Owls Next Play as No. 4 Seed at C-USA Tournament Starting on Wednesday (May 25) at 9 AM
Owls Face LA Tech In First Round Game
Game Two Set For 6 PM Friday
Rice Gains Sole Possession of 1st Place In C-USA Standings; Saturday Start Time 2 PM
Key C-USA Games This Weekend at Reckling Park
2015: Was sidelined for the entire season... Candidate for a redshirt season... worked hard to rejoin his teammates... 2014: Conference USA All-Freshman Team; All-Silver Glove Series (for games against crosstown rival Houston); Worked his way into a host of important contributions on the mound in first season of Division I baseball... Finished third on the staff with 18 appearances, making seven starts and 11 trips out of the bullpen... Served primarily as a reliever in the first two-thirds of the season, then moved to more of a starter's role for the final six weeks... Fifth on the team in innings pitched (59.0), which were divided almost equally between starts (31.0) and relief (28.0)... Ended the year with three losses, all of which were to talented teams that went on to play in the College World Series (Texas twice and Texas Tech)... Logged a total of 26.1 innings against opponents that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, tied with Blake Fox for the third-highest total on the staff... Did some of his best work against the eventual-NCAA Regional teams, recording a 2.39 ERA and holding those foes to a composite .153 batting average (but with an 0-3 record to show for it)... Recorded first collegiate win in one of the Owls' biggest series of the year, the finale against C-USA runner-up UAB to complete a sweep of the weekend set... Did not allow an earned run and struck out seven while firing a career-long 7.2 innings against the Blazers... Maintained a 1.59 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 28.1 innings of C-USA league play... Struck out a career-high eight batters in 5.0 frames to earn second victory in a C-USA road start at UTSA... Averaged 8.9 strikeouts per 9.0 innings for all games... Fanned five in 3.2 shutout innings of relief to earn a save on the road at Tulane... Averaged more than 2.1 innings and maintained a 1.18 WHIP in 11 relief outings... Six double plays behind him was second-most on the team... One of just two Owl pitchers with at least 20 innings not to allow a home run.
High School - A 2013 graduate of Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Tex.... Multi-sport student-athlete who was a two-year varsity baseball starter and letterman... Went 6-2 on the mound with a 1.60 ERA in 13 appearances for the 2013 Regional III 5A bi-district champions... Finished senior year with 83 strikeouts in 65.2 innings, an average of 11.4 Ks per 9.0 innings... Served as team captain for Chargers team that finished with a 20-13 record... Earned both first team all-district and academic all-district honors in 19-5A... Pitched 22 innings with an ERA of 2.26 as a junior in 2012, earning second team all-district... Also contributed to the team as a left-handed hitting first baseman, hitting .316 with a .419 on-base percentage in 2012... Coached in baseball by Chad Payne... Standout football letterman... Named first team Academic all-state under head coach Lydell Wilson... Maintained a 4.32 grade point average on 4.00 scale... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - Full name: Jon Christopher Duplantier... Born: July 11, 1994, in Newark, Delaware... Parents: Jon and Devra Duplantier of Katy, Texas (one brother, one sister)... Chose to attend Rice over Yale... College: Lovett
Owls Drop Series Finale Saturday at LA Tech, 10-5
05/21/2016 - Louisiana Tech claimed a 10-5 Conference USA win over the visiting Rice baseball team to close out the regular season schedule for both teams...
Rice Falls In 15 Innings Friday Night at LA...
05/21/2016 - Louisiana Tech rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 15th inning to take a 4-3 win over the visiting Rice baseball team late Friday night...
LA Tech Takes First Game of C-USA Series...
05/19/2016 - Louisiana Tech scored 12runs on 12 hits to claim Thursday’s opening game of the Conference USA series over the visiting Rice baseball team 12...
Owls Close Out Regular Season This Weekend at...
05/19/2016 - The Rice baseball team, 32-17 overall and ranked as high as No. 15 in the nation this week by D1Baseball.com, returns to Conference USA league play...
Rice Falls To UH Tuesday Night at Constellation...
05/17/2016 - The University of Houston baseball team broke a 6-6 tie wide-open with 18 late runs off the Rice bullpen for a 24-6 win over the Owls Tuesday...
Silver Glove Finale Set For 6:30 PM at...
05/16/2016 - The Rice baseball team, 32-16 overall and ranked as high as No. 15 in the nation this week by D1Baseball.com, meets crosstown rival Houston on May ...
Final Wayne Graham Radio Show Airs Monday Night
05/16/2016 - The live, weekly Rice baseball radio show featuring the Owls' legendary head coach Wayne Graham returns Monday (May 16) at 7 pm. This show is the...
Sunday Series Finale vs. FAU Cancelled Due To Rain
05/15/2016 - The Rice and visiting FAU baseball teams had Sunday's final game of the Conference USA weekend series cancelled due to rain.
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