Michigan Drops Second Straight One-Run Game at Houston
Evan Hill

Feb. 22, 2014

Box Score |  Notes

Site: Houston, Texas (Cougar Field)
Score: Houston 1, Michigan 0 (10 inn.)
Records: U-M (1-4-1), UH (6-0)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 23 -- at Houston (Houston, Texas), 11:30 a.m. CST

HOUSTON, Texas -- The University of Michigan baseball team entered extra innings for the third time in six games this season on Saturday night (Feb. 22), as a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie and gave Houston a 1-0 walk-off win at Cougar Field.

The game feature a pitcher's duel between sophomore Evan Hill (Mt. Pleasant, Mich./Mt. Pleasant) and Houston's Jake Lemoine. Hill went seven innings, allowing just three hits and no runs with seven strikeouts. Lemoine had eight strikeouts, allowing four hits and a walk in 7.2 innings pitched.

Houston used a one-out walk and a single up the middle to put runners on the corners with one out in the 10th. Kyle Survance laid down a bunt on the first base line that plated Ashford Fulmer with the winning run.

Michigan had five hits on the night and had its best chances to score in the second and eighth frames. The Wolverines had a runner on third with two outs in both frames but failed to score.

Freshman Ramsey Romano (El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla) had two of the Maize and Blue's five hits on the night. Junior James Bourque (Ann Arbor, MIch./Huron) was tagged with the loss on the mound, striking out a pair and allowing three hits and a run in 2.1 innings.

Michigan wraps up its three-game series on Sunday morning (Feb. 23) in Cougar Field. First pitch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. CST (12:30 p.m. EST).

Contact: Kent Reichert (kereiche@umich.edu)

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