Rice wins series with HBU with 1-0 walk-off victory
Connor Walsh’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Rice a 1-0, series-clinching victory over Houston Baptist on Monday at Reckling Park.
Cade Edwards walked to lead off the ninth, then pinch hitter Johnny Hoyle was hit by a pitch. After a double steal, Walsh hit a deep fly ball to center for the walk-off single.
Reed Gallant (1-0) earned the win for the Owls (2-1), holding the Huskies hitless over the final five innings. Starter Roel Garcia limited HBU (1-2) to three hits in four innings.
Huskies starter Austin Spinney gave up four hits in six innings.
In other college baseball news:
• No. 18 Texas completed an 0-3 start to the season with an 8-1 loss to No. 1 Mississippi in the State Farm College Baseball Showdown at Arlington.