Houston defeats Bryant, 3-2 in 10 inn. in NCAA Regional action
Second-seeded Houston defeated third-seeded Bryant 3-2 in 10 innings in game two of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
Houston's Ashford Fulmer led off the bottom of the 10th inning by being walked. Fulmer moved to second on a ground out and third on a passed ball. Designated hitter Justin Montemayor then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score the game-winning run.
With the win, Houston will face top-seeded LSU today at 7 p.m. Byrant faced Southeastern Louisiana in the elimination game today at 2 p.m.
Bryant led off the game with back-to-back singles. Left fielder AJ Zaronzy then hit an RBI-single through the left side to score Carl Anderson to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
Houston tied the game at one in the bottom the third inning. With runners on the corners, center fielder Kyle Survance made it home on a wild pitch by Bryant's Kevin McAvoy.
Houston scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Montemayor led off the inning with a double to left-center field. Third baseman Connor Hollis then reached first on an error by McAvoy. With runners on the corners, shortstop Frankie Ratcliff grounded into an RBI double play.
Houston’s Tyler Ford (9-0) earned the win after only allowing one hit in the top of the 10th inning. Bryant’s Kyle Wilcox (3-3) was charged the loss after allowing the winning run.