Houston tops SE Louisiana 9-5

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Houston took advantage of six errors by Southeastern Louisiana that led to seven unearned runs and the Cougars went on to a 9-5 victory Sunday at the Baton Rouge regional.

After pushing across a single unearned run in the first, Houston (46-16) took command in the second with six unearned runs on four hits.

Kyle Survance went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Frankie Ratcliff also had a double with two RBIs. Aaron Garza (9-4) went six innings, allowing two runs and striking out one in the win.

Landon Appling’s two-run triple in the eighth gave the Cougars a 9-2 lead. Kennon Menard’s two-run single in the bottom of the inning cut it to 9-4.

Sean Kennel (5-4) allowed seven unearned runs and five hits in 1 2-3 innings for the Lions (38-25).

The game was delayed 63 minutes by rain in the top of the seventh inning.

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