2004: Helped Guide Virginia to its first three-game sweep ever over Georgia Tech, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing only two hits in UVa's 8-5 victory over #17 Georgia Tech (3/14) ... Recorded one strikeout and allowed three hits through 2.0 scoreless innings, closing out UVa's 9-1 victory against #28 UNC Greensboro (3/10) ... Recorded four strikeouts through 2.0 hitless innings in Virginia's 8-3 victory over Norfolk State (4/20) ... Pitched a hitless innings against #25 North Carolina (3/20) ... Pitched 1.2 scoreless innings and struck out one batter in Virginia's 15-2 victory over #24 Florida State (5/8) ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and allowed only one hit against Quinnipiac (3/8) ... Pitched a hitless innings and recorded two strikeouts in Virginia's 17-1 win over Central Connecticut (3/5) ... Made his first appearance for the season, pitching 1.0 scoreless innings and allowing only one hit in UVa's 17-1 victory against Seton Hall (2/28).
2003: Recorded his first collegiate victory after pitching a scoreless inning with one strikeout in Virginia's 12-11 victory over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament (5/23) ... Pitched a season-high 3.1 innings and struck out two batters in UVa's 10-7 victory over Virginia Tech (4/23) ... Pitched 3.0 innings and struck out two batters whiling scattering three hits against #17 Georgia Tech (5/9) ... Pitched a hitless innings and struck out one batter against VCU (4/29) ... Pitched a scoreless inning and allowed only one hit in UVa's 17-2 victory over #12 Miami (4/13) ... Pitched 2.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit and recording a strikeout in Virginia's 4-1 win against #20 Clemson (4/5) ... Pitched a scoreless inning and recorded a strikeout in UVa's 11-4 victory over #18 Richmond (4/1) ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless inning, allowing no hits while recording a strikeout against #4 Florida State (3/16) ... Pitched a scoreless innings and allowed only one hit while striking out two batters against #4 Florida State (3/15) ... Pitched 2.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out one batter in Virginia's 12-5 victory over #25 UNC-Greensboro (3/11) ... Pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and recorded three strikeouts in Virginia's 11-5 win over Charlotte (3/9) ... Pitched one inning, striking out one batter and allowing no hits in UVa's 3-2 win against Charlotte (3/7).
2002: Pitched 1.1 inning, allowing no hits and no runs against #10 Georgia Tech (4/28) ... Pitched 1.1 inning and recorded three strikeouts against #1 Clemson (5/12) ... Made the first appearance of his collegiate career by pitching two innings and allowed one earned run in UVa's 12-4 victory over Old Dominion (2/22) ... Appeared in a game at Maryland and pitched 3.0 innings (4/6) ... Made his first career start against #5 Wake Forest and pitched 3.1 innings (4/14) ... Pitched two innings and struck out against UNC-Greensboro (4/20).
Prep & Personal: Was only the eighth player in Bellaire High School history to become a four-year letterwinner ... Had a high school pitching record of 21-2 through his junior season ... Was a key contributor to guiding Bellaire to its record breaking seventh State Championships in 1999 after batting .467 and posting a 9-0 record as a pitcher with a 0.85 ERA ... The USA Today crowned Bellaire the 1999 National Champions ... Batted .486 with 40 RBI in 79 at bats and was 11-2 as a pitcher with a 1.57 ERA with 87 strikeouts through 67 innings in 2000 ... Five of his seven complete games were shutouts ... Was a two-time All-Greater Houston and All-District selection ... Named to the preseason All-Greater Houston Team for 2001 ... One of 25 players state-wide to be selected to the Texas All-State 5A Team as a junior and was one of 20 players selected to the All-Greater Houston team as a sophomore ... Collegiate Baseball recognized him as one of Texas' top players in 1999 and 2000 ... coached by Rocky Manuel at Bellaire ... Son of Marc and Ann Laird ... Born September 24, 1982 in Houston, Texas.