Rice routs State in final midweek contest

Photo by Gerald Castillo

Texas State Baseball

Rice repaid Texas State for its nine-run loss earlier this season.

The Owls routed head coach Ty Harrington’s team 10-1 during their final midweek game of the season in Houston that was boosted by a six-run third inning.

Senior pitcher Brandon Courville got the start, but was pulled during the bottom of the third frame after loading the bases and giving up four hits and a walk. Facing a jam, senior Joe Powell came in relief to try and mitigate damage, but Rice managed to tack three more runs on the board before a pair of fly-outs ended the frame.

During Texas State’s next at-bat, junior Dylan Paul was stranded at second as Micket Scott grounded out to end the inning. Paul’s hit in the top of the fourth was the last his team could generate as the Owls shuffled through four arms who held Texas State hitless collectively and only walked three.

Paul helped move over sophomore Jaylen Hubbard in the top of the second with a single to center. Hubbard eventually scored Texas State’s only run on a wild pitch. Paul is on a 14-game hit streak, the longest of his career. 

Texas State threw five arms Tuesday evening with sophomore Anthony Pagano and junior Blake Walden being the only two to go hitless and runless on the score sheet. They threw two combined innings. Dane Myers and Dominic DiCaprio led the way for Rice going a combined 4-for-9 at the plate with three RBIs.

Texas State finishes the regular season this weekend against UTA starting Thursday at 6 p.m. Freshman Nick Fraze is slated to earn his first series-opening start.

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