Johnson Closes Door On Another Cougar Victory
March 10, 2004
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Freshman pitcher Carla Kennimer pitched 5.2 innings of one-run ball, and senior Jenny Johnson came in from the pen, closing out a 3-1 Houston win over UTSA, completing a sweep of this afternoon's doubleheader. Earlier in the afternoon the Cougars rallied for a 5-3 win over the Roadrunners.
Houston is now 23-8 on the year after going 4-0 on this brief roadtrip. UTSA falls to 13-9.
The Cougars struck first in the fourth inning, and Kristen Glowacz started the frame off with a single to left field. Jenilee Skender sacrificed Glowacz to second, then Arelis Ferreris brought home Glowacz with a single down the right field line, with Ferreris moving to second on the throw home. Brandi Clark's single put runners on the corners, and the Cougars scored their second run when Clark and Ferreris executed a perfect double steal.
Ferreris added to the Cougars' lead by launching her sixth home run of the season in the sixth inning. The blast was the 35th on her UH career.
The Cougars could have scored more in the inning after Clark's double and Michelle Keith's single put runners on the corners again. Keith stole second to put both runners in scoring position. Jaci Gonzalez lifted what appeared to a sacrifice fly to center field to score Clark, but the umpires ruled that Clark left the bag early, thus nullifying the UH run.
Kennimer worked out a big jam in the UTSA fourth inning. The Roadrunners put runners on first and second with no outs on a single by Christy Brownlee and an error on UH second baseman Jamie Adams. Jessica Els grounded into a fielder's choice in forcing Brownlee at third, and then Amanda Horton grounded into a 1-5-3 double play to end the UTSA threat.
The Cougars have the rest of the week off before returning to the road next week, when Houston travels to Baylor on Monday, March 15, and Texas-Arlington on Tuesday, March 16. Both visits will include doubleheaders.