Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Waverly, Texas
High School: Willis HS
Experience: 2 Letters


Backhus' Game-By-Game Stats: Career | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

Made 14 appearances, including one start, as a junior … picked up a save early in the season at Stetson (2/16), striking out two in an inning’s worth of work on the Hatters’ home field at the RyCass Classic … also struck out a pair at Stephen F. Austin (4/14) and against Houston (4/23) … threw a season-long 2.2 innings of relief in that game vs the Cougars … threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief at Central Arkansas (4/20).

Made 13 appearances on the year, with 10 coming out of the Bearkat bullpen … struck out 20 hitters in 17.2 innings and finished with 3-1 record on the year … picked up first win of the season with 1.2 innings in series finale vs Kent State (2/18) … struck out four hitters in 2.2 innings of one-hit relief vs Wright State (2/27) … struck out three and did not allow a hit in 2.0 bridge innings out of pen during the Shriners Classic at Minute Maid Park in win over No. 12 Vanderbilt … moved to 2-0 on the year with a relief win after a scoreless inning at Lamar (3/9) … struck out three in 1.1 frames at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/17) … picked up the win at Rice (4/3) with 1.1 innings of relief that included three more strikeouts.

Made 28 appearances including six starts during inaugural campaign … posted 4-4 record with 4.19 ERA … limited opponents to a .256 average while striking out 64 across 58 innings … picked up first save and first victory in back-to-back appearances, limiting No. 13 Louisiana to three hits over final four innings for save on Feb. 26 before securing win with perfect 1-2-3 frame vs. Pepperdine on March 1 … made first start on March 23 vs. Buffalo, striking out a season-high seven hitters … limited Southeastern Louisiana to two hits and one run in five-inning start on May 6 … secured victory against Lions in Southland Tournament on May 25, permitting just one hit … made two starts in the NCAA Tournament, holding Arizona to one run in 3 1-3 innings while fanning three … earned Game 1 start in Sam Houston's first ever NCAA Super Regional, limiting Florida State to one run in two innings … held opponents scoreless in four-straight appearances spanning 9 1-3 innings between March 7-18.

Posted a 0.84 ERA with an 8-1 record as a senior for David Walden's Willis baseball program… 2016 District 18-5A MVP… All-Montgomery County Pitcher of the Year… Houston 5A baseball all-star... 2016 Co-District Champs… First-Team All-District, Second-Team All-Montgomery County Pitcher in 2015… named Second-Team All-District 18-4A as a sophomore… played club for Brazos Valley Renegades, winning the 18U IBC World Series championship… also played basketball at Willis.

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