Rice Owls Club Baseball

Owls Drop Non-Conference Series to Texas A&M
February 15, 2011, 3:56 am
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  • 2/12/11: Texas A&M 6 @ Rice 8
  • 2/13/11: Texas A&M 12 @ Rice 3
  • 2/13/11: Texas A&M 13 @ Rice 3

 Over the weekend, the Owls (#4, NCBA Division II) and the Aggies (#5, NCBA Division I) squared off at Taub Field in Houston.  In game 1, another solid outing by freshman Mike Vatcher kept Rice in the game until the Owl bats came to life.  Senior Fred Carbone held off the Aggie comeback with a three-inning relief outing to pick up the win.  In game 2, freshman Danny Kaplan stymied the Texas A&M offense for his scheduled three innings, leaving with the score tied 1-1.  From there it got out of hand.  With two pitchers out with minor injuries, a third recovering from an illness, and a fourth MIA, the Owls were turned to inexperienced arms.  The Aggies came to life and pummelled the Owls, scoring 11 runs in the final three innings.  The lone bright spot for Rice offensively was a monster home run by junior Chris Brown.

On Sunday, it was more of the same.  The Owls were shut down by A&M pitching and played pretty shoddy defense.  Final score: 13-3.

 The Owls look to get healthy and build some momentum this coming weekend with two games at Lone Star College Kingwood.

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