Owls Return To C-USA Action Friday Night at Old Dominion

March 19, 2015

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March 20 (Fri.) Rice at Old Dominion 5 pm; (Central Time)
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March 21 (Sat.) Rice at Old Dominion 2 pm; (Central Time)
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March 22 (Sun.) Rice at Old Dominion Noon; (Central Time)
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The Rice baseball team, 15-7 overall and undefeated in the Conference USA standings at 6-0, returns to league play while continuing the current week-long road swing. The Owls face Old Dominion on the road in Norfolk, Va., on Friday-Sunday (March 20-22). Start times against the Monarchs (10-7, 1-2) are set for 5 pm, 2 pm and noon, respectively. (All times listed are Central.) A year ago Rice and ODU played five times and each game was a battle. The Owls won three of the five meetings, including a semifinal showdown at the C-USA Tournament. The teams played a total of 56 innings in 2014.

Audio Broadcasts - Catch Every Rice Baseball Game On The Web
Every Rice baseball game this season is scheduled for a live audio broadcast around the world on RiceOwls.com. Tune-in to the pregame show 15 minutes before each game's first pitch. J.P. Heath is back for his seventh season as the regular voice of the Owlsand has the call this weekend at ODU.

Rice Rotation
Rice head coach Wayne Graham announced Rice's probable starting pitchers for the ODU series as junior right-hander Kevin McCanna (1-1, 2.43) on Friday, junior left-hander Blake Fox (2-0, 3.54) on Saturday, and junior right-hander Austin Orewiler (3-0, 2.61) on Sunday.



Solid In C-USA Regular Season
Since its first Conference USA baseball campaign in the spring of 2006, Rice's regular-season record in C-USA league games is 175-53 (.768).

Did You Know?
The Owls have jumped out to a 6-0 start in conference play for the first time since 2003. Rice has had a 5-1 start to league games three times since joining C-USA, including one year ago.

The Last Meeting
Old Dominion3
May 24, 2014
Hattiesburg, Miss.
Rice Reaches C-USA Championship Final With 7-5 Win Over ODU
The Rice baseball team used a big four-run inning with an 11-hit attack to claim a 7-5 victory over Old Dominion in Saturday's `second' elimination game at the Conference USA Tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss.



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