Savery (10-1), who played first base against Louisville, will take the mound tomorrow against North Carolina. He was drafted 19th overall by the Phillies.
Rice (55-12), with 14 players taken in last week's draft and wins in 35 of 37 games, arrived in Omaha with some heavy baggage after failing to score in its last 23 innings at last year's CWS. That streak ended at 25 2/3 innings when Lehmann singled in Rice's four-run third inning.
Rice trailed 5-0 and 10-4 before a three-run fifth inning. Savery's sixth-inning shot and one by Aaron Luna in the seventh pulled the Owls to 10-9.
In another game:
* Adam Warren (11-0), normally a starter, turned in the longest relief performance of his career, allowing three hits and holding Mississippi State scoreless in 4 1/3 innings as North Carolina (54-13) prevailed, 8-5. The Tar Heels used a six-run sixth to rally back.
* Vanderbilt lefthander David Price won the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball. He was 11-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 133 1/3 innings. The other finalists: Rice pitcher-first baseman-designated hitter Joe Savery, Texas outfielder Kyle Russell, and Florida State second baseman Tony Thomas Jr. *