Houston has won nine weekend series, five of which have come in conference play, including this series at Tulane after winning, 15-3 in Game 1 and 4-0 in Game 2.
The Cougars are 4-2 against Tulane this season.
Corey Julks has reached base in 13 straight games and Joe Davis in 11 straight.
Nick Slaughter hit his second home run of his career – a solo shot – in the second to tie the game at 2-2. He finished the day, 3-for-4 with a run and RBI.
Top Offensive Players
Nick Slaughter | 3x4, R, RBI, HR (2)
Joe Davis | 2x5, RBI
Connor Wong | 1x5, 2 R, SB (21)
Corey Julks | 1x3, RBI, BB, SB (13)
Grayson Padgett | 1x2, R
Houston tallied 10 hits on the day, led by Slaughter’s three-hit day. He belted his second career home run. Joe Davis had a two-hit day with an RBI, while Corey Julks continued his hitting tear with another base hit and RBI.
Fred Villarreal | 2.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Brayson Hurdsman | 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Joey Pulido | 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 6 K
Nolan Bond | 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
John King | 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Freshman starter Fred Villarreal made his third career start and surrendered four runs on six hits with two walks and one strike in 2.0 innings of work. He handed the ball over to fellow freshman Brayson Hurdsman in the third as the southpaw allowed two hits, a two-run home run before handing the ball over to junior Joey Pulido with two outs.
Pulido finished his outing, striking out six and walking three, while surrendering three runs on four hits in 3.0 innings out of the bullpen.
Nolan Bond took over with bases loaded in the sixth and managed to strike out the only hitter he faced that frame. He returned and wrapped up his day, tossing 1.1 innings, walking one and striking out one.
John King took over in the bottom of the eighth, allowing two runs on three hits.
Villarreal would suffer the loss, falling to 1-2 on the year.