CU Baseball BIO
23 Austin Groth
2013 (Freshman at Creighton)
  • Groth appeared in 12 games as a freshman, including 11 starts.
  • Austin held Illinois State to one run in 4.2 innings as the starter in Creighton’s 9-4 win at Illinois State on May 7 in 11-innings.
  • Groth took control of the Sunday starting role with his third straight solid start, allowing just one run on five hits in 4.1 innings at Indiana State on April 14.
  • Austin posted his longest outing, tossing five innings on Sunday,
  • April 7 to earn his second win of the season.  Groth limited Bradley to one run on three hits in the Bluejay’s 7-3 victory.
  • Earned his first win, 6-4, in a midweek start at Kansas on April 2.  Groth allowed one run on two hits to open the game.
  • Groth got the start in the Bluejays’ 4-1 win over North Dakota on March 14. He allowed one run on two hits in two innings of work.
  • Austin allowed three runs on two hits and two walks in his first appearance of 2013 on March 1 against BYU.
2009-12 (South Sioux City High School)
  • Groth earned a combined eight letters in baseball (four) and basketball (four) as a Cardinal.
  • Austin was a four-time All-River Cities First Team selection in baseball and nabbed the honor three times in basketball.
  • A three-time All-Nebraska First Team member, Groth was 6-1 with an 0.93 ERA during his senior season.   The right-hander closed the year with 52 strikeouts and dealt eventual Class B champion, Lincoln Pius X, its only loss (2-1) at the state tournament.
  • The South Sioux City, Neb. native finished his junior campaign (Legion and school baseball combined) with a 12-3 record in 81 2/3 innings pitched, guided mainly by a fastball that has been clocked over 90 mph. Groth collected 144 strikeouts against just 26 free bases handed out.  
  • He also finished the season with four saves.  
  • Groth also played a key role in South Sioux City’s back-to-back basketball titles, earning All-State and All-Metro honors after averaging 19.5 points as a junior and 17.4 points as a sophomore.
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: South Sioux City, Neb.
High School: South Sioux City HS
Experience: 2 Letters