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Rice will play Houston on Tuesday with a 15-19 overall record and a 3-10 mark on the road.
The Owls are coming off a series win over C-USA foe Old Dominion last weekend.
Rice is hitting .283 with 19 home runs and 50 doubles.
The Owls are led by Ford Proctor’s .386 average, while Ryan Chandler paces the team with 50 hits.
As a pitching staff, Rice owns a 4.50 ERA and has fanned 291 hitters and walked 135 in 296.0 innings, while holding opponents to a .259 average.
Addison Moss is 1-3 with a 2.20 ERA in six starts, while three players lead the team with three wins (Matt Canterino, Roel Garcia and Willy Amador).
SERIES HISTORY vs. RICE
Houston and Rice will meet three times in 2018.
The two teams have met 185 times in program history, dating back to 1948.
Rice owns the all-time series, 106-79.
The Owls won the 2017 Silver Glove Series, 2-1, over the Cougars.
Last Time Out: March 27, 2018 | Rice 4, Houston 3 (Reckling Park)
Gotta win tonight or Rice gets the glove.
Lockhart Ks 2, walks one, and gets a line out to Hollis to end the inning
Mid 1st…No Score
Coogs go in order
Lockhart gets the 1st 2 outs but has walked the bases loaded. He’s getting squeezed and Rooney gets warned after a couple of close misses to the next batter. Lockhart comes back and gets a fly out to escape.
Davis and Bielo with back to back singles to leadoff the inning and Coldiron walks with 2 outs to load the bases. Redden is robbed by the 3B who makes a diving play and throws him out at 1st.
Lockhart gives up a 1 out walk, but Ks Jose Cruz’s grandson who is then called for batter’s interference for a double play.
Hollis HBP and Triolo singles to lead off the inning. Hollis is picked off 2nd and Rice goes to the bullpen.
Villarreal on to pitch
1 out single, but nothing else doing
2 out walk by Padgett
Villarreal pitches around a 1 out double (including hitting a batter’s bat that was still on the his shoulder)
Quick 1-2-3 inning
Jeremy have a crush on Wayne Graham?..been talking about him the entire inning.
Does it every Rice-UH game
Bielo with a 2 out single and Brown pinch hits for Slaughter.
2 1-out 4 pitch walks and Villarreal’s night is done. Henry on to pitch
Catcher’s interference with 2 outs loads the bases, but Henry escapes