Lefthander Austin French will bring versatility to the Waves pitching staff this season. He appeared in 12 games as a rookie at Brown this past season.French enjoyed a terrific career at Hamden Hall Country Day. French’s performance throughout his 2012 campaign earned him numerous honors, including a spot on Rawlings All-American Team as well as the All-Region Team. He was also named to the New Haven All-Area Team.In 2011, French earned Perfect Game Honorable Mention honors and he was also named a Baseball Factory Top Underclassmen. During that season, he set a school record as he recorded 18 strikeouts in one game to lead Hamden Hall to the 2011 Championship.