The Rice Owls (33-13, 13-5 CUSA) are exactly where they want to be with two series left in the regular season - safely in contention to host a NCAA Regional in the first round, at Top-8 ranked team in all five major college baseball polls, and tracking a C-USA regular season title.
That being said, UAB has proven to be a tricky out for the Owls in recent games. Since 2008, the Blazers have won seven out of 12 games, including the last three meetings in a row. Rice should have no problem handling the 27-23 Blazers, but are tied for first place in the conference with UCF, next week's opponent, and need every conference win possible.
Dates / Times:
Friday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. CT
Sunday, May 13, 3 p.m. CT
Location: Reckling Park, Houston, Texas
Radio: 99.7 FM, RiceOwls.com
Streaming: Owl Vision All-Access
Friday - Matthew Reckling (Rice, 7-1, 2.38) vs. Michael Busby (UAB, 3-3, 3.99)
Saturday - Austin Kubitza (Rice 4-3, 3.44) vs. Ben Bullard (UAB 5-5, 2.92)
Sunday - John Simms (Rice, 4-0, 2.78) vs. TBD (UAB).