The weather looks like it is going to cooperate this morning. We’re looking to resume Rice’s first game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on the LSU campus at 11. We’ll “start” the game in the top of the seventh inning. Rice is the home team against Southeastern Louisiana and has a 4-1 lead. Dane Myers will take the hill.
If you like a little trivia, this will now be the latest “start” to a regional in Rice’s NCAA history. Twice we opened play (defined as actually having a result) on June 4 (2004 and 2010). Results of both of those openers were not so good, so let’s just move past that.
What’s worth noting is that when the Owls first reached the College World Series in 1997, those games were played on May 30 and June 1.
Regarding June 5 in Rice NCAA history:
1999: Rice beat Louisiana-Lafayette 10-1 in the second game of the Super Regional at the Astrodome:
RICE OWLS ……….. 202 100 302 – 10 14 0 (57-13)
Southwestern La. …. 000 001 000 – 1 4 0 (42-23)
WP-Baugh (11-2) LP-Dohmann (8-5) T-2:43 A-7413
2006: Beat Baylor 7-4 at Reckling to win the regional and advance to host Oklahoma in a Super Regional. http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/060506aaa.html
2009: Lost to LSU 12-9 in the first game of the Super Regional at The Box. http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/060509aaa.html
2010: Beat Rider 19-1 in the elimination game of the Austin Regional as Anthony Rendon had himself quite a day. http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/060510aaa.html
2011: Lost to Cal 6-3 in the elimination game of the Rice Regional. http://www.riceowls.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/060511aaa.html
Watch this morning’s game on ESPN3.com or the WatchESPN app. Listen to the radio call here.