Oct. 16, 2011
The Rice baseball team hosted the second of its two fall scrimmages Sunday afternoon at Reckling Park. Rice head coach Wayne Graham, who is in his 21st season at the helm of the program, continues to keep a watchful eye on the team's individual performances.
"The pitchers pitched well enough," Coach Graham stated after the exhibition. "We didn't pitch poorly, but we had a couple of defensive lapses. Mike (Fuda) looked good with a couple of hits today and played centerfield the whole day. Skyler (Ewing) got a hold of one and hit it completely over the hill (behind left field). He also got a sacrifice fly, which we need to learn is sometimes all you need to do to get a run.
"We're learning a lot about a lot of people and that's the main thing," Coach Graham added. "We had Austin (Kubitza) and J.T. (Chargois) out there for an inning today, but we feel like we know what we've got with them. Today was more about seeing players that need to see.
"The fall's not over," Coach Graham said. "There's certainly some players who we want to see again and they'll get chances before we finish. The good news is we're getting healthier all the time."