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24  Abel Gonzales
Abel Gonzales

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston

High School:
St. Thomas

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
p/if

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L


Left-handed hitter and left-handed pitcher who could be called to produce in both areas for the Owls this season... Can confidently change speeds and locations on all his pitches.

Wayne Graham said -- "Abel was one of the most improved players in the fall, showing a nice line-drive swing. He could help us with his bat and his arm. He could help us as a middle reliever and as a spot-lefty."

At Rice -- 2009: Rice University Honor Athlete; Pitched in 17 games with two starting assignments... Started against Dallas Baptist and on the road against No. 4 ranked Texas... Longest outing was 2.2 innings in the Dallas Baptist start where he did not allow any earned runs on four hits... Earned first career victory with 1.1 innings of two-hit relief on the road at crosstown rival Houston... Struck out a batter in seven of 17 appearances... Allowed only one earned run in his first 13.0 innings of the season and just one walk in his first 14.2 innings...Threw 11.0 of his 19.2 innings at home at Reckling Park, where he maintained a 3.27 home ERA... Each of his last four appearances were away from home (vs. Lamar, East Carolina, Texas and UAB)... Played summer ball for the East Texas Pump Jacks in the Texas Collegiate League... Batted .314 to lead East Texas to a second place finish in the league's regular season standings... 2008: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Played in 10 games with five starts... Made five starts at first base and one as the designated hitter... Started the second game of the year on the road against nationally-ranked Long Beach State... Drove in a run and scored in a win over Winthrop... Appeared ready to make a more pronounced contribution after getting three hits with a double, an RBI and a run scored in five at bats in the Southern Miss series, but was injured in a collision and sidelined the rest of the season... 2007: Did not see any game action... Gained a redshirt season.

High School -- A 2006 graduate of nearby St. Thomas High School... Four-year starter and letterman under coach Ken Schulte... Helped lead the Eagles to TAPPS state championship in 2004 and state finals in both 2005 and 2006... Posted a 27-9 career record and a .360 batting average... Named to the state's all-tournament team as a freshman... Three-time first team all-district and first team all-state... Member of the 2006 all-Greater Houston team.

Personal -- Full Name: Abel Raphael Gonzales. Born: Dec. 30, 1987, in Houston. Parents: Abel and Gloria Gonzales of Houston (one sister). Aunt and uncle, Mary and Alex Santos, both work in the Rice Athletics Department. Major: sports management. Minor: business. College: Sid Richardson.

Rice Statistics

Year	Avg	GP	GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB	ATT
2008	.176	10	5	17	2	3	1	0	0	2	4	.235	1	0	5	1	.222	0	0	0	0
2009	.000	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	0	0	0	0	.000	0	0	0	0
Totals	.176	10	5	17	2	3	1	0	0	2	4	.235	1	0	5	1	.222	0	0	0	0

Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF Avg WP HBP 2008 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2009 4.58 1 0 17 2 0 0 0 0 19.2 22 18 10 9 7 4 0 4 93 .282 1 2 Totals 4.58 1 0 17 2 0 0 0 0 19.2 22 18 10 9 7 4 0 4 93 .282 1 2

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