LAFAYETTE, La. -- Highlighted by a complete game shutout from Cougar starter Trey Cumbie, Houston Baseball went on the road and earned a 4-0 shutout win at No. 10 Louisiana on Tuesday for its sixth straight victory.
With the win, the Cougars improved to 14-5 on the year, while Louisiana fell to 11-7.
- Connor Wong has reached base in 18 of Houston's 19 games.
- Trey Cumbie tossed his first career complete game shutout as a Cougar.
- The Cougars have now earned three wins over teams ranked among the nation's Top 10.
- Last time Houston won at Louisiana was in 2002 where the Cougars swept the Ragin' Cajuns in a three-game series (March 8-10, 2002).
Houston racked up 11 hits as eight different Cougars posted a hit in Tuesday's win. Wong led the offense with a three-hit night, while Padgett had two hits and drove in a run. Hollis added the other RBI for Houston, while Triolo, Julks and Etzel all had hits and scored runs.
(W) Trey Cumbie | 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K
Trey Cumbie was lights out as the sophomore tossed his first career complete game shutout and second for the Cougars this season as senior John King shutout Baylor on March 12. Cumbie held the Ragin' Cajuns to just five scattered hits with no inning producing more than one hit.
The Lufkin, Texas native struck out five and went the distance for career-high in innings pitched -- surpassing his previous high of 8.0 innings in a win over Rice last season.
Cumbie allowed just three base runners to advance to at least second base on the night and induced two inning-ending double plays to keep any Louisiana rally from happening.
The win lifted Cumbie's record to a perfect 3-0 mark in five starts.
2nd | Houston jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second after Julks reached on a two-out single and later scored on a Hollis double and Louisiana error.
5th | The Cougars added to their lead with a pair of runs in the fifth when Etzel singled with two outs and Wong followed with a single and forced Louisiana into another outfield error for the second run to make it 2-0. With two outs, Padgett plated Wong on an RBI-single for the 3-0 lead.
9th | Houston added an insurance run in the ninth when Triolo opened the frame with a double, moved to second on a Lael Lockhart Jr. single and scored on a fielder's choice RBI by Hollis.
Ranked as high as No. 10 in the nation, Louisiana fell to 11-7 on the year with the loss. The shutout loss for the Ragin' Cajuns was the second of the year, but first since Opening Day vs. Murray State. Louisiana starter Jack Burk suffered the loss, falling to 0-3 on the year after allowing one earned run on eight hits in 7.0 innings. Four different hitters had a hit for Louisiana.
The Cougars return home to host Texas Southern Wednesday with first pitch slated for 6:30 p.m. at Schroeder Park. Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars will travel to Irvine, Calif. to take on UC Irvine in a three-game series.
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