Ray, Joseph Pitch Baseball to Win over Memphis, 1-0
April 17, 2009
In his first Friday start of the season, Ray pitched six innings, allowing four runs, five walks while earning his second win of the season. Joseph came in to pitch the final three innings giving up just one hit while striking out two batters.
The shutout victory was the Cougars first this season and their first since a 5-0 win over Stephen F. Austin on April 15, 2008.
The Cougars lone run came in the fourth inning. Chase Dempsay reached base on a fielder's choice after Zak Presley was thrown out at second base. With one out, William Kankel advanced Dempsay to second on a walk and he would go on to score after a Chris Wallace single.
With the win, Houston improves to 16-20 on the season and 6-4 in league play.
Following the weekend series, Houston will play two mid-week games against Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday at Lamar on Wednesday at Cougar Field before traveling to Marshall for a three-game series on April 17-19.