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  1. NCAA baseball tournament: Preview of Rice Owls-Xavier Musketeers ...

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Veteran Rice coach Wayne Graham is exactly where he didn't want to be heading into the third day of the NCAA regionals. The Owls' 7-6 loss to Kansas State last night pushed the Houston Regional 1-seed into the losers' bracket and an elimi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  2. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Kansas State took advantage of a critical Rice mistake to climb into a 3-3 tie after six innings. The Wildcats tied the score in the sixth inning on a leadoff single from Carter Jurica. After advancing to second on a groundout, Jurica a...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  3. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Wasn't this supposed to be a dream pitching matchup? The ballyhooed battle between Rice's Ryan Berry and Kansas State's A.J. Morris hasn't lived up to its hype as Rice leads 3-2 after three innings. The Owls jumped ahead with two runs...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  4. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Rice wasted little time jumping on vaunted Kansas State starter A.J. Morris for two runs in the first inning to claim a quick 2-0 lead. Morris, who brought a 13-1 record into the game, had trouble in the first inning as he repeatedly fel...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  5. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- David Sitton hopes to be able to sit behind home plate Saturday night at Reckling Park and blend into the surroundings as much as possible. But it's going to be a little tough for the head baseball coach at nearby Humble High School to ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  6. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Helping to make a name for the Xavier program has been fun for Jordan Conley. After nailing down a save to preserve Xavier's first NCAA tournament victory in school history in a tight 9-6 win over Sam Houston State, Conley was more inter...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  7. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Xavier took advantage of a couple of critical ninth-inning plays to claim a 9-6 victory over Sam Houston State and advance into another elimination game on Sunday. After Sam Houston State had tied the score in the top of the seventh inn...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  8. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Neil Lindgren's two-run homer in the seventh inning has boosted Xavier to an 8-6 lead over Sam Houston State after seven innings in an NCAA tournament elimination game at Reckling Park. Lindgren jumped on a fat fastball delivered by Sam...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  9. NCAA baseball tournament blog: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Xavier has been familiar with coming back all season long. The Musketeers are proving successful again Saturday afternoon. After bouncing back for two runs in the second inning and four runs in the third, the Musketeers have charged bac...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  10. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- It's elimination time for the loser of today's Xavier-Sam Houston State matchup that will be starting in a couple of minutes. Both teams will be hoping for better luck after losses in the first day of the Houston Regional. The Musketeer...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  11. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Veteran Rice coach Wayne Graham will be turning over a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning against Sam Houston State to a beleaguered bullpen as the Owls try to nail down another regional victory. The Owls' bullpen has been their biggest weak...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  12. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Mike Ojala and Mark Haynes hooked up for the kind of NCAA tournament victories that Rice coach Wayne Graham has made a staple over the years. The Owls combined strong pitching with timely hitting as they claimed a 5-2 victory over Sam Ho...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  13. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    HOUSTON -- Rice's familiarity in the NCAA tournament appears to be coming through again for the Owls on Friday night. Clutch hitting and fielding has enabled the Owls to charge into a 2-1 lead over Sam Houston State after four innings in a Houston ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  14. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Tim Griffin will check in frequently with updates from the Houston Regional. For live scores throughout the NCAA tournament, click here. HOUSTON -- So much for any opening-game jitters for Kansas State. The Wildcats pou...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  15. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Tim Griffin will check in frequently with updates from the Houston Regional. For live scores throughout the NCAA tournament, click here. HOUSTON -- Kansas State's power display is holding up as the Wildcats are surging to ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009
  16. NCAA baseball tournament: Houston Regional

    Tim Griffin

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Tim Griffin will check in frequently with updates from the Houston Regional. For live scores throughout the NCAA tournament, click here. HOUSTON -- So much for playing small ball and manufacturing runs one at a time. Kansa...

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2009