#43 Austin Becker
Coach Corbin Quote: Austin is a positive kid that has meshed very well with his teammates. His baseball involvement was very limited this fall due to arm rehab. Like many young kids, time and his ability to get on the mound will dictate his progress. Austin was one of the more sought-after pitchers in the country during his amateur career. He has special abilities.
High School — Lettered four years in baseball at Big Walnut High School under coach Jack Schone… Also lettered two years in basketball in high school… Ranked as the nation’s No. 7 unsigned player according to Baseball America… Named a 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American… Ranked as Ohio’s top overall player in the class of 2018 by Perfect Game as well as the No. 11 right-handed pitcher nationally by the publication… Helped team to three district titles, one regional championship and a state final four appearance… Led all pitchers from the state of Ohio in victories his freshman year… Played summer ball for the Evoshield Canes and pitched for Team USA’s high school team… Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 37thround of the 2018 MLB Draft.
Academics – Becker is undecided on a major.
Personal – Austin Thomas Becker… Born 9/2/99 in Columbus, Ohio… Son of Kevin and Teresa… Father Kevin played professional baseball in the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians organization… Has a younger sister, Cassady… Nickname is Beck… Favorites include: Mookie Betts (player), Boston Red Sox (team), LeBron James (pro athlete — non baseball player), Rick and Morty (TV show), Ready Player One (movie), Jennifer Lawrence (actor/actress), pasta (meal), Trippie Redd (music/singer/band), peanut butter and jelly (late night snack) and Miami, Fla. (vacation spot)… Says if he wasn’t playing baseball he would be an astronaut… Names Jonah Hill as the actor to play him in a movie… Uses caring as one word to describe himself… Roommates with Makenzie Stills… Lists being selected as a Perfect Game All-American as his most memorable athletic moment… Chose Vanderbilt “because I loved the relationship I had withal the coaching staff.”