IRVING, Tex. - Rice's John Clay Reeves has been named the Conference USA Baseball Hitter of the Week for Feb. 16-22, the league office announced Monday (Feb. 23) from its headquarters in Irving, Texas.
Reeves hit safely in all four games last week, with multiple hits in all three Owls victories, including a key road series win for the league at Pac-12 foe Arizona. The senior catcher/DH went 10-for-18 (.556) at the plate to help the Owls go 3-1 last week. He finished the week with six RBI and two runs scored. Reeves drew a walk for a .579 on-base average, and he had a home run and a double for a .778 slugging percentage. On Feb. 17 against crosstown foe Houston Baptist, he blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 deadlock and lift Rice to an eventual 5-2 win. In the series finale at Arizona, Reeves tied his career-high with five hits and finished the day with three RBI. It is the third time in Reeves' collegiate career to be named the C-USA Hitter of the Week.
The C-USA Pitcher of the Week honor went to Louisiana Tech junior left-hander Tyler Clancy. Clancy threw seven nearly perfect innings with only one hit allowed and five strikeouts in the Bulldogs home-opening victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff for his first collegiate win on the mound.
The Owls next open a five-game homestand beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 25, against longtime foe Stephen F. Austin. First pitch with the Lumberjacks is set for 4:30 pm at Reckling Park. Rice then hosts Stanford in a four-game home series beginning on Friday, Feb. 27.