Winners of three straight, Rice baseball took down Houston on Tuesday. The Owls will now turn their attention to Sam Houston State on Wednesday.
The Rice baseball team has been all over the map in 2019. From home sweeps to 20-point blowouts to back-t0-back upsets of Top 25 teams, these Owls have seen it all. After a Tuesday win over Houston, Rice returns home for a Wednesday tilt with Sam Houston State.
The Bearkats are 6-3 on the season with a sweep against Louisiana and competitive losses to Virginia Tech and Mississippi State. Three of those six wins came in walk off fashion. They also took a 10-3 lead over TCU before the midweek game was ruled a no contest because of fog. Here’s how to catch their game at Reckling Park against the Owls.
When and Where
Addison moss toed the bump on Tuesday, opening the door for Drake Greenwood to start on Wednesday. Expect Kel Bordwine and Garrett Gayle to see some relief action, depending on how the game plays out.
Dalton Brown and Seth Ballow have split the midweek starts for the Bearkats. Brown pitched the abbreviated game against TCU while Ballow faced the teeth of a terrifying Texas lineup. Ballow made it four innings, allowing four runs on five hits while striking out five. He’s most likely the guy Rice sees on Wednesday.
Names to know from the plate
Sam Houston packs a much more potent lineup than Rice saw on Tuesday against Houston. Jordan Cannon (.389/.560/.389), Gavin Johnson (.385/.414/.615) and Colton Cowser (.371/.439/.657) make the offense go. Clayton Harp and Hunter Hearn bring some power, tied for the team-lead with three home runs apiece. No player on their roster has double-digit strikeouts.
ON DECK | vs Sam Houston (Wed), vs Oklahoma (Fri – Sun)
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