Houston at Lamar, 6pm (W 8-7)

(Patrick) #1

Forgot that tonight was the make-up game for the rainout earlier in the season:

Houston (14-13, 2-4 The American) at Lamar (9-18, 2-10 Southland)
April 2 | Beaumont, Texas
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All-Time Series: Houston leads, 53-28

• The Cardinals enter the week with a 9-7 overall record and 2-10 mark in Southland Conference play.
• In a five-game homestand, Lamar was swept by Nicholls over the weekend.
• Sophomore right fielder Avery George leads the Cardinals in batting average (.337), hits (37) and stolen bases (7).
• Junior left fielder Cole Coker was named Preseason All-SLC First Team. Coker was named to the All-SLC Second Team as a utility player in 2018.
• The Cardinals were picked to finish eighth in the Southland Conference Preseason Poll.
• Lamar is batting .303 as a team and has a 4.86 ERA, compared to opponents’ .273 average and 6.13 ERA.

(Patrick) #2

Probable pitcher for tonight get the reward from Coach Rooney this week:

(Patrick) #3

(Patrick) #4

Bottom 2nd

Leadoff double, walk, great catch by Thomas in center, walk to load the bases, double play ball, but Burckel throws it away to allow 2 runs to score…Lamar leads 2-0

K ends the inning

T3…Lamar leads 2-0

(Patrick) #5

Top 3rd

Leadoff Burckel infield single, Lovelace bunts him over, Triolo doubles him home…Lamar leads 2-1

Hyland flies out. Davis is intentionally walked. Triolo steals 3rd. Cherry flies out to shallow right.

M3…Lamar leads 2-1

(Patrick) #6

Bottom 3rd

Leadoff infield single, sac bunt, single to left, but the runner from 2nd doesn’t advance, groundout to 2nd. Rooney goes to the bullpen for Bretz.

Infield single to short with an error scores both runners…Lamar leads 4-1

Groundout to Bretz ends the inning.

T4…Lamar leads 4-1

(Patrick) #7

Top 4th

Leadoff Homer by Fuentes…Lamar leads 4-2

Bielo with a bunt hit, steals 2nd and 3rd, Esau (pinch hitting for Thomas) is HBP. Burckel single scores Bielo…Lamar leads 4-3

Lamar goes to the bullpen.

Lovelace sac bunt puts runners on 2nd/3rd with 1 out. Triolo sac fly scores Etzel (pinch ran for Esau)/ Burckel to 3rd…Tied 4-4

Wild pitch scores Burckel…Coogs lead 5-4

Hyland K ends the inning.

M4…UH leads 5-4

(Patrick) #8

Branham says that Padgett is out with a shoulder injury. Explains why he came out of that 2nd game on Friday.

(Patrick) #9

Bottom 4th

Leadoff HBP, walk, K (foul bunt on 2 strikes), fly out to RF, infield single loads the bases with 2 outs. Fly out to LF ends the inning.

T5…UH leads 5-4

(Patrick) #10

Bottom 5th

1st batter reaches on a Hyland throwing error, HBP, double scores a run…Tied 5-5

Grounder to Hyland, he goes home and Lovelace drops the ball on the tag…Lamar leads 6-5

That’s it for Bretz as he leaves with runners on the corners and no outs. Henry on to pitch.

K and then a single scores a run…Lamar leads 7-5

Walk loads the bases. Rooney goes to Bayless.

K and a fly out stops the bleeding

T6…Lamar leads 7-5


Our defense is horrible even more today two double plays we should have had in the first few innings, we look like a high school team and now a bad throw to first and a bad throw to home terrible

(Patrick) #12

Agreed; just awful today.

(Patrick) #13

Bottom 6th

Hurdsman on to pitch.

Leadoff walk, but Hurdsman gets the next 3.

T7…Lamar leads 7-5

(Patrick) #14

Top 7th

New pitcher for Lamar.

Cherry walk with 2 outs, but nothing else.

M7…Lamar leads 7-5

(Patrick) #15

Bottom 7th

Leadoff walk, batters interference when the runner tried to steal 2nd. Sac bunt gets the runner to 2nd. Rooney heads out and brings in Roedahl.

Pickoff throw goes into center, runner goes to 3rd. K looking ends the inning.

T8…Lamar leads 7-5

(Tom Green) #16

Season getting worse than I could have imagined. The defense under CTH has for most part usually been above avg… Been bad all year, no other way to put it.

(Patrick) #17

Some of it is probably the new guys up the middle. Coldiron and Hollis were excellent in the field and it’s hard to replace that.

However, @UHBBfan has brought up Davis before as a problem. While his stats don’t seem bad and he looks the part at 1st, I do wonder how comfortable the other players feel about him over there. Reason I mention it is because of Triolo. Last year, he seemed to have no problem making throws over to 1st and gunning it with Lockhart over there. This year, I’ve watched him aim it and take things off his throws. Wonder if Hyland and Burckel are doing the same.

(Patrick) #18

Top 8th

Leadoff double by Bielo, followed by a Lockhart single brings in a run (Lockhart’s 1st RBI of the year)…Lamar leads 7-6

Burckel sac bunt moves Lockhart to 2nd. Lamar goes to the pen.

Way bloops a double to center which scores Lockhart…Tied 7-7

Triolo flies out to right, moves Way to 3rd. McMillan Ks to end the inning.

M8…Tied 7-7

(Tom Green) #19

Still don’t know why he doesn’t just DH to eliminate another defensive liability.

(Tom Green) #20

No outs?