HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball freshman hurler Mitch Ullom fired eight shutout innings and sophomore Clay Casey belted a three-run home run to lead the No. 16 Cougars to a 5-0 shutout win over George Washington on Thursday at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.
With the win, Houston improved to 14-7 on the year and 11-3 at home, while George Washington fell to 8-14 this season.
Houston and George Washington will continue its three-game series at 6:30 p.m. Friday and wrap at 1 p.m. Saturday at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park. Following the weekend series, the Cougars will finish their nine-game home stand with a 6:30 p.m. Tuesday match up with No. 2 Texas A&M.
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Throwback Weekend: 90s -- Best costume wins a prize!
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TOP OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCES
Clay Casey -- 1-for-4 / R / 3 RBI / HR
Connor Wong -- 1-for-2 / R / RBI
Justin Montemayor -- 1-for-4 / RBI
Corey Julks -- 1-for-3 / 2 R
Michael Pyeatt -- 2-for-4
Joe Davis -- 1-for-4
Ullom (8.0,4,0,0,0,0) was lights out in his fourth career start as a Cougar as he improved to 3-1 on the year. The Sweeny, Texas native allowed just four hits in the outing, forcing 18 ground ball outs.
Freshman reliever Tanner Lawson (1.0,0,0,0,1,1) took over in the ninth for Ullom, surrendering one walk with one strikeout in the 1.0-inning effort.
The Cougars outhit George Washington, 7-4 -- as Casey -- led the offense with a 1-for-4 effort, driving in three RBI on a three-run home run -- his fifth of the year to tie freshman Joe Davis for the team lead.
Sophomore Connor Wong (1x2, R, RBI) and senior Justin Montemayor (1x4, RBI) each had a hit and drove in a run, while senior Michael Pyeatt was 2-for-4 to extend his active hit streak to 13 straight games.
Senior Josh Vidales returned to the starting lineup and played second base after missing the first 20 games due to injury. The La Porte, Texas native walked and scored a run in the win. Vidales' walk in the third inning marked No. 123 of his career -- bringing him 10 away from breaking the all-time Houston walk record.
Sophomore Corey Julks (1x3, 2 R) and Davis (1x4) each had a hit.
Houston jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a run following a Wong RBI-single into left field, scoring Julks -- who opened the frame with a leadoff single.
The Cougars extended their lead to 4-0 when Casey belted a three-run home run into right center, which plated Vidales and Montemayor -- who reached on two-out walks.
The fifth and final run of the game came in the seventh inning after Wong opened the inning with a walk, moved up a base on a Pyeatt single and scored on a Montemayor base hit up the middle.
George Washington starter Bobby LeWarne (6.0,5,4,4,3,3) suffered the loss, falling to 2-2 after allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings.
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BUY SEASON/ SINGLE-GAME / GROUP TICKETS
Houston Baseball has 18 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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