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Austin Miller
Austin  Miller

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Greeley, Colo.

High School:
Greeley West HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
02/04/1995



04/17/2016

Lion Comeback Falls Short in Thriller

LMU scored two in the sixth and three in the seventh to pull within a run, but fell, 9-8.

04/15/2016

Puckett Baffles Lions, LMU Suffers Sixth Shutout

LMU was shut out for the sixth time this year on Friday night.

04/09/2016

Lions Settle For Split of Doubleheader

LMU threatened in the ninth, but could not complete a comeback.

04/08/2016

Lions Take First of Doubleheader, 13-4

LMU scored seven runs in the first and never looked back in the victory.

04/05/2016

Miller's Two-Run Homer in Eighth Propels LMU Past UCR

Austin Miller belted his second homer of the year to hand LMU a victory.

02/18/2016

2016 LMU Baseball Season Preview

LMU will begin the 2016 season at #11 TCU on Friday night.

02/13/2014

2014 LMU Baseball Season Preview

Sixth-year head coach Jason Gill previews the 2014 LMU baseball season.

04/17/2016

BASE | LMU vs PEP - April 17, 2016

LMU Baseball vs Pepperdine, Page Stadium, April 17, 2016

04/05/2016

BASE | LMU vs. UC Riverside

Non-conference action from Page Stadium

03/19/2016

BASE | LMU vs. Portland

West Coast Conference opener at Page Stadium on Mar. 18, 2016

03/19/2016

BASE | LMU vs. Portland

Game two of West Coast Conference series from Page Stadium on Mar. 19, 2016

02/23/2016

BASE | LMU vs. USC

Home opener of 2016 season at Page Stadium

BRIEFLY
Austin Miller is in his third season with LMU baseball... earned first team Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... claimed WCC Freshman of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors in 2014...second team All-WCC selection as a sophomore in 2015… enters year ranked sixth in career hit-by-pitches (37), and just outside the Top-10 in batting average (.343) and on-base percentage (.437)…

AT LMU
2015… second team All-WCC selection… hit .314 with 43 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, three homers and 27 RBI while starting all 55 games for the Lions in centerfield… reached at a .402 clip and slugged .422 while drawing 17 walks and 16 hit-by-pitches – tied for fifth-most in LMU history for a single season… swiped 15 bags in 21 attempts to lead the team… also paced the squad in runs, hits and on-base percentage… managed an eight-game hit streak from 4/25-5/12… batted .333 with five doubles, a triple, two homers, 19 runs scored and 14 RBI in WCC play… reached 33% of the time that he led off an inning… batted .315 with runners in scoring position, and .415 with two out… had team-high 15 two-out RBI… 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBI in game one of a doubleheader against Saint Joseph’s on 2/21... stole three bases and scored a run at #20 Arkansas on 3/8... scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th to help LMU to the 6-5 victory over Santa Clara on 3/14... 4-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI at Pepperdine on 3/22... first career homer came on 3/24 against #13 UCSB as part of a 3-for-4 night... batted 4-for-6 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and three RBI at Saint Mary’s on 4/3... posted team-best 22 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests… amassed six three-hit games and two four-hit games… reached base safely in 45 of 55 games, including a string of 15 straight from 4/11-5/15… a preseason All-WCC selection…

2014... earned first team Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... claimed WCC Freshman of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors... batted a team-high .374 with 46 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples and 18 RBI while swiping 25 bases in 29 attempts and reaching at a .474 clip... also drew 21 hit-by-pitches, matching the LMU record for a single season... led the team in average, slugging percentage (.451), on-base percentage, runs scored, hits (77), triples, total bases (93) and stolen bases... hit safely in 45 of LMU's 56 games, collecting a team-high 24 multi-hit games... hit .373 with four doubles, a triple, and nine RBI while scoring 21 runs and posting a .449 on base percentage and a .431 slugging percentage in WCC play... also stole 11 bases against conference foes... had a 12-game hit streak from March 21 to April 8 (.426 | 15 R | RBI | 2B | 2 BB | 6 SB | 6 multi-hit games)... posted an eight-game hitting streak from March 4-15 (.515 (17-for-33) | 8 R | 4 RBI | 2B | 3B | 9 SB | 7 multi-hit games over streak)... went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBI on February 16 vs. Utah Valley... had a pair of triples and two runs scored in a three-game series against #11 Oregon... stole four bases against NKU on March 7... 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base at Gonzaga on March 30... hit .615 (8-for-13) with four runs scored in three games at Gonzaga... first career four-hit game against San Diego State on April 29 (4-for-5 | 3 RBI)... named WCC Player of the Week for the week ending on May 4, batting .643 (9-for-14) with two runs scored, two doubles, a pair of walks, three RBI and three stolen bases... reached safely in each of the last 16 games of the year... recorded six games with multiple stolen bases... batted .392 against left-handed pitching... hit .494 (18-for-77) with six doubles and a triple when batting with runners aboard... batted .328 when leading off an inning... reached base 43 percent of the time when leading off an inning (32-for-74)... registered five two-out RBI...

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2013 graduate of Greeley West High School in Greeley, Colo... a four-year varsity letterwinner playing for head coach Brian Holmes... named All-League and All-Conference in his junior and senior seasons... Academic All-State selection in 2013 after earning honorable mention in 2012... hit .525 as a junior... finished his senior season with a .500 average... also competed in basketball in high school...

PERSONAL
Austin Michael Miller was born February 4, 1995 in Greeley, Colo... son of Alissa and Brent Miller... has two brothers, Justin and Hunter... Special Olympics Volunteer in high school... chose LMU because of the community-based campus and high academic standards... a communication studies major.

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