Baseball Shut out by Houston, 6-0
March 18, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
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Matt Farrington faced just three over the minimum and held Memphis to four hits, as Houston defeated the Tigers 6-0 in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Memphis (5-9) has now dropped four straight.
The Cougars got all the run production they needed in the first inning after Travis Tully belted a one-out double to the left centerfield wall. Brad Lincoln followed with a two-run double to center.
UH (8-11; 1-0 C-USA) tacked on a run in the second and another in the eighth, before Lincoln capped the scoring with a two-run blast over the centerfield wall.
Lincoln, along with Jake Stewart recorded three hits, while Tully had a two hits and a pair of RBI. Adam Amar was the lone Tiger to register multiple hits.
Farrington improved to 4-0 on the year with the complete-game win, while Tiger hurler Stephen Gostkowski (1-3) took the loss. Gostkowski was solid, scattering eight hits and allowing four earned runs and striking out eight in eight innings of work.
Memphis and Houston will continue the series with game two on Saturday. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at Nat Buring Stadium.