Austin Hall Athlete Profile

#26 Austin Hall

Positions: Third Base, Shortstop, First Base Height: 6-4 Weight: 200 Roster Years: 2007 | 2010-2012 Hometown: Danville, CA Mission: Rancagua, Chile Last School: San Ramon Valley High School

Personal

  • Born in San Jose
  • Parents are Kraig and Julie
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Played summer ball for the Danville Hoots
  • Recruited by St. Mary's, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Berkeley and Pacific
  • Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Chile Rancagua
  • Married to Erin James in August 2010
  • Majoring in exercise science with a minor in business management

Before BYU

  • Was a U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete at San Ramon Valley High where he was coached by Rick Steen
  • Was first-team all-league as an infielder
  • Was team MVP
  • Recruited to play football at USC

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO   SB-SBA
2007   .313   35-29  112   27   35   10    3    1    30    54   19   32    8-9
2010   .313   45-43  182   42   57    9    5    6    36    94   17   56    8-9
2011   .296   56-53  199   40   59   16    5    2    28    91   23   67   19-23
2012   .291   46-40  165   23   48   13    2    1    19    68   10   50    8-9


2007 | Freshman Year

  • Academic All-Mountain West Conference
  • Thrust into the starting lineup for nine games after Dan Vargas went down with an injured knee at UNLV
  • That experience provided needed flexibility at the end of the season when he started at second base
  • Had game-winning RBI with a double vs. SUU, a single vs. UVSC in the opening game of the series and a double vs. UVSC in last game of the series

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Ended the season with a current 12-game hitting streak
  • Academic All-Mountain West Conference
  • Had four game-winning RBI, at Gonzaga, at San Jose State, at Air Force, and at San Diego St.
  • His grand slam vs. Utah in the MWC Tournament combined with Sean McNaughton's two slams tied an NCAA team record

2011 | Junior Year

  • Played 46 games at first base, played in four at third base and three at shortstop
  • Considered one of the better defending first basemen in the league
  • In on five of the six double plays turned by BYU vs. UNM, one shy of NCAA record, a new MWC record
  • Had a pair of game-winning RBI: a sac-fly, vs. No. Illinois and a two-run triple vs. No. Illinois
  • Batted .347 in league games

2012 | Senior Year

  • Drafted in the 33rd round by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Academic All-West Coast Conference
  • West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, bronze level
  • Honorable mention All-West Coast Conference
  • 2nd Team All-WCC, College Sports Madness
  • Co-captain
  • Pitched in two games, consequently played every position in career at BYU except catcher