Series Finale Set For 12 Noon Sunday
The Owls opened the 2017 home schedule by hosting Dallas Baptist on February 21
2017: Compiled 8.1 innings in nine appearances in debut season of Division I baseball... Totaled 11 strikeouts for second-highest average per 9.0 innings on the staff (11.9 ) for Owls with at least the same number of innings... Posted a career-high four strikeouts twice, in road games against No. 1 ranked TCU and nationally-ranked Texas... In addition to TCU and Texas, he also faced eventual NCAA Tournament participants Stanford, Dallas Baptist and Southeastern Louisiana, as well as west coast power Pepperdine... Worked a career-long 3.0 innings in the opening weekend of the season at Texas, allowing just one run on one hit... Played in the Perfect Game Collegiate League over the summer (Albany), going 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA and striking out 14 in 11.0 innings over seven appearances.
High School - A 2016 graduate of Deer Park High School in Deer Park, Texas, just east of downtown Houston... Two-year varsity starter for head coach Chris Rupp (a former Rice baseball assistant coach under Wayne Graham from 2001-2002)... Helped lead the baseball team to a 37-3 record, the District 21-6A title, and to the Region III finals of the state tournament (one step away from advancing to the state final four)... Recorded 31 strikeouts as a senior... The team reached regional quarterfinals in 2015, falling to eventual state champion Cy Ranch (under the leadership of former Owl letterman and current assistant coach John Pope)... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - Full name: Roel Garcia...Parents: Roel, Jr., and Lupy Garcia of Deer Park (two sisters). College: Martel