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THOUSAND OAKS, CA (KTLA) — A Thousand Oaks High School senior was looking to stand out from the crowd in hopes of landing a scholarship to play college baseball at a Division I school.

So, he decided to think outside the box and auction himself off on eBay.

Austin Herold described himself as a “right-handed thrower” who was “All League Ventura County, All Marmonte League and Offensive Player of the Year” in 2013 on his eBay listing page.

He boasted a natural athleticism and said he was ‘passionate about the game and playing at the next level.”

Herold had strong stats but was still having a hard time getting the attention of recruiters.

“It’s a little unconventional,” Herold admitted. But he said he had nothing to lose.

The winning bid on Herold’s auction was $22.50.

It was not known if any college coaches were taking notice.


  • Jethro Bodnick

    haha….if this guy was really that good, he would be telling recruiters to go away! Must not be to smart or his conference his horrible! I like his ebay thought, but your a college kid, dont be so lame to auction your ability off for attention. Pretty sad to say the least. If you need attention, go hug your coach.

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