Sophomore becomes eighth Cougar to represent USA Baseball
2002 Baseball Weekly First-Team All-American
2002 Collegiate Baseball First-Team All-American
2002 NCBWA First-Team All-American
2002 C-USA Pitcher of the Year
2002 All-C-USA First Team
2002 NCAA Regional at Mesa All-Tournament Team
2002 USA Baseball National Team Member
NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (March 24, 2002)
Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week (March 24, 2002)
C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (March 24, 2002)
Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week (April 15, 2002)
C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week (April 15, 2002)
2002 C-USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll
2001 Baseball Weekly First-Team Freshman All-America
2001 Baseball America Second-Team Freshman All-America
2001 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America
2001 All-C-USA First Team
2001 C-USA All-Freshmen Team
2001 C-USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll
Emerged as one of the nation?s finest pitchers... Was a Consensus All-American and should be a National Player of the Year candidate again... Became the first player in Conference USA history to win the pitching Triple Crown category and the first to be honored as a consensus All-American.
2002 TEAM USA
Emerged as the ace on a staff featuring some of the nation?s finest collegiate pitchers... Posted a 7-0 record with Team USA and added a 0.72 ERA with 50 strikeouts in only 50.1 innings... Threw a one-hitter against Japan in the championship game of the USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series to help lead team to series victory... Collected two wins in the series on the way to being named Series Most Valuable Player... Catapulted Team USA into championship game of FISA World University Championships with 2-1 win over Japan... Struck out five while allowing only five hits and one unearned win... Recognized as the Outstanding Right-Handed Pitcher at the Championships.
Led Cougars in nearly every pitching category... Tied school record with 13 wins and a .929 winning percentage... Set new UH single season record with 157 strikeouts and added a 1.82 ERA... Tossed three shutouts and held opponents to a paltry .177 batting average... One of 22 collegiate players who competed as a member of USA Baseball National Team... Named one of three finalists for the Rotary Smith Award... Was named Male Cougar of the Year, given annually to the school?s top student-athlete... Talented student-athlete as well.... Also received the Outstanding Student-Athlete Scholarship Award from the Houston Alumni Association... Earned Opening Day start against Baylor in first game of Astros College Classic? Tossed nine strikeouts against the Bears in 5.1 innings of work and allowed only two hits and two unearned runs? Gave up leadoff single against Texas Tech at Lone Star Classic and did not allow another hit in six innings... Threw nine strikeouts in first game of LSU series... Recorded 10 strikeouts in eight pitched at UL Lafayette in the first game of that series.... Gave up two hits to the Cajuns in the first inning but retired the next 17 batters... Struck out 15 batters in the first complete game of his collegiate career against Tulane in the series opener... Allowed only two runners to reach second base and scattered one walk and four hits... Honored as Collegiate Baseball National, NCBWA National and Conference USA Pitcher of the Week following that game... Tossed a UH single-game record 16 strikeouts in only seven innings against Memphis in the first game of that series... Allowed only two balls to reach the outfield against the Tigers on the way to being named C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week.... Struck out 12 Cincinnati batters while allowing only four hits and one run in eight innings in the series opener... Set new UH single-season strikeout record with 11 strikeouts in 7.2 innings at Charlotte in the series opener... Allowed only one hit and four baserunners in tossing one-hitter against TCU in first game of that series... Did not allow a TCU baserunner to reach second base in second shutout of year... Tossed fourth complete game of year against Southern Miss at Conference USA Tournament... Scattered six hits with only one run and eight strikeouts against the Golden Eagles... Tossed his third shutout of the year against New Mexico State during the first game of the NCAA Regional at Mesa?. Struck out nine batters while scattering six hits against the Aggies.
Named to the First-Team Freshman All-America squad by Baseball Weekly and received Second Team Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America... Earned Honorable Mention Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball... Was the only Cougar named First-Team All-Conference USA... One of five Cougars on the league?s All-Freshman Team... Second in conference in strikeouts (98) and ERA (3.41)... One of UH?s three true freshmen in the rotation for weekend Conference USA games... Compiled a 6-7 record with a 3.41 ERA in 18 appearances... 6-2 in C-USA starts with a league-leading 1.96 conference ERA... Held all hitters to a .268 average with an even better .244 mark in C-USA games... Averaged 6.1 innings per C-USA start... Averaged 8.0 hits, 4.9 walks and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings in league games... Struck out a career-best nine batters three times... Fanned nine against Louisville in the C-USA Tournament (May 17)... Also struck out nine in 6.0 shutout innings at Memphis (March 23)... Posted regular season wins over No. 5 Tulane, (then No. 24) Southern Miss, Louisville, Memphis, Charlotte and Saint Louis... Fired eight innings of shutout ball with nine strikeouts against UAB (April 6) but did not pick up the decision as UH won in 10 innings... Surrendered only one hit, no runs and struck out six for 5.0 innings at San Diego State... Gave up only one earned run in 7.0 innings to No. 2 USC ... Tossed 6.1 innings with only three earned runs against No. 4 Cal State Fullerton... Lost to NCAA-bound South Florida despite giving up no earned runs in 6.0 innings... Earned a save in his collegiate debut with a shutout inning against Texas at Enron Field (Feb. 3)... Also helped Cougars at the plate, going 1-for-5 against Texas A&M (Feb. 27) and lifted a sacrifice fly at C-USA rival Cincinnati (April 8).
Three-time 4A All-State selection by the Texas Baseball Coaches Association (infielder)... named First Team All-State as a designated hitter by the Texas Sportswriters Association as a senior in 2000... First Team All-Greater Houston selection at pitcher by the Houston Chronicle... Twice selected as the Most Valuable Player of District 20-4A, leading Nederland to the state playoffs... Hit .535 with 34 runs scored, 15 doubles, six home runs, 43 RBIs and 21 steals as a senior... maintained a 0.97 ERA with a 4-2 record and two saves, allowing just 25 hits with 114 strikeouts in 54.1 innings pitched... Batted .424 and was 21-5 with seven saves in his career... Coached in baseball by Kip McFarland as a senior ...also a two-time 4A All-State selection for the football team and led the Bulldogs to the Region III quarterfinals and an 11-2 record... Two-year all-district honoree as a quarterback and punter.
Born on September 12, 1981, in Beaumont, Texas... Parents are Wiley and Mary Lou Sullivan... Was also recruited by LSU, Texas A&M, Lamar, Alabama and Oral Roberts.