Baseball Drops Series Finale 10-2 to UAB
March 22, 2009
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team lost the series finale to UAB 10-2 on Sunday afternoon at Cougar Field.
With the loss, Houston falls to 6-16 on the season and 2-1 in the series against the Blazers. By finishing 2-1 against the Blazers, Houston, however, has won six of its last seven conference opening series.
The Cougars matched runs with the Blazers in the first inning. After UAB opened the game scoring a run by Brint Hardy off a Cody McMurry single, Blake Kelso led off in the bottom of the inning with a double to left center. He advanced to third on a ground out to second base by Chase Dempsay and scored on a Caleb Ramsey single to left field.
Both teams would hold the other scoreless for the next two innings, before Houston gave up five runs to the Blazers in the fourth inning to give the visitors a 6-1 lead.
The two teams would match runs again in the sixth inning. Digger Towe scored Nick Crawford on a single through the left side and Houston matched that by scoring William Kankel on a sacrifice fly to center field by Taylor White.
Trailing 6-2 entering the ninth inning, Houston need to hold the Blazers scoreless to have a chance in the bottom of the inning but the Blazers posted three runs to take a 10-2 lead. It would be too much for the Cougar to overcome and they wouldn't be able to pull out the win.