Owls Next Face LSU In Late Sunday Night Contest
Owls Battle Back From Early 5-0 Deficit To Stay Alive In NCAA Regional Action
Owls Return To Baton Rouge For NCAA Regional
Owls Rally Past No. 11 Southern Miss 5-4 In Championship Final, Punch Ticket To NCAA Tournament
Rice stayed alive in the Baton Rouge Regional on Saturday with a 13-6 win over crosstown foe Texas Southern
Rice fell to SELU 12-6 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Baseball Baton Rouge Regional
The Owls gathered at the Gorgeous Gael on Memorial Day to learn where they were headed on the Road To Omaha '17
Rice rallied to defeat Houston 4-3 on April 11
Rice and Stanford split a doubleheader on March 12, Rice winning 12-2 and Stanford, 2-0 in seven innings.
Enters 2018 as the program's active career leader in games/starts (185), at bats (721), hits (202), runs (136), RBI (93), doubles (45) and walks (87) to name just a few of the categories... 2017: Closed out the year making his 185th-consecutive start, all of which have been in centerfield... With two previous walk-off hits in the bottom of the respective ninth innings against Houston (April 11) and Lamar (May 3) to get him ready, Chandler came up with walk-off heroics for the third time in the Championship Final of the Conference USA Tournament... Delivered the game-winning hit with a runner on second base in the bottom of the ninth against No. 11 ranked Southern Miss to win Rice its 23rd conference title... Earlier he helped clinch the Silver Glove Trophy (awarded for the season-long three-game series vs. Houston) by driving home the winning run... Accomplished the walk-off feat a second time three weeks later to cap a winning rally against longtime foe Lamar... One of three Owls to start all 64 games, all in centerfield... Batted leadoff the most of any Owl (25 times), and batted second in the order the second-most on the squad (19 times)... Led the team in total plate appearances (290) and getting hit by a pitch (11)... Finished second on the team in runs scored (55), triples (3), stolen bases (6) and walks (32)... Hit .292 (31-of-106) with a team-best 29 runs scored in 30 C-USA regular season games... Batted .292 (45-of-154) over the team's final 41 games to raise his final season average 45 points... Went 5-for-17 (.294) with a double and a triple in four games at the C-USA Tournament... Finished fourth on the team with 19 multi-hit games, including a season-high three hits five different times... Longest hitting streak was eight games and reached base in 14-straight games during one stretch... Reached base at a .422 pace (35-of-83) when leading off an inning... Hit .322 (38-of-118) in Rice's 33 day games... Proved to be dependable at getting the run in from third base with less than two outs (10-of-13 times, .769), which helped him register a new season-best 39 RBI (fourth-highest on the team)... Drove-in two or more runs in a game ten different times... One of just three Owls to tally four RBI in a game, and he did it three different times -- twice on the strength of grand slam home runs (vs. Southeastern Louisiana and UAB)... Muscled a total of five round-trippers, the last of which was in the NCAA Regional vs. crosstown foe Texas Southern and was also the 200th hit of his collegiate career.
"I particularly liked your left-handed hitting centerfielder."
Jesus Barosa; Director, Cuban Baseball Federation
High School - A 2014 graduate of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston... Played in the 2014 Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association 5A All-Star Game... Ranked by PerfectGame as one of the Top 500 prospects in the nation... Earned first team All-District 19-5A honors as an infielder while helping lead the Crusaders to the bi-district playoffs... Also contributed to the team as an outfielder... Batted .358 as a senior with a .776 on-base average... Drove-in 18 runs and stole 12 bases in the team's 29 games in 2014... Named a 2013 Texas Scout Association All-Star and to the WWBA World Championship All-Tournament team... Second team All-Houston 5A as a junior... Versatile student-athlete who also played varsity football... Earned All-Academic honors for District 19-5A in both baseball and football.
Personal - Full name: Ryan James Chandler...Parents: James and Robin Chandler of Houston (one brother)... Father was a four-year football letterman at the University of Tulsa... Two uncles, Robert and Russell Chandler, played football at Oklahoma State and the University of Idaho, respectively... Enjoys community service working with Middle School Ministry... College: Wiess