Over the next 20 days, UHCougars.com will take a look back at athletic achievements during Houston's Conference USA history
2006 Dick Howser Trophy Winner
2006 Brooks Wallace Award Winner
2006 ABCA/Rawlings Player of the Year
2006 Rivals.com National Player of the Year
2006 MLB Draft Selection (Pittsburgh, 1st Round, No. 4 Overall)
2006 Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-America First Team (Utility)
2006 Baseball America All-America First Team (Utility)
2006 Pro-Line Cap/NCBWA All-America First Team (Utility)
2006 Rivals.com All-America First Team (Utility)
2006 Roger Clemens Award Finalist
2006 NCBWA District VII Player of the Year
2006 Conference USA Pitcher of the Year
2006 Conference USA All-Tournament Team (DH)
2006 All-Conference USA First Team (P)
2006 All-Conference USA First Team (DH/UTL)
2006 Silver Glove All-Series Team
2005 Silver Glove All-Series Team
2006 Houston College Classic Most Outstanding Player
2006 Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team
2005 Minute Maid Park College Classic All-Tournament Team
2004 C-USA All-Freshmen Team
Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week (May 16, 2006)
Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week (May 10, 2005)
C-USA Pitcher of the Week (May 15, 2006)
C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (March 27, 2006)
C-USA Pitcher of the Week (March 6, 2006)
C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 13, 2006)
C-USA Pitcher of the Week (May 9, 2005)
College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll (May 15, 2006)
College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll (March 14, 2006)
College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll (March 7, 2006)
2006 SEASON (Junior)
Enjoyed one of the nation's finest seasons on the mound and emerged as possibly the greatest two-way player in school history... Received the Dick Howser Trophy and the Brooks Wallace Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate player... Also named the ABCA/Rawlings Player of the Year and Rivals.com National Player of the Year... Became the first player in both UH and C-USA history to be named a baseball national player of the year... Became the first player in both UH and Conference USA history to be taken in the Top 10 picks of the annual amateur draft, being selected at No. 4 overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates... Led all pitchers in ERA (1.69), wins (12), complete games (3), shutouts (2), innings pitched (127.2), strikeouts (152) and opposing batting average (.198)... Strikeout total was the third best in UH single-season history and pushed him into third place on the Cougar career charts with 293 punchouts... Recorded at least seven strikeouts in each of his first 10 starts and in 15 of 17 total starts.... Was just as dangerous at the plate... Finished with 14 home runs and a team-best 53 RBIs... Was ranked among the C-USA individual leaders in five of the six Triple Crown categories (batting average was the lone exception)... Joined Woody Williams as the only players in school history to hit a home run and earn a win on the mound in the same game twice in one season... First accomplished that feat in the series opener at UC Irvine... Duplicated that effort less than a month later in the series opener against No. 18 Tulane... Had an all-around day against Texas-San Antonio during the season opener... Made his second consecutive Opening Day start against the Roadrunners... Allowed only two hits with seven strikeouts in five innings on the mound... Went 2-for-6 with two runs and a game-high four RBIs at the plate as the DH... Blasted a three-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Cougars to the win... Struck out nine while scattering five hits in seven shutout innings to lead UH to its only win at the Houston College Classic over Texas Tech... Also went 2-for-5 with a run at that tournament... Batted 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, a double and home runs against Stephen F. Austin... Struck out eight in 5.1 innings at No. 23 Arizona State during the second game of that series... Batted 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs at No. 23 Arizona State in the second game of that series... Teamed with Dustin Kingsbury to hit back-to-back homers in the third inning of the series finale... Struck out 11 batters while scattering one run off five hits in seven innings against Monmouth in the series opener... Held No. 8 LSU to only two runs off four hits with seven strikeouts in the series opener... Honored as the C-USA Pitcher of the Week following that performance... Did a little of everything in the series opener at UC Irvine... Struck out 12 batters while allowing only two runs off five hits in the complete-game win against the Anteaters... Also broke a tie with a solo home run to lead off the eighth inning... Allowed only three hits with eight strikeouts on the way to the