Rice joins Will Cooper in Sanford from the Commodores. As a Sophomore, Rice appeared in 17 games recording a 1-0 record in 21.1 innings pitched. In that time he developed a 3.38 earned run average and 21 strike outs.
Rice comes to the Mainers and the NECBL after pitching in the Northwoods League on the Mankato Moondogs last summer. He went 3-2 with a 6.12 earned run average for the Moondogs in 22 games.