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July 16, 2013

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Groveland's Rice cooks up with Newburyport Legion team

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“He’s an excellent utility player because he can play anywhere,” said Post 150 coach Tim Southall. “He’s played for us in the outfield and done a nice job at second base. Plus, he’s a great character guy who fits right in with the team.”

Rice wants to use a strong performance during the summer as a springboard to a collegiate career. He’s headed to UMass Amherst, where he has high hopes of making the team as a walk-on.

“I have a good idea of the class coming in and the talent I’ll be up against, but I’m looking forward to it,” said Rice. “I’ve talked to the coach and I know I’ll get an opportunity to prove myself.”

That, after all, is what Rice has been doing this summer.

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