2004 Silver Glove All-Series Team
Moved into the Cougar starting lineup at shortstop when injury felled regular starter Stuart Musslewhite midway through the season... Appeared in 29 games with 24 starts... Made his first collegiate appearance and start against UCLA during the finale of the Aztec Invitational at PETCO Park... Tied a UH season-best with six assists against the Bruins... Ended a UCLA rally in the first inning by assisting on a double play on the first ball that he played as a collegian... Went 2-for-3 with the eventual game-winning RBI against Rice in Game Two of the Silver Glove Series... Batted 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs at Southern Miss in the middle game of that series... Went 3-for-4 with a run at Southern Miss in the series finale... Recorded two RBIs against Texas Tech at First American Bank Ballpark... Went 3-for-4 with a run against TCU in the series finale... Recorded a pair of RBIs against Cincinnati in the series finale... Scored twice against Louisville in the opener of a doubleheader... Went 2-for-3 with his first career home run at Louisville in the series finale.
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
Was a three-year starter at shortstop for head coach Melvin Cerny at Katy Taylor High... Finished prep career with .329 batting average and .452 on-base percentage... As a senior in 2003, named to the All-District 19-5A First Team and played in the Houston Area Coaches All-Star Game... Batted .354 with .481 on-base percentage... Helped lead squad to a 22-9 record, district title and berth in the regional quarterfinals... As a junior, helped guide team to a 20-10 record and district co-championship and berth in the regional quarterfinals after hitting .338 with .456 on-base percentage... Was an All-District First-Team honoree... As a sophomore, team finished with a 18-7 overall record, placed second in district and earned berth in bi-district playoffs... Played summer/fall league baseball for the Kyle Chapman Team under head coach Mike Rutledge... Played in the Palomino World Series in 2002 and 2003 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Full name is James Patrick Gaylord... Born on July 1, 1985, in Ft. Gordon, Ga... Son of Mike and Jackie Gaylord... Majoring in kinesiology... Also recruited by Texas, Baylor, Texas-San Antonio and Air Force.