Rice is on a bit of a hot streak as of late, winning 6 in a row. Also, there will be no video for this game.
QUICK HITS ON RICE
Rice enters the week winners of six straight games and is now 22-26 overall.
The Owls are coming off a C-USA road series sweep at Charlotte this past weekend and earned a midweek win last Tuesday vs. Lamar.
Rice is hitting .286 as a team and slugging .417 with 32 home runs and 93 doubles.
The Owls are led offensively by Dominic DiCaprio’s .368 average, 63 his and 37 RBI. Ford Proctor and Ryan Chandler share the team lead with 41 runs scored.
Rice is fielding .968 with 55 errors and is 30-of-49 on the base paths.
The Owls pitching staff owns a 5.11 ERA and in 415.2 innings, Rice pitchers have fanned 381 hitters and walked 240.
Zach Esquivel is 6-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 18 appearances and 11 starts for Rice. Matt Canterino leads the team with 79 strikeouts in 68.0 innings, while owning a 3.97 ERA and a 3-4 record in 12 starts.
Closer Glenn Otto has six saves in 19 appearances and is 3-4 with a 5.12 ERA.
SILVER GLOVE SERIES VS. RICE
Houston and Rice have met 183 times in program history, dating back to 1948.
The Owls own the overall series, 105-78.
The Silver Glove Series officially began in 1998.
Houston was 2-1 last season vs. Rice with a 10-0 and 24-6 win, while falling 7-4.
Rice has claimed the 2017 series with wins in the first two games, 9-0 and 4-3.
Last Meeting | April 11, 2017 | Rice 4, Houston 3