LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky freshman centerfielder Austin Cousino finished the summer as the leading hitter on the USA Collegiate National Team, helping guide the club to the Bronze Medal in the Netherlands during the Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium.
Team USA finished its summer with a pair of international trips, traveling to face Cuba, before venturing to Haarlem in the Netherlands for Honkbal Week. USA suffered a loss in extra-innings in the semifinals on Saturday to Cuba, with Cuba winning in the 10th inning due to international tie breaker rules with runners placed at first and second base and no outs to start the frame. USA then won the bronze medal game vs. host Netherlands 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Pim Mulier Stadium.
A native of Dublin, Ohio, Cousino paced USA in hitting with a .351 average (13-for-37) in 16 games, totaling four doubles, five RBI and 10 runs scored. Cousino stole three bases during the summer and owned a .479 on-base percentage and a .459 slugging mark with the wooden bats in the international competition.