AS A REDSHIRT-JUNIOR (2011): Made 14 starts on the hill as a junior … posted a perfect 9-0 record with 42 strikeouts in 83.2 innings … one of three players in the county not to lose in 2011 … earned second team all-conference honors … won six straight decisions from Feb. 26-Apr. 1 … allowed two runs on nine hits and fanned three in seven innings to get the win against Manhattan (6/4) at the NCAA Tournament … allowed one earned run in six innings at Kennesaw State (5/19) … fanned four batters in seven innings against UNF (5/6) … struck out seven in 4.2 innings at FGCU (4/29) … tossed seven shutout innings to get win against Samford (2/26) … earned A-Sun all-academic honors and was named to the Dean’s List.
AS A REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE(2010): Appeared in two games, including one start, before sitting out the remainder of the year with an elbow injury … made his first collegiate start in a two inning no-decision against Wagner (3/6) … made his lone relief appearance at FIU (3/23) … earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and was named to the President’s Honor Roll with a 3.9 GPA.
AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2009): Sat out the year as a medical redshirt due to elbow surgery … earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and was named to the President’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Appeared in a team-high 25 games in his first year with the program … led all relievers with 46.1 innings and 31 strikeouts … tied for second on the staff with two saves … finished fourth overall with a 4.47 ERA … earned his first collegiate win after throwing 1.2 scoreless innings against Mercer (4/3) … earned his first save after striking out three batters in two innings against Bethune-Cookman (4/9) … notched his second save by recording the final two outs at Campbell (4/11) … did not allow an earned run in 14-of-25 outings … hurled a season-high 5.1 innings against Mercer (4/6) and FGCU (4/19) … went at least two innings in 11 appearances … hurled two innings of scoreless relief an notched a season-high five strikeouts at Bethune-Cookman (4/15) … earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and was named to the President’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starter as a pitcher and outfielder for Gil Morales at Eagles View Academy as a junior and senior after spending his first two years as a pitcher and third baseman for Jerry Holland at Paxon High School … as a senior, he earned third team all-state and team pitcher of the year honors after leading the Warriors to a state title with a 9-3 record, a 1.98 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 72.2 innings on the mound … also batted .300 with 14 RBI at the plate … as a junior, he was named third team all-state and team pitcher of the year while leading the team to the state finals with a 9-2 record, 2.38 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 61 innings … also rated 179 out of 200 in Baseball America’s top 2007 High School prospects … as a sophomore at Paxon, he went 4-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 48 innings while hitting .314 with 12 RBI and six sacrifice bunts at the plate … as a freshman, he batted .256 with four sac bunts and nine RBI while going 2-0 with two saves and 24 strikeouts in 20.3 innings … in AAU play, he was a member of the Jacksonville Warriors … named Valedictorian at graduation.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 2, 1988, in Orange Park, Fla … married to Deanna Eagerton ... son of Kevin Austin and Jeanne Faulk … has a sister, Kayleigh … majored is accounting and currently finishing master's of business administration.