OU Baseball BIO
Austin O'Brien
Player Profile:
Austin O'Brien 1744444
Position: Infield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Owasso, Okla.
High School: Owasso High School
2014 .283 40 24 106 14 30 6 1 2 20 .415 13 1 13 .364 3 0 1.000
2015 .211 45 38 142 16 30 5 1 3 11 .324 12 2 33 .280 1 3 .993
2016 .267 49 43 165 32 44 9 1 5 28 .424 20 0 34 .342 4 0 .991
2017 .290 47 47 176 33 51 9 4 8 39 .523 12 5 48 .349 4 1 .991
Total .263 181 152 589 95 155 29 7 18 98 .428 57 8 128 .333 12 4 .992

2017 [Senior]: Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention… voted CoSIDA Academic All-District... started all 47 games that he appeared in… hit .290 with a .523 slugging percentage… tied for first on the team in home runs with eight… recorded his second multi-hit game of the season against Grambling State (2/21)… scored three runs and collected three hits to propel the Sooners to a win over Northern Illinois (2/25)… hit his first home run of the season and matched a career-high with four RBI vs. Little Rock (2/28)… hit his second home run of the season, extended his hit-streak to 13 games and registered the fourth four-RBI game of his career vs. Buffalo (3/9)… returned from injury and hit a go-ahead grand slam; the second of his career, in a win over Oral Roberts (4/4)… registered his eighth multi-hit game of the season, including a home run in a road matchup against Michigan (4/13)… hit his fifth home run of the season in an extra-inning win at West Virginia (4/30)… notched his fifth multi-RBI game of the season and hit his sixth home run of the season at Kansas State (5/5)… recorded his 12th multi-hit game of the season in a win over Kansas State (5/7)… drove in a career-high five runs and was 3-for-5 at the dish in a series-clinching win over TCU (5/14), while providing a walk-off single… named Big 12 Player of the Week (5/15)... hit his ninth double of the season and drove in the 95th run of his career in a matchup against Oklahoma State (5/19)… singed to play independent ball with the Lake Erie Crushers.

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: 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.

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