Rice Gains Sole Possession of 1st Place In C-USA Standings; Saturday Start Time 2 PM
Owls Fight To Stay In League's Regular Season Chase
Owls Now In Second Place In C-USA Standings; Next Play At Home on April 29 vs. Charlotte
2,684 student-athletes were named to the Honor Roll
First Pitch Friday is Now 2 PM
Returns for a second-straight year at Rice in 2016, closing out a baseball odyssey that included playing on four different teams (with four different coaches and in different environments, etc.) dating back to his high school season of 2012... 2015: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Tied for fourth on the staff in relief appearances (15), and pitched in 16 games overall... Maintained a 3.38 ERA in 16.0 innings... Averaged 9.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Held a total of 55 batters to a composite .273 batting average... Made Rice debut on Opening Day against No. 6 ranked Texas, firing 2.0 scoreless innings of one-hit relief and striking out two... Built a stretch of 7.0 scoreless innings before being handed the ball for his first Rice start on March 3, on the road against No. 1 ranked TCU where the game-time temperature was in the 40s... Posted three strikeouts in 2.2 innings in what proved to be his only pitching decision of the season... Worked a season-long 3.0 shutout frames against Pac-12 powerhouse Stanford (Feb. 27)... Recorded a Rice-best four strikeouts against the Cardinal... Majority of innings (13.1) were in non-conference games.
Howard College - Played the 2014 season at Howard College... Helped the Hawks finish with a 41-19 record and advance to the Region V playoffs... Led the pitching staff in wins (9-1 record), ERA (1.87) and innings (91.1) in first season with the program... Averaged 6.1 innings in 14 appearances... Finished with a total of 69 strikeouts, an average of 6.8 per 9.0 innings... Coached by Britt Smith.
Boston College - Played the 2013 season at Boston College... Made seven appearances on the mound, including two starts, as a true freshman in the Atlantic Coast Conference... Pitched a total of 8.1 innings... Finished with nine strikeouts.
High School - A 2012 graduate of Indian Hills High School in Oakland, New Jersey... Four-year varsity starter under head coach George Hill... Runner-up for the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior... Earned First-Team All-State Group 3 in 2012... Followed 2012 preseason honors that included First-Team All-Region by Perfect Game USA, and First-Team All-State by ESPNHS, by throwing a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts on opening day... Helped lead the Braves to a final record of 19-8 and to the sectional finals of the 2012 New Jersey state tournament... Went 7-1 on the mound with a 0.38 ERA as a senior... Named to the All-Area Code, and East Coast Pro teams, as a junior in 2011... Versatile athlete who was also a regional finalist for the swim team... Outstanding student, who maintained a 3.47 grade point average.
Personal - Full name: Austin James Solecitto... Born: Date April 26, 1994, in Hackensack, New Jersey... Parents: John and Gloria Solecitto of Franklin Lakes, N.J. (one brother). Father played college baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Uncle, Brendan Hennesey, played professionally in the Texas Rangers organization after being selected in the third-round of the 1981 draft. College: Sid Richardson
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