Baseball Hosts FIU Thursday To Begin Three-Game Weekend Series

May 13, 2015

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May 14 (Thur.) 6:30 pm; FIU at Rice
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May 15 (Fri.) 6:30 pm; FIU at Rice • Houston Community Newspaper Night
Senior Celebration - Come celebrate as our seniors play in their last regular season series at Reckling Park.
Girl Scout Night - Rice Baseball welcomes The Girls Scouts of America to Reckling Park. To have your Girl Scouts participate, call the marketing office for details at (713) 348-6930!
Recent Alumni Special - The Association of Rice Alumni and Rice Athletics invite recent alums to attend our Recent Alumni Happy Hour at Reckling Park. Join us this one last Friday to enjoy Rice Baseball with fellow alums. The Happy Hour package includes your ticket to the game and a wristband for discounted beverage purchases in The Roost all evening long. Call the Marketing Office at (713) 348-6930. for details
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May 16 (Sat.) 12 Noon; FIU at Rice • Televised live on FOX Sports Networks
Baseball For Babies Day - Rice baseball and the March of Dimes partner for our 2nd Annual Baseball for Babies day at Reckling Park. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the March of Dimes non-profit organization. Click here and use promo code "babies" to get your tickets now!
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Rice Baseball, 33-17 overall and in sole possession of first place in the Conference USA standings with a 20-7 league record, is finally back home at Reckling Park on May 14-16 for a key three-game C-USA series. The Owls host FIU at 6:30 pm on both Thursday and Friday, followed by a 12 noon game on Saturday.

Magic Number Now 2 For Title # 20
Rice has a one-game led in the C-USA standings with three games left to play. The Owls' `magic number' to clinch a share of the conference regular season title is two (2) games. Any combination of two - Rice wins and/or losses by second place foe Middle Tennessee will result in Rice claiming its 20th-straight conference championship in baseball.

Game Day Parking
Rice University is in the early stages of building the new Moody Center for the Arts adjacent to Reckling Park. Like any major construction project, a host of changes to the old routine are under way. There is a charge for game day parking, with the lone exception being FREE parking in the Greenbriar Lot on the west side of Rice Stadium (football). Fans may purchase season or individual-game parking passes by calling the ticket office at 713-348-6957. Limited complimentary parking and other game day benefits are also available by supporting Rice student-athletes with a gift to the Owl Club.

Friday Night's Game One of Nine Radio Broadcasts This Season
Rice Baseball returns to the radio airwaves Friday vs. FIU on ESPN Deportes Houston (1180 am). The contest is the last of nine regular season on-air games in 2015 as part of an agreement between Rice IMG Sports Properties and one of the city's fastest-growing sports stations. The slate of on-air games began with the season-opener vs. Texas. It was the first time since 2010 that the Owls had been available on radio. The nine games selected include six at home and three on the road, with five games slated for Fridays and four others on Tuesday nights. The season-opener vs. Texas, the series-opener vs. Stanford (Feb. 27), at TCU (Mar. 3), at home vs. LA Tech (March 13) and all three games vs. Houston were all 1180-broadcasts. Each broadcast is preceded by a 15-minute pregame show.

It's T.V. Time Saturday Afternoon
Saturday's game has been selected for a live television broadcast. Fox Sports Networks, a leader in televising collegiate competitions across the country, is bringing the Rice-FIU clash to the nation. Broadcast veterans Ron Thulin and former Owl Pat Combs have the TV call Saturday.

Watch Home Games On OwlVision All Access
Home games are slated for a live on-line video broadcast on OwlVision All Access. OwlVision is a subscription-based service which matches the play-by-play audio with a video feed to create a television-like broadcast on the Internet (either live or in an archived format). Information about the service and subscription prices are available at Games that have been selected for TV broadcasts (like this Saturday) alter the OwlVision availability.

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 the Internet at Tune-in to the pregame show 15 minutes before each game's first pitch. Fans attending home games can listen to the Rice broadcast at Reckling Park via an FM proximity transmitter. The FM frequencies for the in-stadium broadcasts at Reckling Park is 99.7 FM. J.P. Heath is back for his seventh season as the regular voice of the Owls. The veteran broadcaster has the call this weekend.

