HOUSTON – No. 24 Houston Baseball could not complete a late-inning rally, falling to UCF 2-1, in the series opener on Friday, at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.
Houston will continues the 3-game series with the Knights on Saturday, April 9 at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. Following the conclusion of the series on Sunday, the Cougars head to Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas for a showdown with the Texas Longhorns.
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ON THE BUMP BREAKDOWN
Andrew Lantrip– 8.2 IP / 6 H / 2 R / 0 BB / 8 K
Nick Hernandez – 0.1 IP / 0 H / 0 R / 0 BB / 1 K
Houston starter Andrew Lantrip (8.2,6,2,1,0,8) fanned eight UCF hitters without walking a batter and allowed just one earned run on six hits 8.2 innings, but the Cougars fell 2-1 dropping Lantrip’s record to 4-4 on the season. Junior reliever Nick Hernandez (0.1,0,0,0,0,1) inherited a 1-0 count with a runner on second in the ninth, and was able to pick up a big strikeout to keep the score at 2-0 at the time.
The Cougars struggled to find offense throughout most of the game, but were able to put a rally together in the ninth, when freshman Joe Davis singled down the left field line to lead off the inning. After sophomore Corey Julks drew a 4-pitch walk, Josh Vidales sacrificed the runners to second and third, and chased starter Cre Finfrock from the game.
Senior Justin Montemayor just missed a home run and sent a deep fly ball to center field, which brought
home Davis for the Cougars’ first run of the game and moved Julks to third with two out. However,
Houston could not push across the final run and eventually fell 2-1.
After both pitchers cruised through the first five innings of the game, UCF found the scoreboard for the first time in the sixth inning. After Luke Hamblin singled to lead off the inning, he was sacrificed to second by Ryan Crile. Following a groundout that moved Hamblin to third, Eli Putnam legged out an infield single that brought in the first run of the game.
The Knights would add to their lead in the eighth, when yet another infield single by Putnam advanced a UCF runner to third, and a throwing error allowed the run to score.
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BUY SEASON/ SINGLE-GAME / GROUP TICKETS
Houston Baseball has 20 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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