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Austin Wilhite
INF

Austin Wilhite

#14

INF

Year Junior
B/T R/R
Height 5-9
Weight 168
Hometown Buford, Ga.
Last School Buford
Austin Wilhite

Biography

ACC Player of the Week (April 9, 2018)
2017 NCBWA Freshman All-America First Team
2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
2017 ACC All-Freshman Team

2018 (Sophomore): Tabbed the ACC Baseball Player of the Week on April 9 … Played in and started all 58 games for the Yellow Jackets at shortstop … Hit .249 with six home runs, a triple and 13 doubles … Drove in 30 RBIs and scored 23 runs … Walked 23 times and stole three bases on the year … Posted a .404 slugging percentage and a .329 on-base percentage on the season … Led the team with 151 fielding assists on the season from his shortstop position …Recorded 15 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games on the season … Posted a season-high six-game hitting streak … Recorded a season-high four base hits in the extra-inning loss at Pittsburgh (April 14) … Drove in a career-high five RBIs in the series-clinching win over No. 6 Florida State (April 8), which included an inside-the-park home run … Scored a season-high three runs in the road win at Mercer (April 10) … Went 3-for-4 in the season-opening win over Minnesota (Feb. 16) … Was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 20) … Went 3-for-8 with a home run, a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth (Feb. 24) … Recorded a triple and went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the shutout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 27) … Drove in two RBIs in the series finale versus Illinois-Chicago (March 4) … Went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the road win over Georgia State (March 7) … Drove in two RBIs in the road loss at No. 13 Auburn (March 13) … Went a combined 3-for-12 with a double, two walks and two runs scored in the ACC series win over Virginia Tech (March 16-18) … Was 1-for-4 with a run scored in the home win over No. 6 Auburn (March 20) … Had a hit, a walk and a run in the game one win over No. 6 NC State (March 23) … Went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Saturday win over Miami (March 31) … Was a combined 7-for-12 with a home run, a double, five RBIs and three runs scored in the three-game series win over No. 6 Florida State (April 6-8) … Stayed hot by going 2-for-5 with a home run, an RBI and three runs scored in the win at Mercer (April 10) … Hit two home runs and went 5-for-8 with four RBIs and two runs scored in the final two games of the three-game road series at Pittsburgh (April 14-15) … Had a hit in all three games versus Wake Forest (April 27-29) going 4-for-11 with two doubles, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored … Had the walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth in the win over Radford (May 4), in which he went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs … Went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs in the series opener at Virginia (May 11) … Drove in three runs and scored two more in the double-digit win over No. 10 Duke (May 18).

2017 (Freshman): Named to the NCBWA freshman all-America first team … Was recognized as a Collegiate Baseball freshman all-American … Also earned a spot on the ACC all-freshman team … Played in all 55 games, making 54 starts at the shortstop position as a true freshman … Was second on the team and ranked 15th overall in the ACC in hitting at .338 on the season … Was third on the team with 67 hits on the season … Also third on the team with 14 doubles … Recorded one home run, one triple, 25 RBIs and 36 runs … Also posted a .434 slugging percentage and a .410 on-base percentage on the year … Recorded 20 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games on the year … Posted a season-high seven-game hitting streak … Also turned in a season-best 11-game on-base streak on the year … Made his first career start in the season-opening win versus BYU (Feb. 17) … Went 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the win over Marshall (Feb. 18) … Also had three hits, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the win versus Western Michigan (Feb. 19) … Had an RBI double and scored a run in the series-opening win over Youngstown State (Feb. 24) … Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a home win over Georgia State ( Feb. 28) … Drove in four RBIs on a 3-for-4 night in the series-opening win over Belmont (Mar. 3) … Was a combined 5-for-10 with a double, a walk, four RBIs and three runs scored in the three-game series versus Belmont (Mar. 3-5) … Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the win over No. 12 Oklahoma (Mar. 14) … Hit a solo home run and scored two runs versus No. 16 Auburn (Mar. 21) … Was 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the extra-innings win over Wake Forest (Mar. 25) … Drove in two RBIs in the road win at Mercer (Mar. 28) … Went 5-for-10 with two doubles, two walks and five runs scored in the three-game ACC series versus No. 5 Clemson (Mar. 31-April 2) … Was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the road win at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) … Went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored in the series finale at Notre Dame (April 9) … Was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the third game of the three-game series versus No. 2 Louisville (April 15) … Went a combined 4-for-11 with a walk and an RBI in the three-game series at Virginia Tech (April 21-22) … Was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the home contest versus Georgia (April 25) … Had two hits in the game one win over UIC (April 28) … Was 4-for-11 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in the three-game sweep of Pittsburgh (May 6-8) … Had a single and two walks in the game at SunTrust Park versus Georgia (May 9) … Was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the home win versus Georgia Southern (May 16) … Went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored in the home win over No. 8 Virginia (May 18) … Was a combined 3-for-10 with an RBI and a run scored in two games versus Miami (May 23) and No. 12 Wake Forest (May 25) at the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship.

Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Buford High School under head coach Tony Wolfe … A team captain his senior season … A 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention all-American … A 2016 Perfect Game southeast all-region first team selection … A 2015 Perfect Game underclass second-team all-American … A 2014 Perfect Game underclass honorable mention all-American … Ranked as high as No. 48 nationally by Perfect Game at second base … Also ranked as high as No. 5 overall at second base by Perfect Game and No. 33 overall for the state of Georgia in the Class of 2016 … Named to the all-Gwinnett County team in both 2015 and 2016 … Led his Buford team to four-straight regional championships from 2013 to 2016 … Also guided his team to the 2015 state championship title as a junior … Led his team in RBIs his senior season …Played in the Georgia High School MLB game … Attended the 2015 Perfect Game National Showcase … Also swam for two years … Played summer league baseball for Team Elite from 2012-14 and the East Cobb Yankees in 2015-16 … A member of the 18U team that won the 2016 Connie Mack World Series and the 2016 WWBA National Championship … A two-year member of the honor roll.

Personal: Full name is Austin Randall Wilhite … Born on Nov. 7, 1997 in Athens, Ga. … Son of Randy and Teresa Wilhite … Has a brother, Jermaine, and a twin brother named Nick who is also on the Tech baseball team … Enjoys playing disc golf … Began playing baseball at the age of four … Chose Tech because of the chance for a great education, the baseball team and a number of friends who have attended Tech … Plans to major in business administration.

 

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