Selected as one of the team’s captains ... Named to the midseason watch list for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award ... Named the 14th-best 2013 MLB Draft prospect in the SEC by Baseball America and Perfect Game ... Earned the win in the middle game of the series vs. Western Illinois (2.16), giving up a run on three hits and striking out three in five innings ... Pitched well in the second game of the series vs. Evansville (2.23), but received a no decision after throwing six shutout innings and allowing just two hits with five strikeouts ... Tossed 5.1 innings in start vs. Gonzaga (3.1), giving up three runs, just two earned, on seven hits and striking out two ... Made two relief appearances in series vs. San Diego State (3.7-3.9) and allowed one run on four hits with two strikeouts in four innings of work ... Picked up his first save of the season in series opener vs. the Aztecs after tossing two scoreless frames ... Closed out game two vs. Alabama A&M (3.13), retiring both batters he faced ... Started the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina (3.22) and earned his second win of the season, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out five in 5.1 innings ... Struck out a season-high six batters and allowed two runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings in a no decision vs. No. 15 Mississippi State (3.29) ... Received a no decision in series opener at Alabama (4.4), allowing an unearned run on three hits and striking out four in 4.1 innings ... Took the loss in series opener vs. LSU (4.12), allowing five runs, only three earned, on seven hits and striking out five in 5.2 innings ... Did not receive a decision in series opener vs. Texas A&M (4.19) after tossing 5.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts ... Earned third win of the season in series opener at Georgia (4.26), throwing a career-high eight shutout innings and striking out a season-high eight batters, while only allowing four hits ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week after his performance vs. the Bulldogs ... Improved record to 4-2 with victory at No. 23 Kentucky (5.3), giving up a run on five hits and striking out four in 5.2 innings.
Pitched in a team-leading 32 games, 29 out of the bullpen, and had a 3-5 record with a team-high 11 saves and a 1.99 ERA ... His 11 saves were the third-highest single-season total in school history, while his 32 appearances were the seventh-highest single-season total in school history … Finished the season tied for third in the SEC in saves and tied for seventh in the conference in appearances … Struck out 61 batters in 58.2 innings and held the opposition to a .210 batting average ... Named to the midseason watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award ... Started the series finale against Villanova (2.19) and earned the win, throwing five no-hit innings and striking out seven ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week after his performance against the Wildcats ... Earned first save of the season in the middle game of the series against Valparaiso (2.25), tossing two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one ... Pitched a scoreless inning in series finale against BYU (2.29), retiring all three batters he faced, including two strikeouts ... Made two relief appearances during the Houston College Classic, earning a save against Texas Tech (3.2) and Texas (3.4) ... Pitched four innings on the weekend, giving up just one hit and striking out eight ... Selected to the Houston College Classic all-tournament team ... Finished off Arkansas’ sweep against Binghamton (3.10) with a perfect ninth inning in the series finale, striking out one ... Earned the save in both games of the Gonzaga (3.13-3.14) series, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings in the series with a strikeout ... Pitched twice in the series against Alabama (3.16-3.18), earning a win in the series opener and a save in the series finale ... Threw 4.1 scoreless innings against the Crimson Tide, striking out three ... Threw three innings in relief in the series finale at Mississippi State (3.25), striking out three and allowing a run ... Made second start of the season in second game of the series against Georgia (4.7) and threw 4.2 innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and striking out five ... Struck out three and did not allow a hit in 1.2 innings in relief stint at Ole Miss (4.21) ... Pitched in two games in the series at Florida (4.27-4.29), throwing two hitless innings ... Earned his seventh save of the season in series finale against the Gators ... Picked up his eighth save of the season in series finale vs. Missouri (5.2), throwing a scoreless ninth inning ... Closed out Arkansas’ win in the second game of the series vs. South Carolina (5.5), giving up a run in the ninth inning and earning his ninth save of the season ... Recorded third win of the season in midweek victory vs. Louisiana Tech (5.15), throwing two hitless innings with four strikeouts ... Finished Arkansas’ sweep at Tennessee (5.19) by throwing a scoreless inning with a strikeout in the series finale ... Made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, throwing eight shutout innings … Picked up 10th save of the season in Arkansas’ win against No. 8 Rice (6.2), throwing two scoreless innings and allowing just one hit ... Tossed 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout in game two of the Waco Super Regional at No. 4 Baylor (6.10) … Pitched in two games of the College World Series and did not allow a run in 4.1 innings … Earned 11th save of the season in Arkansas’ win over South Carolina (6.18), allowing just one hit in three shutout innings.
Pitched in a team-high 27 games, 24 in relief, and had a 5-2 record with three saves and a 2.72 ERA ... Named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... Made collegiate debut in series finale against Delaware State (2.20), throwing a perfect inning with a strikeout ... Earned first win as a Razorback in second game of series against Utah (2.26), allowing a run on five hits over 3.2 innings ... Threw 3.1 shutout innings in relief against McNeese State (3.1), allowing just two hits and striking out three ... Pitched in two games in series vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.4-3.6), throwing 4.2 innings and allowing one run with four strikeouts ... Picked up second win of the season in series opener against the Panthers, tossing 2.1 shutout innings ... Made first start of collegiate career vs. Memphis (3.22), giving up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in four innings ... Took the loss in start vs. Vanderbilt (3.26), allowing three runs, just one earned, on five hits in four innings ... Threw 1.1 hitless innings in relief at Alabama (4.2), striking out one ... Appeared in two games during series vs. LSU (4.8-4.10), giving up a run and striking out five in five innings of work ... Earned third win of the season in series opener vs. the Tigers, pitching 2.2 shutout innings ... Struck out all 10 batters he retired in his 3.1 shutout inning outing against Mississippi State (4.16) ... Earned first save of collegiate career in series-clinching win over Florida (5.6), tossing three perfect innings and striking out four ... Pitched in both games of doubleheader vs. Ole Miss (5.21), picking up a save in the first game and earning a win in the second game ... Retired the only Rebel batter he faced in the first game to pick up second save, and recorded fifth win of the season in the nightcap, throwing four shutout innings with three strikeouts ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week following his performance against Ole Miss ... Made two appearances in the SEC Tournament, both in relief, earning a save against Mississippi State (5.26), throwing four shutout innings with four strikeouts ... Also pitched against Vanderbilt (5.28), tossing 1.2 scoreless innings ... Appeared in the NCAA Tournament opener against Charlotte (6.3), throwing 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
2012: Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League … Threw 21.2 innings over the summer, striking out 15 and finishing with an 0-4 record and a 6.65 ERA … Helped the Gatemen to the 2012 Cape Cod League championship … Was teammates with junior pitcher Colby Suggs. 2011: Played with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Pitched in eight games, including three starts, for the Gatemen and finished the summer with a 2-1 record and a 2.63 ERA ... Threw 27.1 innings, allowing 10 runs, eight earned, on 24 hits with 15 strikeouts.
Forrest City High School
Four-year starter... Earned all-conference honors following sophomore and junior seasons ... As a junior, pitched 64 innings with two no-hitters, one perfect game, a 1.08 ERA and 110 strikeouts... His 8-2 record during his junior year led his team to a conference championship in addition to earning him all-state honors... Also played football and basketball in high school ... Named all-conference for football after sophomore and junior seasons ... Member of Beta Club.
Son of Lowry and Carla Astin ... Has one sister, Madeline ... Majoring in criminal justice.