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Season: Made 20 appearances and three starts. At UC Davis (3/8): Doubled after entering off the bench. Binghamton (4/10): Made first start on the season and tallied an RBI and walk. Bucknell (4/12): Reached base three times with a single and two walks and also drove in a run. Pittsburgh (4/18): Started and singled.
Season: Started 11 of 25 appearances in the outfield … Had three multi-hit games. Vs. Army (2/20): Went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and stolen base in collegiate debut … Drew three walks in second game of doubleheader to tally an RBI and two more runs. At No. 15 South Carolina (2/27): Hit 2-for-2 in his first appearance off the bench. Vs. New York Tech (3/11): Went 1-for-2 with a home run earning himself a run and two RBIs on the day. Rhode Island (3/23): Hit 2-for-4 with a run.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Started three games in center field and went 2-for-8 at the plate with one RBI … Impressed with big catches in center field … Drove in the first Penn State run of the tournament in the opener at Industriales and also walked … Had a hit, walk and run scored in historic 9-3 win over Mayabeque – the first win for a U.S. team against a Cuban National Series team.
Coached at Riverside High School by Travis Pittman and in travel baseball (Evoshield Canes South) by Daniel Coles and Ken Daniels … Named to 2015 USA Today All-State team … Named a 2014 Underclass All-American by Perfect Game ... Recognized as an Under Armour Preseason All-American ... Named a 2014 and 2015 all-region outfielder … North-South All-Star Game selection ... Ranked as a top-five outfielder in South Carolina by Perfect Game and a Top 1,000 player overall.
Full name is Austin Thomas Riggins … Born on February 28, 1997 in Greenville, South Carolina … Parents are Steven and Marilyn Riggins … Father, Steven, played football at Presbyterian College … Majoring in broadcast journalism.