It's not often the Philadelphia Daily News touts a Rice University baseball game, but this is what happens when a Phillies first-round pick is involved.
Rice star Joe Savery will take the mound on Sunday as the Owls play in the College World Series. Savery, selected by the Phillies a week ago with the 19th overall pick, will face either Mississippi State or Louisville.
Rice opens play today against Louisville at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. If Rice wins today, the Owls will play at 7 p.m. on Sunday on ESPN2. If the Owls lose, they will play at 2 p.m. in an elimination game.