Saturday, February 18, 2017

HBU Baseball Pounds Fordham to Split DH

Junior 1B/C Jake Pulcheon goes 5-for-6 on the day.

From HBU Athletics, Department of Media Relations Press Release

HOUSTON – HBU rebounded from a 4-3 loss in the season opener to hammer out 17 hits en route to a 13-5 victory to split a non-conference baseball doubleheader with Fordham Saturday afternoon at Husky Field.

In the second game, junior catcher Jake Pulcheon went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run to cap a 5-for-6 afternoon for the Huskies (1-1). Junior centerfielder Spencer Halloran went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a pair of runs, while junior first baseman Carey Jones went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Senior rightfielder Brandon Brintz went 2-for-6 with a double and scored twice and senior leftfielder Joe Van Marter blasted a three run homer and scored twice.

Alvin Melendez also had a three-run homer and scored twice for Fordham (1-1). Brian Goulard went 2-for-4 and scored twice.

Sophomore righthander Zach Carter (1-0) picked up the win for HBU, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in 5.0 innings. Junior Weston Smart tossed two scoreless innings in relief.

Jimmy Murphy (0-1) took the loss for the Rams, giving up eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits in 2.1 innings. Fordham used five other pitchers out of the bullpen.

In the first game, Pulcheon went 2-for-3 and scored a run, while senior catcher Blake Thomas went 2-for-4 with a run for HBU. Senior third baseman Austin Zillweger went 2-for-3 and drew a pair of walks and junior shortstop Tyler Depreta-Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Halloran tripled, scored and drove in a run.

Luke Stampfl went 4-for-4 and scored a run for Fordham. Brian Goulard added a double and an RBI.

Reiss Knehr (1-0) earned the win, shutting out the Huskies on four hits over the final 3.2 innings. Starter Mike Cowell allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 4.0 innings.

Senior lefthander Christian Thames took a no-decision, allowing two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and a walk in 6.0 innings. Junior Cody Marshall (0-1) received the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit, in one-plus innings.

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