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Austin Hyatt
Austin Hyatt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Marietta

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R



A fifth-year senior, Hyatt has shown excellent control on the mound during his UA career as both a starter and reliever ... became the Tide's No. 1 starter last season and looks to continue that role again in 2009 ... pitched mainly out of the bullpen during his first two seasons before becoming an SEC starter as a junior ... made 35 career appearances and 17 starts for the Tide ... Alabama is 12-5 (.706) in those 17 starts ... posted 10-5 (.667) record with three saves, two complete games and 4.26 ERA over the last three seasons ... posted back-to-back five-win seasons in 2007 and 2008 ... turned in career highs for appearances (17), starts (14), innings pitched (93 1/3) and strikeouts (80) in 2008 ... as a sophomore in 2007, Hyatt tied the Alabama single-season record for the fewest walks (9) with a minimum of 40 innings ... also stranded 15 of 18 inherited runners in his career out the pen.

CUBA FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT:
Hyatt was the Crimson Tide's game one starter in the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ... worked five innings and allowed three unearned runs and two hits with one walk and team-high five strikeouts on Dec. 16 ... after Cuba scored three unearned runs in the first inning off one hit, one walk and three errors, Hyatt bounced back and retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced, including the last eight in-a-row.

CAREER Postseason NOTES:
Appeared in three postseason games in his UA career, including two starts and one relief appearance ... made postseason debut with a relief stint against Florida (2.2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) on May 24, 2007 at SEC Tournament in Hoover ... went 2-0 with 2.65 ERA during the 2008 postseason with wins over No. 7 Georgia and East Carolina ... tossed nine-inning complete game in SEC Tournament win over Georgia (9 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) in a May 22 elimination game ... made NCAA Regional debut at the Conway Regional on May 30 against East Carolina (8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 9 K) ... UA scored 21 runs in his two postseason starts in 2008.

JUNIOR (2007):
Appeared in 17 games and made 14 starts on the mound ... compiled a 5-4 (.556) record with two complete games, one save and 4.53 ERA ... worked 90 1/3 innings and allowed 47 earned runs and 90 hits with 32 walks and 80 strikeouts ... Alabama went 9-5 (.643) in his 14 starts ... posted career highs for games (17), starts (14), wins (5), complete games (2), innings pitched (93 1/3) and strikeouts (80) ... also stranded two of three inherited runners ... went 1-4 (.200) with one complete game and 6.05 ERA in 10 SEC starts ... worked 55 innings and allowed 37 earned runs and 67 hits with 24 walks and 42 strikeouts ... as a starter, Hyatt was ... made three relief appearances against Cal Poly (Feb. 22), Troy (March 4) and South Alabama (April 23) ... opened the season with four-inning save (4 IP, 3 K) in season opener against Cal Poly on Feb. 22 ... earned back-to-back wins over Nevada (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) on Feb. 29 and Youngstown State (7 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) on March 8 ... named to the 2008 Southwest Diamond Classic All-Tournament team following his win over Nevada in Frisco, Texas ... career-high 10 strikeouts in the win over Penguins ... turned in first complete game of his career against No. 4 Vanderbilt (9 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) in a tough-luck 2-1 loss at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on March 21 ... earned three straight no decisions against Ole Miss, LSU and Tennessee from March 28-April 12 ... notched lone SEC win of the season against Mississippi State (5.1/3 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) on April 19 ... career-high 11 hits allowed in win over the Bulldogs ... had three more no decisions in four starts from April 26-May 16 ... closed the year with back-to-back wins over Georgia and East Carolina ... tossed second career complete game with 5-2 win over Georgia (9 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) in an SEC Tournament elimination game on May 22 ... named to 2008 SEC All-Tournament Team after his performance against the Bulldogs ... pitched the Tide to a 16-3 win over East Carolina (8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 9 K) in the opening round of 2008 NCAA Conway Regional.

SOPHOMORE (2007):
Appeared in 16 games, primarily out the bullpen ... made three starts against McNeese State, Georgia and South Carolina ... posted a 5-1 record and a 3.07 ERA ... also added two saves and one hold ... worked 41 innings and allowed 14 earned runs and 36 hits, with nine walks and 38 strikeouts ... tied the Alabama single-season record for fewest walks (9) with a minimum of 40 innings pitched ... limited opponents to a .240 batting average ... Alabama was 3-0 in his three starts ... one of the Tide's most consistent relievers posting a 4-1 record and 1.30 ERA in 13 games out of the bullpen with two saves and one hold ... worked 27.2/3 innings and allowed four earned runs and 20 hits, with six walks and 27 strikeouts ... stranded 14 of 15 inherited base runners ... held first batters faced to an .091 (1-for-11) batting average ... Alabama went 3-0 with Hyatt as the starting pitcher ... he posted a 1-0 record with a 6.75 ERA in those three starts (13.1/3 innings, 10 earned runs, 16 hits, three walks and 11 strikeouts) ... earned his first career save against Georgia State (3.1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) on February 10 ... earned his first career win against Canisius (2.1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) on February 16 ... notched his second win of the year against Villanova (2.1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) on Feb. 24 ... earned his first career start against McNeese State on March 4, notching a career-best seven strikeouts in the game ... missed three weeks (March 11-April 1) with soreness in his right shoulder ... made his first SEC appearance against LSU (2.2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K) on April 1 ... notched his first career SEC win at No. 1 Vanderbilt (3.1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) on April 8 ... made his first SEC start against Georgia (6.2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) on April 15 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a win over Georgia for the longest outing of his career ... picked up his fifth win of the season at Florida (1.2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K) with another solid relief outing on May 6 ... notched his second save of the season at Mississippi State (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) on May 19 ... made his SEC Tournament debut against Florida (2.2 P, 2 H, 1 BB).

SOPHOMORE (2006):
Redshirted and did not see action ... pitched for the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Mohawks in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) in the summer of 2006... named Second-Team All-NYCBL ... complied a 2-1 record with a 2.23 ERA in seven appearances ... made five starts and two relief appearances ... worked 32 1/3 innings and allowed eight earned runs and 24 hits ... added 41 strikeouts and 18 walks ... held opponents to a .212 batting average.

FRESHMAN (2005):
Made two appearances (Butler and Mississippi Valley State) ... made his debut against Butler (2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K) on March 16 ... also pitched one inning against MVSU (2 H, 3 R) on April 20 ... played for the Nevada (Kan.) Griffons in the Jayhawk League in the summer of 2005... in six games at Nevada, he posted a 2-1 record with one save and a 3.71 ERA.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2004 graduate of Marietta (Ga.) High School ... a three-year baseball letterman ... played for Coach Josh Gazaway ... played on two Georgia High School state playoff teams ... named the 2004 Cobb County Player of the Year by The Atlanta Journal Constitution ... a First-Team All-State selection by The Marietta Daily Journal and the Georgia Dugout Club ... posted a 5-1 record and a 2.00 ERA as senior in 2004, logging 66 strikeouts in 46 innings, and hit .447 with six home runs and 30 RBI at the plate ... set school records in 2004 for highest batting average, most hits and most doubles ... named Marietta's Most Valuable Player ... selected in the 32nd round of 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves ... played summer ball for the East Cobb Strikers in 2004 for Coach Mike McQueen ... posted a 7-0 record with a 1.11 ERA.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Austin Parker Hyatt ... son of Don and Jan Hyatt ... has one brother, Jared, who played four years for Coach Danny Hall at Georgia Tech and pitched in the 2006 College World Series for the Yellow Jackets.