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    Austin Wood
    Austin Wood

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Niceville, Fla.

    High School:
    Niceville

    Last College:
    Florida State/St. Petersburg CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 220

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Bats-Throws:
    Right-Right

    06/27/2013

    Catching Up with Trojans in the Minor Leagues

    22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.

    2011
    In his first season at USC, Wood made 14 starts in 16 games and posted a 5-7 record with a 5.61 ERA...in 77 innings, he allowed 90 hits and 48 earned runs with 34 walks and 50 strikeouts...opponents hit .301 against him...on April 16 against Oregon, he got the win after giving up one run on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings with two walks and five strikeouts...threw eight innings on April 9 against No. 11 Stanford, allowing just one unearned run on seven hits with two walks and a career-high eight strikeouts in the 3-1 win...after giving up a home run to Rice All-American Anthony Rendon on Feb. 26, Wood retired 13 of the next 15 batters and finished with allowing three runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings...earned the win in a rain-shortened, five-inning game on Feb. 19 against Cal Poly as he allowed two runs on six hits with a walk and six strikeouts in his Trojan debut.


    Summer
    He pitched for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was selected to play in the All-Star Game...posted a 3-0 record with a 0.58 ERA...drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 major league baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

    2010 (St. Petersburg CC)
    He had a 3-4 record with a 4.81 ERA last season at St. Petersburg College (43 IP, 45 H, 23 ER, 21 BB, 42 SO)

    2009 (Florida State)
    He made five starts in nine games for the Seminoles and had a 6.35 ERA...in 22 2/3 innings, he allowed 24 hits and 16 earned runs with 25 walks and 13 strikeouts.

    High School
    He was a three-year letterwinner at Niceville (Fla.) High under coach Kevin Berry...he earned third team All-American and first team All-Region accolades from Rawlings in 2007...also received all-state honorable mention honors in 2007...posted a 6-2 record with a 1.35 ERA...allowed just 10 earned runs in 54 innings of work while striking out 91 batters...member of the 2007 Connie Mack World Championship team as well as the 2007 World Wood Bat Championship squad...drafted in the 36th round by the Houston Astros in the 2008 major league baseball Draft.

    Personal
    He is majoring in sociology...parents are Gary and Lana...lists Nolan Ryan and Josh Beckett as his biggest sports heroes...favorite movie is any movie with Will Ferrell...favorite television shows are Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter, Entourage and House...listens to country and rap music...birthdate is July 11, 1990.

    Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2011 5.61 5-7 16 14 0 77.0 90 57 48 34 50 9 13 1 .301