Bearcats Drop Rubber Match to No. 12 Houston

April 27, 2014

Box Score

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16-25, 4-14 American

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Elon Recap Logo 0 0 3 0 2 3 7 15 16 0
Cincinnati Recap Logo 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 1

Box Score

Cincinnati, Ohio | Marge Schott Stadium
Attendance: 927

Elon Recap Logo
31-12, 8-7 American

STATS COMPARISON Cincinnati Recap Logo Elon Recap Logo
Runs 1 15
AB 26 35
Hits 8 16
RBI 1 15
BB 1 8
SO 6 1
LOB 6 9

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Happ/Richmond 2 H 4 Montemayor/Survance
Wenzel 1 2B 3 Montemayor
Williams 1 3B 1 Pyeatt
- - HR - -
Glass 1 RBI 4 Montemayor
Richmond 1 R 3 Survance
- - SB 2 Survance

W - David Longville (1-0) 7.0 8 1 1 1 6
L - Grant Walker (2-4) 2.1 4 3 2 3 0

CINCINNATI – One day after beating the No. 12 University of Houston, the University of Cincinnati baseball team dropped the third game of the series to the Cougars 15-1 on Sunday afternoon at Marge Schott Stadium. Senior Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) batted in the only run of the game for the Bearcats for  his seventh RBI of the series.

UC falls to 16-25 on the season and 4-14 in the American Athletic Conference while Houston improves to 31-12 and 8-7, respectively. Junior Grant Walker (Brookeville, Ohio/Northmont) takes the loss for Cincinnati while Houston starter David Longville earned the victory.

Glass’ RBI in the third inning was his seventh of the three-game series, knocking in all but one of UC’s eight runs scored over the weekend.

The Bearcats were able to connect for eight hits on the day, bringing the three-day total to 28 hits against the Cougars. The hit total was the most that the nation’s twelfth-ranked team has surrendered during a three-game series all season.

UC got two hits apiece from sophomore Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) and freshman Jake Richmond (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) to lead the way offensively.

Extra base hits was the name of the game for Houston, which connected for eight doubles and a triple on the day, including three doubles by Justin Montemayor.

The Cincinnati pitching staff struggled with its control all game, allowing a combined eight walks and striking out just one Houston batter.

Cincinnati connected for its only run of the game in the bottom of the third inning when hits by Richmond and Happ loaded the bases for Glass. The senior hit a deep sac fly to left field that scored Richmond and advanced all runners to cut the Houston lead to 3-1.

Houston scored in bunches on the day, getting three runs in the third, two runs in the fifth, three runs in the sixth and seven runs in the seventh to end the seven-inning game with a 15-1 advantage.

Cincinnati will look to bounce back with pair of midweek games this week. First, the Bearcats will host Northern Kentucky University at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 before heading to crosstown rival Xavier University on Wednesday, April 30 at 3 p.m.