MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia baseball player Jacob Rice
was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday, earning the program’s first weekly honor as members of the Big 12 Conference.
Rice, a junior transfer in his first season at WVU, led the Mountaineers to a pair of wins in four games this past weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C. He batted .563 (9-for-16) with three runs, one double, three RBIs, three stolen bases and a sacrifice fly.
A Tulsa, Okla., native, Rice recorded a hit in every game, including a 4-for-5 performance in a victory against Wake Forest in which he scored one run, drove one run and stole a base. He recorded two hits in the second game against Youngstown State and the final game against Wake Forest.
WVU continues its 10-game road trip this weekend at the Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Mountaineers will play Indiana on Friday, UMBC on Saturday and Florida Atlantic on Sunday.