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Houston Vs. Tulane Baseball: Cougars Drop Series, Trudge Towards Season's End

Houston's baseball woes continued this weekend, as the Cougars dropped two of three against the Tulane Green Wave to fall to 17-30-1 overall and 5-15-1 in C-USA.

Things were looking up at the outset for the Coogs, as they won 5-4 in 12 innings in a game that was finished on Saturday after rain suspended play Friday after the seventh inning. Despite leaving fourteen runners on base, Houston kept up with the Green Wave and won it in the bottom of the 12th on a Landon Appling single.

The Cougars were oh-so-close in Saturday's Game 2 with the score tied 2-2 going into the top of the 9th, but the Green Wave bats erupted for three runs, which Houston couldn't overcome, losing 5-2.

Sunday's rubber match was all-around awful for the Cougars in an 11-2 loss. Houston pitchers allowed fifteen hits with seven going for extra bases, and the defense committed three errors.

Houston currently sits one game ahead of last-place Marshall in C-USA play. With the last-place team staying home during the conference tournament next week, the Cougars need to stay in 8th place to ensure they have a spot. They'll play Louisiana-Lafayette Tuesday and finish the regular season against Memphis starting Thursday, all at Cougar Field.

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