Sat out the season as a redshirt due to injury.
Tied for the team lead with 25 appearances out of the bullpen... tossed two shutout innings of relief with a strikeout against No. 20 Baylor during the first day of the Houston College Classic... tossed a career-long four innings of relief against No. 6 Arizona State during the final day of the Houston College Classic... collected the win in relief after throwing three shutout innings with three strikeouts at Stephen F. Austin... picked up his first career save after holding No. 23 Tulane to only one hit with a strikeout in 2.1 innings during the series finale.. earned his second save in a three-day span after limiting UTSA to one hit with a pair of strikeouts in 1.2 shutout innings at Victoria... recorded the win at Memphis during the series opener.
Appeared in 16 games out of the bullpen during his first season with the program... earned his first collegiate victory after allowing only one hit in 2.1 shutout innings against McNeese State... Tossed three shutout innings with a strikeout in the middle game of the series against No. 18 Tulane... earned the hold after throwing an inning of shutout relief at Texas A&M... Threw 2.2 key scoreless innings of relief during the Memphis series finale.
LEE HIGH SCHOOL
Was a two-time All-District First-Team selection in football. Senior (2004): Began the season at quarterback but was moved to tight end... finished the year with 21 catches for 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns... hauled in eight catches for 143 yards and a touchdown against No. 8 Spring High. Junior (2003): Earned All-District honors as a pitcher.
Full name is Barry Weston Laird... born Oct. 7, 1986, in Houston... son of Scott Laird and Robin Sheppard... younger brother of former UH punter Justin Laird... consumer sciences and merchandising major.