Preview: Houston vs. PVAMU, Wednesday (W 8-0)

Bottom 8th
PVA&M brings in a lefty side-armer
Monacy leads off with a single to 3rd
Scheiner gets his 4th hit to RF, Monacy to 2nd
Julks grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Monacy to 3rd
Champion Ks looking

T9…UH leads 8-0

Top 9th
Carter Henry on for Villarreal
K for Out #1
Ground out to 3rd for Out #2
K swinging and thrown out at 1st for Out #3

Villarreal went 2IP 2H 0R 0ER 1BB 0K

Coogs win 8-0!!!

Nice, comfortable win. On to Waco this weekend.

Top Offensive Players
Jake Scheiner | 4x5, R, 3 RBI, 2 2B
Grayson Padgett | 2x5, 3 R, 3 RBI
Corey Julks | 1x5, RBI

Pitching Breakdown:
Trey Cumbie | 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K (ties career-high)
Fred Villarreal | 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB
Carter Henry | 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K

Houston starter Trey Cumbie retired the first 12 Panther hitters he faced, allowing his first hit of the game on a single to open the fifth inning. Cumbie finished with 6.0 shutout innings, surrendering just one hit with a career-tying nine strikeouts to move to 1-0 on the year in his third start of the year.

Freshman reliever Fred Villarreal made his first career appearance out of the bullpen, tossing 2.0 shutout innings with two hits and a walk before handing the ball over to fellow freshman Carter Henry, who kept the shutout in tact with 1.0 scoreless frame to close it out.

I checked out after the 3rd inning once it was obvious we had it in the bag.

Pray, what do you think about Baylor? They’re 12-1, but A&M looks to be their only good win.

I am still concerned with our hitting, especially with men in scoring position…we simply can’t continue to leave men in scoring position, especially against good teams…

This will be the toughest pitching staff Baylor has faced all year, except for the LSU game last weekend. The Aggies basically shut them down too, but their closer had a meltdown (again) and A&M gave up 5 in the 9th to lose 6-3. Baylor has some sticks and have been scoring a ton of runs; Coogs can’t make a lot of mistakes in the field or on the base paths if they want to win. Pitching-wise, Baylor struggles a bit so the Coogs should put up some runs.

Expect the Friday night game to be low scoring as Baylor’s ace (Lewis) has been money so far and Romero has been the same for us. After that, I think King gives us an edge in whatever game he pitches as he’s been solid this year. Ullom has been a bit shaky so far, although, he’s had some bad luck as well. Coogs should win 2 out of 3 this weekend; if they do, we should feel real good about their chances this year.

Agreed. We’ve been better this year than last, but there are still a lot of runners being left in scoring position. It would be nice if Davis can get his power stroke going again as he’s struggled out of the gate so far. It would also be nice if Julks got going as he’s struggled mightily. If the Coogs get both of this guys going, this lineup would be pretty fearsome.

Scheiner’s a stud

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