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Head coach David Mitroff and the Cornerstone University Golden Eagles Baseball program are pleased to announce the signing of Austin Rakestraw, a right-handed pitcher and first baseman from Lansing, Mich. A senior from Lansing Christian School, Austin hit .304 and scored 22 runs as a junior. On the mound he went 5-2 with a 4.07 ERA. This year, he is 3-0 on the mound and hitting .400 while his team is off to a 13-1 start.
When asked about his hopes for his time at Cornerstone, Austin said, "I hope to grow in my faith while I'm here, and lead others in their faith walk. And for the team, I would like to help us achieve excellence in school and on the ball field. I chose Cornerstone because, when I first visited CU, I felt like God blessed everything that happened that day."
Cornerstone baseball coach David Mitroff said, "We are excited to add someone of Austin's character to our program. We believe that he will be a great fit at our university and have a chance to compete for innings right away. We hope Austin will have a big impact on and off the field."