Houston drops Texas A&M 4-1

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By Thomas D. Dick

HOUSTON, Texas – The No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies lost to the Houston Cougars, 4-1, Tuesday evening at Schroeder Park.

Chandler Jozwiak (3-4) was saddled with the loss for the Aggies. He labored through 2.0 innings, yielding three runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out two. Chris Weber was stellar in 3.0 blank frames, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced with one hit and five strikeouts. Dustin Saenz worked around a hit in a scoreless sixth inning.

Zach DeLoach paced the A&M offense with a double and a run scored.

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Texas A&M dropped to 27-11-1 on the year while Houston improved to 22-15.

B1 | Jared Triolo bounced the first pitch of the inning up the middle for a single and came around to score on Blake Way’s double to right-center. With one out, Way moved to third on a groundout by Tyler Bielamowicz and scored on a single by Derrick Cherry. UH 2, A&M 0.

B2 | Brad Burckel was hit by the first pitch of the inning. Kyle Lovelace singled off the glove of Jozwiak on the mound and Burckel scored when Jozwiak’s ill-advised through to first sailed high. UH 3, A&M 0.

T6 | Zach DeLoach started the inning with a hustle double to the gap in left-center. Brett Brown was robbed of a single as he blasted a ball back off the pitcher, but the carom went to the second baseman, but DeLoach moved to third on the groundout. DeLoach would come around to score when Hunter Watson grounded out to second. UH 3, A&M 1.

B7 | Kyle Lovelace started the inning with a single down the rightfield line and Triolo drew a five-pitch walk. Lovelace moved to third on a nifty 4-6-3 double play turned by the Aggies and scored on a wild pitch. UH 4, A&M 1.

The Aggies head to Columbia for a three-game, Thursday-Saturday series against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Game times are 6 p.m., 6 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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