Series Finale Set For 2 PM Saturday
Owls Fight To Stay In League's Regular Season Chase
C-USA Weekend Series Continues Through Sunday
First Place on the Line as League Co-Leaders Go Head-To-Head This Weekend
Teams Now Set To Play Saturday Double-Header To Avoid Impending Weather
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
Wayne Graham Radio Show Returns Monday Night
04/25/2016 - The live, weekly Rice baseball radio show featuring the Owls' legendary head coach returns Monday (April 25) at 7 pm.
Southern Miss Rallies Past Rice In Ninth Inning...
04/24/2016 - Southern Miss rallied for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to claim a 2-1 Conference USA win over the Rice baseball team Sunday...
Rice Takes Game Two Saturday at Southern Miss, 4-3
04/23/2016 - Connor Teykl drove-in Dane Myers for the tying run in the sixth, and the same duo then combined for the go-ahead RBI & run in the eighth to help ...
Southern Miss Slips Past Rice Friday Night, 2-1
04/22/2016 - The Rice baseball team’s ninth inning rally was just 90 feet away at third base as Southern Miss held on for a narrow 2-1 Conference USA win ...
Rice Plays Key C-USA Series At Southern Miss
04/21/2016 - The Rice baseball team, 24-11 overall and winners of 15 of the last 17 games to earn a No. 13 national ranking from Baseball America, returns to...
Myers & Otto Each Named To Watch Lists For ...
04/20/2016 - Rice’s sophomore duo of Dane Myers and Glenn Otto have each been named to the respective watch list for some of the top awards presented...
Gray Earns C-USA Hitter of the Week Award
04/18/2016 - Rice’s Tristan Gray has been named the Conference USA Hitter of the Week for April 12-17, the league office announced Monday (Apr. 18) from...
Wayne Graham Notches 1,100th Rice Victory With ...
04/16/2016 - Not only did the Rice baseball team give head coach Wayne Graham his 1,100th victory at the school with a double-header sweep of visiting Western...
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