HOUSTON -- Highlighted by big-time home runs and a three-run triple, Houston Baseball earned an 8-1 win over East Carolina Saturday to clinch the weekend series at Schroeder Park.
With the win, the Cougars improved to 22-8 on the year and evened their conference mark at 3-2, while East Carolina fell to 18-14 overall and 0-5 in league action.
The Cougars and Pirates will wrap up their three-game conference series at 1 p.m. Sunday at Schroeder Park.
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- Corey Julks is riding a 14-game hit streak after his two-run home run in the fourth.
- Julks hit what proved to be the game-winner, a two-run home run in the fourth to put the Cougars ahead -- his first long ball of the year.
- Grayson Padgett extends his hit streak to nine games with a single in the fifth inning.
- Joe Davis blasted his third home run of the year and second of the series -- a three-run shot in the fifth.
- Tyler Bielamowicz drove in three RBI on his first career triple.
- Houston won its fourth weekend series of 2017 and moved to 14-3 at home this season.
Houston out hit East Carolina for the second-straight night, 9-6 as Corey Julks and Jared Triolo each had two base hits. Joe Davis and Tyler Bielamowicz led the offense with three RBI, while Julks finished the night with two.
Home runs from Davis and Julks along with a triple from Bielamowicz sparked the offense.
Houston starter Mitch Ullom was dominant once again, holding East Carolina to just one run on three hits in 6.1 innings of work, while fanning two and walking three. With that performance, the right-hander improved to 5-2 on the year and 2-0 in league play.
He handed the ball over to sophomore Aaron Fletcher with two runners on and one out in the seventh. Fletcher fanned the two hitters he faced to keep ECU off the board. Fletcher worked around a leadoff hit batter and a single in the eighth to strand a pair and keep ECU to just one run.
Fletcher finished the night with five strikeouts in 2.2 innings, while not allowing a run.
4th | East Carolina jumps out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a double, wild pitch and RBI-single, but it didn't take long for the Pirates' lead to disappear as the Cougars plated a pair in the bottom half thanks to a two-run home run by Julks -- his first of the year -- scoring Jake Scheiner, who walked.
5th | Houston would extend its lead in the fifth with six runs on six hits, highlighted by a three-run home run by Davis -- his third of the year -- scoring Wong and Padgett, who each singled with one out. The inning continued when Julks singled, Triolo doubled and Lockhart walked to load the bases with two outs -- for Bielamowicz, who cleared the bases with a three-run triple to put the Cougars ahead, 8-1.
EAST CAROLINA NOTES
East Carolina dropped its sixth straight game and fell to 18-14 overall and 0-5 in American play with Saturday's loss. The Pirates tallied six hits, led by Travis Watkins' two-hit, one RBI night.
Pirate starter Trey Benton suffered his first loss of the year, falling to 3-1 after allowing seven runs on eight hits with two walks in 4.2 innings of work.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS
Single game tickets are on sale at uhcougars.com/tickets. Fans can enjoy a few single game tickets options for the 29 homes games at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park during the 2017 season.
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