USD dropped to .500 on the season with a 9-2 loss today at Rice in the opener of a four-game series between the teams.
Rice collected eight hits and eight runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings off USD starting pitcher Darrin Campbell (1-3). The No. 9-ranked Owls (9-5) led 4-0 through three innings before USD was able to put a run on the board. A three-run fifth inning by Rice made it 7-1 and all but put the game away.
The No. 20-ranked Toreros (8-8) committed an uncharacteristic four errors in the game.
USD's James Meador and Zach Walters each had two hits to lead the Toreros offense.
Friday's game begins at 4:30 p.m. here. Rice will have a live broadcast. Here's a LINK to the Rice page that should hook you up to either the Gametracker, Video or Audio of the game. Go to the NEXT EVENT box on the page and click on your preference.