shutout win over Marshall... Faced only two batters over the minimum in that game ... Honored as the C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week for that performance... Struck out 12 with only one unearned run allowed in eight innings during the East Carolina series opener... Also batted 2-for-4 with a run and RBI against the Pirates... Blasted a solo homer in the middle game of the ECU series... Scored two runs and added two RBIs against McNeese State... Homered for the third consecutive game in the second game of the series against No. 18 Tulane... Held No. 22 Southern Miss to only two runs off five hits with six strikeouts in the series opener... Batted 3-for-5 with a run, double and two RBIs in the second game of the USM series... Launched a mammoth home run to center field at Texas A&M... Struck out 11 with only two runs off eight hits in eight innings during the Memphis series opener... Went 3-for-5 with a double, run and three RBIs... Struck out a season-high 13 in eight innings during the series opener at UAB... Helped his own cause at the plate, batting 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs against the Blazers... Knocked in two runs in the middle game of the UAB series... Batted 2-for-4 at Stephen F. Austin... Struck out nine with only five hits allowed in tossing a shutout win at No. 1 Rice in the series opener... Honored as the Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week and C-USA Pitcher of the Week following that performance. C-USA Tournament: One of four Cougars named to the All-Tournament Team... Went 2-for-5 with a double and solo home run against Marshall... Held East Carolina to only one run off four hits with six strikeouts in eight innings... Retired 16 of the last 18 batters that he faced and allowed only two baserunners during his final five innings... Helped his own cause at the plate, batting 2-for-4 with a run against the Pirates.. Went 2-for-5 with a solo home runs against No. 11 Tulane to help lead the Cougars to the championship game. NCAA Norman Regional: Went 2-for-3 and scored the team's lone run in the opener against No. 30 Wichita State... Teamed with Matt Weston to hit back-to-back homers at No. 13 Oklahoma.
Named to the Cape Cod League All-Star Game as a starter while playing for the Bourne Braves... Named to the All-Cape Cod League Team as a utility player.. Blasted six home runs with 25 RBIs with a 3-1 record, minuscule 1.32 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 54.0 innings... Received the Manny Robello 10th Player Award... Helped lead Bourne to the West Division championship... Listed as the Cape Cod League's No. 6 prospect by Baseball America magazine.
Was a regular contributor for the Cougars at the plate and on the mound... Appeared in all but one game while finishing second on the team with 52 RBIs and seven home runs... On the mound, was one of only seven players in school history to throw more than 100 strikeouts in a season... Led all UH hurlers with 102.0 innings pitched and two complete games and finished third with four wins and a 4.76 ERA... Finished second on the team with 293 putouts while spending most of his time at first base... Made the Opening Day start against No. 10 Baylor during the first day of the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, a double and RBI against the Bears... Laced an RBI-double against No. 23 Oklahoma State during the Minute Maid Park College Classic to score the Cougars' first run... Went 2-for-3 with a run, double and RBI against No. 9 Texas A&M during the finale of the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Gave the Cougars the lead for good with a looping RBI-single into shallow center field against Pepperdine in the series opener... Finished the night 2-for-3 with a run and RBI against the Waves... Earned his first win after striking out eight and holding Loyola Marymount to one only earned run in seven innings in the series finale... Gave the Cougars an early lead with an RBI-double and drew three walks against Sam Houston State... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs in the Memphis series opener... Pounded out three hits, including a double and added a run and two RBIs in the second game of the Memphis series... Batted 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs at Memphis in the series finale... Went 2-for-2 with a run and three RBIs and walked three times during the UAB series opener... Batted 4-for-4 with a run, double, RBI and walk in the middle game of the UAB series.. Struck out a career-high nine batters and held No. 31 UAB to only one run in a complete-game win. Helped his own cause at the plate, batting 2-for-4 with a run, double and RBI against the Blazers... Earned his second consecutive win after holding Cincinnati to only one run off with six strikeouts in five innings in the nightcap of a doubleheader... Blasted a two-run homer at No. 15 Baylor... Went 2-for-4 with two runs, a