Houston at Rice - Silver Glove Series Game 2: 6:30pm (W 8-2 in 10)

(Roy McAvoy) #1

Houston (26-18, 9-9 The American) at Rice (21-23, 12-9 Conference USA)
May 1 | Reckling Park | Houston, Texas
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All-Time Series: Houston trails, 81-107
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• The Owls enter the midweek with a 21-23 record.
• Rice has won its last six games sweeping middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech in Conference USA action over its last two weekends.
• Junior Matt Caterino was named the CUSA Pitcher of the Week on Monday. He was tabbed the CUSA Preseason Pitcher of the Year and a Preseason All-American by Baseball America (Second Team) and the NCBWA (Third Team).
• Senior designated hitter Andrew Dunlap leads the team and ranks second in the CUSA in RBI (50). He also leads Rice in batting average (.331), slugging percentage (.612), on-base percentage (445), home runs (11), RBI (50) and hit by pitch (16).
• The Owls were picked to finish fourth and garnered one first-place vote in the CUSA Preseason Poll.
• Rice is batting .275 as a team and has a 4.84 ERA, compared to opponents’ .269 average and 5.77 ERA.

(Patrick) #2

Must win tonight.

(Patrick) #3

(Patrick) #4

Bottom 1st

One out double and a single score a run…Owls lead 1-0

HBP and a single score another run…Owls lead 2-0

Groundout to 1st, runners to 2nd and 3rd. Swinging K.

T2…Rice leads 2-0

(Patrick) #5

Bottom 2nd

Bond on to pitch.

3 up-3 down

T3…Rice leads 2-0

(Patrick) #6

Bottom 4th

Back to back one out walks and a fielder’s choice put runners on the corners with 2 outs. Bretz called on to get out of the inning.

Passed Ball moves the runner to 2nd, runner at 3rd holds. Groundout to 3rd ends the inning.

T5…Rice leads 2-0

(Dan) #7

Time to switch hammer to Stormbreaker.

(Patrick) #8

Bottom 7th

Villarreal on to pitch

Gives up a one out double, but nothing else.

T8…Rice leads 2-0

(Patrick) #9

Top 8th

1 out Hyland walk followed by a Lovelace single. Etzel Ks. Wild pitch moves both runners up. Triolo double scores both…Tied 2-2

Burckel grounds out.

M8…Tied 2-2


With a open base no way I pitch to Triolo

(Patrick) #11

(Patrick) #12

Rice coach must have fallen asleep there. Can’t let Triolo (or Davis) best you in that situation.

(Patrick) #13

Bottom 8th

Single, pop out, double put runners on 2nd/3rd with one out. Roedahl on to pitch.

Intentional walk loads the bases. Swinging K for the 2nd out. Groundout to Hyland ends the inning

T9…Tied 2-2


It’s a good thing we don’t play everyday, Rooney would have Fred pitch every game

(Patrick) #15

Top 9th

2 out HBP for Bielo. Thomas then HBP on the next pitch. Hyland Ks to end the inning.

M9…Tied 2-2

(Patrick) #16

Bottom 9th

Roedahl retires the Owls in order

T10…Tied 2-2

(Patrick) #17

Top 10th

1 out walk for Minter. With 2 outs, Minter to 2nd on a wild pitch. Burckel walks. Wild pitch moves both runners up. After a 2-0 count, Davis intentionally walked to load the bases. Rice goes to the pen.

Cherry walks, Minter scores…Coogs lead 3-2

Bielo HBP scores Burckel…Coogs lead 4-2

Thomas walks, Davis scores…Coogs lead 5-2

New pitcher for Rice.

Wild pitch scores Cherry, runners to 2nd/3rd…Coogs lead 6-2

Wild pitch scores Bielo, Thomas to 3rd…Coogs lead 7-2

Hyland single scores Thomas…Coogs lead 8-2

Lovelace walks, Hyland to 2nd. Another new pitcher for Rice.

Wild pitch moves both runners up. Minter walks to load the bases.

Triolo grounds out to end the inning.

M10…UH leads 8-2

(Tom Green) #18

Good to know Coogs pitchers aren’t the only ones who walk/hit by pitch batters late in gms.

(Tom Green) #19

Can’t believe Rice is on their 9th Pitcher of the game


I used to think if you don’t hit you can’t win…wait…reset. LOL. Incredible. It is like Rice and UH swapped places for an inning. Of course, its not over yet…