|27 Adam Hale
Rice -- 2004: All-Houston Regional; Capped a solid debut season of Division I baseball, utilizing hitting and pitching skills into a wealth of playing time for the defending national champions... Appeared in 54 of the team's 60 games... Made 34 starts, including a team-high 25 as the designated hitter and nine in right field... Appeared in 11 games as a relief pitcher... Pitched and hit in the same game a total of six times... Improved hitting in the second half of the season, maintaining .289 average and .545 slugging percentage in WAC games... Hit safely in 13-of-14 consecutive games from May 9 to June 6... Batted .400 and led the team with eight hits, including a double, at the NCAA Regional... Hit .303 with runners on base and .395 with runners in scoring position... Collected two or more hits in a game 10 times, highlighted by a three-hit night vs. Texas Southern... Twice slugged a home run and a double in the same game... Homers helped drive in a career-best three runs in a game on two occasions (Owl wins over Texas State and Hawaii)... Drove in two or more runs in a game six times... Logged the most innings on the mound (13.2) among the freshmen... Worked a career-long 2.2 frames on the road against nationally-ranked Texas A&M to earn his first career win... Registered a save by throwing a pair of scoreless innings in relief of all-America Philip Humber against San Jose State... Fanned a career-high three hitters twice, both on the road against conference rivals Nevada and Fresno State... Maintained a 2.2-to-1 strikeout to walks ratio... Held 51 hitters to a combined .216 batting average.
High School -- A 2003 graduate of nearby Bellaire High School... All-America selection by both Collegiate Baseballand Baseball America... selected to participate in the 2003 High School All-America game at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, NJ... two-time first team all-state honoree by the Texas High School Coaches Association... twice selected to play in the Area Code Games in Long beach, Calif... First team all-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle in 2002 and 2003... 2002 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars... three-time first team all-district outfielder for one of the state's perennial prep powers... Batted .411 with 26 home runs in his career... Went 12-1 with a 1.36 ERA as a pitcher... Led team to the second round of the state playoffs in 2003 and to the regional finals in 2001... Coached by Rocky Manuel.
Personal -- Full Name: Adam Alexander Hale... Born: Mar. 7, 1985, at Houston... Parents: Mike and Becky Hale, Houston (one sister). Major: social sciences. College: Will Rice.