triple and RBI against Louisville in the series opener... Batted 2-for-5 with a run, double and RBI at No.1 Tulane in the series opener... Struck out 13 batters in eight innings against C-USA rival USF during the middle game of that series... Struck out two batters in five of the last six innings against the Bulls... Batted 2-for-4 with a double and RBI in the USF series finale... Went 3-for-5 with a home runs, two runs and three RBIs at Rice in Game Four of the Silver Glove Series... Batted 2-for-4 with an RBI in the TCU series opener... Went 3-for-5 with two runs, three RBIs and a homer at TCU in the series finale... Scored the tie-breaking run in the top of the eighth inning... Enjoyed a career day against Saint Louis in the second game of that series... Struck out 15 SLU batters in 10 innings of work to set new career highs in both categories... Retired 22 of the last 23 batters that he faced and struck out two batters in five of the first six innings against the Billikens... Teamed with Justin Vaclavik to set new UH and C-USA single-game record with 21 strikeouts... Was honored as the Pro-Line Cap National Pitcher of the Week and the C-USA Pitcher of the Week for that performance... Batted 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI at Charlotte in the series opener... Finished the day 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs against the 49ers... Knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 11th inning at Charlotte in the series finale... Blasted a two-run homer against No. 11 Rice during Game Five of the Sterling Bank Silver Glove Series... Went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI against No. 30 Southern Miss during the middle game of the series... Batted 2-for-4 with two runs and a towering, three-run homer in the finale of the Southern Miss series. C-USA Tournament: Led all players with three RBIs against East Carolina during the first round... Scored a pair of runs against UAB... Blasted a solo homer for the Cougars' lone run against No. 1 Tulane during the semifinals.
Appeared on the mound and at first base for the Cougars... Finished fourth on the staff with three pitching wins and 10 starts... Made his collegiate debut against nationally-ranked Texas at the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Struck out four in four innings against the Longhorns... Earned his first collegiate win with an impressive showing against nationally-ranked Long Beach State in that series finale... Allowed only one hit and struck out five through five innings against the 49ers... Made his first career plate appearance as a pinch hitter late at Southern Miss in the series opener and drew a walk... Threw eight strikeouts in six innings of work at Southern Miss in the series finale... Made his first start in the field at first base and later added a hit against Texas Tech at First American Bank Ballpark... Earned his second win after allowing only two runs with four strikeouts in six innings against TCU in the middle game of that series... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI against TCU in the series finale... Tossed a five-hit shutout at UAB in the middle game of that series... Struck out four and allowed only one UAB baserunner beyond first base in the entire game... Batted 2-for-2 with a run against Charlotte in the series opener... Was forced to leave the first game of a doubleheader against Charlotte after only one inning due to back spasms... Made his first start at Tulane in the series opener after sitting out for more than a month with a back injury... Allowed two runs off four hits with a pair of strikeouts in four innings against the Green Wave. C-USA Tournament: Allowed only one run with three strikeouts in six innings against TCU in the first game of the C-USA Tournament semifinals... Threw two shutout innings of relief against TCU in the first round.
BRAZOSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Bobby Williams at Brazoswood High... Member of the football team as a quarterback. Senior (2003): Named to All-County, All-State and All-District teams.... Also recognized as the MVP of the All-County and All-District squads... Named to the All-Greater Houston Area team in 2003.
Full name is Brad Eric Lincoln... Born on May 25, 1985, in Lake Jackson, Texas... Son of John and Cheryl Lincoln... Majoring in sports administration ... Also recruited by Texas A&M, Saint Louis, New Mexico and Texas-Arlington.
Innings Pitched: 10.0, vs. Saint Louis (May 7, 2005) Strikeouts: 15, vs. Saint Louis (May 7, 2005) Winning Streak: 11 games (Feb. 24-June 2, 2006) Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 13.2 (May 28, 2005-Feb. 18, 2006)
Runs: 2, done eight times; Most recently vs. McNeese State (April 4, 2006) Hits: 4, vs. UAB (March 26, 2005) RBIs: 4, vs. Texas-San Antonio (Feb. 7, 2006) Doubles: 2, at UAB (April 28, 2006) Stolen Bases: 2, vs. UCF (May 7, 2006) Hitting Streak: 8 games (March 25-April 9, 2005)