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CBD Visit: Rice bounces back, drops Texas Tech

HOUSTON – Michael Ratterree took a 2-2 pitch and drove it over the left field wall for a three-run home run in the first and fifth-ranked Rice never looked back as the Owls knocked off Texas Tech, 6-2, Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.

With the win, Rice (10-1) is off to their best start since the 2003 national championship season in which the Owls began the year with a 33-1 record. Continue reading


CBD Quick Hits for March 2nd

I would like to apologize for my absence recently on the site as I have been dealing with a close personal family issue which has hindered my time on the site.

Here are some of my top highlights from action on March 2nd. Continue reading


Around the Horn: Houston vs Rice

Austin Pruitt: The 5-foot-11 junior made his Houston-debut in relief last Tuesday and fired 4.1 shutout innings allowing just one hit. Making his first career start for the Cougars against No. 5 Rice, the right-hander cruised through his first 4.0 innings of work while keeping the Owls’ offense off-balanced with a very effective slider. Continue reading


2012 Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll Released

Conference USA announced its 2012 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. UCF junior utility player D.J. Hicks was chosen as the preseason Player of the Year, while Rice sophomore left-hander Austin Kubitza was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rice was chosen to win the league’s championship. The Owls have won either the regular season or tournament championship in each of its first six years as a member of C-USA. Continue reading


Top 100 Countdown: 46. John Simms (Rice)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 46 with Rice sophomore RHP John Simms. The Woodlands, Texas native attended College Park High School where he was a three year varsity player. As a senior, he went 8-1 record with a 1.07 ERA while striking out 123 batters in 65.1 innings. His junior season saw him have a strong season also going  9-2 with a 1.19 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 88 innings. Continue reading


Top 100 Countdown: 64. Austin Kubitza (Rice)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 64 with Rice sophomore RHP Austin Kubitza. The Colleyville, Texas native attended Heritage High School where he was a three-year letterman and two-year varsity starter for head coach Alan McDougal. His senior year saw him go 8-2 on the mound with a 2.28 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 64 innings. He was also an accomplished hitter with a .354 batting average with a .687 slugging percentage and 32 RBI in the Panthers’ 33 games. He picked up several honors including being named Second team 5A all-state pitcher, Member of the Texas HS Coaches Association North All-Star team, and named most valuable player honors in District 5-5A. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 MLB Draft but were not able to come to an agreement with him. Continue reading


October 17th Fall Ball Update

Here is your October 17th Fall Ball Update.

North Carolina: Blue 6 White 0

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Blue Team claimed its second straight series and wrapped up the Fall World Series Sunday afternoon as they claimed a 6-0 win over the White Team. Andrew Smith notched the win tossing 5.1 innings of shutout ball while striking out 10. Continue reading


October 12th Fall Ball Recap

Here is your October 12th Fall Ball Recap.


HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team competed against the Rice Owls Tuesday night in a 14-inning scrimmage at Cougar Field.

The extended scrimmage was a chance for head coach Todd Whitting to evaluate his squad, which has been holding fall practices since Sept. 6. Continue reading


Rice releases 2012 Schedule

HOUSTON – With no shortage of challenging opponents to be played at home and on the road, the Rice Owls’ baseball schedule for the full 2011-2012 season was announced on Monday (Oct. 10).

The team’s first action is as soon as this Tuesday (Oct. 11) when the Owls travel across town for a fall exhibition to be held at the University of Houston at 4 pm. The Blue & Gray then hosts Texas State on Oct. 16 (Sun.) in a 1 pm exhibition at Reckling Park. Continue reading


Cape League announces 2011 All-Star Team

CAPE COD, Mass. – Commissioner Paul Galop has announced the 2011 Cape Cod Baseball League All-League Team.

Heading the list of positional players is CCBL Most Valuable Player Travis Jankowski (Stony Brook) of Bourne, who hit .329 with 22 RBIs for the Bourne Braves, along with batting champion Stephen Piscotty (Stanford) of Yarmouth-Dennis, who hit .349, edging out fellow All-League catcher Dane Phillips (Oklahoma State) of Chatham by a mere .0002. Phillips led the league with 34 RBI. Continue reading