Cole Austin

#28 Cole Austin

INF | So. | 6-1 | 185 |B/T: R/R | Kennesaw, Ga. | Harrison HS

2016 (Freshman)

  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Played in 41 games with 39 starts as a freshman, starting at second and third
  • Had 32 hits and a .221 batting average with four home runs, six doubles, eight walks and seven stolen bases in eight attempts
  • Had seven multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests
  • Had a hitting streak and on-base streak that reached eight games
  • Drove in the winning run in WVU’s win against Oklahoma in the opening game of the Big 12 Championship on May 25
  • Had two hits, scored three runs, walked three times and stole two bases in WVU’s 8-7 upset win at No. 5 Texas Tech on May 21
  • Drove in the winning run on April 29 against Baylor
  • Hit a grand slam and drove in a career-best five runs on April 24 at Oklahoma
  • Had two hits and three RBI, including a home run and a double, on April 19 against Youngstown State
  • Hit his first two career home runs on back-to-back days at UNLV, capped by a two-hit, four-RBI day on Feb. 27

High School

  • Played for coach Mark Elkins at Harrison High
  • Named to the Southeast Region Honorable Mention All-America Team by Perfect Game in 2015
  • Helped his team to a 17-8 record and hit .365 with six doubles, two triples and 12 RBI in 2014
  • Coached by Tom Webb of the East Cobb Bulldogs
  • Was ranked the No. 32 middle infielder nationally and the No. 187 player overall in Georgia by Perfect Game


  • Son of Rod Austin and Mindy Edgar
  • Father, Rod, played baseball at Kennesaw State
  • Birthday is February 3
  • Majoring in international studies
  • Dean’s List
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