Senior Bryan Pounds blasted two home runs to lead the University of Houston baseball team to an 8-5 win over Conference USA-rival No. 12 Rice in game two of the 2008 Silver Glove Series, Wednesday in front of 1,524 fans at Cougar Field.
2005 Silver Glove All-Series Team
Competed for the Roughnecks of the Karl Young League in Houston.
Regular perfomer in the Cougar infield, seeing playing time at second base, third base and shortstop... Competed in 52 games with 51 starts... Blasted a solo homer for the Cougars' lone run against No. 6 Arizona State during the Houston College Classic... Also made his debut on the mound against the Sun Devils, throwing 0.2 innings of relief... Went 3-for-3 with two runs and a career-best five RBIs against Sam Houston State... Batted 2-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of runs against UC Irvine during the series opener... Went 2-for-2 with two runs, a double and RBI against Texas-Arlington during the final day of the Southwest Diamond Classic... Batted 2-for-2 with a run during the middle game of the Northwestern State series... Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI at UCF during the series finale... Batted 2-for-4 with a run at No. 23 Tulane during the series opener... Knocked in the winning run with a two-out RBI-single in the top of the ninth inning during the middle game of the series at No. 23 Tulane... Batted 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs at Marshall during the series opener... Threw an inning of shutout relief during the final inning of the middle game of the Memphis series... Made his first start from the mound at Sam Houston State... Allowed only one run without a hit in two innings against the Bearkats. C-USA Tournament: Slapped a one-out, RBI-double against Memphis during the first round.
Competed in 28 games with 15 starts... Made his season debut as a defensive replacement at second base against No. 21 TCU during the Houston College Classic... Came off the bench and batted 1-for-1 against Stephen F. Austin... Made his first start of the season at third base against Northwestern State... Knocked in a two-out, insurance run in the eight inning against Monmouth during the series opener... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the second game of the Monmouth series... Batted 2-for-4 with a pair of runs in the series opener at No. 8 LSU. NCAA Norman Regional: Came off the bench to rip a base hit at No. 13 Oklahoma in the ninth inning.
Became a regular in the starting lineup at second base and third base in his first collegiate season... Appeared in 51 games with 50 starts... Made his collegiate debut against Rice in Game One of the annual Sterling Bank Silver Glove Series.. Went 2-for-3 with two runs and a solo homer against the Owls... Enjoyed a career day against Loyola Marymount in the series finale... Batted 3-for-4 with a run against the Lions... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Memphis in the series finale... Batted 2-for-4 with a pair of runs in the UAB series finale... Recorded three RBIs at No. 15 Baylor... Scored twice at No. 1 Tulane in the series opener... Started the Cougars' five-run eighth inning with a lead off single in the Saint Louis series opener... Finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs against the Billikens... Went 2-for-4 with a run at Texas A&M... Batted 2-for-3 with a run at Charlotte in the series opener... Went 2-for-4 in the series opener against No. 30 Southern Miss... Scored two runs in the middle game of the Southern Miss series. C-USA Tournament: Went 3-for-4 against East Carolina during the first round.
NORTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL
Received All-District honors as a pitcher and was recognized as the league's Most Valuable Player... Also competed in basketball.
Full name is Bryan Charles Pounds... Born on Oct. 4, 1985, in Houston... Son of Curtis and Patti Pounds... Sports administration major... Also recruited by Tulane, TCU, LSU, Sam Houston State, Texas-Arlington and Texas-San Antonio.
Pounds' Career Bests Runs: 2, done 11 times; Most recently at Lamar (March 27, 2007) Hits: 3, done three times; Most recently vs. Sam Houston State (Feb. 13, 2007) RBIs: 5, vs. Sam Houston State (Feb. 13, 2007) Doubles: 2, vs. UC Irvine (Feb. 16, 2007) Hitting Streak: 8 games (April 15-29, 2007)
Innings: 2.0, at Sam Houston State (May 15, 2007) Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 1.2 (May 12-15, 2007) Long Start: 2.0, at Sam Houston State (May 15, 2007) Short Relief: 2.0, at Sam Houston State (May 15, 2007) Long Relief: 1.0, at Memphis (May 12, 2007) Short Relief: 0.2, vs. Arizona State (Feb. 11, 2007)