It didn’t take long for Austin Flematti to make an impression at Cornell University.

In his freshman season, the former Kingwood Mustangs standout worked his way into the starting lineup and began his college career as an integral part of the Big Red program.

A baseball and football all-district athlete at Kingwood High School, Flematti led his freshman class at Cornell this past baseball season, playing in 30 games. He got his first college start on Feb. 24 at Baylor and became a staple in Cornell’s lineup ever since.

Flematti started 28 games for the Big Red this past season. The versatile athlete started games at catcher, left field and designated hitter for Cornell.

In exactly 100 at-bats, Flematti collected 20 hits, including four doubles, and his first collegiate home run on April 27 against Penn. He drove in 14 runs and even stole two bases. He tied for second on the team with four multiple RBI games, and over a seven-game span in March had four multiple-hit games. From March 9-24, he hit .333 (9-for-27).

Flematti scored three runs in a win over Princeton April 20 and ended his freshman season at Cornell with a four-game hit streak.

In his senior year at Kingwood, he made the all-district football second team as a linebacker and first team as a catcher in baseball, ranking No. 26 among catchers in the state of Texas by Perfect Game.

He picked up where he left off this past season for a strong beginning to a promising college career.

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