|43 Travis Wright
Grew stronger and benefitted from the playing experience as a starter and relief pitcher... Tough on a lineup when he commands the ball.
Wayne Graham said -- "Travis did a great job when we had him in there last year. We are hoping he will be able to expand his role for us this spring."
At Rice -- 2009: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Appeared in seven games, highlighted by working his way into back-to-back mid-week starts... Made his Division I debut in a C-USA league game against Memphis and proceeded to strike out three of the four batters he faced in 1.1 hitless innings... Fanned four in 2.2 hitless frames vs. Dallas Baptist in his very next outing and earned his first career victory...Tabbed for first career start against eventual NCAA Tournament foe Sam Houston State... Responded with a Rice-best 7.0 innings, scattering five hits and allowing just two earned runs while striking out four on the way to his second victory... Started the next week vs. nationally-ranked Texas A&M... Came out of the bullpen and fired 1.2 innings on the road at No. 4 Texas... Averaged 7.4 strikeouts and 3.5 walks per nine innings... Held opposing batters to a composite .224 average... 2008: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Member of the squad... Did not appear in any game action... 2007: Walk-on who did not see any game action in first season with the program... Gained a redshirt season.
High School -- A 2006 graduate of Paris High School in north Texas... Two-year starter and three-year baseball letterman... Helped lead the Wildcats to the district championship as a junior in 2005... Earned first team all-district... Coached by Bill Sikes... Three-time Academic Athlete honoree and member of National Honor Society... Maintained a 5.2 grade point average.
Personal -- Full Name: Travis Richard Wright. Born: Aug. 28, 1987, in Paris, Tex. Parents: Kem Wright of Paris and Kim Hayman of Irving. Major: History. College: Wiess.
Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF Avg WP HBP
2009 2.45 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 14.2 11 5 4 6 12 5 0 0 58 .224 3 0
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