Probably the last chance to see the Coogs in the Houston area this year. They head to Florida the next two weeks after this and then we’ll see their tourney fate.
Also, the Silver Glove is up for grabs in this one.
UP TO THE PLATE
Houston (31-19, 11-10 The American) vs. Rice (23-28, 14-3 Conference USA)
May 13 | Constellation Field | Sugar Land, Texas
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All-Time Series: Houston trails, 82-107
• The Owls enter the midweek with a 23-28 record.
• Rice has won its last two games and is coming off a 2-1 series win over Southern Miss.
• Senior Evan Kravetz, who was named the CUSA Pitcher of the Week on Monday, and junior Matt Caterino are tied for second in the CUSA in strikeouts (103).
• Caterino 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 Owls and is second in the CUSA in RBI (54), third in slugging percentage (.609), fourth in home runs (12) and eighth in on-base percentage (.441). He also leads Rice in batting average (.328) and hit by pitch (17).
• The Owls were picked to finish fourth and garnered one first-place vote in the CUSA Preseason Poll.
• Rice is batting .273 as a team and has a 4.76 ERA, compared to opponents’ .263 average and 5.49 ERA.