CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Freshman Mitch Ullom tossed his second straight complete game, but would unfortunately suffer the hard-fought 1-0 loss at Cincinnati in Game 2 of the weekend American Athletic Conference series.
With the loss, the Cougars' win streak of five games was snapped and they now sit 30-20 overall and 9-10 in league play, while the Bearcats moved to 23-26-1 overall and 11-8-1 in American action. The series is now tied 1-1 heading into the finale on Sunday.
Houston and Cincinnati will wrap up the three-game series at Noon CT on Sunday before returning to Houston to face Rice on Tuesday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas for the Silver Glove Series finale. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.
ON THE BUMP BREAKDOWN
Mitch Ullom -- 9.0 IP / 5 H / 1 R / 3 BB / 5 K
Ullom (9.0,5,1,1,3,5) made his 10th start on the year and recorded his team-best third complete game, but would suffer the loss, falling to 6-3 on the year after surrendering one run on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
The lone run in the game came in the bottom of the fourth for Cincinnati -- as the Bearcats used a two-hit frame to plate the single run. That was all they needed in the win. Ullom managed to retired 12 of the final 13 Bearcat hitters in the game.
Cincinnati starter J.T. Perez (9.0,0,0,0,3,5) also went the distance, surrendering nine hits and three walks with five strikeouts, but would earn the shutout win over the Cougars -- improving to 6-4 on the year.
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BUY SEASON/ SINGLE-GAME / GROUP TICKETS
Houston Baseball has three 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.
All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season baseball home games with a valid student ID.
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