Live Stats On GameTracker
Links to live play-by-play text and statistics from every home game are posted on Look for the GameTracker links on the Rice Athletics front page, the weekly series preview, the baseball schedule page.

Follow The Tweeting Rice Owls
The official Rice baseball Twitter account is @RiceOwlsBSB while the Rice Athletics department is @RiceOwlsdotcom. Twitter is perhaps the fastest way to get weather-related changes to the schedule/updated start times.

National Rankings Update • Owls Up To No. 13
The Owls are as high as No. 13 in the national college baseball writer's poll. Here's a closer look at some of the latest national rankings, and changes from last week (as available at press time):
Poll Current Previous
NCBWA 13 17
USA Today/ESPN 14 19
College Sports Madness 17 19
CollegeBaseballDaily 18 nr
Collegiate Baseball Magazine 19 21 20 nr
Baseball America 21 nr 25 nr

Head Coach Wayne Graham
Four-time national coach of the year and 2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Wayne Graham (Texas, 1970) is in his 24th season at Rice. The 2015 campaign marks his 35th year as a collegiate head coach... He is now 1,072-437 with the Owls (639-161 at home, 336-214 on the road and 97-62 at neutral sites). His Rice winning percentage is .710, the best in school history. Another way of looking at Graham's .710 win percentage is that it is the equivalent of a major league team winning 115 games in a single year... Graham's record vs. this weekend's opponent is: 10-1 vs. FIU... Under Graham, the Owls clinched another postseason bid in 2014, making 20-straight seasons for Rice to earn an NCAA appearance. The Blue & Gray has advanced into the NCAA tournament in 1995-96-97-98-99-00-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14. The 2003 bid culminated with the Owls' first national championship... Rice played in the 1994-95-96 Southwest Conference tournaments (winning the final league title in `96), won the 1997-98-99 WAC tournaments, shared the 2000 WAC title with San Jose State before winning the 2001-02-03-04-05 titles outright. He won (or shared) C-USA regular season crowns in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as the C-USA tournament championships in `06, `07, `09, `11, `13 and `14... Graham was named the WAC Coach of the Year in 1998, `99, `02 and the Co-Coach of the Year in `03. He was named the Keith LeClair C-USA Coach of the Year in `06, his first year in the league, and again in `07, `08, `10 and `11... Rice has seven appearances in the NCAA College World Series under Graham (1997, `99, `02, `03, `06, `07, `08)... Graham has led the Owls to number-one rankings for seven weeks during the 1999 season, for six weeks during the `01 campaign, two weeks in `02, six weeks in 2003 (the last of which established some staying power), three weeks in 2004, 12 weeks in 2006 and five weeks in `07... Graham's San Jacinto Gators dominated the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., in the 1980s, winning five national titles in six years (1985-86-87, 89-90)... The Austin American-Statesman named Graham its SWC Coach of the Year in `95 after he led the Owls to their first NCAA tournament appearance... Collegiate Baseball was especially cognizant of Graham's efforts at San Jac. He was named the newspaper's Coach of the Decade for all levels in the 1980s after winning those five junior college national titles, and CB tabbed him the NJCAA Coach of the Century... He was named the 2007 Division I college Coach of the Year by FieldTurf... One of the few current collegiate coaches to have played in the major leagues (N.Y. Mets in 1963, Philadelphia in 1964), Graham is aided by assistant coaches Patrick Hallmark (Rice, 1995, Brown College; tenth year), Clay Van Hook (Texas, 2008; fourth year) and Scott Shepperd (Concordia, 2007; third year)... On game days Van Hook coaches at third base while Shepherd coaches at first.

1,647 Wins • A Baseball Odyssey
Wayne Graham owns 1,072 Division I wins at Rice, but his career victories tally to 1,647 when you include his 11 years at San Jacinto North College where he won five national championships. Graham's overall "collegiate record" is 1,647-548 in a 33-year coaching career that began in 1981.

98th Season On The Baseball Diamond
Rice Owl baseball made its debut in the spring of 1913, just one semester after the school (then The Rice Institute) opened its doors for higher education in the fall of 1912. The 2015 season is, however, only the Owls' 99th season playing on the diamond. The school cancelled its baseball season in 1919 and did not field a team for three years (1933-35) during the Great Depression. Rice returned to the diamond in the spring of 1936 and has been playing ever since. The Rice baseball program's all-time record is 1,979 - 1,545 - 9.

