· RHP Austin Smith Mount Juliet, TN
· Mount Juliet High School
My Comment: Austin has a prototypical big league pitcher’s frame. His size and project-ability is really exciting. I look for Austin to develop into a consistent low 90’s type of pitcher that will garner professional interest before his career is finished.
Coach Carter said: "Austin is a three pitch pitcher with a bulldogs mentality.. He is a quality young man and has a great family. We are excited to watch Austin continue his career at Columbia State and cannot wait to watch him succeed at a high level."
Austin said: "I could not be happier with my decision to attend Columbia State and the opportunity to continue my career. From my first discussion I had with Coach Corn I knew Columbia State would be a good fit for me. Columbia State has a great baseball tradition and I am excited to play for Coach Corn and the entire coaching staff."
Parents said: "Our family is very excited about Austin's decision to play for Coach Corn and attend Columbia State."
Stats: last year as junior Austin was 7-2 with a 1.24 ERA over 46 innings with 49 strikeouts at Mount Juliet High School.
Knights 17u Nationals, Austin was 8-1 with a .94 ERA over 41 innings with 59 strikeouts.
Perfect Game ranked 5th in Tenessee, all american honorable mention.
9AAA All District Team
9AAA All District Tournament Team