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.