April 28, 2001
Louisville, KY -- The University of Louisville baseball team rallied for a 4-3 Conference USA win over visiting Houston Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in Kentucky. With the loss the Cougars fell to 25-22 overall and 16-4 in C-USA action.
Houston took an early 2-0 lead with a single run in each of the first two innings. In the first freshman third baseman Hyung Cho slugged a two-out double and scored on an RBI single by sophomore catcher Chris Snyder. Sam Mitchell led off the second inning with a walk and advanced to third base on a single by Jared Grein. Mitchell then scored on a sacrifice fly by Sean Allen to make the score 2-0.
Cougar starting pitcher Austin Faught had allowed only one hit in the first four innings but Louisville rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Cardinals took advantage of three base hits, a hit batter and a UH fielding error. David Williams Jr. singled-in one run and Matt Jarboe doubled-in two more to take a 3-2 lead. UL then added a run in the sixth on an RBI double by Mark Jurich.
Houston managed to cut the lead to 4-3 with a run in the eighth. Cho doubled for the second time, advanced on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch. On the day the Cougars out-hit Louisville 8-6 but UH left six men on base. The Cardinals improved to 26-23 on the year and 9-11 in league play. The teams will play the finale of the three-game weekend series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time).
Conference USA Baseball Linescore Houston 110 000 010 -- 3 8 2 Louisville 000 031 00x -- 4 6 1
Austin Faught, Bryan Harris (6) and Chris Snyder. Mike Tisdale, Josh Ring (8) and Fernando Isa, WP- Tisdale (5-5). LP - Faught (4-6). Save- Ring (8). 2B- UH: Cho (2), UL: Jarboe, Budak, Jurich. 3B- none. HR- none. Time- 2:26. Att- 244. Team Records- Houston 25-22, 16-4, Louisville 26-23, 9-11.