Rice Takes Silver Glove Series, 3-1 over Houston; Cougars Named Five to All-Series Team
Made 17 appearances for second-most on the team...Started four games, three of which came in C-USA play...Recorded a 5.40 ERA and a 1-4 record...Pitched 31.2 innings and struck out 16...Pitched a season-long 6.0 innings in his second start of the season vs. Marshall (April 20)...Earned first win of the season vs. Texas State (Feb. 24); tossed 2.0 innings of hitless ball...Struck out a season-high five at Southern Miss (March 23)...Threw 3.0 hitless innings at Ole Miss (March 9)...Fanned four in start at Rice (May 6)
Made his collegiate debut in the eighth inning on opening day against UT-Arlington (Feb. 18)... Pitched one inning of scoreless relief against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 22)...Pitched 1.2 innings of relief, allowing only one hit against Ole Miss (Feb. 25)...Pitched two innings of relief against the Rebels, allowing five hits and zero runs (Feb. 27)...Saw one inning of relief, allowing one hit with two strikeouts against Texas A&M (March 6)...Made his first start for the Cougars, pitching 3.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts against Texas Southern (March 9)...Pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing four hit against Texas State (March 12)... Went 3.1 innings against McNeese State, allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts (March 16)...Pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief against Kent State, allowing one hit with one strikeout (March 19)...Went 3.2 innings at relief, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts (March 23)...Recorded two scoreless innings of relief against Tulane, where he earned the save (April 1)...At relief, pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit against Texas A&M (April 5)...Turned in 1.2 innings of relief against UAB, allowing two runs on two hits (April 9)...Received the win against the Blazers, pitching two scoreless innings (April 10)...Pitched 2.2 innings of relief in the second game of the doubleheader against Marshall, allowing three runs on four hits (April 15)...At relief, pitched two scoreless innings against East Carolina (April 22)...Pitched four innings of relief against UCF (May 1)...At relief, pitched five innings, allowing one run on seven hits against Rice (May 8)...C-USA Championship: At relief, pitched five innings in the C-USA Tournament opener (May 25)...Pitched one inning against Rice in the championship game (May 28).
HOUSTON FOOTBALL (2008-10)
Competed on the Houston football team at kicker and punter...Kick off specialist for the 13-1 Cougars last season.
WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Jim Benkert at Westlake High... named First-Team All-CIF as well as First-Team All-County and All-League... picked up CalHighSports.com All-State accolades... selected as the kicker to the Los Angeles Times team... also played goalkeeper in soccer and was a pitcher on the baseball team... worked with Habitat for Humanity.
Full name is Jeffrey Jordan Mannisto... born Oct. 18, 1989, in Dallas, Texas... son of Gretchen and Jeff Mannisto...majoring in kinesiology... also recruited by Iowa State, Oregon State, San Diego State, USC, Washington State, Wyoming, Nevada and Rice... runs a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash.