Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Houston Cougars Face San Francisco, California In Baseball Action

(Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography, Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved)

By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications

HOUSON, TEXAS (March 16, 2010) The University of Houston baseball team will place their six game winning streak on the line Tuesday night as they continue their extended road trip with a 4pm contest against San Francisco.

The Cougars (8-5) will face a winning Dons team, who are 10-8 on the season after going 2-2 at the San Diego Tournament this past weekend.

Taylor Hammack (1-0, 2.25 ERA) will take the mount for the Cougars, with Jordan Remer (1-0, 0.00 ERA) handling the pitching duties for San Francisco.

Outfielder Jared Denham leads the Dons with a .439 batting average with eight doubles and six RBI, while infielder Stephen Yarrow has eight homeruns.

The game will be the fourth meeting between the two programs with Houston have a 2-1 all time record.

The Cougars will continue their west coast trip on Wednesday as the face California in a 4:30pm game.

The Bears are 9-5 for the season, after splitting a 4-game series this past weekend against Rice.

Chadd Krist leads Cal with a .462 batting average, including eight doubles, a triple and five home runs. Erik Johnson leads all pitchers with a 3-0 record and a 0.00 ERA in 19 innings of work.

The Cougars and Bears have not faced off on the baseball field since 1984 and Houston is 2-1 all-time.

After these two games in California, Houston will travel to Tempe, Arizona to face Arizona State in a three game series beginning on Friday.

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