Probable Starting Pitchers
The three pitchers to start the previous C-USA weekend series at FAU were redshirt junior right-hander Jordan Stephens (6-3, 2.96), junior right-hander Kevin McCanna (6-3, 3.12), and junior left-hander Blake Fox (7-2, 3.59).
• After being sidelined most of last season, Jordan Stephens has worked his way back into the top weekend starter's role. Bringing the veteran back into the mix on a slow and predetermined work schedule has paid-off. The redshirt junior from Alvin, Texas, made his seventh start of the season in the opening game of the FAU series (May 8) and earned the C-USA Pitcher of the Week honors. At FAU he fired 6.2 shutout innings, scattering three hits and a walk with one hit batsman. He tied a season-high with eight strikeouts and held all opposing hitters to a composite .143 batting average. Against first place foe Middle Tennessee (April 3), he had eight strikeouts in 6.0 shutout innings and was named the C-USA co-Pitcher of the Week. So far in 45.2 innings Stephens has held all hitters to a composite .217 batting average with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings. His strikeouts-to-walks ratio is 6.0-to-1. A start this weekend would be the 36th of his collegiate career. He's now at 215 strikeouts for his career.
Kevin McCanna is a veteran with 46 appearances in his collegiate career, including 29 starting assignments. With ten Friday night starts this year, McCanna has already faced the best pitchers from Stanford, Arizona, Texas, Middle Tennessee, UTSA, Southern Miss, UAB, Old Dominion, Charlotte and LA Tech. He owns a 3.12 ERA in 72.0 innings of work, and has held opposing batters to a composite .271 average. The Woodlands, Texas, native averages 7.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and maintained a 2.8-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. Earlier he fanned a career-best 11 batters in a start at WKU. He averages just under 6.0 innings for his 12 starts.
• A host of news organizations had a preseason All-America team leading up to the 2015 campaign, and Blake Fox was on just about every one of them. In 13 starts this year Fox is 7-2 with a 3.59 ERA... In 48 career appearances, including 30 collegiate starts, Fox is 25-2 all-time with a 2.49 ERA in 209.1 innings. He came through with a big outing last week at heavy-hitting FAU, allowing just one earned run in 6.1 innings... On April 4 Fox suffered the first loss of his collegiate career, but he bounced back a week later to win at UAB. Pitching is only part of the story, however. Fox is a versatile enough athlete to make additional appearances either as a first baseman, designated hitter or pinch hitter (against right-handed pitching).

Previous Outing: Owls Fall To Houston Tuesday Night, 2-1
SUGAR LAND, Texas - Two Owl fielding errors in the bottom of the ninth inning paved the way for a Houston comeback in a 2-1 win over the Rice baseball team Tuesday evening at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas... Rice held a narrow 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth of the final game of annual series vs. crosstown rival Cougars. The Owls' pitching Tuesday was again every bit as sound and solid as it had been in the team's seven-game win streak heading into the contest. The Rice staff handcuffed No. 19 ranked Houston to no runs for eight innings on just three hits... Houston did not add to its hit total in the bottom of the ninth, but didn't need any hits to slip away with a 2-1 decision and hold possession of the Silver Glove Trophy. The Owls walked the leadoff batter but retired the next two hitters, highlighted by a sensational diving catch by Charlie Warren on a low fly ball to shallow right field. Rice then induced an infield grounder, but threw the ball in the dirt to first base, which kept Houston alive. The next play took an opposite route to the same result. Rice threw the ground ball hit by the next UH batter high to first, which pulled fielder Connor Teykl off the bag... Instead of being out of the inning and the teams shaking hands, the Blue & Gray was suddenly now in a bases-loaded situation. Rice hit the next batter with the pitch which tied the game 1-1, then walked-in the winning run for the 2-1 final. Houston had scored twice in the ninth without a base hit, and managed to hit just one ball out of the infield (the fly Warren caught in right)... Rice is now 33-17 on the season. Houston is 36-17 overall... Both teams were in a scoreless duel for the first four innings. Rice pushed across the game's first run when Teykl, a native of Sugar Land, collected his second hit of the night to lead off the top of the fifth. Kirby Taylor followed with a base hit and a one-out walk to Leon Byrd loaded the stations. Hunter Kopycinski then laced a pitch to right to score Teykl for the 1-0 lead... Owl true freshman Glenn Otto started on the mound and posted a career-high nine strikeouts in 3.2 innings. He worked out of trouble with two men on base in the bottom of the second, and then had some help from reliever John Williamson to get out of a two-on, two-out situation in the fourth. Ricardo Salinas also struck out four in 3.1 innings of work. The Rice staff finished the night with a total of 14 strikeouts.

