It took just one pitch for Houston baseball to get on the scoreboard in Sunday's rubber game against Tulane. And the Coogs just kept piling on.
Houston scored nine runs in its first chance up at bat, compiling seven hits and three walks while sending 13 batters to the plate. Connor Wong headlined the successful frame with a pair of home runs, a leadoff shot to right and a three-run bomb to left.
Here's a full rundown of the nine-run bottom of the first:
Connor Wong home run
Connor Hollis walk
Corey Julks walk
Jake Scheiner walk
Jared Triolo line out
Grayson Padgett one-run single
Julks scores on wild pitch
Tyler Bielamowicz two-run single
Wendell Champion single
Jordan Monacy one-run single
Wong three-run home run
Hollis fly out
Scheiner fly out
That's nine runs scored all before the second out was recorded, with most of the damage done one base at a time. Five of Houston's seven first inning hits were singles, with the only two extra base hits coming on Wong's pair of homers.
Tulane starting pitcher Ross Massey was replaced four batters into the game after giving up Wong's first home run and subsequently walking the bases loaded.
Houston won Sunday's contest 12-2. The Cougars came into the game averaging 6.3 runs per game.