Date of Birth: 09/21/1993
Height: 6' 6" Weight: 250 lbs
College Experience: Missouri Baptist University
Resides: Huntington Beach, California
Austin Sweet enters his third professional season and first with the ThunderBolts in 2018. He signed on June 1, 2018 after splitting the previous season between three Frontier league teams and going a combined 3-3 with a 6.49 ERA in 27 relief appearances. Austin was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 and spent the majority of his first year in rookie ball, winning one of 18 games and posting a 2.17 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 29 innings. He also made one appearance in High-A. In two years at Missouri Baptist, he went 9-3 with a 1.79 ERA in 41 games and he was 3-3 with a 5.06 ERA in two years at Fullerton College. He attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California.