Tigers’ most experienced pitcher ... has pitched in 52 career games and made 18 starts ... used exclusively as a relief pitcher as a junior ... senior righthander who could contribute as a starting pitcher or reliever ... has an outstanding curve ball ... has plenty of potential ... has had trouble with control in career.
2011 SEASON: Led Tiger pitching staff with 18 appearances, all in relief ... posted an 0-2 record as a junior with three saves in 24.2 innings of work ... walked 17 batters and had four hit batters as he struggled with control ... earned first career save in season debut, a 7-5 win over Gardner-Webb ... pitched one inning and allowed one hit with one strikeout ... also earned a save in Tigers’ 6-4 win over Northwestern by allowing one run on two hits in 2.1 innings of relief ... gave up one run in 2.1 innings of relief in 8-8 tie against Navy ... suffered first loss of season at Georgia State ... allowed one run on two hits in 2.1 innings of work, surrendering game-winning run in bottom of tenth inning ... also pitched 0.2 innings of scoreless relief in series finale at Georgia State ... pitched one scoreless inning of relief against Marist ... closed out 15-7 win over UNC Wilmington by pitching 1.2 innings of hitless relief ... allowed one run in one inning of work in series finale against UNCW ... suffered injury in appearance at No. 1 Virginia, facing only two batters ... did not pitch for 15 days ... threw scoreless inning of relief in 4-3 victory over Delaware State ... contributed two innings of relief to 8-1 victory at Bucknell ... pitched two scoreless innings of relief in 21-9 victory over Delaware State ... threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in Tigers’ 12-4 win over George Mason ... suffered tough loss to George Mason in second game of series, allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 10-9 loss to the Patriots ... helped Tigers to a 10-6 victory at Maryland with 2.2 perfect innings of relief ... earned third save of season in Tigers’ 5-2 win over Virginia Commonwealth ... pitched out of ninth inning jam to save win for Chris Acker ... threw scoreless inning against VCU ... struggled in final two appearances of the season in losses to George Washington and James Madison.
2010 SEASON: Pitched in 18 games with eight starts as a sophomore ... led Tigers in innings pitched for the second year in a row ... threw 56.2 innings with 34 walks and a team-leading 57 strikeouts ... posted a 2-5 record ... honored as Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week after leading the Tigers to a win over North Carolina A&T ... pitched six shutout innings while allowing four hits and setting a career high with 12 strikeouts ... allowed three runs on three hits in 5.2 innings in loss at Arizona State ... allowed four unearned runs in 5.2 innings of 12-6 loss at UNC Wilmington ... had a no-decision in starting role against Georgia State, allowing six earned runs in five innings ... made first relief appearance of season in 12-3 loss to Bucknell ... suffered fourth loss of season in relief effort at Navy ... had one of his best outings of the season in a 4-3 win at Old Dominion ... pitched 3.1 innings of relief at ODU, allowing one run on four hits in 3.1 innings ... earned second win of the season by pitching 2.1 innings of one-hit relief in Tigers’ 5-4 win over Hofstra ... gave up four unearned runs in loss at North Carolina State ... helped Tigers to a win over George Washington by allowing one earned run in 3.2 innings of relief ... struck out six in four innings of relief against West Virginia but suffered loss to the Mountaineers ... started season finale against George Mason and received a no-decision in Tigers’ 17-9 loss.
2009 SEASON: Appeared in 16 games with 10 starts ... led Tigers by pitching 62.2 innings ... posted a 3-1 record and a 7.32 E.R.A. ... had 29 walks and 53 strikeouts ... Tigers won six of his ten starts ... made nine starts in Colonial Athletic Assocation games and Tigers won six of them ... tied for CAA lead with 16 wild pitches ... struggled in the early season but made tremendous progress as the season went on ... suffered lone loss of season at Bethune-Cookman in relief ... threw one scoreless inning of relief in 6-5 win over Youngstown State ... earned first victory with two innings of scoreless relief in Tigers’ 8-7 victory at Delaware State ... pitched three innings of relief and struck out three in Tigers’ 10-9 win over Holy Cross ... made first career start in Tigers’ loss to Yale ... pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits ... received no-decision ... had very impressive start against Delaware, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings and earned no-decision ... struck out six Blue Hens ... started against James Madison and struck out six but did not figure in the decision of Towson’s 16-11 win ... earned no-decision in Tigers’ 9-6 loss to 25th-ranked George Mason ... picked up second win of season in Tigers’ 10-4 victory at William & Mary ... pitched 5.2 innings against the Tribe and allowed two runs on six hits with six strikeouts ... earned no-decision in Tigers’ win over UNC Wilmington ... picked up third win of year with 17-8 victory at Hofstra ... pitched five innings at Hofstra and struck out a career high seven batters ... received no-decision in 9-6 victory at Georgia State ... started series opener against Northeastern and pitched three first innings of Tigers’ 13-10 11-inning win ... came back to start season finale against Northeastern two days later ... pitched well against the Huskies, allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings ... did not figure in decision, a 12-8 Tiger loss.
BACKGROUND: Named first team all-conference as a pitcher as a junior and senior at Tunkhannock High School ... missed most of senior year due to appendicitis ... came back to turn in a remarkable performance in the first round of state tournament ... struck out 17 batters in a 7-6 victory over Coughlin High School and drove in the game-winning run in bottom of the seventh ... posted a 3-2 record with a 1.72 E.R.A. as a junior with 49 strikeouts in 40 innings ... had a 1.59 E.R.A. as a senior with 61 strikeouts in 27 innings ... pitched for his father, Coach Daniel Austin, as a senior ... also played in the Keystone State Games ... member of Tunkhannock’s swimming and golf teams.
PERSONAL: Has two sisters ... lists parents as people he admires most ... parents are both graduates of East Stroudsburg University ... father is a biology teacher ... mother works as the head of acquatics at a local club ... has two younger sisters ... lists Will Ferrell as his favorite actor ... Philadelphia Phillies fan whose favorite athlete is pitcher Brad Lidge ... enjoys listening to music by Billy Joel ... most memorable experience was attending Phillies games with his father ... son of Daniel and Marion Austin ... born on August 17, 1989 in Tunkhannock, Pa. ... major is Criminal Justice.