NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (April 3, 2011) Junior Mo Wiley turned in eight scoreless innings on the mound to lead the University of Houston baseball team to a 9-0 win over Tulane, completing the series sweep, Sunday afternoon at Turchin Stadium.
Wiley gave up nine hits and struck out two batters in a career-long outing. Senior Taylor Hammack closed out the contest, pitching the final inning. During the series with the Green Wave, the Cougars allowed only eight Tulane batters to advance to third base and they gave up just two runs in 27 innings.
With the win, Houston (15-14, 3-0 C-USA) is the only undefeated team in Conference USA and has swept a league opponent on the road for the first time since a trip to Marshall on April 24-26, 2009.
The Cougars are also in the final games of a nine game stretch against ranked opponents as the Green Wave was No. 27 in the latest baseball polls.
After two scoreless innings to open the contest, the Cougars loaded the bases in the third inning with three straight singles before senior Caleb Ramsey doubled down the right field line to put UH up 2-0.
Sophomore Chase Jensen added to Houston’s run total on the next at bat with a two run single to right field. Ramsey added to the Cougars lead in the fourth inning, with the bases loaded he singled to right field allowing two runs to score.
Houston would score in the third straight inning when junior Matt Creel scored on junior John Cannon’s sacrifice fly to right field in the fifth inning. UH posted two runs in the seventh inning for their final run total of the game.
With one out, Cokinos singled to center field and advanced to second on a wild pitch. A dropped fly ball to right field allowed Cannon to advance to third and score Cokinos.
Junior Austin Gracey followed with a double down the left field line to send Cannon to home plate.
UP NEXT The Cougars will play five games next week, beginning with a trip to College Station, Texas. The Cougars will play Texas A&M at 6:35 p.m. April 5 before returning to Cougar Field for a contest with Lamar at 6:30 p.m. April 6. UH will then continue league play with a three-game series against UAB, April 8-10.