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Mizzou infielder Trevor Austin (19) Mizzou Tigers vs. South Carolina at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, MO. on Sunday, April 03, 2022. Mikayla Schmidt/Mizzou Athletics


Austin, Pimental provide veteran presence for young Missouri team

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Senior infielder Trevor Austin and redshirt junior lefthander Javyn Pimental didn’t have to return to Missouri for the 2024 season. 

The end of the 2023 campaign brought a coaching change—Steve Bieser out, Kerrick Jackson in—and both players certainly had options, whether that was transferring elsewhere or signing a professional contract. 

But both are back in Columbia this season for various reasons. 

On the surface level for Pimental, change is nothing new. He’s been in college baseball for four seasons and has had four head coaches. He redshirted at Arizona in 2021 with Jay Johnson at the helm,[…]