Cruz' Late Homer Helps Lift Rice Past FAU Friday, 5-4
Game Times At Reckling Park Set For 6:30, 2 & 1 PM
Owls Next Return To Reckling Park Host Season's Final Homestand
Owls Return Home To Host UAB May 11-13
Rice rallied to defeat Houston 4-3 on April 11
2017: Finished third on the staff in appearances (25)... Shared the team lead in relief outings (24) with MLB draft pick Glenn Otto... Sensational in lone start of the year (and just the second of his career) against longtime foe Texas State... Fired a career-long 5.0 innings with a career-high four strikeouts at home vs. Texas State to improve to 3-1... Pitched 2.1 scoreless relief innings on Opening Day at nationally-ranked Texas to earn the staff's first victory of the season... Also earned a win in relief over west coast power Pepperdine... Made three postseason appearances in the NCAA and C-USA Tournaments totaling 4.0 innings... Maintained a 2.25 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .067 batting average in the Owls' postseason run... Finished the year with a 4.50 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 30.0 innings, but 3.0 shutout innings against heavy-hitting C-USA foe Florida International paved the way to a strong second half of the season that included a 3.77 ERA and .226 opponents' batting average... Held opposing hitters to a .253 average when runners were on base... Some of his best outings were pitched away from Reckling Park (2.30 ERA and .231 OBA)... Proved to love pitching in front of big crowds, recording a 1.64 ERA and .163 OBA in 11.0 innings when the attendance was over 4,000... Played in the California Collegiate League over the summer (Santa Barbara).
2016: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Second on the pitching staff with 21 appearances in debut season of Division I baseball, all but one of which was in relief... Finished second on the team in ERA (2.28), and tied for second on the staff in lowest opponents' batting average (.209), for Owls with at least the same amount of innings (23.2)... Made first Rice appearance Feb. 23 against eventual NCAA Regional participant Dallas Baptist, where he struck out a career-high two batters in 1.1 scoreless innings... Fired a career-long 3.2 innings of one-hit scoreless relief at home against No. 7 ranked TCU... Earned first career save with 3.0 scoreless frames against C-USA foe Charlotte where he allowed just one base hit... Did not allow an earned run over his first 14.2 innings spanning 11 relief outings... Lone starting assignment was in the morning semifinal game of the C-USA Tournament against 41-win foe Louisiana Tech... Worked 3.0 innings and struck out one in a no decision against the heavy-hitting Bulldogs... Finished the year with nearly one-third of his total innings (7.0) against a talented LA Tech squad that went on to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament... Pitched twice against No. 5 ranked LSU in the NCAA Tournament... Played in the California Collegiate League (Neptune Beach) over the summer... One of five Owls to be named in his summer league's all-star game.
High School -- A 2015 graduate of Gulliver Preparatory in Pinecrest, Fla.... Four-year varsity letterman, and three-year starter, under head coach Javy Rodriguez... Helped lead the Raiders to a 25-7 record, the District 16-4A regular season championship, and to the semifinals of the state tournament as a senior... Went 4-1 on the mound with an 0.87 ERA in 40.1 innings to earn all-district honors in 2015... Held opposing hitters to a .181 average while registering 8.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Earned first team all-Miami-Dade County honors from the Miami-Herald... Selected for the USA Baseball NTIS South Florida Region Team (16u and 17u).
Personal -- Full name: Evan Jacob Kravetz...Parents: Jeffrey and Lisse Kravetz of Miami (sister, Rebecca). College: Baker.