STORRS, Conn. -- No. 25 Houston Baseball jumped out to an early lead, but UConn would respond and eventually take the weekend series following a 4-1 victory over the Cougars on Saturday.
With the loss, the Cougars fell to 20-14 on the year and 3-5 in league play, while UConn improved to 18-15 and 4-3 with the win.
Houston and UConn will meet for the series finale at 11 a.m. CT on Sunday before returning home to host the next five games, beginning with a midweek matchup vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Houston jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Wong led off the game with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on a sacrifice bunt by Pyeatt. He later came around to score on a wild pitch with two outs in the first inning.
Despite the early lead, UConn would respond with a run in the second to tie the game. The tie held until the Huskies broke free with a two-run sixth inning and later a single run in the seventh to go ahead 4-1 and never look back.
Sophomore starter Seth Romero (6.0,5,4,3,6,9) struck out nine and would surrender three earned runs on five hits and six walks in 6.0 innings of work, but would suffer the loss -- falling to 4-2 on the year.
Junior reliever Nick Hernandez (2.0,1,0,0,0,1) pitched the final 2.0 innings, allowing one hit with one strikeout.
UConn starter Tim Cate (7.0,3,1,1,2,6) earned the win for the Huskies.
JOIN THE DUGOUT CLUB
Nationally-ranked Houston Baseball would like to encourage those wishing to support the efforts and success of the baseball student-athletes to consider joining the Dugout Club for as low as $25 a month or $300 annually.
For a minimum monthly installment of $25 or a minimum one-time gift of $300, supporters can take advantage of the Pinch Hitter level, which will guarantee an invitation for two to exclusive Dugout Club events and Houston Baseball team apparel.
For a minimum monthly installment of $100 or a minimum one-time gift of $1,000, supporters can take advantage of the Diamond level, which will guarantee batting practice passes for two to any home game, invitation for two to exclusive Dugout Club events and Houston Baseball apparel.
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BUY SEASON/ SINGLE-GAME / GROUP TICKETS
Houston Baseball has 12 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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