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Houston's Season Ends in NCAA Regional Play

June 5, 2017

Final Stats | Final Stats (PDF) | Postgame Quotes

HOUSTON -- Down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Houston Baseball never gave up and scored three runs before falling in heartbreaking fashion, 4-3, to Texas A&M in the final game of the NCAA Houston Regional at Schroeder Park on Monday afternoon.


Monday's loss closed the book on yet another impressive season led by head coach Todd Whitting as the Cougars finished with a 42-21 overall record and a 23-9 mark at home.

SEASON NOTES

  • The Cougars tallied 42 wins -- third 40-win season under Whitting.
  • 2017 marked first year since 2000 that a program has notched a regular-season title and a conference-tournament title.
  • Houston hosted an NCAA Regional for the fourth time in program history (2017, 2015, 2000, 1999).
  • The Cougars made their 21st NCAA Regional appearance.

HOUSTON NOTES

  • Corey Julks finished 2017 having reached base in 24 straight games.
  • Julks belted his ninth home run of the year.
  • Houston totaled 60 home runs -- the most since hitting 71 in 2006.
  • Nolan Bond made his first career start in the final game and went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
  • Four freshmen saw action in Monday's Regional final game.

Top Offensive Players
Corey Julks | 2x4, R, RBI
Cooper Coldiron | 1x4, RBI
Nick Slaughter | 1x1, RBI, SF
Grayson Padgett | 1x3, R

Houston Baseball tallied six hits and rallied down 4-0 to score three runs and strand a pair in the bottom of the ninth. The Cougars were led offensively by Corey Julks, who went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI.

Cooper Coldiron and Nick Slaughter each had a hit and RBI, while Grayson Padgett joined Julks and pinch runner Landon Etzel with a run scored.

Pitching Breakdown:
Nolan Bond | 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Aaron Fletcher | 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Sophomore Nolan Bond made his first career start and showed well, surrendering three runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings. He struck out four and didn't issue a walk, but unfortunately would suffer the loss, falling to 2-1 on the year.

Sophomore Aaron Fletcher relieved Nolan Bond in the seventh and tossed 2.1 innings out of the bullpen, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts.

KEY INNINGS
1st | Texas A&M jumped out to a 2-0 lead on three base hits in the top of the first.

7th | After holding the Aggies scoreless over the next five innings, Texas A&M added a run in the seventh on two hits.

9th | Up 3-0, Texas A&M made it a four-run game with a pinch-hit, solo home run to open the ninth.

One of the best rallies of the year was evident in the bottom of the ninth as Houston used a one-out home run by Julks, an infield single, hit-by-pitch and an Aggie fielding error to load the bases, allowing Coldiron to plate a run and Slaughter to register a sacrifice fly for three runs.


TEXAS A&M NOTES
Texas A&M advances to the NCAA Super Regional and continues play with a 39-21 record. The Aggies out hit Houston, 9-6, led by Blake Kopetsky's two-RBI game. Starter Stephen Kolek earned the win, going 8.1 innings, allowing one unearned run with one walk and nine strikeouts in the win.


STAY CONNECTED
Stay up to date with all Houston Baseball news and highlights by following us on Twitter @UHCougarBB or on Facebook at /HoustonCougarBaseball. Fans can also follow head coach Todd Whitting @toddwhitting on Twitter.


 

 

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