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Austin Cousino wins a bronze medal

Kentucky freshman sensation Austin Cousino and his USA Collegiate National Team finished up their summer campaign, winning the bronze medal in the Netherlands. Cousino, a centerfielder for Kentucky who led the Cats in nearly every hitting statistic, was also the leading hitter for Team USA, pacing the squad with a .357 average in 16 games. He collected four doubles, five RBI and scored ten runs. Making those numbers even more impressive is that international rules mean no aluminum bats like in the NCAA; it’s wood only.

Team USA finished the summer with a trip to Havana, Cuba where they played the Cuban National Team in a five-game set, going 2-3 at Latin American Stadium. The team capped the season by traveling across the globe to the Netherlands playing in the Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week tournament. Team USA steamrolled through the Netherlands, Japan, Chinese Taipei, but fell to Cuba in the semi-finals. In their final outing, USA knocked off the Netherlands again in the consolation game to take home the bronze.

The USA Collegiate National Team is made up of the top 22 players in college baseball. Cousino was joined by six other players from the SEC. Congratulations to Cousi and the rest of the team for bringing home some hardware.


Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

2 Comments for Austin Cousino wins a bronze medal

  1. De Bold
    1:25 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    #19 is The Man. No telling what this kid will do before he retires from the game. Go Cats!

  2. Random Nibbler
    4:17 pm July 26, 2012 Permalink

    NOT made up of the top 22 in college baseball. UT’s coach, Dave Serano, was in charge of picking the roster and he took a few players for personal reasons. Several others considered top 20 were not taken. Dave Serano is a major ass and because he is a terrible coach his team stunk last year and pulled nearly the whole teams scholarships.

    UT sucks.

    Either way, Austin is a bad man.