HOUSTON (AP) — Abe Gonzales allowed two runs in his first career complete game to lead Rice to a 14-2 win over Alcorn State in the Houston Regional on Friday night.
Gonzales (8-2) allowed seven hits and struck out four for the Owls (42-19). Michael Ratterree went 3 for 6 with two RBIs, and Ryan Lewis was 4 for 6 with two RBIs for Rice, which had a season-high 22 hits.
Rice, the No. 8 national seed, will play Baylor on Saturday, while Alcorn State (27-29) faces California in an elimination game.
The Owls scored twice in the second and third and bust the game open with four runs in the fifth off Alcorn State starter Steve Easter (8-6). Anthony Rendon and Lewis each had RBI singles, and Ratterree had a two-run double in the inning.
Angel Rosa was 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Braves.