Houston took a quick 3-0 lead in the 1st inning, but the Devils would cut the lead to within a run in the 2nd inning when Nick Cadena came up with a double to left center scoring Freshman Jeff Larish. Next up was Cesar Castillo, who singled, scoring Cadena.
After a scoreless 3rd inning, the Cougars added 3 more runs in the 4th, to increase there lead to 6-2. Cesar Castillo would score on a Dustin Pedroia RBI in the 5th inning, but that is all the runs the Devils would score. The Cougars would add a run in the 7th and 9th inning, and they won 8-3.
Nick Cadena, Cesar Castillo, and Dustin Pedroia all had multi-hit games for the Devils.
It was shown today that the youth of the Devils squad could not overcome the talented Cougars team. Houston will now face Texas in the Super Regionals for the right to see who goes to the College World Series.