Seven Owls Named To All-Silver Glove Series Team
One of the distinctive features of the Rice-Houston series is the naming of the annual All-Silver Glove team. This year seven Owls claimed spots on the all-series team. The 2015 All-Silver Glove team was Chris Iriart (UH), Corey Julks (UH), Grayson Lewis (Rice), Austin Orewiler (Rice), Glenn Otto (Rice), Seth Romero (UH), Ford Stainback (Rice), Kirby Taylor (Rice), Connor Teykl (Rice), Charlie Warren (Rice), MVP -- Seth Romero (UH).

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 189-60 (.759).

Reeves On Johnny Bench Award Watch List
WICHITA, Kansas - Rice senior John Clay Reeves has been named to the official watch list for the 2015 Johnny Bench Award as the nation's top collegiate catcher... The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award presented by The inaugural watch list consists of 75 players from across the country... So far this season Reeves owns a .331 batting average with a team-leading 52 RBI in the Owls' 50 games. The Monroe, La., native and Conference USA Preseason Player of the Year belted his eighth home run of the season in the Owls' 5-2 victory at FAU (May 10). He has scored 26 runs and maintained a steady .506 slugging percentage with a .424 on-base average... The Johnny Bench Award watch list will be narrowed down semifinalists on May 14. Ballots will be sent to a national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 2, 2015. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 18th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 25, 2015... A 1989 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Johnny Bench was twice named the Most Valuable Player in the National League and a 14-time MLB All-Star. While Bench is remembered for his offense, he may have had the greatest impact behind the plate. He was the first receiver to use a protective helmet in the field and introduced catching techniques that have become the foundation for how the position is played today.

Winning Is Always In Fashion
For the fashion-minded, Rice's 2015 W-L records while wearing the various uniforms is as follows:
9-1 in the white `birds' top
7-3 in all-white,
9-4 in blue tops with pinstripe pants,
6-4 in the gray `birds' top
2-4 in all-gray,
0-1 in the home alternate (`Old English R')

Hunter Is Red Hot
When John Clay Reeves was sidelined recently, junior reserve catcher Hunter Kopycinski made the most of his new playing time and it's been hard to keep him out of the lineup. Kopycinski enters the weekend on a 24-for-61 (.393) pace with two doubles, 11 RBI and 14 runs scored. In addition to a sac bunt and sac fly during the hot streak, he also has more walks (6) than strikeouts (4) for a .457 on-base average.

Matt `The Man' Ditman
Junior reliever Matt Ditman notched two more saves last weekend at FAU. The right-hander is now at 18 saves for his collegiate career to tie for the second-highest total in school history. The Rice career record for saves is 27 by Cole St.Clair (2005-2008). Ditman enters the week with a 2.54 ERA in 49.2 innings, and holding opponents to a composite .201 batting average.

Stainback Continues Career Climb In Record Books
Senior second baseman Ford Stainback enters the weekend with 847 at bats in his collegiate career, the fifth-highest total in school history. He now needs 30 more at bats to tie Diego Seastrunk (877 at bats from 2007-2010) for No. 4 all-time. Stainback has also played in 222 games during his collegiate career, the sixth-highest total in school history. He needs two more games to tie Michael Fuda (224 games from 2008-2012) for No. 5 all-time.

Many Happy Returns
Jordan Stephens is one Owl who is making a comeback this season after being sidelined for more than a year. Another pitcher on the comeback trail is freshman redshirt-transfer Josh Pettitte. Pettitte has been impressive while slowly building up innings and outings. In 17.2 innings from 13 appearances, Pettitte owns a 4.58 ERA while holding opponents to a .243 batting average. He averages 13.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings with a 3.3-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio.

