June 15, 2003
Rice wins Game 1

The Rice Owls defeated SW Missouri State 4-2 in their opening game of the College World Series last night behind a strong outing from sophomore pitcher Jeff Niemann. The Owls will play the Texas Longhorns, who knocked off Miami 13-2, on Monday. UT is the defending national champion, and they beat Rice 2-1 in the opening game of last year's CWS, so you can bet that Wayne Graham will not have to do much to motivate his troops. UT is about the only team to have a winning record against Rice over the past couple of years, too. Game time is 6 PM CDT and will be on ESPN2. Go Rice!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 15, 2003 to Baseball | TrackBack

Rice's starting pitcher got a nice mention on Morning Edition today too. Woohoo!

Posted by: Karin on June 16, 2003 9:55 AM