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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Baseball

Bears bats beat Cougars 14-5


It was a tough night pitching for the Cougars.

UH lost 14-5 to No. 21 Baylor on Tuesday.

The Cougars started out in good shape, taking a 2-0 lead into the 3rd.

Freshman starter Aaron Garza started strong, striking out three batters in the first two innings, finishing with a career high four strikeouts.

Things unraveled from there though.

A five-run fourth inning by the Bears spelled the end of the night for Garza. He lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up five runs on four hits.

Head coach Todd Whitting turned to his bullpen in hopes of cooling off the Baylor bats. The Cougars used six different pitchers, but Baylor did not seemed phased. The Bears racked up 13 hits, including back-to-back solo home runs in the fifth.

Chase Wellbrock was the most effective pitcher out of the pen for UH, throwing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball and striking out two.

Untimely errors hurt the Cougars and the Bears took full advantage, scoring 4 unearned runs.

The Cougars swung the bat fairly well, recording 11 hits and a season-high five doubles. But turning those hits into runs was troublesome as UH stranded nine runners.

UH rallied toward the end, bringing in two more runs in the bottom of the 8th with back-to-back doubles, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

With the loss, the Cougars fall to 5-5 at Cougar Field and 10-13 for the season.

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