Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2012, 2013)
• All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2012)
• 2012 Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2012)
2014: Austin Darby started all but two of Nebraska’s 62 games in 2014 • Ranked third on the team with 20 multi-hit games • Finished the year with 67 hits, including 10 doubles, three triples and a career-high three home runs • Was 2-for-4 against Cal State Fullerton on May 30 in his first career NCAA Tournament game • Went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI in a 6-1 victory over Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament on May 24 • Homered for the second time in the Illinois series with a solo blast in the fourth inning of the series finale • Huskers won the game 7-4 in 10 innings • Launched a two-out solo home run in a 2-1 win over Illinois on May 15, his second homer of the year and sixth of his career • Hit his first home run of the season in a 9-2 win over Penn State on May 3 • Was a two-run, two-out shot in the bottom of the first inning • Solid night in a 4-1 win at Omaha on April 30, went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base • On base four times in a 3-1 win at Michigan on April 26, was 2-for-2 at the plate for his 45th career multi-hit game and also worked a pair of walks • Was 3-for-4 with a career-high tying four RBIs in a 17-6 win over Omaha on April 16 • Marked his 15th multi-hit game of the year • Went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs, but also struck out three times, in a 8-6 win at Minnesota on April 11 • Produced 12th multi-hit game of the year and scored eventual game-winning run in a 6-4 win at Arkansas on April 2 • Drew a career-high three walks in a 4-3 loss at Arkansas on April 1 • Notched 40th career multi-hit game with a 2-for-5 performance in a 5-3 win over UNLV on March 30 • Was a bright spot in a 8-4 loss at Iowa on March 24, as he was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, a stolen base and his third triple of the season • Was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, RBI and walk in a 5-1 win at Iowa on March 22 • Went a combined 5-for-10 in a doubleheader sweep of No. 25 UC Irvine on March 15 • Scored a run, notched a double and drove in a run in both games of the doubleheader with the Anteaters • Roped his third double of the year, while going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in a 10-2 win over Northern Colorado on March 11 • Scored a pair of runs on March 9, marking his fifth straight game with at least one run scored • Drove in a pair of runs for the second straight game in a 7-6 win over St. John’s on March 8 • Made the most of his one hit against No. 1 Oregon State on Feb. 21, as it was a two-out, two-RBI triple • Also scored a pair of runs in the 9-2 win over the Beavers • Hit .462 (6-for-13) in three games over the opening weekend at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz. • Was 3-for-4 in a win over Gonzaga on Feb. 15, producing a double, triple and two RBIs • Was forced to miss the first game of the season after being ejected from the Huskers’ final game of the 2013 season.
2013: Darby played in 57 of Nebraska’s 59 games in 2013, making 50 starts • Posted a .292 batting average with six doubles and two home runs, while tying for third on the team with 33 RBIs • Ranked second on the team with 10 sacrifice bunts and also produced seven bunt hits in 12 attempts • Totaled 15 multi-hit games on the year, including six games with three hits • Drove in two runs or more six times on the season and was one of six Huskers to produce a four-RBI game on the year • Produced a career-high 15-game hitting streak from March 15 to April 7 • Hit .371 (23-for-62) during the streak, raising his batting average from .268 to .311 • Had a career day during the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament against Michigan on May 22 at Target Field • Led the Huskers to an 11-2 win over the Wolverines with four RBIs on two doubles, both career highs • Notched three hits for the second straight game at Creighton on May 14, the eighth three-hit game of his career • Also scored a career-high three runs in a 12-9 win over the Jays • Produced three hits at Minnesota on May 11, including his second triple of the year • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in a 3-1 win over Rutgers on April 29 at the TD Ameritrade Classic • Scored a pair of runs for the 10th time in his career in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Purdue on April 20 • Drove in the game-tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against Ohio State on April 13, a game the Huskers lost, 6-5, in 11 innings • Extended his career-high hitting streak to 15 games with a 1-for-5 day at Iowa on April 7 • Streak came to an end with an 0-for-2 day against Ohio State on April 12 • Was 3-for-6 against Northwestern on March 29, his third three-hit game of the year • Was 3-for-6 at Kansas State on March 26, with a double, a home run and a then-career-high three RBIs • Produced three hits in a 6-4 win at Illinois on March 23 in the series clincher • Hit a RBI double in the seventh at Illinois on March 22 that proved to be the game winner • Produced his first career triple at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on March 20 • Tied a then-career high with two RBIs in game two of a doubleheader with Northern Colorado on March 6 • Hit his first home run of the year in game one of the doubleheader with a solo shot with one down in the bottom of the first • Drove in the eventual game-winning run with a two-out two-RBI single against New Mexico on March 2 • Capped a seven-run sixth inning for the Huskers against the Lobos • Recorded his fourth career three-hit game at No. 25 Texas on Feb. 23 • Picked up his 10th career double in the 2013 season opener at CSU Bakersfield on Feb. 15.
2012: Darby had a stellar freshman season at Nebraska, as he was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team • Played in 42 games and earned 35 starts • Hit .324 (45-for-139) with 15 RBIs, nine doubles and two home runs, while also going a perfect 7-for-7 in steal attempts • Produced one of his four multi-RBI games in a 10-9 loss to Michigan State on May 23 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament • Was 5-for-12 with a double at Michigan in three games to cap the regular season, including a career-high tying three hits in the series opener • Capped a three-game sweep of Minnesota on May 13 with a 2-for-4 day at the plate, including a home run and a double • Produced an eight-game hitting streak from April 8 to May 5 • Went 13-for-32 during the streak with five multi-hit games • Delivered a double in four straight games, including each of the first three games of a four-games series with Louisiana Tech at Hawks Field • Set a career high with three hits, including a double, and stole two bases in a 12-3 win over South Dakota State on March 13 • Hit his first career home run on March 3 in a 6-4 win over New Mexico State at the Dairy Queen Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Metrodome • Was named to the Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team after going 4-for-12 with three RBIs and one home run • Produced his first hit as a Husker and stole a pair of bases in his first-ever start on Feb. 24 against Utah at the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Before Nebraska: Darby moved to Colorado from Florida during his freshman year of high school and starred under coaches Bernie Moncallo and Mark Swope at Cheyenne Mountain High School • Was named 4A Player of the Year and All-Colorado by the Denver Post as a senior after hitting .542 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs, while also going 4-0 on the mound with a 0.99 ERA • Led the Indians to their second 4A state title in three seasons in 2011 as the tournament’s No. 23 seed • Named first-team all-state in 2010, going 7-0 on the mound with 80 strikeouts while hitting .430 with 26 RBIs • Selected as the 2009 Colorado Class 4A pitcher of the year and picked for the Team Colorado All-Stars • Led the Indians to the 2009 4A state championship, their first since 1962 • Named honorable-mention all-state as a freshman when he hit .528 at the plate • Made his only official visit to Nebraska.
Personal: Born on Oct. 7, 1992, in Tampa, Fla. • Parents are Lorie and Steve Darby • Has three brothers, Matt, Cody and Ben • Has not declared a major.