Live arm highlighted by an extremely hard fastball... Can be dominating out of the bullpen.
Wayne Graham said -- "Bryce had a good summer and continued that progress into the fall. A big year for him could mean a big year for us."
Rice -- 2005: Selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 13th round of the major league draft... Led the team with three saves... All three saves were recorded in the first two weeks of the season against Central Missouri State, Texas A&M and Mississippi... Finished tied for third on the Owls' pitching staff in games finished (9) and was fourth in total relief appearances (16)... Averaged 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings of work, the second-highest mark on the staff... Held 66 hitters faced to a composite .182 batting average... Fanned a career-high five in a career-long two innings in the series opener at Houston (Feb. 15)... Earned first Division I win a week later against the same Cougars as Rice recorded a victory in extra innings at Reckling Park... Closed out his season with a combined three consecutive scoreless innings against San Jose State and Texas A&M... Struck out eight in 6.2 total innings against teams that were ranked in the top 25 when the Owls played them... Lone start was at home against Texas A&M (Apr. 12).
Junior College -- 2004 graduate of Paris Junior College... Two-year starter under coach Deron Clark... All-district honoree... Hit .355 in conference games... Helped lead the Dragons to the regional tournament as a freshman in 2003.
High School -- 2002 graduate of Newman Smith High School in Carrollton... Two-year starter and letterman for the Trojans under coach Fred Howard... Two-time all-district honoree as an infielder... Member of the National Honor Society... Maintained a 3.97 grade point average.
Personal -- Full Name: Bryson Cox. Born: Aug. 10, 1984, at Dallas. Parents: Dan and Debby Cox, Carrollton (one brother, one sister). Father played football at William Jewell College; brother, Perry, plays football at Western Illinois University. Major: managerial studies/kinesiology. College: Wiess.
Cox' Rice Statistics
Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA
2005 3.86 1 2 17 1 0 0 0 3 18.2 12 16 8 14 24 0 1 3 87 .182 3 6 1 0