Lamar hands UH its first home loss

UH’s four-game winning streak ended as the team fell short against Lamar on Tuesday night.

Lamar’s 4-2 win gave UH its first home loss.

After three scoreless innings for both teams, the Cougars took a two-run lead in the bottom of the second inning with RBIs from sophomores Kyle Survance and Ashford Fulmer.

The Cougars held the momentum of the game until the top of the seventh inning, when after putting a run on the board in the sixth, Lamar took control with three more runs.

With a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning, the Cardinals kept the Cougars at bay by using six pitchers in the contest.

Despite the loss, the Cougars made some plays. Senior Frankie Ratcliff went 2-4 at the plate, while sophomore Justin Montemayor went 2-3.

Both teams produced eight hits, and Lamar’s pitching staff proved to win it the game as it held the Cougars for five scoreless innings.

Lamar head coach Jim Gilligan came into the game knowing the Cougars would be a tough opponent and appreciated the win.

“UH has a great ball club,” Gilligan said. “We had some timely hitting and really good relief pitching to get ahead, and the guys did a really good job of competing through the whole game.”

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