Baseball

Steven Rice - 19

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crawfordsville, Ind.

High School:
Crawfordsville

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 190

Position:
LHP

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

Steven Rice

05/08/2014

Senior memories 2014

Seniors reflect on their time on campus

02/10/2014

Rice trades hoop dreams for spot atop mound

From Jan./Feb. issue of Commodore Nation

12/20/2013

Commodores tabbed No. 9 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

Dores set to open season in top 10 for second straight year

11/19/2013

Gold team claims seventh straight Series behind Beede

Right-hander fans eight over five innings

11/14/2013

Gold rallies by Black to claim Game 1

Rogers draws bases loaded walk to end exciting game

06/25/2014

CWS Finals Game 3: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Howell)

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06/25/2014

CWS Finals Game 3: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Russell)

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06/23/2014

CWS Finals Game 1: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Howell)

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06/16/2014

Vanderbilt vs. UC Irvine - College World Series (Peterson)

Vanderbilt topped UC Irvine 6-4 to advance in the College World Series on Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park. (Photos by John Peterson)

02/19/2014

Lipscomb at Vanderbilt 2/19/14 (Howell)

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Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 4.2, 5/12/13 at Kentucky
Strikeouts: 6, 2/26/12 vs. Oregon
Hits Allowed: 4, 3/16/12 at Florida
Walks Allowed: 4, 2/23/11 vs. Belmont
Runs Allowed: 4, 3/16/12 at Florida

Coach Corbin Quote:We are fortunate to have Steven back for his senior year. He has a very contagious attitude and makes the total environment more enjoyable because of that. He has a unique way of reaching every kid on the team and making them feel important. He has been very reliable for us the last two years and will most certainly have a tremendous impact on our staff once again.

2014 - Hit three batters and allowed a run in one inning at Belmont 3/18... Made his 2014 debut with a scoreless inning against Eastern Illinois 3/11.

2013 - Proved to be a key lefty for the Dores as a junior pitching in a career-best 21 games and going 4-0... Recorded the final out vs. Louisville 6/8 in Super Regional loss... Turned in two scoreless innings in NCAA Tournament win vs. ETSU 5/31... Recorded the final two outs in SEC Tournament Championship Game loss to LSU 5/26... Allowed one run on two hits with two strikeouts in SEC Tournament loss to Texas A&M 5/22... Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings against Alabama 5/18 to win his second straight outing allowing only two hits... Turned in a career outing to help the Commodores clinch the SEC title with a career-best 4.2 shutout innings at Kentucky 5/12 striking out five to get the win... Gave up one run on two hits in one inning of work in victory vs. Mississippi State 4/28... Tagged for three runs on two hits and three walks in 1.1 innings against Tennessee Tech 4/16... Recorded two outs at Ole Miss 4/7... Earned his second win of the season with 2.2 shutout innings of relief against MTSU 4/2... Allowed one run on four hits in 2.2 innings against Florida 3/23... Pitched a career-high four innings allowing no runs at MTSU 3/20... Struck out the only batter he faced in win at Auburn 3/16... Allowed one run on two hits while recording two outs against Buffalo 3/13... Only batter faced reached on error in loss at Oregon 3/10... Tagged for three runs on three hits in lone inning of relief against Eastern Illinois 3/5... Stranded one runner and retired both batters he faced out of the pen against Illinois-Chicago 3/2... Tossed two score- less innings allowing one hit against Evansville 2/27... Struck out two in one scoreless inning against Monmouth 2/23... Turned in three scoreless innings to earn the win over Central Arkansas 2/20... Worked one score- less frame on Opening Day win over Long Beach State 2/15.

2012 - Inherited the bases loaded ans walked in a run facing only one batter in loss to Mississippi State 5/27 in SEC Championship game... Earned his first career win with 1.1 scoreless innings of work at Tennessee 5/5... Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings, striking out three against Kentucky 3/27... Retired the only batter he faced at Alabama 4/20... Walked two in one scoreless inning against Belmont 4/11... Matched a season high with three walks over two scoreless innings against South Carolina 3/30... Stranded two inherited runners recording one out against Georgia 3/25... Gave up one hit while allowing two-of-three inherited runners to score against Georgia 3/24... Allowed two inherited runners to score while recording two outs at Florida 3/18... Tagged for a career-high four runs on four hits over two-plus innings at Florida 3/16... Entered the game to pitch against Siena 3/14 but game was called due to weather before he threw a pitch... Pitched out of an inherited bases loaded jam turning in 2.1 scoreless innings against San Diego 3/10... Allowed a game-tying double against the lone batter he faced in win over Rhode Island... Gave up one run on three hits in 1.1 innings against Louisiana Tech 2/29... Worked a career-long 3.2 innings against Oregon 2/26 with a career-best six strikeouts... Tagged for two runs on three hits in one inning against Oakland 2/22... Struck out a career-best in a career-high two innings at Stanford 2/18.

2011 - Walked two batters but got through one inning in win over Wofford 3/8... Walked the only four batters he faced in his collegiate debut allowing one run against Belmont 2/23... SUMMER BALL - Pitched for the Mankato Moondogs in the Northwoods League going 3-2 with a 6.15 ERA in 22 games.

HIGH SCHOOL - 2008 Indiana State Champions... Two-time first team All-Conference selection... Two-time first team All-State selection... Holds his high school's record for strikeouts and lowest career ERA... Lettered in baseball four years, football two years and soccer one year... High School teammate Cameron Hobson plays at Dayton.

ACADEMICS - Rice is majoring in interdisciplinary studies focusing on financial management.

PERSONAL - Steven L. Rice... Born 12/26/91... Son of Terri and Gary Rice... has one sibling, Madison... Favorites include fishing (sport other than baseball), chicken salad (meal), Oceans 11, 12 and 13 (movie), Will Ferrell (actor), Mumford and Sons (music) and Taco Bell (late night snack)... Likes to fish in his spare time... Roommates with Chris Harvey and Tyler Ferguson... Chose Vanderbilt because of great baseball and academics.

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