Houston dropped its midweek game to Texas A&M 5-1 on Tuesday night at Schroeder Park to close out a five-game homestand.
John Ekness made his first start of the season and was outstanding in the loss, going 6 2/3 innings allowing just two earned runs on three hits . . . It was the longest outing of the season for Ekness who mixed sharpness with power and great off-speed pitches.
The lone Houston run came in the fifth inning when Ian McMillan doubled to lead off the inning . . . Brandon Uhse followed by driving in McMillan on a single to center field to cut the Aggies lead in half 2-1.
A three-run ninth inning for Texas A&M added to their 5-1 win margin as Houston used three pitchers to get through the inning.
Houston now hits the road for the next four games, they will open a three-game series in Minneapolis with Minnesota on Friday night at 6pm . . . At the conclusion of that trip to the north, the Cougars will play a midweek contest at McNeese next Tuesday before returning to Schroeder Park next Wednesday to host Southern.