April 17, 2010
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team dropped the second game of a three game series to Memphis, 8-2, Saturday night at Cougar Field.
Houston falls to 15-18 on the season and 3-5 in Conference USA. Game three of the series will be played on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Caleb Ramsey led the Cougars on Saturday, going 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs.
Michael Goodnight earned the start, going seven innings, allowing three runs with four strikeouts. Chase Dempsay turned in an inning of scoreless relief. Matt Creel and William Kankel closed out the final inning. Creel gave up five runs with a strikeout and Kankel gave up one hit.
Houston jumped on the board first, posting two runs in the third inning. Creel opened the inning with a single through the right side and Ryan Still earned a walk. Blake Kelso loaded the bases with a single and Ramsey singled through the right side, plating two Cougar runs.
Trey Wiedman cut the Tigers' deficit to one in the top of the fourth, plating a run off his triple to left center.
The Tigers knotted the ball game, 2-2, in the seventh inning and took the lead in the eight with a single run. Memphis capped the night scoring five runs in the ninth inning to secure the win.
Houston will wrap-up the series against Memphis on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Fans should note that the game time has been moved due to the threat of rain on Sunday afternoon.
The Cougars will then play a mid-week match-up at Lamar on April 21 before heading to Hattiesburg, Miss., for a three-game series against Southern Miss on April 23-25.