@UHCougarBB
Early Surge Lifts Baseball to Win over Memphis

May 7, 2004

Final Stats

HOUSTON - After exploding for seven runs through the first two innings, the University of Houston baseball team cruised the rest of the way in taking a 9-2 win over Memphis on Friday in the opener of a Conference USA series at Cougar Field.

The Cougars, who snapped a three-game losing streak, took advantage of Rob Johnson's grand slam in the first inning and three more runs in the second inning to win the series opener.

That would be all the offense that UH starter Matt Varner would need to record his team-leading sixth win and improve to 6-3. A native of West Columbia, Texas, Varner struck out a personal-best and UH season-high 10 batters in seven innings. After allowing a first-inning run to the Tigers, he allowed only four more hits the rest of the way.

Varner struck out at least one batter in six of the seven innings in which he worked and struck out two Memphis batters in the first, third and fourth innings.

Matt Farrington went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs to lead the Cougar offense, which outhit Memphis 11-9. Johnson finished the day with two runs and a game-high four RBIs, while Travis Tully went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs to extend his hitting streak to a career- and UH season-best 15 consecutive games. Nick Bott added more insurance runs with a two-run homer - his team-leading seventh - late in the win.

Memphis starter Jarrett Grube dropped to 7-4 after giving up seven runs off 10 hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work.

Chad House, Kyle Scott and Josh Payne each added two hits for the Tigers.

The Cougars continue the series at 7 p.m., Saturday, before wrapping up at 1 p.m., Sunday. Both games can be heard live over the Internet at www.UHCougars.com with Nick Torina and Pat Cauley calling the action. Fans can follow live stats at www.UHCougars.com by clicking on the "Gametracker" link on the bottom of the main page.

 

 

Memphis grabbed the lead in its first at-bat when Brent Dlugach's infield single scored House, who led off with a single to left center.

However, the Tiger lead would not last long. Tully led off with a single up the middle and moved to second on Farrington's looping single into shallow left field. After a sacrifice bunt and Cole Bruce was hit by a pitch, Johnson blasted an 0-1 offering from Grube over the wall in left center for a 4-1 Cougar lead.

In the second inning, the Cougars pushed their advantage to 7-1 thanks to five hits. After Brett Logan laced a one-out single through the left side and Tully followed with another single to left center, Farrington's double down the left field line plated Logan. Thanos Papavasiliou then laced a double into the gap in left center to plate both runners.

That would be all the offense that two teams would muster until Bott blasted a two-run shot over the left field wall on a 2-1 offering from Memphis reliever Zack Cook.

Memphis took advantage of a Cougar infield error to score their final run of the night in the ninth inning.

02/17/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
02/18/17
Nicholls State
Nicholls State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
02/19/17
Wake Forest
Wake Forest
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
02/21/17
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
02/24/17
Missouri
vs Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
2:00 PM
02/25/17
FIU
vs FIU
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
11:00 AM
02/26/17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas (Whataburger Field)
3:00 PM
02/28/17
UT Rio Grande Valley
UT Rio Grande Valley
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/03/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/04/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/05/17
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
03/08/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/10/17
Baylor
at Baylor
Waco, Texas
6:35 PM
03/11/17
Baylor
at Baylor
Waco, Texas
3:05 PM
03/12/17
Baylor
at Baylor
Waco, Texas
1:05 PM
03/14/17
McNeese State
McNeese State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/17/17
Alabama State
Alabama State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/18/17
Alabama State
Alabama State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/19/17
Alabama State
Alabama State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
03/21/17
Louisiana-Lafayette
at Louisiana-Lafayette
Lafayette, La.
6:00 PM
03/22/17
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/24/17
UC Irvine
at UC Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
8:30 PM
03/25/17
UC Irvine
at UC Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
4:00 PM
03/26/17
UC Irvine
at UC Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
3:00 PM
03/28/17
Incarnate Word
Incarnate Word
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
03/31/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 PM
04/01/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 PM
04/02/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
12:00 PM
04/04/17
Rice
Rice
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
04/07/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
04/08/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
04/09/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
04/11/17
Rice
at Rice
Houston, Texas (Reckling Park)
6:30 PM
04/13/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
6:30 PM
04/14/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
2:00 PM
04/15/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
1:00 PM
04/18/17
Sam Houston State
vs Sam Houston State
Sugar Land, Texas (Constellation Field)
6:30 PM
04/21/17
Tulane
Tulane
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
04/22/17
Tulane
Tulane
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
04/23/17
Tulane
Tulane
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
04/25/17
Sam Houston State
Sam Houston State
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
04/28/17
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
5:30 PM
04/29/17
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
5:30 PM
04/30/17
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
12:00 PM
05/02/17
Sam Houston State
at Sam Houston State
Huntsville, Texas
6:30 PM
05/05/17
UConn
UConn
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
05/06/17
UConn
UConn
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
05/07/17
UConn
UConn
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
05/09/17
Rice
vs Rice
Sugar Land, Texas (Constellation Field)
6:30 PM
05/12/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
6:30 PM
05/13/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
4:00 PM
05/14/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
1:00 PM
05/16/17
McNeese State
at McNeese State
Lake Charles, La.
6:00 PM
05/18/17
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
05/19/17
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
05/20/17
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
DARRYL & LORI SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
05/23/17
vs TBD
Clearwater, Fla.
TBA
05/24/17
vs TBD
Clearwater, Fla.
TBA
05/25/17
vs TBD
Clearwater, Fla.
TBA
05/26/17
vs TBD
Clearwater, Fla.
TBA

#GoCoogs

#HTownTakeover


Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


Instagram