Rice Owls Club Baseball

District VII Postseason Picture
April 28, 2010, 2:40 pm
Filed under: District VII, Spring 2010

This coming weekend is the final weekend of league play for District VII.  The Owls have played all of their conference series, but still have one game against UH-Downtown to be rescheduled.  While Rice currently sits atop the standings, Lone Star College is only two wins behind with three games left to play.  The Owls are in the driver’s seat, having won the head-to-head series against LSC-Montgomery.  For Montgomery to make the postseason, Lone Star needs to sweep Texas A&M Corps of Cadets this weekend, and the Owls would then have to lose their makeup game against UH-D.  If either the Corps of Cadets or the Owls win a game, Rice will advance out of District VII.

Rice U. 7 @ TAMU-Corps of Cadets 1
Rice U. 1TAMU-Corps of Cadets 11
Rice U. 3 @ TAMU-Corps of Cadets 2

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Statistics Updated
April 27, 2010, 3:25 pm
Filed under: Spring 2010

Season statistics have been updated.  This weekend, both Chris Walker and Dan Bianculli reached the minimum innings level to be listed on the national leader-boards.  They can now be found at or around the top 10 in walks per 9, hits per 9, earned runs, ERA, and wins.

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Owls Take Tough Series From Corps of Cadets
April 27, 2010, 1:53 pm
Filed under: District VII, Game Summaries, Spring 2010, TAMU Corps of Cadets

The Rice club team left College Station, TX Sunday victorious after winning two of three games against the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.  This three game set was the most competitive series of the year for the Owls, with Rice winning 7-1 and losing 11-1 on Saturday before taking the final game in a 3-2 nail-biter.  Once again, the Owls were anchored by stellar pitching performances from Dan Bianculli and Chris Walker.  Ben Lopez and Brandon Davies absorbed the tough loss in game 2 on Saturday as Rice continued to struggle in game two of the Saturday double-header.

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NCBA Rankings, Week 43: No Love for District VII
April 23, 2010, 1:27 pm
Filed under: District VII, NCBA Polls, Spring 2010

The NCBA has just released the Week 43 rankings.  The Owls are the only team from District VII on the rankings, and they were unable to crack the top 15.  Rice is ranked #17 with 21 points on the poll.

The NCBA poll can be found here.

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Two More Owls Win District VII Awards
April 21, 2010, 3:21 pm
Filed under: Awards, District VII, Spring 2010

Two new Owls earned District VII weekly awards this week, as sophomore captain Chris Brown was named Player of the Week and junior Dan Bianculli was named Pitcher of the Week.  Brown had another fantastic weekend at the plate, including a monster 3-run home run that cleared a row of trees beyond the left field fence.  Bianculli threw his third straight solid game, establishing himself as an anchor in the weekend rotation.

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District VII Update
April 21, 2010, 12:41 am
Filed under: District VII, General

The Owls will play the second-place Corps of Cadets in College Station this weekend in a pivotal series.

Stats have been updated on the NCBA website.

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Rice Takes Two from UH-D
April 19, 2010, 1:09 pm
Filed under: District VII, Game Summaries, Spring 2010, UH Downtown

The Owls added to their District VII lead on Saturday with two impressive wins over the #17 UH-D Gators.  Sophomore Chris Brown and senior Joe Cialone each hit a home run as Rice rolled to victories of 11-2 and 12-2.  Junior Dan Bianculli moved to 3-0 on the year with five strong innings in game 1, and junior Ben Lopez (1-1) picked up his first win of the season as the Owls finally gave him some offensive support.  Sophomore Brandon Davies threw two innings of scoreless relief in both games in his first significant action of the season.  With these wins, the Owls move to 9-2 in District VII.

Sunday’s game at Reckling Park was postponed due to rain.  It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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