Cougars to make first road trip of 2015 with a 6-1 record
JUNIOR (2015) Appeared in three games, before going down for the season with a torn UCF, requiring Tommy John surgery...Tossed 3.1 total innings and record two wins in relief...Finished three relief outings with a 0.00 ERA.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2014) Made 15 appearances out of the bullpen this season for the Cougars...Finished with a 3-0 record and a 3.24 ERA...Tallied one save in 1.2 shutout innings in relief with five strikeouts at McNeese State (April 29)...Earned his first win at Houston vs. Michigan (Feb. 23), tossing 0.2 innings in a 1-0 win over the Wolverines...Recorded his second win in a 1.1 scoreless outing at Texas A&M (April 1) and his third win, tossing 2.0 hitless innings out of the pen vs. UCF (May 3) in a 4-3 win...Made three postseason appearances...Finished the year with a 1.2, one-hit, shutout outing at Texas (June 6) in the Austin Super Regional...Fanned 20 on the year with just five walks...16 of his 20 strikeouts came in his final seven appearances...Went 17.2 innings in 11 relief outings without surrendering a run from Feb. 23 to May 15... Helped Houston to a 48-win season, an American Conference tournament title, Regional Championship and appearance in an NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2003
PREVIOUS COLLEGES at Panola College: Played the 2013 season under head coach Todd Shelton...Helped team to a Conference Runner-Up finish...Made two starts for 12.0 innings...Compiled an ERA of 2.25 with eight strikeouts before having to end the year due to labrum surgery in late February...Received a medical redshirt at Lamar: Played 2012 season under head coach Jim Gilligan in the Southland Conference...Tossed 33.2 innings, compiled a 3.74 ERA with 22 strikeouts...Held opponents to a .226 average
VIDOR HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year letterwinner for the Vidor Pirates...Had an impressive senior season (2011)...Named First Team All-State (SS), Super Gold Enterprise First Team, First Team All-Orange Leader...Honored as the District's Offensive MVP...Named to the TASO All-Star Game in 2010-11...Hit .597 with four homeruns, 30 RBI, 14 doubles, three triples during senior season...Also pitched for 22.1 innings for a 0.97 ERA and 35 strikeouts...Off the field, received the Honors Award in government, English...Was an All-A Honor Roll student
PERSONAL Full name is Vernnon "Bubba" Paul Maxwell...Born July 13, 1993 in Beaumont...Calls Vidor, Texas home...Son of Paula and Davey Maxwell...Has one sister, Shelby...Majoring in psychology