2013 Big West Conference Second Team
2013 Big West All-Academic Team
Batted .279 in 42 games for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League…totaled 27 runs scored, 38 hits, seven doubles, three triples, five home runs, 26 RBIs and 12 stolen bases…also was selected to play in the Big League Dreams game.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013)
Named to the Big West Conference second team…off the field was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII Team and to the Big West Conference All-Academic Team…appeared in 53 games, starting 38 (26 left field, 12 right field)… normally hit ninth in the order…batted .311 on the season with 21 runs scored, 38 hits, five doubles, two triples, 12 RBIs and eight stolen bases…in Big West games, hit .351 while driving in eight runs…batted .306 (11-for-36) with runners in scoring position…batted 2-for-2 with two runs scored in an 8-2 win at CSU Bakersfield (02/17)…hit 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one runs scored in series-opening 6-0 win at Long Beach State (03/22)…batted 3-for-4 with a RBI and run scored in a series-clinching 10-2 win vs. UC Santa Barbara (04/13)…batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs, two doubles and a run scored in series-sweeping 9-6 win at Cal State Northridge (05/25).
Played for the Cowlitz Black Bears (26-28), who advanced to the West Coast League playoffs for the first time in franchise history…in 41 games, batted .279 with 25 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, one home run, 10 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Served the Titans primarily as a late-inning defensive replacement and pinch runner as a true freshman • Appeared in 34 games, four as a starter • Got 27 at bats and compiled a .370 average, second best on the team, with four RBIs and 10 runs • Batted team-best .571 in Big West Conference games (8-for-14) • Missed about three weeks (between Apr. 17 and May 5) due to a rib injury • Managed a four-game hitting streak (Apr. 6-15, 5-for-8, .625) which accounted for half of his season hit total • Also scored 10 runs • Scored all the way from second base on a wild pitch and fielding error by the pitcher on May 13 at UC Santa Barbara.
Was a three-year letterwinner for Head Coach Roc Murray and the Thunder at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, Calif. • Was inducted into the Rocklin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 after completing his playing career that also included outstanding academic achievement (Scholar-Athlete, a California Scholarship Federation member from 2008-11, 2010 Honor Guard, and four years of straight “A”s) • Was a first-team All-Sierra Foothill League selection in 2010 after hitting .374 with a home run, 10 doubles, four triples and 38 runs scored • Did even better as a senior in 2011 batting .415 with 20 RBIs, six triples and 26 stolen bases and was named the SFL’s most valuable player • Was a two-time All-Sac Metro honoree, a two-time RHS offensive player of the year, and was an all-state second teamer as a senior • Set career and season records for Rocklin High School in triples (10 in his career and six in 2011) and also set a single-season school record in stolen bases (26 in 2011) • Was drafted in the 26th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Players Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Born in Carmichael, Calif. • Full name is Austin William Diemer • Parents are Will and Mindi Diemer • Has an older sister, Alexandra • Majoring in communications • Comes from an athletic family. His father, Will, played baseball at Santa Clara from 1980 to 1984 and his sister, Alex, was a volleyball setter for Sacramento State (2011), Washington State (2009-10) and Boise State (2008) • Models his game after Mike Trout • Favorites include: Manny Ramirez (baseball player), Minute Maid Park (stadium), Los Angeles Dodgers (team), Rocklin High School (place to play baseball), “Happy Gilmore” (movie), Will Smith (actor), Mila Kunis (actress), Mexican (food) and The Holdup and Darius Rucker (musical artists).
At Bats: 5, 2x, last at UC Riverside (05.10.13)
Runs: 3 at #22 TCU (02.24.13)
Hits: 3 vs. UC Santa Barbara (04.13.13)
Doubles: 2 at Cal State Northridge (05.25.13)
RBI: 2, 3x, last at Cal State Northridge (05.25.13)
Triples: 1, 3x, last vs. UC Santa Barbara (04.13.13)
Stolen Bases: 2 at #22 TCU (02.24.13)