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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


05/22/2014

Baseball Falls 3-2 to Winthrop; Faces Campbell Friday at 3 pm

Chanticleers defeated Campbell, 9-2, in the opening round of the Big South Championship

04/28/2014

Coastal Carolina's Austin Kerr Gets 2nd Straight Big South Honor

Kerr has thrown back-to-back, complete-game shutouts

04/26/2014

Austin Kerr Pitches Coastal to 3-0 Win at Gardner-Webb

Jake Kane provided the offense with a two-out, two-run single in the third inning.

04/21/2014

Austin Kerr Earns Big South Honor

The junior pitched CCU's first complete game shutout since 2011

04/18/2014

Austin Kerr Pitches Coastal to 4-0 Win Versus Presbyterian

Colin Hering and G.K. Young each hits home runs in the win

03/29/2014

2014 Baseball vs. Charleston Southern

2014 Baseball vs. Charleston Southern (March 29, 2014)

02/18/2014

Coatal Carolina Baseball vs. Pittsburgh February 15-16, 2014

Coatal Carolina Baseball vs. Pittsburgh February 15-16, 2014

His 74 career appearances ranks 12th on the CCU all-time list ... His 2.75 career ERA ranks eighth in CCU history ... Ranked among the Big South top six in appearances as a relief pitcher in each of his first two years.

2014 (Jr.): Pitched in 19 games, shifting into the starting rotation the second half of the season and finishing with eight starts ... Was 2-3 with a 3.41 ERA and .263 opponent batting average, both bests among the Chanticleer starters ... Struck out 54 in 63.1 innings ... Was back-to-back Big South Pitcher of the Week after throwing back-to-back complete-game shutouts --a two-hitter and a four-hitter -- with combined 18 strikeouts ... Since 1999, Kerr was the only CCU pitcher to throw back-to-back shutouts and joined Ricky Shefka (2005) as the only CCU pitcher to throw back-to-back complete games (Shefka threw a pair of two-run CGs in 2005) ... Overall, Kerr had a streak of 18.1 scoreless innings ... First named Big South co-Pitcher of the Week for his performance versus Presbyterian ... Pitched a complete-game shutout -- CCU's first since 2011 -- and took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh ... Allowed two hits in the game (one in the 7th and one in the 8th) with one walk and a then career-high seven strikeouts ... Only faced two batters over the minimum ... Second honor came after throwing his second straight complete-game shutout ... Struck out a career-high 11 batters versus Gardner-Webb ... Allowed four hits (a double in the second inning, a single in the third, a single in the fifth and a two-out double in the ninth) and walked one ... After the single in the fifth, Kerr retired 15 of the next 17 batters with seven strikeouts ... Had an impressive outing at #2 South Carolina, allowing one hit in 1.2 scoreless innings with a strikeout ... Made his first start of the season versus Wake Forest, allowing three hits and three runs (two earned) over 2.1 innings ... However, he did strikeout four ... Pitched 3.2 scoreless in the second Charleston Southern game, allowing one hit and striking out two ... Got his second start of the season in the UNCA second game ... Left after 5.1 innings with the lead and bases loaded ... Two of those runners would score and Kerr would not figure in the decision ... Also pitched 5.1 in a start at Radford, but once again did not figure in the decision, allowing seven hits and three runs.

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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