June 26th, 2018

Trinity alum making noise in St. Louis farm system

Adam Pruiett

Bellarmine University Assistant S.I.D


Trinity alum making noise in St. Louis farm system
Austin Warner / photo from Bellarmine

Trinity alum and former Bellarmine baseball star Austin Warner has made a big slash this season in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor-league system.

Warner, who pitched for Trinity from 2009-12 and Bellarmine from 2013-16 and was a two-time All-GLVC selection, spent parts of two strong seasons with the Rascals before he was sold to the Cardinals in June of 2017. This season, the Louisville native was chosen as the Cardinals' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, and he was the starting pitcher for the South in the Florida State League All-Star Game.

Warner went 3-3 with a 3.41 ERA and 77 strikeouts against 13 walks in 74.0 innings pitched over 12 starts for Advanced-A Palm Beach before recently being promoted to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals. During that dazzling May, the lefty made four starts and struck out 35 batters against three walks while allowing three total earned runs over 29.2 innings pitched. His final performance during that stretch was a three-hit shutout.

 

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