April 15, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Sophomore Brian Friday slugged four doubles to help lead the second-ranked Rice baseball team to a school record 11 doubles on the day, with three home runs mixed in as part of a season high 27-hit attack, as the Owls exploded for a 22-6 win over Memphis in the second of a three-game Conference USA weekend series Saturday afternoon at Nat Buring Stadium in Memphis. With the victory, which was shortened to seven innings by the game umpires, Rice stretched its win streak to 13 and clinched the weekend series over the Tigers.
Every Rice player in the starting lineup collected at least two hits on the day and seven different Owls combined to hit a school record 11 doubles. Friday had four doubles as part of a 4-for-5 game with five RBI. Freshman Adam Zornes went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI. Eight Owls scored at least two runs in the game and six players drove in two or more runs. Sophomore Jordan Dodson and freshman Aaron Luna both had a home run and a double in the game.
Rice delivered the knock-out blow in the blow in the top of the second inning. The Owls scored 12 runs on 12 hits to take a 12-0 lead. Rice proceeded to add three more in the third, three in the fifth, two in the six and two in the seventh. Memphis scored a run in the third, three more in the fourth and two in the seventh.
It's the second time this season the Owls have had a big win shortened to seven innings. Rice defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 21-1 on March 12.
Lost among the offensive explosion was sophomore pitcher Bobby Bell won his fourth game of the year without a loss. He scattered seven hits over 5.0 innings with seven strikeouts.
The Owls improved to 31-8 on the season and 10-1 in Conference USA play. Rice has won 13-consecutive conference series dating back to March of 2005. Memphis fell to 21-5 overall and 6-5 against the league. The series concludes Sunday at noon.
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