Owls Finish 2017 With Winning 33-31 Record
Owls Battle Back From Early 5-0 Deficit To Stay Alive In NCAA Regional Action
Owls Return To Baton Rouge For NCAA Regional
Owls Rally Past No. 11 Southern Miss 5-4 In Championship Final, Punch Ticket To NCAA Tournament
Rice stayed alive in the Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday with a 13-6 win over crosstown foe Texas Southern
Rice fell to SELU 12-6 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Baseball Baton Rouge Regional
Rice and Stanford split a doubleheader on March 12, Rice winning 12-2 and Stanford, 2-0 in seven innings.
2017: Hit for a .300 average while serving as the team’s primary designated hitter… Made 23 starts as the DH, where the team posted a 15-8 record… Finished sixth on the squad in batting average and led the Owls in slugging (.563), including a .613 SLG% in the second half of the season... Batted .375 in Conference-USA games with a .500 on-base percentage and an eye-opening .844 SLG% in league play... Started the game-winning rally with a base hit in the bottom of the ninth inning of the C-USA Championship Final... Went on to hit .364 with a .588 OB% and .636 SLG% in the Owls' NCAA Tournament run in Baton Rouge, La.... Best hitting was away from Reckling Park, where he batted .340 with a .660 SLG%... 'Night Owl' who hit .359 in night games... Tied for third on the team with six home runs and was second in on-base percentage (.434)... Belted two home runs in a late-season C-USA clash UAB, driving in a career-high four RBI with a career-high eight total bases… Scored a career-high six runs that same night at UAB, where he also drew a career-high four walks... Biggest improvement was in drawing walks, which climbed to 18 free passes after getting only one walk in 2016.
2016: Conference USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Improved over the course of the season, his first year to see game action... Finished third on the team in slugging percentage (.426)... Appeared in 29 games with 15 starts as the designated hitter, including opening day against eventual College World Series runner-up Arizona ... Made eleven appearances as a pinch-hitter, the most of any player on the team... Pinch hit in the second game of Charlotte series and remained in to play left field, the only time he took a defensive position all season (and recorded his lone career put out in that game)... Recorded first career hit against No. 16 ranked East Carolina in the second inning of the middle game of the series with a RBI double to the gap in left-center, then later singled with the bases-loaded in the bottom of the sixth to drive-in two more and break a 2-2 deadlock... Returned the next day in the finale against the Pirates and slugged first career home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game 1-1 and ignite an eventual four-run Rice inning... Clubbed home runs in road games at UTSA and Houston to finish fourth on the team in round-trippers... Long, bases-load fly in the tenth inning of the C-USA Tournament game against FAU looked like it might break the 4-4 game wide-open, but the sacrifice fly on the warning track was enough to give the Owls a 5-4 lead (before eventually winning the game 6-4)... Batted .273 (6-of-22) when runners were in scoring position... Hit safely in three-straight C-USA appearances during one stretch... Collected two or more hits in a game three times... Yes it's true: knocked a triple as part of a two-hit day in a C-USA victory over Western Kentucky, tying him with speeders, Ryan Chandler, Charlie Warren, and Grayson Lewis for fourth on the team in triples.
2015: Was not on the Owls' roster... 2014: Did not see game action in first season with the program.
High School - A 2013 graduate of Westbury Christian High School... Was selected in the 33rd round of the 2013 major league draft by the Washington Nationals... Two-year varsity catcher for head coach Ricky Watkins who did not begin pitching until after the conclusion of his prep career... The Wildcats went 16-14 competing in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) District 4A as a senior in 2013... Hit .333 with seven home runs and 26 RBI as a junior in 2012 to help the squad go 27-10... Member of the Texas Rangers team at the Area Code Games in the summer of 2012... Maintained a 3.70 grade point average.
Personal - Full name: Andrew Bellows Dunlap...Parents: Frank and Alice Dunlap of Houston (two sisters)... College: Hanszen