|40 Austin Chrismon|
Projected to be a midweek starter as the season unfolds and his confidence grows ... Four-pitch guy that has solid command of the plate ... Could also be used in long relief ... 2011: Appeared in 10 games making a pair of starts during freshman campaign ... Sported a 1.93 ERA, fourth-lowest on the team ... Fanned 11 while walking eight in 18.2 innings ... Allowed six runs (four earned) on 14 hits ... Made collegiate debut against Youngstown State (Feb. 20) working one-third of an inning in relief ... First collegiate start came against Buffalo (Mar. 16) working a season-high 5.0 innings allowing a pair of runs (one earned) on three hits with a season-high four strikeouts ... Notched first collegiate win against UNCW (Apr. 19) allowing one run (earned) on three hits in 2.2 innings of relief ... Second career start was against Elon (Apr. 6) where he tossed 4.0 shutout innings surrendering three hits, three runs with one punch out ... Worked at least one inning of relief in six games ... ECU picked up wins in both of his starts ... Did not commit an error in four chances posting a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Appeared in a pair of C-USA games and one post-season contest ... 2011 Summer: Played for the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) ... Appeared in 10 games making eight starts ... Posted a 3-5 record with a 4.96 ERA ... Allowed 33 runs (27 earned) on 55 hits with 39 strikeouts and 21 walks in 49.0 innings.
Menchville High School: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Phil Forbes ... Selected in the 32nd round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Houston Astros (pick 963) ... Two-time Peninsula District Champs ... As a senior helped the Monarchs to an 18-5 overall and 15-3 league record ... Earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-district honors as a pitcher where he posted a 6-3 record with a 1.88 ERA ... Tossed three complete games and one shutout (one hitter vs. Hampton) ... Fanned 103 batters while walking just 24 and held opposing hitters to a .173 average (44-for-255) in 70.2 innings ... Reached double-digit strikeouts on three occasions with a season-high 15 against Hampton in a 2-0 win ... Batted .255 with three home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored ... Named U.S. Air Force National Player-of-the-Week ... Helped Menchville (26 2) to the 2009 VHSL Baseball State Championship and a No. 1 national ranking by USA Today, Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America polls ... Earned First-Team Daily Press All-Star honors as a junior ... Three-time All-Peninsula District honors as a pitcher ... Named 2009 second-team preseason Louisville Slugger All-American ... During junior campaign was the Monarchs No. 2 starter that posted an 8-0 record in 15 games with a .153 ERA ... Fanned 80 hitters while walking just 15 in 53.1 innings and allowing a .153 opponent batting average ... Tossed a pair of complete games ... In the quarterfinals worked three innings of relief striking out eight advancing the Monarchs to the State 3A Championship ... At the dish batted .292 with a double and six RBI at third base ... Ranked as the No. 5 top senior prospect in Virginia by PGCrosschecker.com ... Rated as one of the top 200 national senior prospects by PGCrosschecker.com ... Ranked as one of the top senior prospects in Virginia by Rivals.com ... Played travel baseball for Jeff Petty of the Hurricanes ... Member of the 16U World Wood Bat Association National Championship team in 2009 ... Participated in the 2009 Perfect Game National Showcase where he was named Honorable Mention All-America ... Also participated in the 2009 East Coast Professional Showcase ... Three-time honor student ... Personal: Full name is William Austin Chrismon ... Born September 16, 1992 in Newport News, Va. ... Son of Billy and Lisa Chrismon ... Has one sibling (Garrett) ... Intended major is sports studies ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Spring 2011.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 5.0 vs. Buffalo (3/16/11); strikeouts: 4 vs. Buffalo (3/16/11); walks: 3 vs. Elon (4/6/11); hits: 3 (three times, last vs. UNCW 4/19/11); runs: 2 vs. Buffalo (3/16/11); earned runs: 1 (four times, last vs. ODU 5/17/11).