It’s been a tough year for Rice baseball, but freshman infielder Aaron Smigelski has been a bright spot. His ascent has given the Owls hope.
Trailing 15-0 on the second day of the 2022 season, Rice baseball head coach Jose Cruz Jr went to the bench for the final inning of at bats against No. 1 Texas. The game was all but decided at that point, but Cruz wanted to give everyone a chance to show him what they could do. The first to the plate in that frame was freshman Aaron Smigelski.
The true freshman from Clayton, North Carolina laced a single up the middle. It was the Owls’ fifth hit of the day.
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