NC State defeated Wake Forest 12-6 on March 15, 2013 at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.
Walter on Stadler
"Austin is completely healthy for the first time since his freshman year. Add to it that he has made a complete overhaul of his mechanics and he is primed to have a big year."
2013 (Redshirt Senior)
Made 13 appearances, including 12 starts, and led the starters with a 3.50 ERA just one year after missing the entire 2012 season ... Also led all starters with five wins and a 5-3 record ... Was second on the team with 69.1 innings pitched ... Led Wake Forest with 60 strikeouts and walked just 28 batters ... Held opponents to a .290 average ... Went 7.0 innings in the season opener with nine strikeouts and combined for the shutout over Alcorn State on Feb. 15 ... Also pitched 7.0 innings and earned the win in each of his next two starts: vs. Youngstown State (Feb. 22) and vs. New Mexico State (Mar. 1) ... Had a 0.86 ERA through his first three starts ... Pitched 6.0 innings of shutout baseball at Maryland on March 24, striking out four and allowing just four hits ... In addition to his first three wins of the season, also defeated Maryland (Mar. 24) and Georgia Tech (Mar. 30) ... In the win over the Yellow Jackets, struck out 11 batters and walked just one ... Was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week for his performance at Georgia Tech.
2012 (Senior) Missed the entire season due to injury.
2011 (Junior) Started 14 games on the mound and made a total of 16 appearances on the year ... Ended the year with 47 strikeouts in 64.2 innings of work with a 8.63 ERA ... Had three outings on the year where he gave up one earned run or less ... Pitched 6.1 innings and gave up just one earned run against Fordham on March 4 ... Struck out a season-best 10 batters against Minnesota on February 25 through 5.2 innings ... Picked up the victory against UNC Greensboro on April 12, going 6.0 innings and striking out five ... Went 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball to earn his second win of the season at Maryland on May 21 ... In his only at bat of the season, he drove in the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th inning in a 9-8 win over Winthrop on April 19.
2010 (Sophomore) Pitching: Started 13 games and finished the year with a 3-4 record and a 5.26 ERA ... Struck out a team-high 70 batters ... Named second team preseason All-ACC by SEBaseball.com ... Earned the opening-day win against Army, giving up a run on five hits in six innings pitched, while tying a career-high with seven strikeouts and walking just one ... Received a no decision in start against Kent State (2.26), giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits in 6.1 innings, while striking out three and walking three ... Did not receive a decision in start at Georgia Tech (3.14), giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits in 5.2 innings with six strikeouts and four walks ... Threw a career-high 8.2 innings against NC State (3.21), but received a no decision, giving up three runs on five hits with six strikeouts ... Threw first collegiate complete game at Virginia Tech (3.27), but suffered the loss, giving up two runs on 10 hits in his 8.0 innings of work. Struck out three and did not walk a batter against the Hokies ... Turned in a solid outing at Boston College (4.17), but suffered the loss, giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits with six strikeouts in 6.0 innings. ... Earned the win in start against Duke (4.25), giving up just two runs, only one earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts in 6.2 innings ... Pitched an excellent outing in start at North Carolina (5.8), but received a no decision, striking out a career-high 11 batters and allowing just two runs, only one earned, on two hits in 6.0 innings ... Picked up the win in series opener against Clemson (5.14), striking out 11 batters for the second straight weekend and allowing just one run on six hits over 6.2 innings ... Closed the season with a loss against Maryland (5.20), giving up five runs, just three earned, on eight hits with six strikeouts over 7.0 innings. Batting: Hit .278 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 24 games played ... Equaled his home run total from 2009 in the first weekend of the season, hitting two round-trippers with a .273 batting average and four RBIs ... Posted a .333 batting average (3-for-9) with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in series against Xavier ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored at Coastal Carolina (3.9) ... Hit .400 (4-for-10) in series at Georgia Tech, including a 3-for-5 game with a run scored in second game of the series ... Had two hits and scored a run in loss at High Point (3.24) ... Batted .429 with four RBIs, two runs scored and two doubles in midweek games against Charlotte and Elon ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.
2009 (Freshman) Pitching: Appeared in 13 games on the mound, including nine starts and had a 4-5 record and two saves with a 4.13 ERA ... Earned the win in first collegiate start against Akron (2.20), allowing just one run on five hits, while striking seven in five innings pitched ... Picked up second win of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson (2.27), surrendering one unearned run on two hits in six innings of work, while striking out five and walking two ... Earned first collegiate save against Winthrop (3.10), striking out the only batter he faced with two outs and the bases loaded ... Pitched a career-high 6 1/3 innings against Clemson (3.13), allowing three runs, only one earned run, on nine hits ... Threw five innings in start against NC State (3.20) and picked up a no decision, giving up three runs on five hits, while fanning three Wolfpack batters ... Pitched twice in series at Duke (3.28-29), giving up a run on four hits in 4 2/3 innings ... Earned his second save of the season in middle game of the three-game series against the Blue Devils ... Notched fourth win of the season against Charlotte (4.14), throwing 2 2/3 hitless innings and striking out three batters ... Started against Georgia Tech (4.19) and allowed just two unearned runs on two hits in four innings. Batting: Hit .279 with two homers and 24 RBIs at the plate ... Tied for second on the team with 11 doubles ... Hit .421 during the first weekend of the season, going 8-for-19 at the plate ... Went 4-for-5 with four RBIs in first game of collegiate career against Akron (2.20) ... Had three hits and scored a run against Marshall (2.22) ... Drove in three runs and had a hit in victory over Appalachian State (2.24) ... Hit first home run of collegiate career against UNC Wilmington (3.4) and drove in three runs ... Stole first base of collegiate career against Davidson (3.24) ... Belted second home run of the season in series finale against Duke (3.29) ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI in series against Miami (5.14-16).
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 40th round of the 2008 MLB Draft ... Named to the Preseason Virginia Dream Team ... Won two high school state championships at James River HS ... Earned State Player of the Year honors after 2008 season ... Was ranked by Impact Baseball as the fourth-best prospect and the best outfielder in the state of Virginia ... Played high school baseball with fellow freshman Daniel Marrs at James River ... Had a 12-0 record and 1.29 ERA in his junior season ... Named the Richmond Times Dispatch Player of the Year as a junior ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Born on May 23, 1990 ... Son of Rusty and Cynthia Stadler.