The Rice bats struck for four runs in the second inning, three in the fourth and six in the fifth to give Owls’ starting pitcher Ricardo Salinas comfortable room to work. Salinas was equally productive, giving Coach Graham 7 1/3 scoreless innings and giving up only three hits in the team’s 15-0 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Overall, the Owls scored their 15 runs on 16 hits.
Final box score:
The Lions are eliminated from the Baton Rouge Regional.
Rice, now 2-1 in the tournament, will have to beat LSU twice in a row to win the regional at Alex Box Stadium. The LSU game was supposed to start at 7 tonight but just like ALL of the other Owls’ games in the tournament, the team endured a rain delay and then a lightning delay. This time the delay lasted about one hour and 20 minutes and ended Salinas’ day. The new start time for the LSU game is 7:45, so Rice will have just a brief break before facing a Tigers team with considerable pitching depth left. Dane Myers will take the mound for the Owls.
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The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
Here are your online links for the Rice-LSU game.
Rice Radio: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/rice/#live
Live Stats: http://www.ncaa.com/game/baseball/d1/2016/06/06/lsu-rice
Click below to listen to the brief postgame news conference with Ricardo Salinas and Coach Graham.