Two Local HS grads lead Rice to 7-2 win over Lamar
With the team's fourth-straight win Rice improved to 14-9 overall. Lamar moved to 16-8 on the season.
Lamar High School graduate Anthony Rendon went one-for-two at the plate, scoring three runs and drawing three walks in the win.
Rendon was a First team 5A All-State shortstop as a senior in 2008 at Lamar High School, where he hit .570 with eight homers, 17 doubles, 56 RBIs, 56 runs scored and 13 steals. He was a starter in the Texas high school all-star game and earned first team all-state honors as a shortstop in 2007, the same year he led the greater-Houston area with 14 home runs. Rendon helped lead the squad to a 29-7 record, the regular season District 20-5A championship and the Region III quarterfinals as a senior. The Three-time all-district selection shared the District 20-5A most valuable player award with Westside High School's Taylor Wall, a current Rice teammate. His parents are Rene and Bridget Rendon .
Memorial High School graduate and Rice sophomore second baseman Michael Ratterree went three-for-five with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
Ratterree was selected by Washington in the 45th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He was named a 2009 first team Louisville Slugger High School All-America by Collegiate Baseball and was a second team All-America selection by Baseball America. Ratterree was the Texas High Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) Player of the Year as a senior, earning all-state honors and selection to the organization's annual all-star game. Ratterree was named first-team All-Greater Houston shortstop by the Houston Chronicle, and the Area's most valuable player according to Houston 5A Baseball.com. He hit .517 with 12 home runs, ten doubles, 42 RBI, 45 runs scored and 11 steals in 33 games as a senior. His parents are Alan and Kathy Ratterree.
Rice next opens a five-game homestand at Reckling Park that lasts through March 29. The Owls host crosstown rival Houston on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:36 p.m. The game is the opener in the season-long best-of-five series for the Silver Glove Trophy. The contest will be televised on Comcast Sports Southwest.
The Owls then open Conference USA league play on Friday, March 25, with a three-game weekend series against UCF. The start times for the Knights are 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at Reckling Park.
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