Rice extends lead against K-State after seven
Reliever Matthew Reckling limited KSU to two unearned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work after he replaced starter Mark Haynes with two outs in the third inning.
Reckling lasted until KSU added two runs in seventh. He was replaced by Jordan Rogers, who got the last out of the inning.
That work has helped support the 16-hit Rice attack, which includes five players with at least two hits. Brock Holt, Rick Hague, Michael Fuda and Jimmy Comerota have three hits, and Hague and Diego Seastrunk have three RBIs.
The Owls appear poised to finish off the victory and make their fifth straight trip to the super regionals. They would face LSU in the next round of the tournament, starting Friday in Baton Rouge, La.