Rice baseball team defeats Marshall 5-1 Saturday afternoon on the road
On Saturday the Owls clinched the series with a quality start from Kubitza and a breakthrough inning in the fifth. Rice had runners reach scoring position in each of the next four innings, including bases-loaded situations in both the eighth and ninth innings. Marshall avoided the shutout with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kubitza and the Rice staff was well-aware Marshall would continue to fight to the end. "We saw from (Reckling's) game Friday that Marshall would be aggressive at the plate and stay that way all game," Kubitza said.