April 10, 2010
HOUSTON - Junior Taylor Hammack struck out a career-high tying six batters in game two of the series against No. 12 TCU but it wouldn't be enough as the Cougars dropped a 6-1 decision to the Horned Frogs Saturday night at Cougar Field.
Houston (13-16) falls to 51-42-2 all-time against the Horned Frogs, with the series finale slated for a 1 p.m. start Sunday.
Hammack pitched 5.2 scoreless innings to open the game, giving up one run before reliever Matt Creel entered the game. Creel and Mo Wiley closed out the final innings of the game, allowing five runs with one strikeout.
The Cougars started the night off strong, scoring the first run. Blake Kelso singled to right field and a Zak Presley walk put two runners on base. Caleb Ramsey hit an RBI single to right field to plate the Cougar run.
The Horned Frogs tied the ball game in the sixth inning when Jimmie Pharr doubled to center field to plate a run. They would then score the go ahead run in the seventh and secured the win with a four-run ninth inning.
Kelso finished the night going 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring one run and Ramsey added a 2-for-4 performance with one RBI.
The Cougars close out the series against TCU on Sunday at 1 p.m. Following the series finale, Houston will travel to San Antonio, Texas for a 6 p.m. match-up against UTSA on April 13.