South Carolina Baseball's Austin named Freshmen All-American

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University of South Carolina redshirt freshman relief pitcher Cade Austin has been named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, the publication announced Wednesday morning.

Austin appeared in 27 games for the Gamecocks on the mound, going 5-3 with a team-best 3.17 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched. He had a pair of saves and a pair of starts in his first season of action. He was 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA in SEC games.

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He had 3.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts at Tennessee (March 19) and struck out four in three scoreless frames at Auburn (April 24). He earned a win at Florida (May 21), allowing an unearned run in three innings and had saves against Vanderbilt (March 26) and Missouri (April 1).

This is the second straight year a Gamecock pitcher has earned Freshman All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball. Will Sanders was named to the team in 2021.