March 20, 2010
Tempe, Ariz. - The University of Houston baseball team was shutout, 6-0, in the second game of a three-game series against No. 1 Arizona State Saturday night at Packard Stadium.
Houston (9-8) was held to just three hits, as they were not able to put anything together on the offensive side of the ball. Blake Kelso, Zak Presley and Austin Gracey were each able to record a hit for the Cougars, who stranded four runners on base.
On the mound, Michael Goodnight earned the start. He went just three innings, allowing four runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Taylor Hammack came in relief to pitch the final five innings. He gave up two runs in the fourth but went scoreless over the next four innings. He added five strikeouts.
Goodnight pitched UH into a jam in the home half of the first inning. He put two runners on base via the walk and Riccio Torres hit an RBI double down the left field line to give ASU the early 1-0 lead. The Sun Devils added to their total when Zach Wilson hit a three-run home run to left center in the third inning. The long ball was ASU's fourth of the series. The Sun Devils tacked on two more runs in the fourth inning to extend their lead to six, 6-0.
Houston will wrap-up the series against Arizona State on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.