Glass Leads Bearcats in loss to No. 12 Houston

April 25, 2014

Box Score

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15-24, 3-13 American

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Elon Recap Logo 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 4 0 11 14 3
Cincinnati Recap Logo 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 4

Box Score

Cincinnati, Ohio | Marge Schott Stadium
Attendance: 1018

Elon Recap Logo
30-11, 7-6 American

STATS COMPARISON Cincinnati Recap Logo Elon Recap Logo
Runs 4 11
AB 38 40
Hits 12 14
RBI 4 10
BB 3 1
SO 7 4
LOB 7 12

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Glass/Quinn 3 H 4 Montemayor
- - 2B 3 Montemayor
- - 3B - -
Glass 1 HR 1 Survance
Glass 4 RBI 3 Grayson
Four tied 1 R 3 Barker/Montemayor
Wenzel/McAlpine 1 SB 1 Survance

W - Colton Cleary (0-2) 4.0 7 7 4 0 1
L - Tyler Ford (5-0) 5.0 6 1 1 1 6

CINCINNATI – Senior Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) had three hits and four RBIs but the University of Cincinnati baseball team could not overcome the No. 12 University of Houston, falling 11-4 on Friday evening at Marge Schott Stadium.

In the fifth inning, Glass hit an emphatic two-run homerun over the right field fence to tie the score at 4-all. With senior Ryan Quinn (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) aboard, Glass sent a 1-0 pitch over the wall for his fourth long ball of the season.

The Bearcats were giving the nation’s No. 12 team all it could handle with a tie ballgame entering the sixth inning before the Cougars’ offense came alive, scoring one run in the sixth, two runs in the seventh and four runs in the eighth to take a commanding 11-4 victory.

With the loss, the Bearcats fall to 15-24 on the season and 3-13 in American Athletic Conference play. Redshirt freshman Colton Cleary (Nicholasville, Ky./Lexington Catholic) takes the loss out of the bullpen to move to 0-2 on the year.

Houston improves to 30-11 on the year and 7-6 in the American. Reliever Tyler Ford gets the victory and now has a record of 5-0.

Glass delivered his first two RBIs of the game in the third inning, lining a two-RBI single into left field to score redshirt junior Ethan McAlpine (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and freshman Jake Richmond (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) and bring Cincinnati to within 3-2 in the early going.

Glass finished the day with three hits and four RBIs. Quinn also notched three hits for the Bearcats while he, Glass, McAlpine and Richmond each tallied one run scored.

Cincinnati was able to knock the ball around on a Houston pitching staff that leads the nation with a 1.94 ERA. The team was able to work two walks from UH starter Aaron Garza who had previously allowed just four bases on balls in 72.0 innings pitched. The Bearcats’ 12 hits also are the second-most the Cougars staff has allowed in a game this season. 

On the mound, Cleary pitched 4.0 innings of relief work, giving up four earned runs off seven hits. Redshirt junior Matt Ring (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) started the game, going 4.0 innings with four earned runs and two strikeouts. Freshman Andrew Zellner (Farmersville, Ohio/Valley View) threw the final inning of work for Cincinnati with one strikeout.

The Bearcats and the Cougars will play the second game of the series on Saturday, April 25 at 4 p.m. from Marge Schott Stadium.