All Three Silver Glove Games To Be Televised This Weekend
First Pitch Friday Set For 6:30 PM
Owls Claim Sixth-Straight Win
Series Finale Set For 9 AM Sunday (Central Time)
Wall & Chargois Keep Green Wave In Check
The Owls rallied to down the Aggies 5-4 in College Station on April 17.
The Owls finished 2-1 in the 2012 Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park
Images from his careeer as an Owl
Rice defeated New Mexico State 7-5 on February 21
Wayne Graham said -- "After working very hard over the summer, Derek has shown a great improvement with both his bat and his glove. His speed, range and hitting have improved from a year ago."
Rice -- 2011: All-Silver Glove Series team for the season-long best-of-five games vs. crosstown rival Houston; Finished fourth on the team in starts, 62 of the Owls' 63 games as a true freshman... All starts were at shortstop, the second-most by any Owl at one position (J.T. Chargois started all 63 games at first base)... Made 56 starts batting in the final third of the order, but twice batted leadoff where he went 4-for-10 in a pair of Rice wins over Sam Houston State and Marshall... Finished second on the team, and tied for fifth in Conference USA, in sacrifice bunts (11)... Reached base 19-of-46 times (.413) when leading off an inning... Batted .309 (25-of-81) with runners in scoring position... Hit .385 (5-for-13) with four RBI and three runs scored in four games at the C-USA Championship to help the Owls claim the league title and automatic NCAA bid... Went 2-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice in the C-USA's Championship Final vs. Houston... Batted .294 (5-for-17) with five RBI and two doubles in five-game regular season series vs. the Cougars... Helped carry the team in the first half of the season when injuries had hit the squad hard... Through the first 29 games of the year he maintained a .330 batting average (33-for-100) that was the Owls' second-best behind Anthony Rendon... Started on Opening Day against nationally-ranked Stanford and went 2-for-3 with a double... Tied for fourth on the team with 16 multiple-hit games... Collected a career-high three hits in a game three different times, including contests vs. C-USA rivals Southern Miss and UCF... Best hitting streak was 12-consecutive games, which held up as the second-longest on the team all year... Tied for third in games with two or more RBI (7)... Drove in a career-high three RBI in the win over Stanford... Fourteen of his 30 RBI were delivered with two outs already recorded in the inning, the third-most two-out RBI on the team... Scored two or more runs in a game six times... Finished second in the conference with 193 defensive assists, the second-highest total by an Owl shortstop in the last four years... Became the third different Owl in as many years to post a team-best nine assists in a single game (in the finale vs. Stanford)... Turned or started 33 of the team's 52 double plays... Tallied a career-high five put outs against UAB and Texas State.
High School -- A 2010 graduate of Brazoswood High School in Clute, Texas... All-Houston 5A honorable mention by Houston5ABaseball.com... Two-time first team all-District 24-5A shortstop... Helped the Buccaneers finish with a 32-8 record, reach the Region III semifinals, and finish with a No. 10 state ranking as a senior... Batted .408 with six home runs... Played shortstop and pitched as a junior to help the Bucs reach the 2009 Region III finals... As a junior he hit .400 with six home runs, 12 doubles and 31 RBI and maintained a 1.73 ERA with two wins and two saves in 24.1 innings on the mound... Three-year starter for head coach Bobby Williams... Versatile athlete who also played varsity basketball for a year, averaging 12 points per game as a point guard.
Personal -- Full name: Shane Derek Hamilton (prefers to use middle name). Born: January 19, 1992 in Houston. Parents: Bill and Dawn Hamilton of Lake Jackson, Tex. (one brother). College: Hanszen.
Baseball Tabbed as Preseason Favorite In C-USA ...
01/27/2016 - With two preseason all-conference players, including Blake Fox as the 2016 Preseason Pitcher of the Year, the Rice baseball team was picked to...
Being Good Neighbors
01/27/2016 - With the team’s first practice of the season just three days away, the Owls on the Rice baseball team spent Tuesday afternoon making some new...
Baseball Season Tickets Now On Sale
12/01/2015 - Season tickets for the 2016 edition of Rice Owls Baseball are now on sale on-line through the Athletics Ticket Office.
Baseball Announces Latest Signing Class
11/24/2015 - The Rice baseball program has signed ten new standouts in the early period who will join the team for the 2017 season, head coach Wayne Graham...
Great Day On The Golf Links at 2015 Longball...
11/02/2015 - Rice baseball alumni, Owl fans and family all had a great time at the program's annual Longball Classic Golf Tournament played on Monday, Nov. 2....
Owls Conclude Fall Exhibition Game
10/17/2015 - Lamar claimed Saturday’s 14-inning fall exhibition over the Rice baseball team by a final score of 16-4. The team’s fall training...
Rice Baseball To Host Fall Exhibition Saturday
10/13/2015 - The Rice baseball team hosts longtime rival Lamar in an exhibition on Saturday (Oct. 17) at Reckling Park. Start time is set for 1 pm. There is no ...
Dates Set For Winter Baseball Camps
10/12/2015 - The dates for the 2015 Rice Owls Winter Baseball Camps are set. Beat the rush and sign youths up early to get the jump on next season.
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