HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Houston Baseball allowed a four-run sixth inning to Sam Houston State and that was all the Bearkats needed to earn a win over the Cougars on Tuesday night in Huntsville, Texas.
With the loss, Houston fell to 24-18 overall, while Sam Houston State improved to 28-17 overall. The two teams split the 2016 season as the Cougars earned a 4-3 win back on April 26 in Houston.
Houston will return to Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park on Wednesday to host Prairie View A&M at 6:30 p.m. and continue its homestand this weekend vs. Memphis with a three-game American Athletic Conference series, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Houston starter Trey Cumbie (5.2,6,3,2,0,1) would suffer the hard-fought loss, falling to 2-2 on the year as he allowed just two earned runs on six hits and one walk.
Fellow freshman pitcher Mitch Ullom (2.1,2,1,0,0,0) made an appearance out of the bullpen to relief Cumbie in the sixth inning and finished with 2.1 innings of work -- surrendering just an unearned run on two hits.
The Houston offense was held to just six hits, led by sophomore Connor Hollis' 3-for-3 effort. Also recording a hit was sophomore Connor Wong -- who extended his on base streak to 11 games. Freshman Joe Davis and senior Jacob Campbell each added a hit.
Sam Houston State broke open a 0-0 stalemate that lasted five innings when it used five hits and took advantage of two Houston errors to score four runs for the 4-0 lead. That proved to be enough offense for the win.
Bearkats' starter Riley Gossett (6.0,5,0,0,1,1) pitched a 6.0-inning shutout, holding the Cougars to five hits for the win to move to 5-0 on the year.
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Houston Baseball has eight remaining home games at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park this 2016 season and fans can purchase single-game and group tickets 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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