Owls Next Face LSU In Late Sunday Night Contest
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 Makes C-USA Tournament's Championship Final With 13-2 Victory Over FAU
Owls Defeat Old Dominion 4-3 Thursday; Next Play On Saturday At 9 AM
Rice stayed alive in the Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday with a 13-6 win over crosstown foe Texas Southern
Rice rallied to defeat Houston 4-3 on April 11
Rice and Stanford split a doubleheader on March 12, Rice winning 12-2 and Stanford, 2-0 in seven innings.
Rice Baseball action shots from the 2016 NCAA Regional Championship Game
2016: Freshman All-America (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball.com, NCBWA, Perfect Game); Conference USA Freshman of the Year; All-Conference USA (second team); C-USA All-Freshman Team; C-USA All-Tournament Team; Garnered a host of individual awards after a sensational debut season of Division I baseball... Led the nationally-ranked Owls, and was among the C-USA league leaders, in hits (75), RBI (41), walks (34) and on-base percentage (.428)... Also led Rice in slugging percentage (.471) and total bases (105), while sharing the team lead (with Ryan Chandler) in both doubles (15) and games played (62)... After coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter on Opening Day against eventual College World Series runner-up Arizona he started each of the next 61-consecutive games in the infield, including 60 at shortstop and once at second base vs. Texas State in the second week of the season... Hitless in his lone pinch-hitting role/collegiate debut vs. Arizona, but then proceeded to hit safely in each of the team's next 18 games for what proved to be the longest streak by an Owl all season... Reached base in 19-consecutive games during one stretch later in the year... Usually batted third or fourth in the lineup (45 times combined)... Finished second on the team in hitting (.336), runs scored (34), triples (3) and plate appearances (265)... Third on the squad in at bats (223), steals (6) and sacrifice flies (3)... Hit .415 with runners on base, .474 with men in scoring position, and was 6-for-10 with the bases loaded... Two of the bigger bases-loaded hits were a triple in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally past No. 16 ranked East Carolina, and then a grand slam in the C-USA Tournament... Batted .365 in all C-USA regular season games, and was 6-for-20 with pair of home runs (on back-to-back days) as the Owls reached the championship final of the conference tournament... Reached base at a .467 pace (28-of-60) when leading off an inning... Collected two or more hits in a game a team-best 19 times, including a career-best three hits on six different occasions... Drove-in two or more runs a team-best nine times, including a career-high four RBI with the grand slam at the C-USA Tournament... Scored a career-high four runs in a game twice, both against Florida schools (UCF and FIU)... Patiently drew two walks in a game nine different times... Improved defensively over the course of the season... Turned or started 36 of the team's 52 double plays... Recorded a career-high nine assists in a 3-1 C-USA victory over UAB to tie for the most by an Owl all season... Made only one fielding error in 57 total chances during one month-long stretch, and soon followed that up with error-free play in 82 consecutive defensive chances in another month-long stretch after the first streak... Played in the prestigious Cape Cod League (Hyannis) over the summer... Registered three hits with a double, RBI, run scored and sacrifice bunt in the victory over Cuban professional team Artemisa... Drove-in what proved to be the game-winning run in the top of the third inning of the 4-0 international road victory last November.
High School -- A 2015 graduate of Kelly High School in Beaumont, Texas... Twice earned first team all-state honors playing in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools... Three-time first team TAPPS All-District 3-5A selection... Four-year varsity starter under head coach Jimmy Neale... Helped lead the Bulldogs to a 17-10 record and second place finish in the state tournament... Named to the TAPPS All-State Tournament team... Batted .333 with 21 runs scored, 17 RBI, seven doubles and seven stolen bases... Finished second in the district with a .629 slugging percentage... Versatile student-athlete who also lettered in football... Member of the National Honor Society... Mu Alpha Theta.
Personal -- Full name: Jay Clifford Proctor... Born: December 4, 1996, in Beaumont, Texas... Parents: Jay and Jill Proctor of Beaumont (one brother, four sisters). Brother, Anthony Fazio, was a Rice baseball letterman in 2010-2011. College: Jones