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UH takes two of three from Bearcats

By Anna Sivadasan
Daily Cougar Staff

With senior right-hander Duncan McAdoo pitching well, and UH hitting back on its game, the Cougars defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 9-2 on Sunday afternoon at Cougar Field in the series finale.

Ninth-ranked UH scored its nine runs on 13 hits, equaling its hit total for the first two games of the series.

"We bounced back well today," UH head coach Rayner Noble said. "I'm proud of the way the guys swung the bat. We've obviously been struggling with our hitting, but if we continue to work at it and not get over-anxious, we'll start to come out of it."

UH had been limited to 11 runs in its last 36 innings, but that all changed in the first inning Sunday.

The Cougars jumped on UC freshman starter B.J. Borsa in the first inning for five runs on five hits.

"Getting to him early really benefited us," UH's Tyson Schweitzer (3-for-4, three runs scored, two RBI) said. "With him being a freshman, I think we did a good job of being patient in the first inning."

Aaron Melebeck, Eric Lee, Kris Wilken and Sean Allen all had runs batted in during UH's five-run first, with the highlight being Lee's bases-loaded two-run double.

UH added another run in the second on Schweitzer's eighth homer of the season, a solo shot to left.

The Cougars finished off their scoring with three runs in the seventh inning on an RBI double by Schweitzer and a two-run homer by J.P. Woodward.

On the mound, McAdoo picked up his fourth win of the season, allowing only a run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He also pitched a season-best seven innings.

UC 6, UH 4

The Bearcats scored all six of their runs in the first two innings, and UC starter Joey List and two relievers held off a late Houston rally as Cincinnati won their first-ever game 6-4 at Cougar Field on Saturday night.

The lefty List shut out UH on two hits through the first six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh. The Cougars scored four times in the seventh inning, with the big hit being a bases-loaded triple by Lee.

UC reliever Curtus Moak pitched the final 2 1/3 innings to earn his eighth save of the year.

List (2-2) picked up the win, and UH's Jerret Sykes (3-2) took the loss.

UH 2, UC 0

UC junior righty Mike Miranda was outstanding for the Bearcats, pitching a complete-game five-hitter in the opener Friday night.

But unfortunately for Miranda and the Bearcats, the Cougars' Kyle Crowell was better.

In a game that took less than two hours to finish, Crowell picked up his eighth win of the season and the 20th of his career, throwing a four-hit, complete-game shutout in the 2-0 Houston win.

The Cougars' scored their first run in the first inning on an RBI double by Jarrod Bitter. Although he didn't need it, UH gave Crowell an insurance run in the eighth when Bitter scored on a fielder's choice.
 

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