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Austin Kerr
Austin Kerr
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chester, S.C.

High School:
Chester HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
LHP

Bats/Throws:
L/L


2013 (So.): Pitched in 28 games, second-most on the team and sixth-most in the Big South ... Posted a 2-1 record, being a part of two combined shutouts, and had a 2.55 ERA ... Struck out 32 in 35.1 innings ... After being a left-handed specialist as a freshman, held righties to a .228 batting average as a sophomore ... Struck out a career-high five in 2.2 innings in the second Ohio State game (Mar 11) ... Got the win versus Michigan (Mar 15) despite allowing a hit, run and two walks with two Ks in 1.2 innings ... Pitched a then career-high 5.0 innings to get the win at The Citadel ... Scattered three hits, struck out three and did not allow a run or a walk in the 3-2 CCU win over the Bulldogs ... Made his first career start at #1 North Carolina (April 16) and was impressive despite suffering the loss ... Faced one over the minimum through five innings, getting 1-2-3 innings in the second, third, fourth and fifth ... Took a no-hitter one out into the sixth before allowing a walk, RBI triple and RBI sac fly ... Got two more outs, leaving after six complete, allowing one hit, two runs and three walks with three strikeouts (CCU bullpen allowed three runs in the seventh in the 5-1 loss) ... Was impressive in middle relief in the series finale win at Presbyterian, allowing two hits and striking out four with no walks in two innings ... Struck out four in two outings (3.0 innings) in a pair of wins versus UNC Asheville.

2012 (Fr.): Was Coastal's specialist versus left-handed hitters ... Was 1-0 with two saves and allowed only two earned runs (three total) with 12 strikeouts versus just four walks ... Had 27 appearances - sixth-most in the Big South - but only pitched 19.0 innings - with 19 appearances being two-thirds of an inning or less ... Lefties batted just .160 off him (8-for-50) and opponents' overall batting average was just .211 - second-best on the team ... Inherited 28 runners with just five scoring ... Earned his first career save, pitching a then career-long 1.2 innings in the College of Charleston (3/14) win ... Shut down Albany over a season-long three innings, allowing one hit and striking out two ... Entered the game with CCU clinging to a 5-4 lead and the Chants would win 7-4 after scoring two in the eighth ... Got the final out in the Radford series opener for save number two ... First collegiate win came as he pitched the fifth inning in a 15-8 win over Charleston Southern ... In the NCAA Columbia Regional versus Clemson (game one), pitched 1.2 innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named All-Region IV AAA ... Chosen to play for the North in the 2A-3A South Carolina All-Star game ... Batted .382 as a senior ... Had four wins as a junior with 66 strikeouts, versus 18 walks, in 46 innings ... Invited to play in the Palmetto Games after his sophomore season ... Also played football, averaging 37.5 yards per punt.

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