HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball was never able to overcome a seven-run deficit after the first inning, falling to crosstown rival Rice, 9-0, on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Silver Glove Series at Schroeder Park.
With the loss, the Cougars fell to 20-8 on the year, while the Owls improved to 10-21. The two teams will meet next Tuesday, April 11 at Reckling Park for Game 2 at 6:30 p.m.
- Corey Julks is riding a 12-game hit streak after his single.
- Tyler Bielamowicz tossed 3.1 hitless frames in relief -- a career-outing for the freshman.
The Cougars were held hitless until Grayson Padgett broke up the no-no with a single to open the bottom of the seventh. Houston went on to post three hits with Padgett, Julks, and Slaughter all reaching via the base knock.
Houston reached on three Rice errors, but three double plays would erase any chance of a Cougar rally.
Carter Henry | 0.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Brayson Hurdsman | 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Joey Pulido | 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Tyler Bielamowicz | 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Nolan Bond | 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Freshman starter Carter Henry made his second start of his young career and left after 0.2 innings of work, after Rice jumped out to a 7-0 run on six hits early off the righty. He would fall to 2-1 on the year with the loss.
Houston used relievers Brayson Hurdsman and Joey Pulido, who managed to work around an inherited jam, keeping Rice to just one earned run over the next 4.0 innings.
Freshman Tyler Bielamowicz was the bright spot on the bump Tuesday as the lefty went a career-long 3.1 shutout innings, not allowing a hit to Rice, while striking out a pair.
He handed the ball over to sophomore Nolan Bond, who tossed a scoreless ninth.
1st | Rice jumps out to a 7-0 lead on seven hits in the top of the first and forced an early pitching change by the Cougars.
3rd | The Owls added to their lead in the third with another run on two hits and an RBI-fielder's choice.
4th | Another run came in for Rice in the fourth to make it a 9-0 game after a Houston error and RBI-double.
Rice moved to 10-21 on the year with the win as the Owls posted 15 hits, which led to nine runs -- seven on which came in the first inning. Rice starter Kendal Jefferies earned the win, leaving the game after 5.0 innings of hitless baseball. He earned the win and moved to 2-0.
Charlie Warren led the offense with three hits and three RBI for Rice.
The Cougars will remain home to host American Athletic Conference foe East Carolina in a three-game set this weekend (Friday & Saturday: 6:30 pm, Sunday: 1 pm).
Fans can follow along via live video, audio or GT at UHCougars.com/gameday.
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