REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2009)
Made his first appearance of the season against Kansas State, playing 0.2 innings, allowing one hit, three walks and striking out one batter (Feb. 21)... In relief against No. 9 Rice, came in to strikeout three batters, allowing three hits (Feb. 25)... Pitched 2.1 innings, giving up one hit, two runs, two walks and striking out one batter in the series opener against Southern Miss (April 10)... Pitched one inning against McNeese State, not allowing a hit (April 29)... Pitched two scoreless innings, not allowing a hit while striking out three batters against McNeese State (May 5)... Had an inning of relief against UCF, allowing only one hit (May 14).
Sat out the season as a redshirt due to injury.
Tied for the team lead with 25 appearances out of the bullpen... Tossed two shutout innings of relief with a strikeout against No. 20 Baylor during the first day of the Houston College Classic... Tossed a career-long four innings of relief against No. 6 Arizona State during the final day of the Houston College Classic... Tossed two shutout innings with a pair of strikeouts in the middle game of the Princeton series.... Collected the win in relief after throwing three shutout innings with three strikeouts at Stephen F. Austin... Earned his first career save after holding No. 23 Tulane to only one hit with a strikeout in 2.1 innings during the series finale.. Also made his first plate appearance in that game against the Green Wave... Earned his second save in a three-day span after limiting Texas-San Antonio to one hit with a pair of strikeouts in 1.2 shutout innings at Victoria... Limited McNeese State to only one hit with three strikeouts in four shutout innings... Earned the win at Memphis during the series opener.
Appeared in 16 games out of the bullpen during his first season with the program... Made his Cougar debut with one inning of shutout relief against No. 21 TCU during the Houston College Classic... Threw another inning of shutout relief against Stephen F. Austin... Earned his first collegiate victory after allowing only one hit in 2.1 shutout innings against McNeese State... Tossed three shutout innings with a strikeout in the middle game of the series against No. 18 Tulane... Threw an inning of perfect relief at McNeese State... Earned the hold after throwing an inning of shutout relief at Texas A&M... Threw 2.2 key scoreless innings of relief during the Memphis series finale.
LEE HIGH SCHOOL
Was a two-time All-District First-Team selection in football. Senior (2004): Began the season at quarterback but was moved to tight end... Finished the year with 21 catches for 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns... Hauled in eight catches for 143 yards and a touchdown against No. 8 Spring High. Junior (2003): Earned All-District honors as a pitcher.
Full name is Barry Weston Laird... Born on Oct. 7, 1986, in Houston... Son of Scott Laird and Robin Sheppard... Younger brother of current UH punter Justin Laird... Sports administration major... Also was recruited by Iowa, Wisconsin, BYU and Baylor.
Innings: 4.0, at McNeese State (May 1, 2007); vs. Arizona State (Feb. 11, 2007)
Strikeouts: 3, four times, most recently vs. McNeese State (May 5, 2009)
Winning Streak: 2 games (April 10, 2007 to present)
Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 7.0 (April 4-16, 2006)
Long Relief: 4.0, vs. Arizona State (Feb. 11, 2007)
Short Relief: 0.0, done six times; most recently at UTSA (April 1, 2009)