2005 All-Conference USA First Team
2005 Minute Maid Park College Classic All-Tournament Team
C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 11, 2005)
C-USA Pitcher of the Week (March 20, 2005)
2003 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
Was one of two Cougars on the All-Conference USA First Team... Led the UH pitching staff in wins (8), ERA (3.24) and opposing batting average (.252)... Blasted a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs against No. 10 Baylor during the first day of the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Held No. 9 Texas A&M to only one run off four hits in seven innings during the finale of the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Drew a bases-loaded walk to start a Cougar rally against No. 10 Rice in Game One of the Sterling Bank Silver Glove Series... Set a personal best with four hits against Pepperdine in the series finale... Also scored twice and posted an RBI against the Waves... Held No. 2 LSU to only one run off four hits in six innings of work in the series opener... Went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs against Loyola Marymount in the second game of the series... Held No. 35 Long Beach State scoreless through the first eight innings to lead the Cougars to the series-opening win... Struck out seven and held Memphis to only four hits in throwing his first career shutout at Memphis in the C-USA opener... Retired the first 19 Louisville batters that he faced in the series opener on the way to his sixth win of the season... Named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week for the second time following that performance... Broke a 4-4 tie with a one-out, RBI-double in the eighth inning at No. 1 Tulane in the series opener... Knocked in the game-winning run in the sixth inning against Texas Southern... Broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI-double against Saint Louis in the series finale... Broke a 4-4 tie with a one-out, two-run single in the sixth inning at Texas A&M... Struck out eight batters in seven innings at Charlotte in the series opener... Finished the day 2-for-6 with a pair of RBIs in the middle game of the Charlotte series. C-USA Tournament: Blasted a towering, pinch-hit double to deep center field to give the Cougars an insurance run against UAB... Held East Carolina to only two unearned runs off six hits with four strikeouts in 7.2 innings.
Was a two-way player for the Cougars... Topped all Cougar hitters with 27 walks and played errorless ball in 74 total chances... Made 18 appearances on the mound with starts at Rice, against C-USA rival Charlotte, at Texas-San Antonio and against Sam Houston State... Went 1-for-4 with a run and RBI and threw one shutout inning of relief against Kansas State during the Cougars' season-opening win at the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Batted 2-for-6 with a pair of runs against Texas Tech at the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Went 1-for-2 with a run and RBI and laid down a key sacrifice bunt late against UCLA during the Aztec Invitational at PETCO Park... Struck out a career-best seven batters in 4.1 innings of shutout relief against Rice in Game Four of the annual Silver Glove Series... Threw five innings with five strikeouts in a start at Texas-San Antonio... Went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs against Cincinnati in the series opener... Batted 3-for-4 with a run against Cincinnati in the series finale... Tossed a career-best six innings against Sam Houston State on the way to his second consecutive win... Went 3-for-4 with two runs, a double and RBI against Memphis in the series opener... Batted 2-for-5 with a run, double and three RBIs and threw the final 0.2 innings in relief to earn his first career save against Memphis in the series finale... Went 2-for-4 with a run and triple in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Louisville. C-USA Tournament: Blasted a two-run home run and scored twice against East Carolina in the second round... Went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs against TCU in the first round.
First-year player who made an immediate impact during his initial season with the Cougars... Became a mainstay in the Cougar outfield toward the end of the season... Appeared in 60 games with 53 starts, including the last 26 contests... Was one of two Cougars named to the C-USA All-Freshmen Team... Enjoyed an impressive collegiate debut... Went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI against UC Santa Barbara in the season opener at the Battle of the Beach... Made his UH pitching debut against Baylor at the Minute Maid Park Classic... Went 2-for-3 with the game-winning run against Louisiana-Lafayette in the first game of that series... Saved the game from going into extra innings after throwing out the would-be tying run at the plate... Batted 2-for-3 with a double and RBI against Louisiana-Lafayette in the series finale... Blasted a two-run double at Rice in Game Two of the Silver Glove Series to pull the Cougars to within a run... Batted 2-for-4 with a run and a triple at Baylor... Was one of the team's leading hitters in the series finale against East Carolina... Finished the day 3-for-5 with a pair of runs against the Pirates... Tied the UH single-game record with three doubles in his first three at-bats at Cincinnati in the series finale... Also added two runs and two RBIs against the Bearcats... Batted 2-for-3 with an RBI against UAB in the first game of that series... Scored the game-tying run against UAB in the series finale... Came off the bench to bat 2-for-3 with a pair of runs at No. 20 Baylor on April 30... Did a little of everything against Louisville in the series opener... Finished the night against the Cardinals 3-for-3 with two runs, two doubles and two stolen bases... Broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning with a base-clearing double at Memphis in the second game of the series... Finished the day 2-for-3 with a run and team-high three RBIs against the Tigers... Batted 2-for-5 with a run in the series finale at Memphis... Came a triple shy of hitting for the cycle against Southern Miss in the second game of the series... Finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs against the Golden Eagles... Scored the eventual game-winning run. C-USA Tournament: Lifted the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth against East Carolina during the first round. NCAA Regional at College Station: Blasted a two-run triple against Oral Roberts during the Cougars' first NCAA postseason win of the year. NCAA Super Regional at Reckling Park: Lifted a sacrifice fly to tie the game against Rice in the championship game.
Austin High School
Was a four-year letterman in baseball for head coach Todd Moehlig... Earned All-District 20-5A honors for four straight seasons... Honored as District MVP following his junior season and was named to the All-State squad following his senior campaign when he batted .466... Helped lead Austin High to a 20-8 record and a third-place finish in the district as a senior... Ended career with a .414 batting average and 21 wins as a pitcher... Named to the 17-and-under AAU All-Tournament Team and was recognized as MVP at the Sunbelt Classic in Oklahoma.
Full name is Matthew Grant Farrington... Born on Sept. 9, 1983, in Houston... Son of Tim and Loretta Farrington... Was also recruited by Texas and Texas-Arlington... Majoring in business.