Austin Pruitt
Austin  Pruitt


The Woodlands, Texas

High School:
College Park

Last College:
Navarro JC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165




2013 ABCA South Central All-Region Second Team
2013 Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist for
"Breakout Player of the Year"
2013 Conference USA Second Team (P)
2013 All-Silver Glove Series Team vs. Rice
2013 C-USA Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 25)
2012 All-Silver Glove Series Team vs. Rice

SENIOR (2013)
Put together one of the most impressive senior seasons of late...Led the Cougar pitching staff in wins (10), ERA (2.85), starts (15), innings pitched (113.2) and strikeouts (92)...Compiled a 10-5 record and notched the first 10-win season since Brad Lincoln had 12 in 2006...Racked up five complete games to lead C-USA...Lasted at least 6.0 innings in all 15 starts...Became the first Cougar to throw 100+ innings (113.2) since Brad Lincoln's 127.2 innings in 2006...Broke UH's single-season strikeout record by a senior with 92 punchouts...Notched six of his 10 wins at Cougar Field...Moved into a tie for ninth all-time with eight total home wins...Held opposing hitters to a .246 average...Tallied three 10+ strikeout games...Notched a career-high 13 strikeouts in 8.0-inning win over East Carolina (March 23)...Had 12 strikeouts in a complete-game shutout win over Seton Hall (April 13)...Pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout at Texas State with 10 strikeouts (Feb. 23)...Became just the ninth C-USA player all-time and fourth Cougar to throw a one-hitter in a nine-inning game in league history...Opened 2013 with a 3-0 record in first three starts...Tossed 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings to open the year...Was 6-1 and helped Houston to its best 25-game start at 21-4 since 1989...Two complete game shutouts...Compiled wins over Northeastern (Feb. 16), Texas State (Feb. 23), Baylor (twice, March 2, March 16), East Carolina (March 23), Memphis (March 31), Seton Hall (April 13), UAB (May 11), Southern Miss (May 17), East Carolina (C-USA Champ-May 23)

JUNIOR (2012)
Became an integral part of the Houston pitching staff in debut season as a Cougar...Made 16 appearances on the bump...Started a team-best 14 games...Ended year as Houston's top starter...Finished with a 4.25 ERA, a team-low for starters...Recorded a 3-4 record, tying for most wins this year...Tossed a team-high 91.0 innings...Fanned 57 hitters and held opponents to a .287 average...Went 5.0+ innings in 12 of his 14 starts...Tallied a complete game (8.0 innings) at UL-Lafayette (March 6)...Recorded a season-long outing of 8.1 innings in starter vs. UCF (April 1)...Went 8.0+ innings in back-to-back starts vs. UCF and at East Carolina (April 7)...Earned first win vs. Sam Houston State (March 13); tossed 5.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts...Tallied second win at Southern Miss (March 25); pitched 6.2 innings with six strikeouts...Third win came at No. 6 Rice in 7.1 innings of work... Struck out a season-high seven hitters vs. Rice (Feb. 28)...Made eight starts in C-USA play...Struck out 32 in 52.2 innings of work...Opened 2012 with a 4.1 scoreless inning relief effort vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 21)...Struck out six in 6.2 innings vs. Southern Miss (May 24) at the C-USA Championship

Played for head coach Whoa Dill...Member of the 2011 National JUCO World Series Championship Team...Lead the nation with an ERA of 0.81...2011 Region XIV East First Team All-Conference pitcher

Played under head coach Jason Washburn...First Team All-District pitcher and a member of the HABCA All-Star Team is junior year...Sophomore (2007): Led District 15-5A in batting average...First Team All-District pitcher... First Team All-Montgomery County...Member of the HABCA Junior All-Star Team

Full name is Austin Daniel Pruitt...Born Aug. 31, 1989 in Plano, Texas...Son of Gary and Kippy Pruitt...Hobbies include golf and fly fishing...Majoring in psychology

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