Sunday, February 06, 2005


The Rice baseball team had its debut yesterday. The team now stands at 1-0. The most amazing thing, though, was the combined work of three new Rice Owl pitchers: Joe Savery, Josh Geer and Bryce Cox. Pitching is supposed to be the question mark for this team, who won the national championship in 2003 (my senior year at Rice) and had a surprising and disappointing early tournament loss last year. Well, yesterday three new pitchers made a pretty good case for non-worrying: they recorded twenty-one strikeouts! In nine innings, twenty-seven players are retired, and this pitching staff got twenty-one of them with strikeouts! This was a new Rice record; with a number like that, I'm almost surprised that's not an NCAA record. (I assume it isn't, or else people would be talking about it, right?). Go Rice Owls!

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