April 2, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina starter Brody Taylor struck out six to lead the Pirates to a 3-0 win over the University of Houston baseball team Sunday in the finale of a Conference USA series at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
The loss snapped a season-high five-game winning streak for the Cougars, who fell to 18-13 overall and 5-1 in league play. Despite the loss, the Cougars walked away with their first-ever series victory against ECU since the Pirates joined the league in 2002 after winning each of the first two games.
UH starter Luis Flores collected the loss and fell to 2-2 after giving up two runs off five hits with seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work.
ECU infielder Adam Witter batted 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to pace the Pirates, who outhit the Cougars 9-5.
The Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Tuesday, as they play host McNeese State at Cougar Field. That game can be heard live over the Internet at www.UHCougars.com with former UH letterwinners Nick Torina and Pat Cauley calling all the action. Fans also can follow play-by-play action by clicking on the "Live Stats" link on the schedule at www.UHCougars.com.
Tuesday's game also will be Greek Night at the ballpark. UH fraternities and sororities will be recognized with prizes being given away for the most spirited Greek organization.
The Pirates struck for the first runs in the third inning with two runs, courtesy of a wild pitch and Witter's RBI-single.
ECU pushed its lead to 3-0 in the seventh inning when Witter's double down the left-field line plated Jake Smith, who reached on a leadoff walk.