Saturday, March 03, 2012

Cory Kay Gets First HR of Season; Leads Houston Over Arkansas

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography.
Copyright 2012, All Rights Reserved
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2012 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 3, 2012) Led by freshman DH Cory Kay, the Houston Cougars improved their season record to 6-4; winning their second game of the 2012 Houston College Classic by defeating Arkansas 4-1 at Minute Maid Park.

The 5-11 catcher from Arlington Heights, IL fit right into the role as DH against the Razorbacks going 2-for-3, scoring two runs and two RBI.

Kay made his collegiate debut in game two of the opening weekend Delaware series.

Staring pitcher Jordan Lewis raised his record to 2-1 with the win, throwing six innings and giving up a single earned run.

Quoted in a post game interview; Lewis stated "Today, I had almost everything working for me...I was confident in every pitch that was called by coach Cressend."

Codey Morehouse, pitching in relief got the save, facing 12 batters while striking out four and walking one.

Kay got the Cougars on the board with a solo home run in the third inning. He connected on a 3-2 pitch from Randall Fant to send it into the Crawford Boxes in left field.

The Cougars came back with two more runs in the fifth inning when Kay singled up the left side; scoring Price Jacobs from third.

Later in the inning, Chase Jensen singled to first base allowing Kay to score from third.

The Razorbacks scored their lone run in the seventh inning when Dominic Ficociello scored on a single by Jake Wise.

Houston answered with another run in the bottom of the inning as Landon Appling scored off an error by shortstop Tim Carver.

The No. 4 Razorbacks fall to 10-2 on the season and will face Texas in an 11 a.m. game on Sunday.

The Cougars will next face Texas Tech right after the Texas-Arkansas game.

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