The Owls opened the 2017 home schedule by hosting Dallas Baptist on February 21
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