Houston vs FIU - 6:30pm (W 5-4)

Houston vs. FIU (11-17, 2-7 Conference USA)
April 3 | Don Sanders Field at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park
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Hyland banged up last night, Triolo will start at SS and Esau at 3B.

Pettitte gets another start.

Jeremy comparing the the FIU batting helmets to Notre Dame golden dome football helmets :joy:

They would be blinding if the sun was out.

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Bottom 1st

Leadoff Triolo walk, Bielo single, and then a double steal. Still no outs, runners on 2nd/3rd. Davis flies out to shallow right. Lockhart sac fly, Bielo to 3rd…Coogs lead 1-0

Fuentes grounds out to end the inning.

T2…UH leads 1-0

Top 2nd

Leadoff homer…Tied 1-1

Uh oh, Pettitte just had a ball slam off his left forearm. Coming out of the game. Kid has no luck; hoping he’ll be Ok.

Ron Brown on to pitch, runner on 1st and 1 out.

Wild pitch, walk, pop out to 3rd, and a bloop single score a run…FIU leads 2-1

Double brings home 2 more…FIU leads 4-1

Spencer Hynes on to pitch. Fly out to center ends the inning.

M2…FIU leads 4-1

Bottom 2nd

Leadoff single by Esau, followed by a Burckel bunt hit. Another bunt hit by Thomas loads the bases with no outs. Lovelace flies out to shallow right. Triolo sac fly scores Esau, Burckel to 3rd…FIU leads 4-2

Bielo grounds into a fielders choice to SS.

T3…FIU leads 4-2

Bottom 4th

Leadoff double by Esau and an infield single by Burckel put runners on the corners. Passed ball scores a run/Burckel to 2nd…FIU leads 4-3

Burckel steals 3rd with 1 out. Lovelace squeeze scores Burckel…Tied 4-4

Triolo flies out to center to end the inning

T5…Tied 4-4

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Top 5th

Leadoff bloop single, sac bunt, pop out, infield single put runners on the corners with 2 outs.

That’ll be it for Hynes; Henry on to pitch. Runner steals 2nd. K ends the threat.

M5…Tied 4-4

Bottom 5th

Leadoff single by Bielo, steals 2nd, Davis fouls out, Lockhart walks on 4 pitches and FIU goes to the bullpen.

Fuentes Ks and Bielo is caught stealing at 3rd.

T6…Tied 4-4

Top 6th

Hurdsman on to pitch.

Leadoff double, he’s picked off by Lovelace, flyout, Hurdsman error allows a runner on, fielders choice.

M6…Tied 4-4

Top 7th

Hurdsman gets the first batter to flyout and Rooney goes to the pen. Roedahl on to pitch.

Flyout and a K end the inning.

M7…Tied 4-4

Bottom 7th

New pitcher for FIU.

Triolo flies out, Bielo walks, Davis lines out to center, Bielo steals 2nd, Lockhart flies out

T8…Tied 4-4

Bottom 8th

New pitcher for FIU

Leadoff single for Fuentes, Champions pinch runs for him. Esau grounds into a 5-4-3 double play. Burckel fouls out.

T9…Tied 4-4

Top 9th

Villarreal on to pitch.

Groundout to Triolo. Groundout to Davis. K.

M9…Tied 4-4

Branham mentions that early X-Rays on Pettitte show no break in his arm.

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Bottom 9th

Cherry pinch hits for Thomas. K looking. Hyland pinch hits for Lovelace. HBP. Triolo fouls out to right. Hyland steals 2nd. Bielo single walks it off!!!

COOGS WIN 5-4!!!




We have had to come from behind against two really weak teams this week to pull out victories…but some how, some way, maybe good things are ahead for this bunch…


They removed the CF camera and both cameras behind the dugouts. Only two cameras are on top of the media box.

Only thing I can think of is it’s a money issue. However, camera operators are Valenti school volunteers so it isn’t a wage thing. I hope, with the new contract, that they’re willing to upgrade the video because it’s unacceptable at this point.