May 11, 2013
HOUSTON ---- The UAB baseball team dropped game two of its weekend series against Houston at Cougar Field on Saturday, 11-2. The two teams will square off in the series rubber match on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.
UAB’s four-game win streak over the Cougars came to an end on Saturday, as the Blazers dropped to 19-32 overall and 5-15 in Conference USA action.
Tyler Hamby continued to swing a hot bat in the Lone Star state, knocking in both UAB runs on the afternoon. Ivan De Jesus added two hits and Adam Lau doubled and scored in the loss.
Houston (32-19, 10-10 C-USA) put up three runs in the bottom of the first and did not look back, collecting 14 hits on the day.
“Houston is a fast starting team,” head coach Brian Shoop said. “We talked about that heading into the series and not letting them get out to a jump start, which feeds their momentum and fast style.
“There was a double play we should have been able to turn in the first and they ended up scoring three runs after that. Then they hit a homer in the second, to put us down 4-0, so we were scrambling from behind.”
Jacob Campbell led off the second with a solo homer and the Cougars would add two runs in the fourth, seventh and eighth along with a single run in the sixth.
Kyle Survance led the UH attack, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Frankie Ratcliff added three hits in the victory.
Austin Pruitt picked up the win for UH, striking out seven in six innings of work to improve to 8-5 on the hill this season. Tyler Ford pitched the last three innings to earn his second save.
was saddled with the loss, surrendering four earned runs in five innings with a pair of strikeouts, falling to 3-7.