UConn Baseball lost to No. 28 Houston, 9-1, on Saturday at Schroeder Park. It is just the second time the Huskies have lost the first two games of a weekend series.
Mason Feole pitched well outside of one bad inning where he allowed six runs, five earned. Four of his six hits allowed also came in the second. Designated hitter Tyler Gnesda had the lone UConn RBI.
Corey Julks led the second inning off with a walk and scored on a throwing error by catcher Zac Susi on his attempted steal of third.
The Cougars took four hits, two walks, and a passed ball over the rest of the inning and turned it into a dominant 6-0 lead after two innings.
For the Huskies’ lone run, right fielder Isaac Feldstein doubled down the left field line with two down in the fourth and came across when Gnesda lifted a 1-1 pitch into center field for a single.
Houston starting pitcher Trey Cumbie completed his six-hit, complete game performance by allowing just one hit the rest of the way, a two-out infield single to John Toppa in the fifth. He was getting the Huskies to pound the ball into the ground and did not let them get solid contact on the ball.
Houston added one run in the seventh and a pair in the eighth to secure the win.
UConn (24-20, 9-8) will turn to Wills Montgomerie on the mound to try and salvage a game in the series. First pitch is at 2 p.m. Eastern time.