USC's Ben Mount delivers admirable effort in final start as a Trojan.
2012 Houts appeared in 47 games, making 34 starts, mostly in the outfield for the Trojans ... He batted .267 (31-for-116), driving in six runs and scoring 20 ... Tallied six doubles and two triples on the year ... Also drew 11 walks ... Had RBIs vs. Akron (2/25), at Pepperdine (2/28), at UC Irvine (3/28), at Washington State (3/30), vs. Arizona (5/19) and at UCLA (5/25) ... Had three-straight two hit games, vs. Arizona (5/20), at UC Santa Barbara (5/22) and vs. UC Riverside (5/23 ... Had a season-high three hits vs. Utah (3/18) ... Earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2011 He had 18 starts in 34 games, batting .290 (20-for-69) with four doubles, one triple, three stolen bases and seven RBI...went 3-for-4 on April 17 against Oregon...went 7-for-11 (.636) during the week of April 3, including a 3-for-4 day with a double on April 2 at No. 13 California...opened the season with a 2-for-4 game against Missouri on Feb. 19 with two RBI.
2010 He made 21 starts in 43 games for the Trojans...batted .288 (23-for-80) with five double, three home runs and nine RBI...earned Pac-10 Conference All-Academic second team honors...hit a home run in the season finale on May 30 against Washington...went 2-for-3 with one RBI on May 25 against No. 23 UC Irvine...hit home runs in back-to-back games on May 21 and 22 at Washington State...recorded two doubles in a 3-for-5 game on March 20 at Pacific with one RBI...went 2-for-4 on March 9 at Pepperdine...opened the season with a 1-for-3 day and one run on Feb. 19 at Cal Poly.
2009 In his first full season, Houts made 19 starts in 33 games...batted .232 (13-for-56) with two doubles, a home run, six RBI and three stolen bases...recorded no errors in 45 chances in the outfield...had a season-high two RBI with a double on April 15 at Pepperdine...his second two-hit game of the season came on March 25 in the second game of a doubleheader against Brown...recorded his first collegiate home run on March 7 at Tulane in a 2-for-4 performance...made his first start on Feb. 28 against Western Carolina, where he recorded his first collegiate hit (a single)...made his collegiate debut as a pinch runner, scorring a run on Feb. 21 at Long Beach State...played for the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League during the summer...in 54 games, he batted .247 (36-for-146) with six doubles, one triple, one home run, six RBI and 16 stolen bases...had a .322 slugging percentage with a .325 on-base percentage.
High School He was a two-year varsity letterwinner at Fort Collins (Colo.) High for coach Brad Deal...earned all-state and all-conference first team honors in his senior season...batted .453 with seven home runs and 34 RBI in his senior season...also earned all-conference and all-state honors on the football team, playing as a running back, wide receiver and defensive back...received honorable mention in his junior season after batting .467 with four home runs and 36 RBI...earned academic all-state honors four years...member of the National Honor Society.
Personal He is majoring in communications...parents are Sandra and David...has one sister, Amy...lists Barry Bonds as his biggest sports hero...lists Tommy Boy, Scarface and Rudy as his favorite movies...lists Seinfeld, South Park and The Office as his favorite television shows...listens to The Game, Hinder and Public Enemy...birthdate is Feb. 8, 1989.