|High School:||Owasso High School|
2016 [Junior]: Appeared in 49 games and made 43 starts, primarily at first base… posted a .267 batting average and drove in 28 runs... registered a total of 15 extra-base hits, including five home runs, while posting a .424 slugging percentage... went 1-for-3 with a RBI-double vs. No. 20 Mississippi State (3/6) at Dodger Stadium… hit a pinch-hit, RBI-triple in a 6-3win at CSU Bakersfield (3/18)… went 5-for-8, collected six RBI and launched a solo home run in a doubleheader sweep of CSU Bakersfield (3/19)… homered against Texas (4/1)… drove in three and scored a run a victory over Dallas Baptist(4/5)… hit a solo home run and went 2-for-5 against Baylor (4/10)… had a 3-for-6 performance, that included a double and a RBI and three runs scored in a win against Wichita State (4/12)… went 3-for-5 with a double against West Virginia (4/23)… knocked in three runs and picked up two hits in a convincing win over Kansas(5/1)… was a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs, two steals and a walk in a series clinching win against Kansas State (5/8)… posted a 2-for-5 game and crushed a three-run homer in an elimination game win over Texas Tech (5/27) at the Big 12 Tournament. Summer 2016: Played for the Hays Larks of the Jayhawk League and played in the National Baseball Congress World Series… hit .410 with nine home runs and 17 doubles… scored 48 runs and drove in 48.
2015 [Sophomore]: Garnered Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors… appeared in 45 games with 38 starts at first base and designated hitter… boasted a .993 fielding percentage… hit .211 with 16 runs and 11 RBI… smacked five doubles, three home runs and one triple for a .324 slugging percentage… went 2-for-4 with a home run, while scoring three runs and driving in two against SIU-Edwardsville (2/14)… registered a 3-for-5 day with a home run and two RBI vs. SIUE (2/15)… scored and reach base in all three at-bats against Washington (2/20) at the Big 12/Pac-12 Challenge… went 3-for-5, including a double and home run against Purdue (3/8)… compiled a 4-for-8 weekend at No. 25 Texas (4/10-12)… went 2-for-3 with a double against Sam Houston State (4/24).
2014 [Freshman]: In his first year, started 24 games and appeared in 40... hit .283 on the season, including six doubles... posted four hits, three RBI and two doubles in his first career start against Belmont (3/16)... hit a three-run pinch-hit homer against CSU Bakersfield (4/5)... drove in four runs, drew four walks and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in an 18-inning win at Oklahoma State (4/15)... had six multi-games, including going 3-for-5 against Baylor (5/4)… named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team and selected All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. Summer 2014: Led the San Luis Blues, of the California Collegiate League, with five home runs and hit .250 with 27 RBI and 12 double in 42 games… slugged .432 with a .343 on-base percentage.
High School: Earned three letters under head coach Larry Turner at Owasso… named 2013 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year… named 2013 Louisville Slugger High School All-American and Max Preps All-American… 2013 Oklahoma All-State… honored with the Oklahoma Coaches’ Association’s Jim Thorpe Award as a senior… 2013 Oklahoma Coaches Association Jim Thorpe Award… 2013 Tulsa Metro Coaches Association Player of the Year… Tulsa World All-Metro Player of the Year… Vype Magazine Top 50 in Oklahoma… guided team to 2013 6A Oklahoma Baseball State Champions… member of the National Honor Society… selected as the OHS Student of the Year and was an OHS Distinguished Graduate.
Personal: Austin John O’Brien. Born: May 18, 1994. Parents: John and Carmen. Brother: Mason. Major: Health and Exercise Science. Uncle Charlie O’Brien played 15 years in the MLB as a catcher. Younger brother Mason committed to play baseball at Oklahoma State.