Rice Team Capsule

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Coach: Wayne Graham


Nickname: Owls


2007 Record: 54-12


Conference: Conference USA


Location: Houston, Texas


NCAA Tournament Region and Seed: Rice, 1


College World Series Appearance: 6th (2007, 2006, 2003, 2002,


1999, 1997)


CWS Record: 8-9


National Championships: 1


2007 NCAA Tournament Results


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Regional: Beat Prairie View A&M, 5-0


Beat TCU, 6-3


Beat TCU, 3-1


Super Regional: Beat Texas A&M, 3-2 (10 Innings)


Beat Texas A&M, 5-2


Probable Starting Lineup


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SS - Brian Friday (.342 AVG, 3 HR, 28 RBI)


RF - Jared Gayhart (.338 AVG, 4, 40)


CF - Tyler Henley (.308 AVG, 6, 30)


1B - Joe Savery (.360, 5, 57)


2B - Aaron Luna (.315, 11, 61)


DH - Jess Buenger (.307, 7, 43)


3B - Diego Seastrunk (.303, 1, 37)


LF - Jordan Dodson (.302, 8, 51)


C - Danny Lehmann (.305, 4, 36)


SP - Matt Langwell (8-1, 1.70 ERA)


SP - Ryan Berry (11-2, 2.71)


RP - Bobby Bramhall (6-2, 1.85, 6 Saves)


OPENING GAME: Friday vs. Louisville


NOTES


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Berry leads the team and Conference USA in wins (11), innings


(116.1) and starts (18)... Savery was the only Owl to start all


66 games, including 49 at first base and 17 as the pitcher/designated


hitter. ... Friday batted .409 (9-for-22) at the C-USA Tournament


and was error-free in the field in 20 chances. ... Langwell was the


only Owl hurler to earn selection to both the NCAA Regional and C-USA all-tournament teams.