UALR Baseball BIO
22 Austin Pfeiffer
2014: Started all of the team’s 54 games at shortstop… Posted a .253 batting average while leading the team in at-bats (229) and assists (176) and finished second in runs scored (38) and third in hits (58)… Slugged five homers, nine doubles and drove in 27 runs… Compiled a team-best 14-game hitting streak from April 13-May 3 during which he hit .417 with nine extra-base hits... Stole 16 bases to finish second on the team and sixth in the Sun Belt… Hit a three-run home run and stole two bases in UALR’s win over Creighton on Feb. 15… Went 3-for-4 with a double and scored three times against UAPB on March 12… Had two hits and a homer in the April 13 loss at Louisiana-Lafayette… Collected three hits and score three times in the April 18 contest against Troy… Went 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs, a double and a homer as the Trojans knocked off Central Arkansas on April 23… Had multi-hit games in all three games at WKU (April 25-27)… Earned at least one RBI in seven consecutive games from April 30-May 9… On May 11 hit the difference-making home run in the 3-2 win at Texas State… Had five hits in the final series of the season against Arkansas State to finish the season on a six-game hitting streak... Named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or greater.
2013: Started all 56 games for the Trojans at shortstop in 2013 … Batted .296 on the season while leading the team in RBI (43) and total bases (106) … Ranked second on the team in runs scored (46), hits (66), home runs (9), stolen bases (19) and at-bats (223) … Added 11 doubles and one triple to increase his slugging percentage to .475 … Led the Trojans with seven homers in Sun Belt play … His 19 stolen bases were tied for second-most in the Sun Belt … Totaled 167 assists on the year, leading the Trojans and ranking eighth in the Sun Belt … Totaled 20 multi-hit games on the year, tying him for second-most on the team … Totaled 10 multi-RBI games, ranking third on the team … Went 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBI and three runs scored in a 13-1 win over SIU Edwardsville (Feb. 24) … Reached base four times, including a 3-for-4 effort at the plate to go along with three runs scored and three stolen bases in an 11-3 win over Western Illinois (March 3) … Totaled a career-high four hits, including a triple in a 12-2 win over Texas-Arlington (March 12) … Was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week on April 1 after his performance in UALR’s win over Stephen F. Austin (March 26) and three-game sweep of ULM (March 29-31) … Began his week by scoring two runs and reaching base four times in the Trojans’ 10-4 win over Stephen F. Austin … Put up multiple hits in each of UALR’s three wins over ULM … His 2-for-4 effort on Friday helped UALR to a 3-2 win over the Warhawks, while his 3-for-4 effort with three runs scored and a homer propelled the Trojans to an 11-3 victory on Saturday … Ended his weekend by going 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in UALR’s 13-3 win on Sunday … Totaled three hits in game two of the Trojans’ doubleheader upset of No. 10 Oklahoma (April 16) … Supplied a two-run, walk-off homer in the 12th inning of UALR’s 5-3 win over Central Arkansas at Dickey-Stephens Park (May 7)... Named to the SBC Commissioner's List for accumulating a 3.5 GPA or better for the 2012-13 academic year.
2012: Made 20 appearances with three starts as a sophomore, posting a 1-2 record with one save and a 7.53 ERA … Totaled 30 strikeouts against 12 walks over 43.0 innings … Worked the final 3.0 innings in a win over UAPB on Feb. 18 to pick up his first save as a Trojan … Worked a season-long 6.0 innings in his first start against Belmont on Feb. 26, limiting the Bruins to three hits and an unearned run with five strikeouts … Matched his season-high of five strikeouts against Milwaukee in the second game of a doubleheader on March 10 … Held Middle Tennessee hitless over 3.2 shutout innings in relief on April 7 … Threw 4.0 scoreless frames against Central Arkansas on May 8, allowing just one hit while striking out four … Picked up a win in relief with one inning of work against South Dakota State on March 6 … Made 11 relief appearances in conference play.
Prior to UALR: Played two seasons at Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, batting .322 with three home runs and 48 RBI as a sophomore while posting a 1.96 earned run average ... Played under head coach Raydon Leaton.
High School: Helped lead Benton High School to the Arkansas 6A State Championship in 2009 ... Voted to the All-State team by the Arkansas High School Baseball Coaches Association as a senior ... Played for head coach Mark Balisterri.
Personal: Born May 25, 1991 in Little Rock, Ark. ... Son of Greg and Terry Pfeiffer ... Has one brother, Barrett, and one sister, Hannah ... A marketing major.