HOUSTON (AP) - Michael Aquino had two hits, including the go-ahead RBI double in Rice s six-run eighth inning, as the Owls rallied for a 7-2 win over George Mason in the Houston regional Friday night.

John Clay Reeves and Leon Byrd each added two-run singles after Aquino s double as the Owls pulled away.

Kirby Taylor had two hits for Rice (42-18), including an RBI single in the seventh for the game s first run. Byrd also had two hits for the Owls, who will face Texas on Saturday.

Josh Leemhuis singled to start the eighth and scored on Mick Foley s RBI single before Anthony Montefusco gave the Patriots a 2-1 lead, scoring on an error.

Zech Lemond (4-1) threw 1 2-3 innings for the win. Jared Gaynor (8-5) took the loss for the Patriots (34-21), who will face Texas A&M on Saturday in an elimination game.

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