STORRS, Conn. – No. 25 Houston Baseball wasn’t able to overcome an early deficit, as it fell 9-2 at UConn in the series finale Sunday as the Huskies went on to sweep the weekend American Athletic Conference series in Storrs, Conn.
With Sunday’s loss, the Cougars fell to 20-15 on the year and 3-6 in league play, while UConn improved to 19-15 and 5-3 with the win.
Houston will return to action at home Tuesday, April 19 when the Cougars welcome Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. Following the midweek matchup, Houston will welcome USF to town for a three-game series at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.
UConn posted a three-spot in the bottom of the first inning following two walks and a three-run home run. The score held until the Huskies plated four more runs in the bottom of the fifth to extend their lead to 7-0. The inning was highlighted by a two-run double.
Freshman starter Mitch Ullom (4.1,4,6,6,4,3) suffered just his second loss of the year and first in league play, falling to 5-2 on the year after surrendering six runs on four hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work.
UConn would continue add to its lead with a solo home run to open the bottom of the seventh, going ahead 8-0.
Houston jumped on the board in the top of the eighth following a Corey Julks’ RBI-single, scoring senior Michael Pyeatt. UConn would challenge that run with one of its own in the latter half of the inning, making it a 9-2 game.
The Cougars would scratch one more run across in the top of the ninth on an RBI-groundout by sophomore Connor Wong, but that was it for Houston as it was held to just seven hits on the afternoon.
Julks led the way, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, while freshman pinch hitter Grayson Padgett finished the day 2-for-2 followed by Pyeatt, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
UConn starter William Montgomerie (5.1,2,0,0,3,7) struck out seven and didn’t allow a run on just two hits and three walks for the win in 5.1 innings of work.
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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.
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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.
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