Current, former and incoming Rice baseball players are participating in Summer Ball leagues around the country. Here’s the latest on those Owls.
First a quick note on rosters. I’ve tracked down all players that I could find with listed statistics, but I know there are others playing ball this summer. If you come across information on anyone else associated with Rice baseball playing summer ball, please send it my way. You can leave it in the comments or send it to me some other way. Thanks!
It seems like most of the summer leagues are starting to wind down as the calendar meanders into August. Playoff brackets have been announced and started with Owls mixed in the various championship hunts.
There wasn’t much in the form of updated stats from the plate. Cullen Hannigan saw action in four more games, failing to register a hit but walking six times in 17 plate appearances. His OBP is up to .394 for the summer.
Rice baseball will have some decisions to make in the weekend rotation this coming season. Mitch Holcomb has done all he can this summer to warrant inclusion in those conversations. He’s been strong through five outings, going six scoreless innings his last time out for the Round Rock Hairy Men.
Rice needs arms that can pitch deep into games. Holcomb, a grad transfer from Penn and a Texas native, should be one of those guys the Owls can rely on in some fashion next spring.
Another start, another dominating performance from @mitchholcomb! The @RiceBaseball product held Brazos Valley scoreless on just four hits while racking up four strikeouts in 6.0 strong innings. #RRHairyMen lead 5-0 as we head to the 7th! pic.twitter.com/TXpoElhXQJ
— Round Rock Hairy Men (@RRHairyMen) July 30, 2020
*All stats as of Aug 5 taken from league and team websites. Not all players listed have complete stats and some have no official stats listed at all.