Bulls hit a wind-blown homer to go up 1-0
Cumbie gives up a leadoff double and a 2 out bomb…3-0 USF
First time through the order, Coogs go 9 up 9 down
Leadoff single, followed by a double, followed by another single plates another run…USF 4-0
Steal, HBP, and a forceout at 3rd scores another…USF 5-0
3 Run home run makes it 8-0 USF
And that’s it for Cumbie; just didn’t have it tonight. Ott on to pitch.
Leadoff walk by Hollis, followed by a Triolo double, and a groundout by Lockhart puts the Coogs on the board…USF 8-1
USF pitcher McClanahan is regularly throwing 94-98. Came into the game with a 1.55 ERA
Leadoff homer by Hollis makes it 8-2 USF
2 out walk and that’s it for Ott. Bond on in relief
Double scores a run…USF 9-2
1 out walk by Bielo, 2 out walk by Brown (ph for Redden), and a 2 out walk by Hollis loads the bases and chases McClanahan
Triolo singles to bring home 2…USF 9-4
Lockhart HBP and Davis singles to bring in 2 more…USF 9-6
Bond done with 2 outs in the inning. Villarreal in
New pitcher for USF
Triolo is on fire, 4-5. Had 4 of the 7 Coog hits
Wow, simply wow…our best pitcher gets rocked at home…USF, however, is a pretty good team…
USF is good, but we shut them down after Cumbie left and actually got to their pitching stud to make it interesting.
But Cumbie didn’t seem to have any movement on his pitches last night. I also think he may have been tipping his pitches as the Bulls were chirping at him from the dugout a lot while he was pitching, but got very quiet once he left.
Jared Triolo has reached base in 28 straight games and has a hit in 14 straight.
Lael Lockhart Jr. has reached base in 15 straight games.
Connor Hollis belted his second home run of the year, a solo shot to lead off the sixth.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Jared Triolo | 4x5, R, 2 RBI
Connor Hollis | 1x3, 3 R, RBI, HR (2), 2 BB
Joe Davis | 1x5, 2 RBI
Lael Lockhart Jr. | 0x4, RBI
Drew Minter | 1x1
Jared Triolo tied his career-high with four hits to lead the Cougars offensively. He added a run and two RBI. Connor Hollis belted his second home run of the year and scored three runs, while Joe Davis plated a pair on a hit.
[L] Trey Cumbie | 3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Kyle Ott | 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Nolan Bond | 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Fred Villarreal | 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Starter Trey Cumbie went 3.2 innings, allowing eight runs on eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts. He suffered the loss and fell to 3-2 on the year.
Senior Kyle Ott took over in the fourth and retired the lone hitter he faced. He returned in the fifth and finished with a Houston career-long 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one run on two hits.
Junior Nolan Bond tossed 1.0 shutout inning in relief with one strikeout.
Sophomore Fred Villarreal took over in the eighth with two outs and worked 1.1 innings, allowing just two hits with one strikeout.