Rice-UT: Nothing But Goose Eggs

By Glenn Tanner - March 27, 2007


After three innings, we have a scoreless, quick-moving game here in Austin.

The top of the first inning went Reggie-Bush-fast. Texas starter Austin Wood retired the Owls on only six pitches, all strikes. Conversely, Rice starter Chris Kelley did his Nuke LaLoosh impression in the first. Kelly gave up a single and hit two batters, but struck out two, including Russell Moldenhauer to end the inning.

Wood had to work a little harder in the second inning, but the Owls still went 1-2-3, with Wood fanning Joe Savery for the third out. Kelley was sharp in the second, getting two ground outs and a backwards K.

Top of the third was more of the same -- three up, three down, and nine up and nine down on 28 pitches for the game for Wood. The spirit of LaLoosh again possessed Kelley in the third. Kelley walked two and threw two wild pitches, but escaped unscathed by getting Brad Suttle to hit into an inning-ending double play.

Lineup note: Rice CF Tyler Henley is ill today and did not make the trip. Also, injured Rice relief ace Cole St. Clair's throwing has been going well, and he could make his 2007 debut next week.

Big crowd here tonight, and people are still coming in. Texas always announces attendance at four-thousand-plus, because they go by tickets sold and they have about 4000 season ticketholders. Most of the seats are occupied tonight, though, and the roofs of the buses behind the left-field wall are really packed.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 07:56 PM on March 27, 2007
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