UH baseball loses ultimate dwelling sequence in opposition to Cincinnati


May 10, 2021

Ryan Hernandez, the first junior baseman, started his eighth home run of the season in UH ​​Baseball’s 6-5 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. | Andy Yanez / The Puma

The Cougars completed the home portion of the schedule, dropping three out of four against Cincinnati over the weekend.

The Bearcats defeated the Cougars 29-11 in the series as Cincinnati scored at least five runs in each game.

Additionally, mistakes that plagued UH year-round continued to haunt the Cougars over the weekend and played an important role in the overall bottom line of the series. In four games, UH made six mistakes that resulted in five Cincinnati runs.

UH’s ace Robert Gasser, who was the only constant on a cougars pitching team that had a lot of problems, struggled at the opener on Friday. The junior left-handed player allowed six earned runs, the most Gasser gave up in the year with eight hits, including two home runs that allowed the Bearcats to drive to one 10-3 Victory.

The second outfielder, Brandon Uhse, was Houston’s main source of attack. He drove in two runs, including a solo shot to left field in the first inning, which led the game.

In Friday’s double header game two, bugs and cold bats chased the Cougars as they were disfellowshipped 7-0.

The series’ only UH win came in dramatic fashion on Saturday as the Cougars cut an early 3-0 deficit to finish in ninth place on an RBI single from Ian McMillan’s second infielder.

Ryan Hernandez, the first junior baseman, started a solo home run on left field in the fourth, followed by the first college homer of rookie utility player Samuel Tormos in the fifth to lead the UH offensive.

The second right-handed, Derrick Cherry, came out of the bullpen and threw three innings of a baseball with one run and five strokes to claim victory in UHs 6-5 Victory.

Apart from Uhse’s second home game at the weekend in the series finale on Sunday, not much went on for UH. The Cougars’ pitching battles continued and the offensive didn’t put much on the plate in theirs 10-3 Loss.

UH, now 17-26 (5-15 in the AAC game), ended the year with an 11-13 home record.

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Keywords: Brandon Uhse, Cincinnati Bearcats, Robert Gasser, Ryan Hernandez, UH baseball