TOWSON, Md. - Senior righthander Tyler Austin of the Tigers is the NCAA Division I leader in strikeouts per nine innings, according to the NCAA statistics announced on May 28.
Austin helped the Tigers to a 27-31 record and a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. In 32 games, he pitched 64 innings and had 90 strikeouts. His 90 strikeouts are the second-highest single season total in program history.
With 12.66 strikeouts per nine innings, Austin leads the national runner-up, Dustin Hunter of Western Illinois. Hunter is averaging 12.55 strikeouts per nine innings. Marcus Stroman of Duke is third with 12.49 strikeouts per nine innings.
Austin finished his career as Towson's career leader with 84 appearances. In 208 career innings, he struck out 216 batters, setting another school record. He compiled a 7-13 record with nine saves. His nine saves rank him third on the Tigers' all-time list.