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    Matt Hernandez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richmond, Texas

    High School:
    William B. Travis

    Last College:
    Blinn JC

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    LHP

    Experience:
    2L

    B-T:
    L-L

    Matt Hernandez

    01/30/2014

    Baseball to Share in Fan Experience Saturday

    Fan Appreciation Day & Alumni Game - Cougar Field - 1 p.m.

    04/21/2013

    Cougars Fall in Series Finale to Rice; 6 Named to All-Series Team

    Houston back in action Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Texas

    04/19/2013

    Houston Baseball Captures 8-7 Win Over Rice in Series Opener

    Cougars improve to 27-11 and 7-3 in C-USA play; Game 2 Set for 12:30 pm Saturday

    04/12/2013

    Defensive Miscues Costly in Loss to Seton Hall on Friday

    Cougars and Pirates to continue three-game series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday

    03/26/2013

    Cougars' Ninth-Inning Rally Falls Short in 6-3 Loss at Lamar

    Baseball's 10-game win streak snapped; Falls to 21-5 this season

    HONORS & AWARDS
    2012 Commissioner's Honor Roll






    SENIOR (2013)
    Had a strong senior season, making 17 appearances for third-most on the team...Started three games...Finished with a 4-1 record and a 3.00 ERA...Worked 42.0 innings...Struck out 38 and walked just nine...Opened the year with three starts, while compiling a 1-0 record...Moved to the pen and was strong, tallying three wins...Worked a season-long 6.0 innings in first start of the year vs. Northeastern (Feb. 15) for the victory...Lasted 6.2 innings in relief vs. Seton Hall (April 12) for longest effort out of the pen...Struck out a career-high seven in 4.0 relief innings vs. Harvard (March 20)...Didn't allow a run in his final four relief appearances to close out the year...Earned wins vs. Northeastern (Feb. 15), Harvard (March 20), East Carolina (March 24), Tulane (May 5)...Led Houston with a 1.89 ERA in C-USA games with a 2-0 record in nine appearances...Struck out 14 in 19.0 relief innings, while holding opposing league hitters to a .219 clip

    JUNIOR (2012)
    Appeared in 16 games on the bump for the Cougars...Made four starts...Finished the year with a 5.79 ERA and a 1-2 record...Pitched 32.2 innings with 24 strikeouts...Earned win in final game of 2012 vs. Memphis in the C-USA Championship (May 25)...Tossed a season-long 6.1 innings in that game with a season-high six strikeouts...Fanned five at East Carolina in 4.0 innings of work, longest relief effort of the year (April 5)...Made starts vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 21), at Texas Tech (April 13), vs. Marshall (April 22), and vs. Memphis (May 25)...Made an appearance in right field during the Memphis series

    BLINN COLLEGE
    Played two seasons under head coach Harvey MacIntyre...Named to the 2010 Texas-New Mexico Junior College All Star Team...Volunteered to work with elementary school classes

    WILLIAM TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL
    Played for head coach Jody Albright...First Team All-District and All-Fort Bend County pitcher as a senior...Also, played football for the Tigers...First Team All-District and All-Area punter as a senior...A member of the National Honor Society

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Matthew Xavier Hernandez...Born June 14, 1991 in Houston, Texas...Son of Rodney and Bernadette Hernandez...Also, recruited by Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, FIU, Texas Tech, West Virginia University, Cal Tech and Oral Roberts...Hobbies include fishing and four wheeling...Majoring in sports management...Brother, Chris, played baseball at Stephen F. Austin

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