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Sullivan Strikes Out a School-Record 16 Batters in 15-1 Baseball Win

April 12, 2002

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HOUSTON, Texas - University of Houston pitcher Brad Sullivan set a new school-record with 16 strikeouts as the seventh-ranked Cougar baseball team took a 15-1 win over Memphis in the first game of a Conference USA series.

Sullivan, who won his sixth straight game to improve to 6-0 this season, scattered three hits and only one run with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work. His strikeout total topped the previous record of 15 he set equaled earlier this season against Tulane on March 22 and first set by Kyle Crowell against UAB on March 31, 2000, and by Wayne Hill against Pershing on April 1, 1968.

Relievers Brian Henderson and Matt Hooper added three more strikeouts as the Cougars set new school team and C-USA records with 19 pitching strikeouts, topping the old record of 18 against Texas Tech on March 21, 1987, and against UAB on March 31, 2000.

Memphis starter Michael Novarese gave up five hits and six runs in only 2.1 innings to collect the loss and fall to 2-3 this season.

But the Cougars (25-10, 9-4 C-USA) were just as effective offensively against the Tigers, pounding out 15 hits on the way to a season-high 15 runs and a 14-run margin of victory, the biggest win by UH this season. The Cougars used two 6-run innings in the game to take control of the contest and hand Memphis its largest C-USA loss in school history.

Brett Cooley went 4-for-4 with three runs and an RBI, while Thanos Papavasiliou went 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs. Chris Snyder batted 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, with a two run homer - his sixth of the season - in the seventh inning.

 

 

Meanwhile, the Memphis offense managed to hit only two balls out of the infield during the entire game, scoring its only run on Andy Gesell's lead-off home run in the fourth inning. Brent Dlugach's single down the right field line was the only other ball hit by Memphis (12-18, 6-7 C-USA) that found the outfield grass.

UH took the lead with a run in its first at-bat of the game. Keith Whatley started with a double down the left field line and scored on Jesse Crain's two-out RBI-single to left field.

The Cougars took command of the game in the third inning with six runs off six hits and two Memphis errors. After back-to-back walks to Michael Bourn and Keith Whatley to lead off the frame, Snyder plated Bourn with a single to center field. Papavasiliou then ripped a single to right center to score two more Cougar runs.

After a flyout, Hyung Cho plated the final two runs with a double to right score that allowed Cooley and Papavasiliou to score.

Gesell put the Tigers on the scoreboard with a lead-off home run to right center in the fourth inning.

UH added six more runs in the seventh inning with Snyder's two run homer to left center and Mitchell's RBI-double highlighting the frame. Papavasiliou gave the Cougars its final run of the night in the eighth inning when his double to right field scored Cooley from second base.

The series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday and wraps up at 1 p.m. Sunday. Sophomore southpaw Danny Zell makes his fourth start of the year but his first in C-USA play after a solid relief effort last weekend at East Carolina. This season, the Angelina Junior College product has thrown to a 3-0 record with 15 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA in 17.1 innings.

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