Rice's Zech Lemond & Skyler Ewing Were Selected Friday In the MLB Draft
Start Time Set For 6:30 PM At Reckling Park
Wall & McDowell Bring Rice's 2012 Draft Class To Eight; Most Owls Selected Since 2008
Chargois Selected In MLB's 2nd Round By Minnesota Twins - 72nd Player Overall
Rice clinched the Silver Glove Series for the 12th consecutive year
Rice rallied to down Houston 4-3 in 10 innings on Cinco de Mayo 2012
The Owls rallied to down the Aggies 5-4 in College Station on April 17.
Rice and Southern Miss baseball
The Owls finished 2-1 in the 2012 Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park
Rice -- 2012: Second-round major league draft pick by the Minnesota Twins (72nd pick overall)... Versatile college star who was named First Team All-Conference USA (UTIL/DH)... Made 25 appearances on the mound (all in relief), with another 49 starts in the batting order as either the designated hitter (32 times) or at first base (17 times)... Went 4-1 on the mound with a 2.15 ERA in 37.2 total innings... Led the team and ranked among the Conference USA leaders with eight saves...Posted saves against NCAA Tournament teams Stanford, Texas A&M, New Mexico State and Dallas Baptist (twice)... Also notched saves against Tulane, Texas State and Marshall... Maintained a steady .211 opponents' batting average with a 1.12 WHIP... Averaged 9.1 strikeouts-per-nine innings with a 3.2-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio... Owls' finishing pitcher in a game 19 times, the second-most on the staff... Was named to the National Stopper of the Year Watch List for the 2012 season... Provided a steady offensive presence as a designated hitter/first baseman, particularly in the second half of the season to help lead his Owl team to the C-USA regular season championship... Batted .323 for the full season with .411 on-base average, 31 RBI and 26 runs scored in 51 games played... Hit .377 over the team's final 28 games (40-of-106) with a team-leading nine doubles for a team-best .462 slugging percentage... Tallied 18 multi-hit games, including four hits in a win over UAB to tie a career-high... Also drove-in three runs on that four-hit day vs. UAB... Posted two or more RBI in a game six times... Had a nine-game hitting streak at one point and managed to reach base in 33-straight games... Hit .368 with runners on base and .354 with men in scoring position... 2011: Successful first season as a starter... One of three Owls to start all 63 games, and the only player to start every game at the same position (first base)... Batted in the same No. 2 spot in the order in all but one game (62 times), the most consistent listing in batting order for any player at any spot dating back to 2006... Led Conference USA in at bats (261) and total plate appearances (306), as well as the defensive categories of total chances (646) and put outs (605)... Finished sixth in the conference in runs scored (52), tied for seventh in triples (3), tied for eighth in sacrifice bunts (10), and tied for ninth in the league in base hits (78)... Led the Owls with 24 multiple-hit games... Tallied a career-high four hits and drove-in four runs in the second game at Southern Miss to help Rice clinch a share of the C-USA regular season co-championship... Collected seven games with at least three hits... Slugged two home runs, and the timing of both solo shots was big... First career homer broke a 1-1 deadlock in the eighth inning against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, and proved to be the game-winning hit in his home state... Also went deep in the C-USA Tournament to give the Blue & Gray some insurance in a narrow 4-2 win over NCAA Regional-bound UCF... One of only two Owls to hit two doubles in a game two different times (Houston, East Carolina)... Began the year with a 1-for-16 start at the plate, but battled back to hit .299 for the full season and .320 in C-USA league games... Hit .319 in the second half of the year, .320 in the 28 games played away from Reckling Park, and .326 against nationally-ranked opponents... Maintained a career-best 11-game hitting streak in May, and had two other hitting streaks of at least eight games... Scored all 52 runs over the last 59 games of the season... Registered two runs in a game 13 different times... Finished fifth on the team in RBI (31), but was just six RBI away from second-most on the squad... Tied for third on the team in games with two or more RBI (7), as well as RBI with two outs already recorded in the inning (14)... Drove-in a career-high five RBI in the victory over Marshall... First Owl, and one of only three all year, to record two sacrifice bunts in a game (at Houston)... Twice tallied a career-high six official at bats in a single game, and would have shared the team's season-lead with seven in an extra-inning game at California but drew a career-high three walks that same day... Finished third on the team with 30 walks and was one free pass away from second place (every player in the NCAA had a ways to go before catching Anthony Rendon's 80 walks)... Recorded a career-high 19 defensive put outs in the extra-inning game at Cal, a mark that was only two away from tying (and three from breaking) the individual school record of 21 set back in 1948... Contributed as a relief pitcher seven times... Final pitcher in the game six times, earning saves against Southern California and Kentucky... Pitched a total of 6.2 innings, including a season-long 1.2 hitless frames with three strikeouts against Kentucky at Minute Maid Park... Fanned a total of seven hitters... Played in the prestigious Cape Cod League (Brewster) over the summer... 2010: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; One of four Owls who saw action as both a pitcher (15 games) and hitter (three games)... Made 13 appearances out of the bullpen and worked his way into two starts late in the year (vs. crosstown foe Texas Southern and Oklahoma State on the road)... Pitched a pair of hitless innings in his collegiate debut, the Owls' home-opener against eventual NCAA Tournament participant Lamar... Earned first career victory with a hitless inning of relief against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Posted eight steady relief outings before getting the start against TSU, where he scattered three hits over 5.0 innings with a career-best three strikeouts on the way to his second win... Fired a sensational, career-long 6.1 innings of scoreless relief against rival Houston in the annual Silver Glove Series... Allowed five singles with no walks and struck out three against the Cougars for third win... Pitched well in 1.1 innings against Southern Miss in the championship final of the C-USA Tournament... Displayed outstanding control all season, averaging just 1.3 walks per 9.0 innings... Shared the team lead with eventual major league draft pick Jared Rogers in strikeouts-to-walks ratio (3.5-to-1)... Pitched six times against teams that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament, and held those talented opponents to a composite .214 batting average... Made three non-pitching appearances, including his offensive debut as a pinch-runner in the opening game of the series at San Diego... Started as the designated hitter the next day at USD and collected his first career base hit (against Toreros' second round MLB draft pick Sammy Solis)... Pinch hit and scored a run in the series-opener against Conference USA foe East Carolina.
High School - A 2009 graduate of Sulphur High School in Sulphur, La.... Right-handed pitcher/switch-hitting shortstop who helped lead the baseball team to its first postseason appearance in three years... Earned 5A all-state honors as a utility player... First team all-District 3-5A pitcher... 2009 All-Southwest Team, pitcher... Batted .393 with 12 home runs and an .827 slugging percentage... Maintained a 1.02 ERA in 61.2 innings of work... Coached by Ron Riley... Named to the Louisiana Baseball Coaches All-Star team... Outstanding student who was selected to the state's 5A All-Academic team... Graduated summa cum laude... Member of the National Honor Society, 4-H, Calcasieu Junior Leaders and student council.
Personal - Full name: Jon Thomas Chargois (prefers the nickname J.T.). Born: December 3, 1990 in Sulphur, La.... Parents: Von and Rhonda Chargois of Sulphur, La. (two sisters). College: Brown
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