Saturday afternoon the No. 4 Arkansas Razorbacks were upset by the Houston Cougars 4-1 in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.
Cougars’ pitcher Jordan Lewis stymied the Hogs bats for four hits throwing off-speed and breaking ball pitches out of the zone while yielding three walks in six innings of work to move his record to 2-1 on the season.
Houston reliever Codey Morehouse picked up the final three innings striking out four Razorbacks while only allowing two hits earning his first save on the season.
The Razorbacks threatened in the seventh inning loading the bases but could only manage a fielder’s choice RBI by Jacob Mahan.
The Hogs had opportunities throughout despite being limited to six hits but could not capitalize stranding six runners during the game.
Arkansas starting pitcher Randall Fant took the loss giving up three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings of work.
Razorback relief pitcher Cade Lynch gave up one run to the Cougars in the seventh after coming in to pitch for Colby Suggs. Suggs allowed one hit to the only batter he faced after replacing Fant on the mound.
Brandon Moore closed the game for the Hogs throwing 3.2 scoreless innings and retiring all five batters he faced.
Leadoff hitter Tim Carver and catcher Jake Wise led the Hogs with two hits each.
Houston DH Cory Kay had a career day going 2-3 and hitting the first homerun of his college career.
The Hogs move to 10-2 on the season with the Cougars improving to 6-4.
Arkansas will throw team ace D.J. Baxendale (3-0) against No. 21 Texas on Sunday for their final game of the Houston College Classic. The Longhorns are set to counter with freshman pitcher Ricky Jacquez.
Game time is set for 11:05 a.m.
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