HOUSTON -- Highlighted by another shutout start by American Pitcher of the Week Trey Cumbie, No. 11 Houston Baseball earned an 8-1 win over Incarnate Word on Tuesday at Schroeder Park for its 11th straight win.
With the win, the Cougars improved to 19-5 on the year and are winners of 11 straight -- the most since winning 11 consecutive games back in 2002.
- Connor Wong has reached base in 23 of Houston's 24 games.
- Wong has hit in 11 straight games.
- Jake Scheiner has reached base in 14 straight games.
- Connor Hollis has reached base in 12 straight games.
- Houston is riding an 11-game win streak.
- Last time the Cougars won at least 11 straight games was back on May 5-25, 2002.
- Houston tallied its 15th game with 10+ hits and seventh straight.
- Trey Cumbie improves to 4-0 as a starter in six starts.
- Cumbie pitched another shutout game and has now tallied 19.1 consecutive shutout innings on the mound.
Top Offensive Players
Joe Davis | 2x4, 3 RBI
Corey Julks | 1x4, R, 3B
Jake Scheiner | 2x5, R, 2 RBI
Connor Hollis | 2x4, R
Connor Wong | 2x4, 2 R
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 2x2, 2 R, 3 BB
Jordan Monacy | 1x2, R, 2 BB
The Cougars tallied 13 hits for the second straight game and scored eight runs on five RBI. Joe Davis led Houston at the plate with three RBI on two hits, while Jake Scheiner plated a pair of RBI on two base hits and scored a run.
1-2 hitters Connor Wong and Lael Lockhart Jr. went 4-for-6 with four runs scored between the duo, while Corey Julks got the scoring started with a two-out triple.
Trey Cumbie | 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Carter Henry | 0.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Brayson Hurdsman | 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Sophomore Trey Cumbie continued his dominance, producing yet another scoreless start, tossing 7.0 shutout innings and holding the Cardinals to four hits and one walk with five strikeouts. The Lufkin, Texas native improved to 4-0 on the year in his sixth start and has tallied now 19.1 consecutive scoreless innings of work.
Freshman Carter Henry took over in the eighth before handing the ball to fellow freshman Brayson Hurdsman after two Cardinals reached via a hit-by-pitch and walk. Hurdsman finished his relief outing, allowing one run on one hit and one walk with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings.
4th | Houston scores first with a run in the fourth after Julks tripled and scored on a wild pitch.
5th | The Cougars added to their lead with a pair of runs in the fifth. With one out, Lockhart singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and later scored on a rocket single up the middle by Davis for the 2-0 lead. A fielding error by Incarnate Word plated Scheiner -- who reached via an infield single to go ahead by three.
6th | The Cougars padded their lead with a three-run sixth to make it a 5-0 game. Monacy opened the inning with a leadoff single and with one out and a few passed balls, he came around to score. With two outs and runners at second and third, Davis singled in two more runs.
8th | The eighth inning produced two more runs for Houston as Hollis and Wong scored on another two-run hit by Davis for the 8-0 lead.
9th | Incarnate Word took advantage of a leadoff walk in the ninth to score its lone run on an RBI-groundout late.
INCARNATE WORD NOTES
Incarnate Word fell to 13-13 on the year and dropped its fifth straight game. The Cardinals made eight pitching changes in the game and reliever Nolan Ellis suffered the loss, allowing the game's first run to score.
UIW had five hits, led by Garrett Terrell's two-hit game.
Houston will open American Athletic Conference play this weekend when it travels to Orlando, Fla. to take on UCF in a three-game series. The series will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT Friday, continue at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and wrap at 12 p.m. CT Sunday.
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