Nine (9) Televised Games In Regular Season
The people in the business of selecting games for television broadcasts have a good idea of the teams the public want to see. So far nine Rice regular season games are slated for a TV broadcast and that number could still grow with a possible TV appearance in the championship final of the C-USA Tournament in late May. Here is Rice's "starting nine" games on TV:
Feb. 20 (Fri.) at Arizona, PAC-12 Network;
Feb. 21 (Sat.) at Arizona, PAC-12 Network
Feb. 22 (Sun.) at Arizona, PAC-12 Network
Mar. 3 (Tues.) at TCU, FOXSSW+
Mar. 27 (Fri.) vs. Southern Miss, FOX Sports 2;
Apr. 18 (Sat.) vs. UTSA, ASN
Apr. 26 (Sun.) at Western Kentucky, ASN
May 9 (Sat.) at Florida Atlantic, ASN
May 16 (Sat.) vs. FIU, FOX Sports Net

Owls Ink Eight In Early Signing Period
The Rice baseball program has signed eleven high school standouts in the early period who will join the team for the 2016 season. The list of newest Owls includes: Dominic DiCaprio, Zachary Esquivel, Kendal Jefferies, Gavin Johnson, Jackson Parthasarathy, Jay Proctor, Braden Rollins, Brent Schwarz, Jacob Simon, Cody Staab, and Lucas Wakamatsu. The group consists of four pitchers, two catchers, two infielders, an outfielder and two multi-position players who are versatile enough to contribute as both a pitcher and/or position player/hitter. All are from the high school ranks. Eight are from Texas and two are from the greater Houston area.

Berkman To Be Inducted Into College Baseball Hall of Fame
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Former Rice Owl great Lance Berkman has been selected for induction into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame later this summer, the College Baseball Foundation announced March 4 from its headquarters in Lubbock, Texas... Joining Berkman in the 2015 College Baseball Hall of Fame induction class are Frank Viola, a Cy Young Award winner, World Series MVP and three-time major league all-star who led St. John's to the 1980 College World Series; Joe Arnold, a two-time NJCAA All-American pitcher at Miami-Dade who also earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 1966 NJCAA World Series; Larry Hays, who is one of only eight coaches at any level of college baseball with 1,500 wins; Al Holland, a ten-year major league pitcher and collegiate star at North Carolina A&T; Bill Holowaty, the third-winningest coach in NCAA Division III history; Mike Kelly, who was the consensus national player of the year in 1990 and winner of the 1991 Golden Spikes Award; and Rick Reichardt, who won the first recognized collegiate national player of the year award in 1964. The induction ceremony is set for June 29, in Lubbock... Before he became a six-time major league all-star and 2011 World Series champion, Berkman amassed 67 home runs, 272 RBI and a .385 batting average in his collegiate career at Rice (1995-97). He led the Owls to the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1995, and first College World Series appearance in 1997, when he was named the National Player of the Year and was unanimous All-America selection. That season he won the Western Athletic Conference triple crown with a .431 average, 41 homers and 134 RBI, as well as being the league leader in runs (109) and hits (110). The New Braunfels, Texas, native was a first-round MLB draft pick in 1997 (16th player selected overall) by the Houston Astros, who eventually led that franchise to its first World Series appearance in 2005... "This class features players and coaches with some incredible superlatives," said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. "There are some unique and outstanding accomplishments by the individuals in this class. Our voting committees consists of longtime college baseball media members, active and former coaches, retired umpires, past inductees, college baseball historians and in several cases they are also former players," Gustafson added. "I commend them on another outstanding job."... Berkman joins Owl head coach Wayne Graham in National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Coach Graham was inducted in the 2012 class... "I can't imagine a more deserving player for this honor than Lance," coach Graham said. "He had one of the greatest years in the history of college baseball (in 1997) to help get us to Omaha. He is one of the prime players who elevated our program in so many ways. Congratulations to Lance, and all the new inductees."... Tickets for the 2015 induction will be available in May on the Hall of Fame's website at For more information, contact Mike Gustafson, National College Baseball Hall of Fame president and CEO, at

Did You Know?
There have been plenty of players who have hit 40 home runs in a major league season, but just four Division I players who have hit 40 homers in the significantly shorter collegiate season. Lance Berkman is the only person on both these lists. He clubbed 41 round-trippers at Rice in 1997, and then had two 40-plus homer seasons with the Houston Astros - in 2002 (42 HR) and 2006 (45 HR).

