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Owls unafraid of big deficits, loose Louisville in Game 1

Originally Published: June 15, 2007
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- They were branded offensively inept, habitually inconsistent, and, worst of all, cursed.

It was hard to tell that Rice is the top-seeded team at the College World Series.

"I know some guy in Louisville, some writer at a paper, said we couldn't hit and were very beatable," Rice catcher Danny Lehmann said. "We take that as a challenge."

The Owls broke out of a postseason hitting slump -- and a huge drought in Omaha -- to rally from six runs down and beat Louisville 15-10 ...

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