Even with the 2020 Arizona Baseball season lost, the Wildcats are finding ways to be prepared for next season, as they add a big time hurler in Austin Smith.
Arizona Baseball is already having one hell of an off-season. After learning that they will be virtually returning everyone from last year for 2021, the Wildcats will have another crucial piece for next season, as they add Southwestern University hurler, Austin Smith.
Who doesn’t love adding another talented arm to the rotation? Well, with some of the pitching woes the Wildcats have faced of recent, adding a player like Austin should be more than welcomed by fans.
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A standout pitcher at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, Austin was originally supposed to go to Oklahoma, but will instead head to Arizona as we all learned via social media on Monday afternoon!
Fortunately for us, Austin is a 6-foot-3-inch hurler from the great state of Texas that had put together some solid seasons while at Southwestern.
Appearing in 25 games Austin started 20 games, compiling a 12-4 record in 134-and-two-thirds innings pitched, with a 3.41 ERA, and 179 strikeouts to just 80 walks!
More impressive is perhaps his speed. Austin has a strong arm, having reached up to 98 MPH previously! Now that’s some gas I don’t think I’ve seen at Arizona! Austin can really bring it on the mound, and having an arm like that for pitching coach Nate Yeskie will surely make for a talented tandem.
With the season so far away, there is still plenty to be excited about. Arizona has a very talented group returning, and some experts believe the Wildcats may have a good chance at returning to Omaha.
Now granted that is too early to be saying that, nonetheless, we are excited to see the hype and are already anxiously awaiting the 2021 Arizona Baseball season! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!