20-Straight 40-Win Seasons
Rice has clinched 20-straight seasons of posting at least 40 wins. `Forty' wins actually short-changes the feat a little. The Owls have secured at least 41 wins in 19 of the last 20 years.

National Postseason Streak At 20-Straight
Rice baseball's 20-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament is the nation's fourth-longest active streak. In 2014 Miami (Fla.) made the field for the 42nd-consecutive year, extending its own record, followed by Florida State (37) and Cal State Fullerton (23). Rice's 20-straight NCAA Tournament bids is the sixth-longest postseason streak in Division I baseball history.

Conference Titles Streak Now At 19-Straight
Rice has won or shared a total of 19-straight conference championships (including either regular season and/or conference tournament titles) dating back to 1996. The streak covers membership in three different leagues beginning with the Southwest Conference (1996), to nine seasons in the Western Athletic Conference (1997-2005) and now nine C-USA titles in as many years. The Owls won the 2014 C-USA regular season title by a comfortable three-game margin, then completed the title sweep by taking the league tournament last in Hattiesburg, Miss. Here is a closer look at Rice's title run the last 19 years:
Year Conf. Regular Season Conf. Tourney
2014 C-USA 1st 1st
2013 C-USA tied 1st 1st
2012 C-USA 1st tied 5th
2011 C-USA tied 1st 1st
2010 C-USA 1st 2nd
2009 C-USA 2nd 1st
2008 C-USA 1st tied 7th
2007 C-USA 1st 1st
2006 C-USA 1st 1st
2005 WAC 1st no tourney
2004 WAC 1st no tourney
2003 WAC 1st no tourney
2002 WAC 1st no tourney
2001 WAC 1st no tourney
2000 WAC tied 1st no tourney
1999 WAC 1st 1st
1998 WAC 1st South Div. 1st
1997 WAC 1st South Div. 1st
1996 SWC tied 6th 1st

Rice Since 1999
Using the 1999 season as the starting point (the year the NCAA expanded the postseason tournament field to 64 teams with the current Super Regional format), Rice baseball has maintained one of the nation's top win percentages over the last 16 years. Here's a closer look at the country's winningest programs from 1999 to 2014:
Team Years Wins Loses Ties PCT
Florida State 16 791 278 1 .740
Rice 16 762 280 0 .731
North Carolina 16 729 301 1 .708
South Carolina 16 748 312 0 .706
Cal St. Fullerton 16 700 299 0 .701
Texas 16 717 314 1 .695
Arizona State 16 637 289 2 .688
LSU 16 708 321 6 .687
Coastal Carolina 16 675 310 0 .685
Miami (Fla.) 16 682 313 3 .685
Oral Roberts 16 654 307 0 .681
Georgia Tech 16 676 329 1 .672
Wichita State 16 703 357 0 .663
Virginia 16 640 331 3 .659
Stanford 16 635 340 2 .651
Clemson 16 677 363 1 .651
Nebraska 16 632 342 2 .649
East Carolina 16 619 347 3 .640
Tulane 16 623 352 2 .639
Southern 16 474 272 0 .635
Florida Atlantic 16 609 351 1 .634
C. of Charleston 16 600 346 1 .634
Oregon State 16 585 338 0 .634
Oklahoma State 16 613 355 0 .633
TCU 16 616 360 0 .631
Kent State 16 600 351 0 .631
Florida 16 633 373 2 .629
Notre Dame 16 596 353 5 .627
Mississippi 16 621 376 1 .623
Louisville 16 607 368 1 .622
Texas A&M 16 619 378 3 .621
Ohio State 16 587 359 1 .620
Vanderbilt 16 607 374 0 .619
UL-Lafayette 16 604 372 1 .619
The Last Meeting
Florida International2
May 21, 2014
Hattiesburg, Miss.
Owls Defeat FIU Wednesday in C-USA Opener, 9-2
Rice combined a wealth of hits with a solid pitching performance from starter Kevin McCanna for a 9-2 victory over FIU on the opening day of the annual Conference USA Baseball Tournament.



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