CLay Aguilar starting tonight as the freshman continues to get more work.
Coogs up 8-1 after 2.
Bottom of the 8th.
Coogs up 9-2
Coogs win!!! 9-2
Take care of business early. Conference starts this weekend vs Memphis.
Has Lafond seen the field or is he obviously red shirting?
Ok we are trending in the right direction.
Nope, looks like he’s redshirting. He’s only a year removed from Tommy John surgery so he may have needed more work before he was ready.
We’ll probably lose our three weekend starters (maybe Randel sticks around for his senior year) so he’ll likely be in the mix next year.
Jared Triolo has reached base in 20 straight games.
Joe Davis has reached in 18 straight games and has a hit in 11 straight.
Cooper Coldiron drove in his team-leading 19th RBI.
Houston improves to 11-3 at home with the win.
The Cougars improve to 13-0 against Prairie View A&M all-time.
Houston bullpen combined for 4.2 shutout innings with only one hit.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Joe Davis | 2x4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 0x2, R, 2 RBI, SF, 2 BB
Jared Triolo | 2x5, 2 R
Grayson Padgett | 1x4, 2 R, BB
Connor Hollis | 1x3, R, BB
Cooper Coldiron | 1x3, RBI, BB
Landon Etzel | 0x3, R, RBI, BB
Ron Brown | 0x3, RBI, BB
Kyle Lovelace | 1x5, R
Joe Davis rides an 11-game hit streak after another two-hit night to lead the Cougars offensively. He paced the team with two RBI and a run, while Lael Lockhart Jr. drove in a pair of RBI on a walk and sac fly, while also scoring a run.
Jared Triolo continued his hot-hitting with a two-hit game, while Cooper Coldiron drove in his team-leading 19th RBI to join Landon Etzel and Ron Brown in the RBI column.
Clay Aguilar | 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
[W] Kyle Ott | 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Hunter Edwards | 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Griffin Hattingh | 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Nolan Bond | 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Freshman Clay Aguilar made his first career start on Wednesday and tossed 4.1 innings allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts. He made just his third career appearance.
Senior Kyle Ott took over in the fifth for Aguilar and went 1.2 shutout innings without allowing a hit with two strikeouts for the win. He moved to 2-0 with the victory in relief.
Relievers Hunter Edwards, Griffin Hattingh, Nolan Bond and Lael Lockhart Jr. all combined to toss 3.0 innings without allowing a run and only one hit, one walk with four strikeouts.
Would like to see Aguilar and Hunter Edwards start getting more high leverage situations, they’ve both looked solid.
Agreed on both.
Wouldn’t mind seeing Aguilar become the permanent mid-week starter and start prepping him for the postseason and next year. Kid has looked good so far and was nails last year as a senior for Deer Park. Looks very Cumbie-like.
Yeah much as I skew towards quantitative analysis generally, Aguilar sure seems to have the ‘make up’ and ‘intangibles’ in spades… much like Cumbie.