With as bad as Rice has been this year, this is a must win at this point. Rice is currently 9-21 and have lost 11 of their last 14 games. Basically, they have no pitching as they’re giving up 6 runs per game this year. Still, we can’t feel sorry for them; got to hit them early and pour it on.
Absolutely, we cannot assume anything. This is college baseball and we have, historically, challenges with midweek games.
need to make a statement not just win, really had issues at ucf this weekend.
I know it’s only one series and UCF is pretty good, but I’m really tired of looking really good pre-conference, then playing mediocre at best ball through conference. We need some momentum.
So Cumbie won’t be starting tomorrow due to Romero’s incident. Guessing it’ll be Henry or Villarreal going.
Violation of team policy per Whitting.
QUICK HITS ON RICE
Rice will meet Houston on Tuesday with a 9-21 overall record and a 4-11 mark away from home this season.
The Owls are coming off a 2-2 week, which featured a series loss at C-USA foe Florida Atlantic.
Rice is hitting .268 as a team and slugging .391, led by Dominic DiCaprio’s .356 average, 36 hits and 25 RBI.
The Owls are fielding .959 on the year with 43 errors and have swiped 16-of-27 on the base path.
Rice pitching owns a 4.99 ERA with 254 strikeouts and 154 walks in 252.2 innings.
Three Owls lead the team in wins with two, led by Matt Canterino with a 3.26 ERA in seven starts. He also paces the team with 50 strikeouts in 38.2 innings.
Preseason All-American Glenn Otto is 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 appearances and one start with three saves.
SILVER GLOVE SERIES HISTORY VS. RICE
Houston and Rice have met 181 times in program history, dating back to 1948.
The Owls own the overall series, 103-78, but Houston has won the series the last three seasons.
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.
Last Meeting | May 17, 2016, Sugar Land, Texas | Houston 24, Rice 6
Series is tied 44-44 all-time at UH.
Trey Cumbie earned All-Silver Glove Series MVP honors.
The two teams will meet twice more this season at Rice on April 11 and in Sugar Land on May 9.
One change in the lineup as Julks is moved up to the 5 hole
Whitting mentioned that the team may have been tired for the UCF series, especially the Sunday game. A bit understandable considering they went from California to Houston, to Orlando in the span of a few days.
Leadoff bloop double down the left field line, groundout to 2nd, and a single and Rice is on the board…Owls lead 1-0
A 4 pitch walk puts runners on 1st and 2nd
Frank Anderson out to talk to Henry
Single to center brings another run home. Runners still on 1st/2nd…Owls lead 2-0
Double plates another. Runners on 2nd/3rd…Owls lead 3-0
Ground out to 3rd
Single to center scores two…Owls lead 5-0
Single to right puts runners on the corners
That’s it for Henry as Hurdsman comes on in relief
Single off the pitcher scores another…Owls lead 6-0
Hit by pitch loads the bases
Wild pitch scores another run. Runners on 2nd/3rd…Owls lead 7-0
Flyout to right finally ends the inning
M1…Rice leads 7-0
Henry lasts .2IP 6H 6R 6ER 1BB 0K
With how we’ve been hitting lately, this one may already be over. Frustrating, knowing that Cumbie should be on the mound.
I’ll be watching the Astros tonight, and may check in intermittently.
Don’t blame you. Only positive for the Coogs is that Rice’s pitchers have been pretty awful so far and their guy going tonight hasn’t been great. Coogs should score runs.
Wong flies out to deep right center
Davis grounds out to short
T2…Rice leads 7-0
Flyout to right, K, single, and a lineout to Scheiner
M2…Rice leads 7-0
Scheiner grounds out to short
Julks flies out to center
Triolo grounds out to short
T3…Rice leads 7-0
We just got a new router, anyone else having video trouble?
Yep, it’s unwatchable tonight
Bunt out to Hurdsman, Double, bunt single puts runners on the corners with 1 out
Fielder’s Choice gets the runner at second, run scores…Owls lead 8-0
Anderson out to get Hurdsman, Pulido on now
K ends the inning
M3…Rice leads 8-0
Hurdsman goes 2IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
Lockhart flies out to the wall in deep left
Monacy grounds out to 2nd
Hollis grounds out to short
T4…Rice leads 8-0