April 12, 2014Blake Fox and Matt Ditman made it stand up with a 2-1 Conference USA victory over Tulane Saturday afternoon in New Orleans, La.
With the win, and the 4-3 victory on Friday night, Rice clinched the weekend series with the finale still to play on Sunday. The Owls improved to 25-12 on the season with the team's third-straight win. Rice is 12-5 in C-USA action. Tulane is now 14-19 overall and 6-10 in league play.
Fox kept the Green Wave off the board until the seventh. Garrett Deschamp led off with a double, the team's third hit of the game. Deschamp went to third on a fly out and scored on Hunter Hope's RBI single to make it 1-1.
The Owls opportunistically took the lead in the top of the eighth. John Clay Reeves started the inning with a single, but gave way to pinch runner John Williamson. Williamson dashed to second on a ground out, and he hustled an extra 90 feet to third on a Tulane passed ball. The Green Wave then had trouble getting the handle on another ground ball fielding error that allowed Williamson to come home for a new 2-1 game.
Fox worked into the ninth for a career-long 8.1 innings. The left-hander scattered six hits and a walk while tying a career-high with eight strikeouts, but after a Deschamp single Ditman was brought in to stop the threat. The right-hander notched his team-leading sixth save, and his second in as many days, with two quick outs for the 2-1 final.
The three-game C-USA series concludes on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm.
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