Austin has huge weekend for Charleston

ROME -- The big moments are coming at a fairly frequent pace for Tyler Austin these days.

The former Heritage standout, now playing for the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs of the New York Yankees organization, ripped a go-ahead three-run home run in the ninth inning in Charleston's 7-5 win over the Rome Braves Sunday.

Austin, who also had a single, hit the home run off John Cornely with two outs in the ninth, sending Charleston to a 3-1 series win.

But Sunday wasn't the only big game in the series for the right fielder. In Thursday's opener, Austin hit a pair of home runs; Friday he tripled and doubled, and in Saturday's game, Austin went 4-for-4 with two doubles.

In eight games through Sunday, Austin led the team in a number of categories, including batting average (.438), RBIs (nine) and slugging percentage (1.031).


UGAFan 3 years, 5 months ago

Atta boy Tyler.... For the record, he was also name the SAL Player of the Week. Leading the league in several offensive stats.


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