Houston Wins Series at Memphis

April 15, 2017

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Houston Baseball trailed late, but rallied once again and found a way to win, 9-8, in the series finale Saturday at Memphis to bring home a series victory in American Athletic Conference play.

With the win, the Cougars improved to 25-10 overall and 6-3 in league play, while Memphis fell to 21-15 overall and 3-6 in American action.

The Cougars return to the Houston area and will meet Sam Houston State on Tuesday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. First pitch slated for 7 p.m. Houston will then host Tulane in a three-game series at Schroeder Park next weekend.

Fans can follow along via live video, audio or live stats at UHCougars.com/gameday.


  • Corey Julks extends his on-base streak to 19 straight games with his walk in the seventh.
  • Nick Slaughter belted his first career home run -- a three-run shot.
  • Houston has now hit 30 total home runs and 14 in American Athletic Conference games.

Top Offensive Players
Nick Slaughter | 1x4, R, 3 RBI, HR
Joe Davis | 2x3, 2 R
Jake Scheiner | 1x1, 2 RBI
Tyler Bielamowicz | 2x4, R, RBI
Jared Triolo | 0x2, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 1x4, 2 R, RBI, BB

Houston tallied eight hits in the win, led by Slaughter's three-RBI on his first career home run. Scheiner drove in a pair of RBI on a pinch-hit single, while Lockhart, Triolo and Bielamowicz also picked up RBI in the win.

Pitching Breakdown:
John King | 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Tyler Bielamowicz | 0.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Joey Pulido | 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Starter John King allowed four runs on seven hits with one walk in 5.2 innings, but left with a lead, eventually being granted the no-decision.

Reliever Joey Pulido tossed the final 3.1 innings, allowing just two hits and two runs with four strikeouts for the win -- improving to 2-2 on the season.

4th | Houston jumped out to a 5-0 lead on five hits in the fourth. Davis opened the frame with a leadoff single and with one out, Lockhart singled to move to Davis to third to set up a sacrifice fly situation for Triolo, who plated the game's first run on a deep fly ball to left field.

Up 1-0 with two outs, Champion extended the inning with a walk before Bielamowicz made it 2-0 on an RBI-single into right center, scoring Lockhart. Slaughter than put a stamp on the inning with his first career home run -- a three-run shot over left field wall, scoring Champion and Bielamowicz to make it a 5-0 game.

6th | Memphis scores seven runs on six hits, including a two-out grand slam to take the lead on Houston, 7-5.

7th | Houston responded to Memphis' big inning with a four-run seventh to retake the lead at 9-7. The inning began when Hollis reached on an error. Four straight walks followed as Lockhart and Triolo each picked up an RBI on a bases-loaded walk. Scheiner came in to pinch hit and would put the Cougars ahead with a two-run single.

8th | Memphis used a two-out solo home run to make it a one-run game at 9-8 in the bottom of the eighth.

Memphis fell to 21-15 overall and 3-6 in league play with the series loss. The Tigers out hit Houston, 10-8, led by Chris Carrier's sixth-inning grand slam. Memphis reliever Colton Neel suffered the loss, allowing two runs on three walks.

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