Clutch RBI hit in 8th lifts Rice over Tech

HOUSTON Rice (6-2) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first on a two-run homer by Diego Seastrunk and an RBI single by Rick Hague.

Texas Tech (3-5) took a 4-3 lead in the third as Joey Kenworthy hit an RBI single, Jason Seefeld added a two-run single and Roger Kieschnick had an RBI double.

Rice tied the game with an unearned run in the fifth.

Bryan Price (1-1) picked up the win in relief for Rice. He gave up three hits and struck out two in two innings.

James Leverton (0-2) took the loss, giving up an unearned run in the eighth.

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