Sunday, March 03, 2013

Houston Cougars down Baylor Bears; 15-4

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2013 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 2, 2013) The Houston Cougars exploded at the plate and capitalized on Baylor errors as the down the Bears 15-4 in a shortened seven inning, ten-run rule game.

The Cougars were virtually unstoppable at the plate, scoring 15 runs on six hits and totally took advantage of ineffective Baylor pitching in the win.

The Bears sent seven pitchers to the mount and none could find a way to stop the Cougar batters.

Houston took no time getting on the scoreboard, racking up four runs in the first inning and adding five more in the second.

Baylor scam back and scored two runs in fourth, but Houston answered with two more of their own in the fifth.

The Bears countered with another two runs in the fifth, but to not avail. Houston added two more insurance runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to increase their lead to eleven.

Kyle Kirk had a stellar day at the plate for Houston. He scored two runs of one hit and added three RBI to his season total.

Jonathan Davis connected for his first home run of the season; a base clearing grand slam on a 3-1 pitch from Baylor starter Austin Stone.

Stone pitched a single inning in the loss, facing nine batters while giving up five earned runs and walking three.

Austin Pruitt got the win for Houston, pitching six innings and giving up four earned runs off five hits. He struck out seven while walking only three.

The Cougars, who are now 8-2 on the season and will get little time to rest Saturday night as the take to the grass at Minute Maid Park at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning as they face California.

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