|Hometown:||Yorba Linda, Calif.|
|High School:||Esperanza HS|
UC Santa Barbara
Lead the team with 117.2 innings pitched and 61 strikeouts to finish the season with a 2.98 ERA. Picked up 18 assists, 5 put outs, 3 double plays and 1 shutout in 18 games. Pitched at least 5 strikeouts on 5 occassions. Earned Second Team All-Big West.
Austin saw plenty of action in his freshman season for the Gauchos appearing in 17 games starting a total of 13...led the pitching staff with 8 wins...earned a save in his first career relief appearance vs San Jose State on February 24...was 4th on the team with 79.0 innings pitched and had a season high 7.1 in a start against LMU on March 3...finished the year with a 4.44 ERA and 33 strikeouts.
A four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Curran at Esperanza High ... In his junior year he was selected First Team All-Sunset League with a record of 8-1 and a 2.65 ERA ... His senior year he was First Team All-Century League, Third Team All-County and had a record of 8-5 with a 2.41 ERA ... As a senior, his team made it to the finals of the CIF Championship ... He also played some basketball for the Aztecs.
Austin Pettibone was born on September 10, 1992 to his parents Jay and Linda ... He has two siblings – Jon, 21, and Ashley, 15 ... Considering majoring in Chemistry ... Plans on pursuing a career in professional baseball ... His favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... His most memorable sports moment was pitching at Dodger Stadium for the CIF Division 1 final ... His favorite movie is Warrior and his favorite book is Into Thin Air ... He likes playing golf and listening to Eric Church ... His favorite athletes are Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and Roy Halladay ... His favorite TV show is The Office.