallying seven hits and taking advantage of two Houston miscues.
Houston starter Jared Ray (5.1,6,5,4,5,2) got himself out of several early jams, but would suffer the loss, falling to 1-2 on the year after surrendering four earned runs on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts.
Oklahoma State out hit Houston, 13-3 and didn't commit an error behind the complete game shutout by Heaney.
Houston will continue the series on Saturday at 2 pm. Fans can follow the action via live audio or GameTracker at UHCougars.com or on Twitter @UHCougarBB. LHP Jordan Lewis will throw for the Cougars on Saturday.