March 3, 2009

Team of the Week

Rice Named CBI Team of the Week

With a 4-0 week, including three wins over nationally-ranked opponents at the Houston College Classic, Rice is the Team of the Week.


Rebounding from a 1-2 start, the Owls began the week with a 9-2 victory over cross-town rival Houston on Wednesday. At Minute Maid Park over the weekend, Rice edged No. 19 UCLA 5-4 in 10 innings on Friday, blanked No. 3 Texas A&M 2-0 on Saturday and defeated No. 12 Baylor 8-3 on Sunday.


Honorable mention goes to Miami (Fla.), which swept a three-game series at nationally-ranked and in-state rival Florida. Georgia took two games from Presbyterian and swept a three-game set at Arizona. TCU defeated Dallas Baptist and Texas State at home, then won at nationally-ranked Ole Miss. Coastal Carolina won at top-ranked North Carolina, then defeated West Virginia and Tennessee. Milwaukee went 3-0 in the Jacksonville Invitational with wins over Michigan, Akron and host Jacksonville. Cal Poly won at Fresno State and swept a three-game series from Sacramento State. Cal State Fullerton won at San Diego State and swept a three-game set from nationally-ranked Stanford. Western Carolina won two of three at USC. Marist took two of three at New Orleans. Oregon won its first home game in 28 years and took two of three from defending national champion Fresno State.


Previous Team of the Week

Feb. 24 - Middle Tennessee