April 5, 2014
HOUSTON - With a wealth of offensive support the Rice pitching tandem of Blake Fox and Trevor Teykl combined to shut out visiting East Carolina in the second game of a Conference USA weekend series Saturday afternoon at Reckling Park.
Fox & Teykl combined to hold ECU to no runs on seven hits while evening the three-game series at one-game apiece. Sunday's series finale hass a new 10:30 am start time due to weather conditions expected in the area.
On Saturday Rice was approaching a hurricane-like force on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game.
The Owls quickly put a run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning. Three-straight singles by Shane Hoelscher, SkylerEwing and John Clay Reeves loaded the bases. Hoelscher sprinted home on Kirby Taylor's sacrifice fly.
Rice sent eight men to the plate for four runs in the bottom of the third. Keenan Cook led off with a bunt for a base hit and Holescher drove him home with a double to the gap in right-center. A Reeves single to right-center plated Hoelscher for a 3-0 lead. Michael Aquino knocked a two-out double to put runners at second and third, and Connor Teykl followed with a base hit to left that scored both and stretch the margin to 5-0.
That was more than enough room for Fox in his eighth start of the season. The sophomore left-hander pitched a total of 7.1 shutout innings, scattering seven hits and one walk. The Houston native struck out a career-high eight batters to improve his season record to 7-0.
East Carolina continued to fight, and used a pair of singles and a Rice fielding error to load the bases in the top of the eighth inning. Trevor Teykl ended that threat with a strikeout and ground out. Rice added three more insurance runs in the bottom of frame before Teykl set the Pirates down in order in the ninth for an 8-0 final.
The Blue & Gray finished with 14 hits. Five Owls collected two or more hits on the day including Cook and Reeves with three each. Hoelscher had two hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored.
Rice snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 22-11 overall and 10-4 in C-USA league play. ECU is now 18-13 on the season and 7-4 in conference action.
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