Cougars Fall to No. 21 Baylor
March 27, 2012
W: Tyler Bremer (2-0)
NUMBERS OF NOTE
5 Houston had a season-high five doubles in Tuesday's loss to Baylor.
4 Four Cougars (Jensen, Morehouse, Jacobs, Stacks) notched a two-hit game.
6 Houston worked six pitchers through Tuesday's game.
HOUSTON-- The University of Houston baseball team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Baylor responded quickly with a five-run fourth and never looked back as the No. 21-ranked Bears earned a 14-5 win over the Cougars on Tuesday night in non-conference action at Cougar Field.
Houston fell to 10-13 on the year and evened their home record to 5-5 with the loss, while Baylor improved to 19-7.
The Cougars tallied 11 hits and a season-high five doubles, but the Bears totaled 13 hits, which included two doubles and two solo homeruns.
Four Houston hitters notched a two-hit game, led by freshman Kendall Stacks (2x3, 2 RBI) who drove in two on two hits, while classmate Price Jacobs (2x3, 2 R, RBI) scored twice, drove in a run on two hits.
Senior Codey Morehouse (2x5, R) extended his hit streak to four games with two hits and a run scored, while junior Chase Jensen (2x5) continued to hit the ball well, tallying his seventh multi-hit game and second consecutive after a three-hit performance on Sunday at Southern Miss.
Houston showed life at the plate all night, but the Cougars managed to strand nine total runners, two coming in the second, fifth and eighth innings.
Freshman Aaron Garza (3.1,4,5,5,2,4) opened the game extremely well, striking out three in the first two innings and one in the fourth for a career-high four strikeouts. Garza ran into some trouble in the fourth inning when Baylor took advantage of a leadoff single and two free passes to takeover the lead with a five-run inning to go up 6-2.
Garza suffered the loss after allowing five runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts to fall to 1-3 on the year.
Pitching well out of the pen was sophomore Chase Wellbrock (2.2,1,0,0,0,2), who was Houston's fourth pitcher of the game. The right-hander threw 2.2 innings out of the pen, giving up just one single with two strikeouts.
Three Houston errors led to four unearned runs for Baylor. The Cougars plated two final runs in the eighth inning as Jacobs walked and Gibson, who entered the game off the bench, and Stacks had back-to-back doubles.
Baylor reliever Tyler Bremer (3.0,3,0,0,1,4) earned the win out of the pen after tossing 3.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.