LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Austin Cousino, a native of Dublin, Ohio, won his third career Golden Glove Award, also earning one as a high school star at Dublin Coffman High School. While breaking his own UK single-season record, set in 2012 as a freshman (142), for putouts in the outfield (178), Cousino helped lead UK back to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in his career. He finished with a career-high eight outfield assists, ranking among the NCAA leaders.
A 5-foot-10, 178-pound left-hander, Cousino finished his 178-game UK career with a .295 average (216-for-732), with 47 doubles, seven triples, 19 homers and 106 RBI, stealing 48-of-51 bases, and sporting a .456 slugging and a .386 on-base percentage. As a junior in 2014, Cousino hit .308 with 15 doubles, four triples, four homers and 38 RBI, stealing 19 bases.
Cousino, a third-round pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2014 MLB Draft, opened his professional career on Monday in the class-A short-season Northwest League with the Everett AquaSox, belting a homer in his second career at-bat.