HOUSTON - It took 11 innings for the Rice Owls to defeat the Texas State Bobcats 4-3. However, this win signified more than just their first home win of the season.
The race to finish first just became a lot more heated over the weekend as then conference leader, Southern Miss, dropped two on the road at UAB and Middle Tennessee.
Southern Miss now has a strong conference competitor in UTEP which seems to be peaking just at the right time. The Golden Eagles are 21-3, 8-1 in conference play and have won seven consecutive.
Change is inevitable and there was plenty last week as a few teams were able to take advantage of the home court while road teams made the road their home.
Teams across the nation are starting to dig in deeply and claim their rightful positions within their respective conferences.