Baseball Drops Third At Houston, 16-6
April 14, 2002
HOUSTON, Texas - Memphis dropped its third-straight C-USA contest with Houston, 16-6, at Cougar Field Sunday afternoon. The game was suspended two outs in the bottom of the eighth, due Conference USA's 10-run Sunday mercy rule.
Down 5-1 after four innings, the Tigers used a four-run fifth to knot the score at 5-5. Sophomore third baseman Kyle Scott led off with an infield single and later scored when the Cougars mishandled junior right fielder Paul Cookman's drag bunt down the third base line. Freshman catcher Chris Godwin had an RBI groundout and junior first baseman Andy Gesell ripped a two-run home run to wrap-up the Tiger rally.
Three Cougar errors in the fourth helped fuel the Tiger rally, as four of the Tigers five runs were unearned.
Senior left-hander Ryan O'Malley surrendered seven runs (four earned) on five hits and struck out two in the loss and falls to 3-3 on the season.
Gesell was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs and freshman Chris Godwin was 2-for-4 with and RBI in his first second base start. Freshman shortstop Ryan Leach was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored.
Memphis is back in action Wednesday when it heads to Murray, Ky., for a 3 p.m. contest with the Thoroughbreds at Reagan Field.