Rice baseball players scattered across the country for Summer Ball leagues Here’s how each faired this offseason.
Parker Smith was the star of the show for the SB Foresters of the California Collegiate League this summer. He toed the rubber in the league championship game, delivering a masterful six innings of one-run ball while striking out five. His strong start helped pave the way for the Foresters’ third consecutive title.
He wasn’t the only bright spot on the mound for Rice baseball this summer, though. He was one of five Owls that posted sub-3.30 ERAs, Reed Gallant was a workhorse out of the pen, striking out 42 batters in 35.2 innings. Micah Davis still walked a fair amount of batters (15), but struck out nearly twice as many (24).
Aaron Smigelski picked up where he left off this spring, crushing the Coastal Plain League to the tune of five home runs in 17 games with a .339 average. Guy Garibary matched him in the power department, but it took him 40 games to reach five long balls. Graiden West and Ben Dukes joined Smigelski in the .300 batting average club
It was a mixed bag for several other Owls. Connor Walsh was up and down at the plate, but still managed to produce a .395 on-base percentage. Jack Ben-Shoshan was able to score 14 runs in 20 games played.
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*All stats as of June 26 taken from league and team websites. The complete Rice baseball roster is available here.
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