March 8, 2011
HOUSTON -- Sam Houston State pushed across early runs in four-straight innings and a pair of Bearkat pitchers held the Rice baseball team in check on the way to a 7-0 win over the Owls Tuesday evening at Reckling Park in Houston.
In the bottom of the first it was Rice who looked like it might explode for a big inning when the Owls loaded the bases with just one-away. Sam Houston State, however, worked out of the jam with a double-play ground ball and proceeded to score seven runs over the next four frames.
In the top of the second the Owls recorded two quick outs, but Bearkat John Hale singled to right field and Daniel Nottebart doubled to left. Both then scored on a base hit by Payton Wisener for a 2-0 Sam Houston lead.
The Bearkats stretched the lead in the third. The trio of Chris Andreas, Mark Hudson and Greg Olson all hit consecutive doubles to plate two more and double the margin to 4-0.
In the fourth Wisener drew a leadoff walk and moved to second base on a balk. He advanced on consecutive ground outs for SHSU's fifth run of the game. The Bearkats then scored twice in the fifth on a two hits and two walks for a 7-0 advantage midway through the contest.
The Owls had men reach scoring position in the second and the sixth innings. Bearkat starter Cody Dickson (5.1 IP) and reliever Justin Jackson (3.2 IP) combined on the five-hit shutout.
Rice junior centerfielder Jeremy Rathjen collected two of the Owls hits, including a double down the left-field line in the sixth. The Blue & Gray had a sound and solid pitching performance of senior Tony Cingrani out of the bullpen. Cingrani worked a season-long 4.0 innings to finish out the contest. He did not allow any runs, hits nor walks, and posted a pair of strikeouts.
Rice is now 8-6 on the season. Sam Houston improved to 11-2 overall with its 10-straight win.
The Owls conclude the brief, current two-game homestand on Wednesday night (Mar. 9). Rice hosts Florida International University at Reckling Park at 6:30 pm. In a special promotion for the homestand finale, hot dogs will be only $1 while supplies last.
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