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2013 HCC participants announced

HOUSTON, TX — The three-day Houston College Classic baseball tournament (March 2-4) concluded tonight at Minute Maid Park, with Arkansas, Rice and the University of Houston each finishing with 2-1 records. Tennessee, Texas and Texas Tech rounded out the field with 1-2 marks.

Each team placed at least one player on the 2012 Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team, which was highlighted by the Classic’s Most Outstanding Player P Jordan Stephens from Rice, who pitched 7.0 scoreless frames in tonight’s nightcap.

The remaining 2012 All-Tournament Team filled out as follows:

C Craig Manuel, Rice .500 (5×10), 2R, BB, 2B, 3RBI

1B Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas .273 (3×11), 3R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, HBP

2B Brooks Marlow, Texas .600 (6×10), 3R, 2B, 3B, 5RBI, 2BB

3B Erich Weiss, Texas .455 (5×11), 3R, 2B, 2BB

SS Zach Osborne, Tennessee .300 (3×10), R, 2 2B, RBI, 2BB

OF Jamodrick McGruder, Texas Tech .300 (3×10), 3R, 4BB, 3SB

OF Jeremy Rathjen, Rice .385 (5×13), 4R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, BB, HBP

OF Jonathan Walsh, Texas .500 (6×12), 2R, 3 2B, 2RBI, 1SB

DH Cory Kay, Houston .500 (2×4), 2R, HR, 2RBI

P Barrett Astin, Arkansas 0-0, 2SV, 0.00ERA, 4.0IP, H, 0R, 3BB, 8SO

P Jared Ray, Houston 1-0, 1.29ERA, 7.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 10SO

P Ryne Stanek, Arkansas 1-0, 1.29ERA, 7.0IP, 6H, 1ER, BB, 7SO

P Jordan Stephens, Rice 1-0, 0.00ERA, 7.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 8SO

Houston College Classic Most Outstanding Player: P Jordan Stephens, Rice

The Astros also announced the field for the 2013 Houston College Classic, which includes Rice University and the University of Houston, as well as Texas A&M, Baylor, North Carolina and California. The 2013 HCC will mark the event’s 13th year and will feature nine games at Minute Maid Park from March 1-3, 2013.


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