Friday Start Time At 5:30 PM (Central Time); Saturday's Game Set For Television Broadcast
First Pitch Set For 5 PM
Owls & 49ers Leadoff League's Regular Season Schedule; Friday Start Time 3 PM (Central)
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First Pitch Friday Set For 6 PM At Reckling Park
Rice and NC State battled for 17 innings before the Wolfpack advance to the College World Series
Rice dropped a 4-3 decision to North Carolina State on Saturday
Rice clinched the Silver Glove Series for the 12th consecutive year
Photos from his career as an Owl
Rice defeated New Mexico State 7-5 on February 21
At Rice -- Closed out Rice career with the seventh-most games played (218), and sixth-most at bats (804), in school history... Finished tied for eleventh in school history with 50 doubles... 2014: Third team All-America third baseman by Collegiate Baseball News; NCAA All-Regional Team; All-Conference USA (first team honoree); Started 57 of the team's 62 games, all at third base where the team was 38-19... Finished second in the conference in doubles (21), and also ranked among the C-USA leaders in runs (tied-5th, 43), hits (6th, 75), hitting (6th, .330) and total bases (tied-12th, 96)... Usually batted second in the lineup (22 times, where the team went 15-7)... Managed to reach base at a .436 pace when leading off an inning... Maintained a ten-game hitting streak from March 29-April 13, the second longest streak by an Owl all season... Reached base in 12-straight games during one stretch... Collected two or more hits in a game 21 times, including a career-high tying four hits vs. Florida Atlantic (March 22)... Three of those four hits vs FAU were doubles, giving him a single-game high of seven total bases... Drove-in two or more runs in a game six times, with a season-best three in a road win at C-USA power Southern Miss... Proved to be one of the best defensive third basemen in the conference, maintaining .939 fielding percentage with 125 assists and starting seven double plays... Recorded season-high five assists in a game three different times... 2013: NCAA All-Regional Team; C-USA All-Tournament Team; Led the team, and was fourth among the Conference USA league leaders, with the best batting average of his collegiate career (.320)... Finished third on the team with a career-best on-base percentage (.401) and was fourth in slugging (.380)... Was on the way to a career-best season across the board, but suffered an injury in early March that sidelined him for more than a month... Returned as the everyday third baseman in early April and picked up where he had left off, helping lead the Owls to a 21-7 record heading into the Super Regional... Hit .321 and was second on the team in RBI, third in walks, and fourth in total bases over the final 30 games... Appeared in a total of 41 games with 40 starts, all at third base... In the 40 games he started he was third on the Owls in hits and RBI (and note that with an extra month of games his teammates went on to rank among the C-USA league leaders in those same categories)... Hit .339 in C-USA regular season games and .357 in the 4-0 run to the league tournament title... Maintained the team's longest hitting streak of the season (13 games) just one week after he returned to action... Tied a career-high with four hits in a single game on two occasions (the finales vs Stanford and Louisiana Tech)... Collected two or more hits in a game 11 times... Drove-in two or more runs in a game seven different times, including three-RBI days against Memphis and on the road at Oregon in the NCAA Regional... Drew 17 walks and tied a career-high with three free passes in a game against Marshall... Batted fifth in the lineup 21 times, and as high as third in the order six times... Strong-arm infielder who recorded 92 defensive assists at the hot corner, and was involved in six double plays... In his first start back in the lineup at Lamar the Cardinals tested him with bunts and ground balls in his direction, and he responded with a career-high seven assists and no fielding errors... Tallied at least five assists six different times... Ended the season with a streak of 24-straight chances without an error... 