2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (April 6, 2015)
Talented player who was a significant starter/reliever for four seasons, and he also emerged as an infield starter in his senior year ... appeared in 79 games (eight starts) on the mound, posting an 8-5 record and a 4.28 ERA in 130.1 innings with four saves, 64 walks and 144 strikeouts ... made his first collegiate plate appearance as a senior in 2018 and went on to hit .311 (71-for-228) with 21 doubles, one triple, three homers, 42 RBI and 35 runs ... has excellent stuff, as his fastball consistently sits in the 90 mph range, and he features a plus breaking ball that he commands ... a fiery competitor who will fill up the zone and go right after hitters ... a member of the 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major ... received his LSU degree in sport administration on May 12, 2018.
Worked as both a relief pitcher and as a fixture in the lineup at either DH, first base or second base ... finished No. 2 in the SEC in doubles with 21 ... started in 59 games in the batting order, hitting .311 (71-for-228) with 21 doubles, one triple, three homers, 42 RBI, 35 runs and two stolen bases ... started 34 games at first base, 13 at second base, 11 at DH and one at third base ... made 18 relief appearances on the mound, recording a 1-2 mark and a 4.15 ERA in 21.2 innings with four saves, eight walks and 24 strikeouts ... 4-for-5 – including a triple and two runs -- in LSU’s NCAA Regional win over Northwestern State (June 3) ... posted a 17-game hit streak that began on April 10 vs. Louisiana Tech and ended on May 12 vs. Alabama; the streak was the longest by an LSU player in 2018 ... Bain hit .385 (27-for-70) during the streak with nine doubles, nine runs and 17 RBI ... named SEC Co-Player of the Week on April 16 after batting .500 (9-for-18) in four games with two doubles, two runs and eight RBI ... in LSU’s three-game SEC weekend sweep over Tennessee (April 13-15), Bain hit .533 (8-for-15) with two doubles, two runs and eight RBI ... was a catalyst in the Tigers’ thrilling comeback win over Tennessee on April 15, providing a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to draw LSU within one run and set the stage for the game-winning hit two batters later ... he also earned a save on the mound that week vs. Louisiana Tech (April 10) ... produced career-bests of four hits and three RBI in April 13 win over Tennessee ... earned third save of the season on April 10 vs. Louisiana Tech, retiring the Bulldogs in order in the ninth on nine pitches ... fired a scoreless inning with two strikeouts vs. Missouri (March 16) to earn save in LSU’s SEC opener ... earned first career LSU save vs. Southeastern La. on March 4, firing one scoreless inning with no hits and one strikeout ... launched first career LSU home run on Feb. 27 vs. Grambling ... 3-for-4 at the plate vs. Texas (Feb. 24) with one double and one RBI
Made 20 appearances out of the bullpen, posting a 1-0 mark and a 4.74 ERA in 24.2 innings with 19 walks and 32 strikeouts ... worked 0.1 inning in the College World Series versus Oregon State (June 19), recording one strikeout ... posted an outstanding relief effort vs. Lamar (April 18), limiting the Cardinals to no runs and no hits in 2.1 innings with two walks and three strikeouts ... earned a relief win on March 17 vs. Georgia, working 2.2 innings and limiting the Bulldogs to one run on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts ... pitched effectively on March 15 vs. New Orleans, firing two shutout innings with no walks and three strikeouts ... longest outing of the season came vs. TCU at Minute Maid Park in Houston (March 3), as he worked 3.1 innings and allowed one run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Appeared in 20 games (two starts), posting a 4-0 mark and a 4.60 ERA in 29.1 innings with 14 walks and 32 strikeouts ... pitched two relief innings in SEC Tournament opener versus Tennessee (May 24), allowing one run on two hits ... earned win in Game 1 of doubleheader at Notre Dame (May 11), recording two scoreless innings while allowing one hit with two walks and one strikeout ... fired two scoreless innings in May 7 relief appearance versus Arkansas, allowing one hit with one walk and three strikeouts ... excellent relief outing vs. Grambling (April 13), firing two scoreless innings with no hits, one walk and six strikeouts ... pitched one scoreless relief inning vs. Southern (April 5), allowing one hit with no walks and two strikeouts ... earned relief win over Louisiana Tech (March 8), allowing one run on three hits in three innings with no walks and four strikeouts.
Appeared in 21 games (six starts), recording a 2-3 mark and a 3.95 ERA in 54.2 innings with 23 walks and 56 strikeouts ... limited opponents to a .216 cumulative batting average ... registered a 3.18 ERA in 11 SEC appearances (four starts) with 44 strikeouts in 39.2 innings ... posted first SEC career win at South Carolina (May 15), allowing just two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts ... excellent relief outing versus Missouri (May 10), working 5.1 innings and allowing one run on two hits with no walks and seven strikeouts; he entered the game in the top of the first inning with one out and LSU trailing 3-0, and he struck out the first six batters he faced - LSU went on to win the game, 6-5 ... pitched 5.1 innings in first career collegiate start vs. Auburn (April 11), allowing four runs on six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts ... named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on April 6, as he pitched brilliantly in relief on April 4 to help lead LSU to a 13-inning win over Alabama ... Bain entered the game in the bottom of the first inning with LSU trailing 4-2 and the bases loaded with one out; he retired the first two batters he faced to end the threat and pitched all the way through the seventh inning ... Bain worked a career-long 6.2 shutout innings against the Crimson Tide and he threw 93 pitches in the outing; he allowed just three hits with one walk and a career-high nine strikeouts ... excellent relief outing at Arkansas (March 19); 3.1 scoreless innings allowing one hit with four strikeouts ... worked one scoreless relief inning in SEC debut vs. Ole Miss (March 14), allowing one hit with two strikeouts ... pitched two innings versus Grambling on March 4, allowing no runs, no hits and no walks with three strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
A 2014 1st team All-District utility player and 2014 All-District MVP at Dutchtown High School ... batted .374 in 2014 with 11 doubles, five triples, three homers and 39 RBI; posted a 2.85 ERA on the mound with 64 strikeouts in 46.2 innings ... also earned 2014 All-State honorable mention and was a First Team All-Metro utility player ... named 2013 1st team All-District utility player and 2013 1st team All-Metro utility player
Full name is Austin Jimmy Bain ... parents are Pete and Keippi Bain ... has two older sisters, Amanda and Haley ... his grandfather, Jim Bain, played football at Mississippi State ... chose to attend LSU because “being around LSU baseball my whole life; it has always been a dream to play here” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born May 2, 1995 in Baton Rouge.
Bain’s LSU Career Pitching Highs
Innings: 6.2 at Alabama (4/4/15)
Strikeouts: 9 at Alabama (4/4/15)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Auburn (4/11/15)
Runs: 5 twice; most recently at Oregon State (6/3/18)
Earned Runs: 4 three times; most recently at Oregon State (6/13/18)
Walks: 4 twice; most recently vs. Texas A&M (4/25/15)
Bain’s LSU Career Batting Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Texas (2/23/18)
Hits: 4 vs. Northwestern State (6/3/18); vs. Tennessee (4/13/18)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Hawaii (3/11/18)
Doubles: 2 vs. Arkansas (5/6/18); vs. Tennessee (4/15/18); vs. Texas (2/23/18)
Triples: 1 vs. Northwestern State (6/3/18)
Home Runs: 1 three times; most recently vs. Alabama (5/13/18)
RBI: 3 vs. Tennessee (4/15/18); vs. Tennessee (4/13/18)