USF Baseball BIO
29 Yuri Higgins
2006 - Took the mound 27 times for USF in 2006, starting six games ... Finished with a 4.38 ERA with a 3-3 record ... Struck out 66 batters in 72 innings, holding the opposition to a .237 batting average ... Finished the season with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 2-to-1 ... Left-handed opponents hit .234 (22-of-94) versus the right-hander while right-handers hit .239 (39-of-163) ... Averaged 8.25 strikeouts per nine innings ... Allowed no earned runs in 12 of his 27 appearances ... Saw action in six BIG EAST Conference games, posting a 4.91 ERA and a record of 1-1 ... Registered 10 strikeouts in 14 and two-thirds innings of conference action, holding opponents to a .231 batting average ... Made one appearance during the 2006 BIG EAST Championship (5/23-5/24), throwing six and two-thirds innings of shutout relief as USF fell 6-4 to St. John's (5/24) ... Allowed just two hits, while striking out six against the Red Storm ... Registered two strikeouts in two innings of relief vs. Stetson (5/16) ... Made sixth start of the season, striking out five batters in five innings of action at Stetson (5/9) ... Registered five strikeouts in two and two-thirds innings of relief at UCF (4/18) ... Struck out four batters in four innings of relief, allowing one run on five hits vs. Louisville (4/15) ... Held UCF to one hit in his fifth start of the season, striking out three in four innings of action (4/11) ... Struck out two in two and one-third innings of shutout relief vs. Notre Dame (4/8) ... Pitched two innings of shutout relief, striking out three batters vs. UCF (4/4) ... Struck out two batters in three innings of relief, allowing three runs on two hits at Cincinnati (4/2) ... Lasted three innings, making his fourth start of the season, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out two at Florida (3/29) ... Pitched one and one-third inning of relief, striking out one vs. Seton Hall (3/26) to pick up third win of the season ... Struck out five batters in five innings, during his third start of season (3/21 vs. Vermont) ... Earned second win of the season, scattering three hits over five innings, striking out a career-high six batters vs. Army (3/14) ... Pitched two and one-third innings of relief, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out three vs. UMass (3/11) ... Recorded first win of the season in first start, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings vs. Penn (3/7) ... Suffered second loss of the season, allowing four runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning of relief vs. Illinois (3/5) ... Registered three Ks in three and two-thirds innings at Stetson (2/26) ... Suffered first loss of the season, allowing one run on two hits in two and one-third innings vs. North Florida (2/21) ... Came out of the bullpen to pitch two-thirds of an inning, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out one at Jacksonville (2/19) ... Allowed no runs on no hits in one and two-thirds inning of relief vs. Jacksonville (2/14) ... Made two appearances during USF's three-game series vs. Northwestern (2/10-2/12)
2005 — Made 19 appearances with five starts for the Bulls during his sophomore season ... Recorded a 2-3 record with a 6.50 ERA ... Struck out 36 batters in 36 innings of action ... Held opposing hitters to a .250 batting average ... Left-handed opponents hit .289 (13-of-45) versus the right-hander while right-handers hit .230 (20-of-87) ... Allowed no earned runs in nine of his 19 appearances ... Made four of his starts in Conference USA action ... Saw action in seven conference games, earning a 4.63 ERA with a 1-2 record ... Was not called upon during the Conference USA Tournament (3/25 thru 3/27) ... Tied a career high in innings pitched with five and one-third innings of action during his third-career start (4/30 vs. Tulane) ... Struck out six Green Wave batters, tying his career-best performance ... Made his second-career start, allowing three runs on two hits while striking out four in a career-high five and one-third innings at Houston (4/23) ... Earned the second victory of his career during his first-career start, allowing one run on one hits while striking out a career-high six batters in four innings of action versus UAB (4/17) ... Earned his first-career victory, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out one batter in two-thirds of an inning of action versus Jacksonville (2/26) ... Struck out three batters in one and one-third innings of middle relief, allowing no runs on no hits versus Memphis (3/27) ... Came out of the bullpen to strike out three batters in one and one-third innings versus Eastern Michigan (2/19) ... Made four-straight appearances without allowing an earned run (2/6 thru 2/19) ... During that stretch, the right-hander gave up only one hit in three and two-thirds innings ...
2004, Summer — Appeared in 16 games (starting one) for the Loudon Rangers of the Valley Baseball League ... Recorded a 3.60 ERA with a team-high four saves ... His four saves were tied for the fifth best in the league ... Registered 21 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched ...
2004 — Made 12 appearances in middle relief for USF in his freshman campaign ... Struck out eight in 14 and two-thirds innings ... Recorded an 8.18 ERA in eight C-USA appearances ... Left-handed opponents hit .333 (6-of-18) versus the right-handed pitcher while right-handers hit .317 (13-of-41) ... Saw action in a career-high two and one-third inning, allowing one run on three hits at Tulane (5/8) ... Earned his first career save, allowing no runs on no hits in one and one-third innings versus Saint Louis (4/4) ... Allowed no runs on no hits while striking out two in one inning of action (3/28 vs. Southern Miss) ... Made first USF appearance in the Bulls’ 15-5 win over Cincinnati (3/19), allowing no runs on two hits while striking out three in one inning of action....
High School — Became the first player in Tampa Bay Tech history to throw a no-hitter ... Against Blake High, Higgins struck out 10 of 17 batters he faced in a 10-0 victory ... Hit .392 while earning a 3.50 ERA during his junior season ... Named first team All-Western Conference as well as All-Hillsborough County honorable mention in 2001 ... Increased batting average to .429 and lowered ERA to 1.92 during his senior year ... Earned first team Western Conference honors in 2002 ... Named first team All-Hillsborough County and second team Class 4A all-state during his senior season ... Tabbed team captain as a senior ... Head coach at Tampa Bay Tech was Glenn Alvarez ... Also lettered in track and football ... Earned first team Western Conference honors at free saftey during his junior season, recording four interceptions ... Named first team Western Conference and All-Hillsborough County at wide receiver and returner during his senior season ... recorded 42 catches for 700 yards and nine touchdowns ...
Personal — Full name is Yuri James Higgins ... Born February 26, 1985, in Tampa, Fla. ... Son of Patricia Scott ... Has two brothers, Mario Tucker (16); and Darius Scott (12) ... Has not declared a major ... Enjoys video games and poetry ... One of 24 USF baseball players named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2005; was also on the list in 2004.