2012: All-Silver Glove Series team for his play in the annual season-long series against crosstown rival Houston; Started 59 of the team's 60 games, all at third base... Tied for third on the team in starts, and for starts at just one position... Became only the second Owl in the last 11 years to record at least 50 starts at third base in consecutive seasons, and only one player has more career starts at the hot corner during that stretch... Most starts were batting fifth in the order (16 times), but hit as high as second and third... Batted a composite .346 (29-for-89) with a .413 on-base average in Rice's 25 games against the opponents that went on to play in NCAA Regionals... Collected two or more hits in a game 14 times, including a career-best four hits twice... Reached base in 14-consecutive games during one stretch... Drove-in two or more runs in a game four times, including a career-best four on Opening Day against an FIU team that was coming-off an NCAA Regional appearance... Finished second on the team, and tied for eighth in Conference USA, with eight sacrifice bunts... Registered a career-best seven total bases twice (vs. Tulane and Grambling)... Scored a career-high four runs in a 12-4 win over New Mexico State... Drew two walks in a game four different times... Played in the California Collegiate League over the summer, where he helped lead the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 20-10 record... 2011: C-USA All-Freshman team; Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team; All-Silver Glove Series team; Started 58 of the team's 63 games, the fifth-highest total on the team... Made 53 starts playing a new position for him in the field (third base), and did so while replacing 2010 national player of the year Anthony Rendon - all in his debut season at the Division I level... Also started once at shortstop, once at second base and three times as the designated hitter... Most starts were batting sixth in the lineup (24 times), but also hit as high as third in the lineup twice... Shared the lead in Conference USA with eight sacrifice flies, the highest single-season total by an Owl in five years (Josh Rodriguez had eight SF in 2006)... Tied for eighth in the conference, and was second on the team, in getting hit by a pitch (nine times)... Second on the team with 37 RBI (tied with Rendon)... Finished third on the team in home runs (3), doubles (13) and slugging percentage (.386)... Batted a steady .281 for the full season and .278 in C-USA league games... Went 4-for-11 (.364) in the NCAA Tournament with a double, two RBI, two walks and a sacrifice bunt, and was also error-free in the field in nine total chances... Hit .320 with the bases empty and reached base 19-of-50 times (.380) when leading off an inning... Was at his best in high-profile contests, batting .353 (12-of-34) in nine games where the attendance was 4,000 or more fans... Maintained a .467 average (7-of-15) with a .600 slugging percentage and .565 on-base average in the year-long Houston series... Enjoyed a .292 average at home at Reckling Park and was a night Owl who hit .316 in evening games... Went 3-for-6 with four walks as the designated hitter... Helped carry the team offensively when the Owls were beset by injuries the first six weeks of the season by batting .320 to rank second on the squad... Registered seven official at bats in the extra-inning game against eventual College World Series participant California, tied for most on the team by an Owl all year... Collected two or more hits in a game 16 different times, including a season-high three hits four times... Longest hitting streak of the season was nine games, and he hit safely in 19-of-21 games during one stretch... Drove-in two or more runs in a game eight times, the second-highest multi-RBI games on the team (behind Ratterree)... Tallied a season-best three RBI in C-USA victories over Marshall and Memphis... Improved defensively over the course of the year at the hot corner... Played each of the last 341.0 innings of the season at third base (38 games) and maintained a .962 fielding percentage in 105 total chances... Posted a season-high five assists five different times, all of which were in games in the second half of the season... Was error-free over the last 14 games of the year, a total of 41 chances without a miscue... Involved in eight double-plays while at third base, and started one DP from second base in a home win over Southern Cal... Played locally for the Northwest Wildcats of the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) over the summer and helped the squad reach the finals of Stan Musial World Series.
High School -- A 2010 graduate of Belton High School in Belton, Tex... First team 5A all-state shortstop by both the Texas HS Coaches Association and Texas Sports Writers... Shared the MVP honors for District 12-5A and the all-area team... Member of the THSCA North All-Star team... Batted .411 with 14 home runs, 56 RBI, 52 runs scored and 16 doubles in 42 games as a senior... Paced the 2010 Tigers to a 34-8 record, the district championship and the Region II semifinals... Four-year varsity starter for head coach Eddie Cornblum... Maintained a .396 career average... Graduated in the Top 7 percent of his class.
Personal -- Full name: Shane Adam Hoelscher... Born: September 21, 1991 in Temple, Texas... Parents: Lenny and Dana Hoelscher of Belton, Texas... (one brother, one sister)... College: Sid Richardson.
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