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Rogues Sign Oregon Native Rice

05/02/2019 5:38 PM

Article By: Jonathan Kurman

MEDFORD, Or. -- The Medford Rogues have signed southpaw pitcher Austin Rice from Whitworth for the 2019 season. Rice was named the game-one starter for the Pirates, and has pitched like it all season. He went 5-1 in 12 starts with a 3.66 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 59 innings pitched in 2019.

The sophomore's 8.08 strikeouts per nine innings led his Pirates team. Rice was also named to the All-NWAC second team this season.

At Irrigon High School in Oregon, Austin set the school's record for strikeouts in one season with 159 as a senior. He was the Eastern Oregon League MVP and All-State pitching honoree in 2016 and 2017. He was a three-time All-League honoree as a pitcher and outfielder.

See Rice and the rest of the 2019 Medford Rogues play this season at Harry & David Field as they take on the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League. Single game tickets are on sale now, and available online at no additional cost. CLICK HERE to be taken to our online ticket portal.

The Golden State Collegiate Baseball League is a 8-team, wooden bat collegiate summer baseball league founded in 2012. The GSCBL is a showcase for top college-level players, giving professional baseball scouts a chance to see prospective pros playing against each other.

The GSCBL brings highly competitive collegiate baseball to mid-sized communities throughout the West while featuring affordable family entertainment. The GSCBL will have franchises in California (Alameda, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Yuba-Sutter), Nevada (Reno) and Oregon (Medford). These franchises are the backbone of the Golden State League and its foundation now and in the future. All teams affiliated with the GSCBL showcase some of the top talent in the country.