Wayne Graham’s success at Rice has come largely because of stalwart pitching, and 2014 is no different. His Owls rank 21st in the country in strikeout-to-walk ratio and have a team ERA of 3.22. … Closer Matt Ditman leads a deep bullpen with 10 saves in 28 appearances. Kevin McCanna is the Owls’ top starter with a 3.05 ERA in 79.2 innings ... Though the Owls hit an even .300, they have only 16 home runs and 81 doubles. Rice is 8-7 in 15 one-run contests.
A year removed from notching the first No. 1 ranking in school history, the Cajuns got a 12th-inning grand slam from Stefan Trosclair to win its second straight Sun Belt tournament title, defeating South Alabama 5-1 … Trosclair and Kyle Clement lead a potent Cajun lineup, each hitting .358 with over a .650 slugging percentage. … Trosclair leads the team with 16 home runs, 15 of which came after April 1… Freshman Gunner Leger’s 2.95 ERA is the best among ULL starters … Closer Dylan Moore paces the staff with a 1.54 ERA in 29 appearances, including 11 saves.