Rice will turn to bullpen to preserve win
The Owls' bullpen has been their biggest weakness as Graham has been unable to find a consistent closer. He'll try in the eighth with Mark Haynes, who will be looking for his first save of the season.
Rice extended its lead to 3-1 in the fifth by taking advantage of two Bearkat errors. Jimmy Comerota advanced on a two-out throwing error by Sam Houston shortstop Jon Reed. Comerota then advanced to third on Brock Holt's double and scored on a throwing error on the play by right fielder Tyler Knight.
Now, Graham will be chancing his hopes of advancing on his team's biggest weakness -- the bullpen. It will be interesting to see if the Owls can overcome the liability.