Sunday, February 23, 2014

Houston drops Michigan 4-3, to sweep three-game weekend series

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 23, 2014) With a three-run double by center fielder Ashford Fulmer, the Houston Cougars remained undefeated in 2014 with a 4-3 win over the Michigan Wolverines at Cougar Field in Houston on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Houston swept the Wolverines in the three-game weekend series by the score of 2-1 on Friday, February 21 and with a 10-inning effort in their 1-0 win on Saturday, February 22.

Kyle Survance got the Cougars on the scoreboard in the first inning; sending Josh Vidales home from first base off a double down the left field line.

The Wolverines came back in the second inning to tie the score when Kendall Patrick connected on a 1-1 pitch; sending the ball over the left field wall for his first home run of the season.

They added two more runs in the fourth inning when Patrick singled to right field; scoring Jacob Cronenworth and Kyle Jusick from second and third, respectively.

Houston entered the seventh inning down by two runs when they quickly loaded the bases on three straight singles, allowing Fulmer to send home the winning runs.

Relief pitcher Bubba Maxwell (1-0) got the win for the Cougars, with Chase Wellbrock, pitching two innings in relief, got his third save of the season.

Brett Adcock (0-2) received the loss for Michigan.

Third baseman Justin Montemayor accounted for two of Houston’s hits on Sunday and tallied four hits on ten at-bats for the three-game series.

With the loss, Michigan drops to 1-5-1 for the season.

Next up for the Cougars will be a 6:30 p.m. home match-up against the McNeese State Cowboys on Tuesday, February 25.

Following Tuesday’s game, Houston will play in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park on February 28-March 2.

They will face Texas Tech on Friday (February 28) with a 12:05 p.m. first pitch; followed by a 3:35 p.m. game against Texas on Saturday (March 1).

They close out the tournament on Sunday, March 2 with a 5:05 p.m. game against TCU.

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