May 13, 2012
W: Alex Massey (3-1)
L: Aaron Garza (2-5)
|Chase Wellbrock||4.0||4||2||1||0||1||Ryan Vruggink||1.1||3||3||3||1||0|
|Landon Appling||5||0||1||0||0||1||Jake Runte||3||0||1||0||0||0||Jacob Lueneburg||3||0||1||0||1||1||Michael Pyeatt||4||2||1||0||0||1|
NUMBERS OF NOTE
7 Houston tossed seven pitchers in today's loss to Tulane.
2 Freshman Price Jacobs drove in both of the Cougars' runs on Sunday.
HOUSTON--The University of Houston baseball team dropped its series finale, 11-2, to Tulane on Sunday afternoon at Cougar Field.
The Cougars fell to 17-30-1 overall and 5-15-1 in C-USA play, while Tulane improved to 35-17 and 12-9 with the win.
Freshman Price Jacobs led the Houston offense with a 2-for-3, two-RBI effort at the plate. Classmate Michael Pyeatt (1x4, 2 R) scored two runs, while sophomore Landon Appling (1x5), senior Jake Runte (1x3), and junior Jacob Lueneburg (1x3, BB) all singled.
The Cougars were held to just six hits as Tulane posted 15 knocks, seven for extra bases.
Tulane went up 4-0 in the first inning on four hits before Houston could record an out. Freshman starter Aaron Garza (0.0,4,4,4,0,0) allowed four runs on four hits to suffer the loss, falling to 2-5 on the year.
Sophomore reliever Chase Wellbrock (4.0,4,2,1,0,1) allowed just one earned run on four hits in 4.0 innings of work out of the pen to keep the score within reach for Houston.
Seeing action out of the Houston pen were freshman Ryan Vruggink (1.1,3,3,3,1,0), junior Jordan Mannisto (0.1,1,0,0,2,0), junior Ryan Bonnot (0.1,1,1,1,1,0), freshman Logan Piper (1.0,0,0,0,0,1) and junior Aaron Stewart (2.0,2,1,0,0,1).
The Green Wave scored in five consecutive innings (4-8), while Houston tagged one run in the second and one in the seventh on RBI-hits off the bat of Jacobs.
Tulane starter Alex Massey (6.0,3,1,1,3,7) fanned seven and allowed just one run on three hits in 6.0 innings of work for the win.
Houston will host its final non-conference midweek contest of 2012 on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. when it welcomes UL-Lafayette to Cougar Field.