2006 Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team (Utility)
2006 Rivals.Com Freshman All-America First Team (Utility)
2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America
2006 Conference USA All-Tournament Team (P)
2006 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
Became the first player in four years to be named a Freshman All-American and was named to the Baseball America All-Freshman First Team and Rivals.com First Team as a utility player... One of four Cougars named to C-USA All-Tournament Team and one of two players named to C-USA All-Freshmen Team... Finished second on pitching staff in ERA (3.00) and opposing batting average (.239) and third in wins (6), innings pitched (87.0) and strikeouts (67)... Was the only player to enjoy two multi-home run games and finished third on the team with eight long balls... Made his first collegiate start against Texas-San Antonio during the season opener... Batted 3-for-5 and added 11 putouts behind the plate in 10 innings against the Roadrunners... Made his debut on the mound against Texas Tech during the finale of the Houston College Classic... Allowed one run off two hits with two strikeouts against the Red Raiders... Batted 2-for-3 with a run at No. 23 Arizona State in the series opener... Went 2-for-3 with a run, double and RBI against Northwestern State... Batted 2-for-5 with a run, double and RBI in the series opener at No. 8 LSU... Scattered one run off six hits with a pair of strikeouts during the series finale at No. 8 LSU... Knocked in two runs against Lamar... Batted 3-for-4 with a run and two doubles in the series opener at UC Irvine... Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in the second game against the Anteaters... Allowed only two runs off six h its with three strikeouts in 7.1 innings against UC Irvine... Gave the Cougars the lead for good after stealing home on a double steal with Josh Stirneman against No. 18 Baylor... Scored twice and added an RBI in the Marshall series opener... Started in right field during the middle game of the Marshall series... Earned his second win after holding Marshall to only one run off three hits with four strikeouts in six innings... Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against McNeese State... Smashed his first career homer in the series opener vs. No. 18 Tulane... Struck out eight with only two runs allowed in 7.1 innings during the Tulane series finale... Went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs in the series opener at No. 22 Southern Miss... Blasted two homers and finished with five RBIs at Texas A&M... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in only 5.2 innings during the series finale at UAB... Smashed a solo home run in the middle game of the UCF series... Allowed only two hits in seven shutout innings during the UCF series finale... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the middle game of the series at No. 1 Rice. C-USA Tournament: One of four Cougars named to the All-Tournament Team... Dazzled from the mound against No. 11 Tulane during his lone start... Allowed only three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in tossing the first shutout of his career against the Green Wave... Retired 11 of the last 12 batters that he faced... Went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs in the championship game at No. 1 Rice.
MOODY HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Corky Gallegos... Ranked as the No. 17 prospect in Texas by Jason Becker's Texas Baseball News... Finished prep career with 49 pitching wins, one of the highest totals in Texas high school history. Senior (2005): Earned a berth on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State First Team... Named the All-South Texas Baseball Team Most Valuable Player... Posted a 10-1 record on the mound and helped lead the Trojans to the Class 5A Region IV finals... Added a 0.65 ERA and 88 strikeouts... Also topped the Trojans with a .440 batting average, 45 runs scored and 46 walks at the plate... Lone loss came against Smithson Valley in a one-game playoff for the regional championship... Snapped a streak of 26 straight decisions without a loss... In football, threw for more than 2,300 yards and 26 touchdowns as quarterback... Named Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention. Junior (2004): Helped lead Moody High to the state championship... Named the Class 5A Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association... Placed on the UIL State Baseball All-Tournament Team after tossing a three-hit shutout in a win over Kingwood during the state semifinals... Finished the season with a perfect 15-0 record, 161 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA.... Helped lead the Trojans to a 42-1 record... Named to the All-South Texas Football First Team after completing 187-of-320 passes for 2,646 yards and 25 touchdowns... Also rushed for 811 yards and 10 touchdowns on the way to being named All-State Honorable Mention by the Associated Press. Sophomore (2003): Went 13-1 on the mound with 142 strikeouts and a 0.33 ERA... Helped his own cause by batting .317 at the plate. Freshman (2002): Hit .320 at the plate while throwing to an 11-2 record with 107 strikeouts and a 2.01 ERA.
Full name is Luis Alberto Flores... Born on Nov. 2, 1986, in Del Rio, Texas... Son of Gene and Raquel Flores... Father played professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization... Older brother Gene was a captain for the 2005 Cougar team and four-year letterwinner... Also was recruited by LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, Miami (Fla.) and Baylor... Majoring in kinesiology.
CAREER BESTS Runs: 2, done four times; Most recently vs. UCF (May 5, 2006) Hits: 3, done three times; Most recently at Southern Miss (April 14, 2006) RBIs: 5, at Southern Miss (April 14, 2006) Doubles: 2, at UC Irvine (March 10, 2006) Home Runs: 2, at Texas A&M (April 18, 2006); at Southern Miss (April 14, 2006) Hitting Streak: 8 games (Feb. 28-March 17, 2006)
Innings Pitched: 9.0, vs. Tulane (May 27, 2006) Strikeouts: 10, at UAB (April 29, 2006 (G2) Winning Streak: 3 games (April 9-May 14, 2006) Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 11.0 (March 5-12, 2006)