2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SEC Pitcher of the Week (March 2, 2009)
SEC Pitcher of the Week (March 30, 2009)
2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll
8th round in 2010 (Milwaukee)
Talented hurler who lettered three seasons and worked as a weekend starter in 2009 and 2010 ... signed with the Milwaukee Brewers in the summer of 2010 after being selected in the eighth round of the 2010 MLB Draft ... throws a two-seam fastball, a sinker and a slider ... rated the No. 2 prospect in the summer of 2008 in the Central Illinois Collegiate League by Baseball America magazine ... considered one of the best pitchers in the state of Louisiana as a high school senior ... earned 2010 and 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition as a petroleum engineering major.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Appeared in 21 games (13 starts), posting a 5-4 mark and a 5.22 ERA in a team-high 88 innings ... recorded 19 walks and 98 strikeouts on the year ... finished No. 6 in the SEC in strikeouts ... defeated Mississippi State on May 21, limiting Bulldogs to three runs on four hits in seven innings with no walks and eight strikeouts ... tied career-high with 10 strikeouts on May 16 at Kentucky; limited UK to three earned runs on five hits in seven innings but was charged with the loss ... pitched a marvelous eight innings against Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament allowing four runs on four hits; retired 14 straight batters in the game
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Appeared in 19 games (17 starts), posting a 6-8 mark and a 5.18 ERA in 83.1 innings with 22 walks and 76 strikeouts ... earned a relief win in LSU's College World Series victory over Virginia (June 13), allowing one run on four hits in two innings with no walksl and two strikeouts ... started Game 2 of the CWS Finals vs. Texas (June 23) and was charged with a loss, allowing two runs on four hits in two innings with one walk and no strikeouts ... excellent outing in 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional vs. Southern (May 29) - recorded career-high 10 Ks in 6.2 IP, allowing two runs on seven hits ... named SEC Pitcher of the Week after defeating Ole Miss (March 29), limiting the Rebels to one run on two hits in eight innings with one walk and five Ks ... also earned SEC Pitcher of the Week recognition after win over UCF (March 1), firing six shutout innings with two hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts ... recorded a win at South Carolina (March 22), limiting the Gamecocks to two earned runs on four hits in 5.1 innings with one walk and three strikeouts ... earned win at Arkansas (May 3), allowing three runs on 10 hits in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Appeared in 21 games (two starts), posting a 3-1 record and a 2.58 ERA in 52.1 innings with three saves ... recorded nine walks and 37 strikeouts ... worked nine innings in SEC regular-season games, posting a 1-0 mark and a 4.00 ERA with one walk and three Ks ... worked one shutout inning in Game 3 of NCAA Super Regional versus UC Irvine (June 9), allowing no hit with one walk ... pitched four shutout innings to earn a save in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional win over Texas Southern (May 30), allowing three hits with no walks and three strikeouts ... fired seven shutout innings in relief on April 1 to lead LSU to an 8-3 victory over Southern University; Ross earned his first career collegiate victory as he entered the game in the second inning and limited the Jaguars to no runs on four hits in seven innings with one walk and eight strikeouts ... earned win at Southern Miss (April 9) with two scoreless relief innings, allowing one hit ... recorded first career SEC win at Auburn (May 17), allowing three runs on four hits in three innings with no walks and one strikeout ... earned save vs. Northwestern State on March 25 - three innings, two runs on six hits with one walk and four Ks ... also recorded a save versus Stetson (March 8), allowing one run on five hits in three innings with one walk and two Ks.
Named the 2007 Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A Pitcher of the Year ... had a career pitching record of 24-2 with a 1.32 ERA in 148.1 innings; recorded 177 strikeouts and 20 walks ... earned first-team all-state, all-city and all-district honors as a senior ... posted a 12-0 record and a 0.92 ERA with 110 strikeouts, 10 walks and eight shutouts during his senior campaign ... was 8-1 on the mound with a 1.27 ERA and 51 strikeouts as a junior in 2006 when Captain Shreve won the Class 4A state title ... earned all-district and all-city honors as a junior ... a member of National Honor Society and an Academic All-State selection.
Full name is Austin North Ross ... parents are Alan and Gloria Ross ... has one sister, Ramsey ... nicknamed "A-Ro" by his high school coach ... interests include hunting and golfing ... credits Scott Garrelts -- a former MLB All-Star with the San Francisco Giants -- with teaching him how to pitch ... majoring in petroleum engineering at LSU ... born August 12, 1988.
Ross' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 8 vs. Ole Miss (3/29/09); vs. Vanderbilt (5/27/10)
Strikeouts: 10 three times; last at Kentucky (5/16/10)
Hits Allowed: 10 at Arkansas (5/3/09)
Runs: 6 three times; last vs. Georgia (4/3/10)
Earned Runs: 6 three times; last vs. Georgia (4/3/10)
Walks: 4 twice; last vs. Vanderbilt (5/20/09)