Gallery: Silver Glove Series, rematching Rice
April 11, 2017
The Cougar pitching staff allowed 15 hits, including seven hits in the first inning alone. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
After freshman pitcher Carter Henry allowed seven runs on six hits in the first inning, he was replaced by freshman Brayson Hurdsman. In total, the Cougars went through five pitchers. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
The Cougars reached base on three errors from Rice, but the Owls responded with three double-plays. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
The Cougars went hitless until the bottom of the seventh inning with a single from sophomore centerfield Grayson Padgett. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
Rice ran in seven in the first inning, one in the third and the last in the fourth to win 9-0. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
The Cougars dropped the first game in the Silver Glove Series which they have won since 2013. | Ajani Stewart/The Cougar
The Silver Glove Series returns this week on Tuesday as the Cougars try to avoid the disaster that happened last week.
After Rice defeated the Cougars 9-0, Houston went on to sweep ECU over the weekend. Rice, on the other hand, dropped their series against Louisiana Tech 1-2.
The main problem last week for the Cougars was finding consistency on the mound.
They went through five pitchers over the nine innings and allowed nine runs on 15 hits. If the Cougars can find someone to replace sophomore Trey Cumbie, who now pitches on Friday, they are primed to take game two in the Silver Glove Series.
The game is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Rice’s Reckling Park.