UH softball notches two wins in Fresno

March 8, 2008 7:25:30 PM PST
The University of Houston softball team won both their games to open play at the Bingham Toyota Classic in Fresno, Calif. on Friday. The Cougars defeated Santa Clara 4-0 and Rhode Island 8-1 at Bulldog Diamond on the Fresno State campus.Houston (18-2) earned their first wins against Texas in the all-time series to move to 2-12 against the Longhorns.

In the second game against Rhode Island, UH got on the board early with three runs in the second inning. The Rams responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. That would be all that URI could muster the rest of the game.

UH scored a twice in the fourth and added three more in the sixth. Coogs pitcher Baillie Lott (4-0) allowed eight hits, one run, three hits and struck out eight.

In the Coogs' first game against Santa Clara, they tallied 11 hits in while shutting out Santa Clara 4-0. UH got their ninth shutout win this season. Houston pitcher Barbie Love (5-1) went the distance, allowing three hits, no runs and had seven strikeouts.

Houston will return to the field Saturday to face Sacramento State at 11am and Cal Poly at 1pm. The Cougars will close out the tournament on Sunday with games against DePaul and Fresno State at 9am and 3pm, respectively.

Live stats for each game can be found by logging onto the Bulldog Classic Web site. A complete wrap-up of each day's action will also be available at www.UHCougars.com.

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