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8 Austin Embler

Honors

2017
SoCon Player of the Week (Mar. 13)
SoCon Honor Roll

2017 (Junior): Started 58 games at second base… SoCon Player of the Week (Mar. 13)… Hit for a .319 average with 35 RBI and 41 runs scored… Stole six bases and went for extra bases 14 times... Hit three home runs and nine doubles earning a .415 slugging percentage… Helped turn 27 doubles plays and was part of UNCG's second-ever triple play against VMI (May 7)… Recorded 23 multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs in seven games… Season-long hitting streak of 13 games and reached base in 22 consecutive contests… Hit home runs against Lafayette (Mar. 16), North Carolina A&T (Mar. 22) and UNC Asheville (Mar. 28)… Season high four hits against Furman (Apr. 8) and Ohio State (Apr. 21)… Drove in four runs in a 3-for-6 performance against Lafayette (Mar. 16)… Tallied a bunt single and a grand slam in the same inning against Lafayette (Mar. 16)… Tallied at least one hit in every game against Mercer (Apr. 28-30)… Drove in three runs in a loss to VMI (May 6). 

2016 (Sophomore): Redshirted after not appearing in a contest during the season.

2015 (Freshman): Appeared in 19 games and made 10 starts on the infield … Batted .281 with nine hits, five runs scored and four RBI … Started 10-straight games over a stretch from March 13-May 8 … Notched a season-high two hits in four contests … Went 2-for-5 with two RBI against Columbia (March 15) … In his first collegiate start at UNCW (March 13), tallied two hits, two runs scored and a RBI in the 10-4 victory.

High School: A four-year starter and letterwinner for the Pinecrest High School varsity squad … Started as a freshman for a Pinecrest team ranked second in the state and 50th nationally … Earned 2013 underclass honorable mention All-America status and 2014 Atlantic Region honorable mention recognition by Perfect Game … Hit .375 with an on base percentage of .483 as a senior, leading Pinecrest to a 20-6 record and No. 16 ranking in the state of the North Carolina … Batted .415 as a junior with an on base percentage of .550 … Named to the all-conference squad in 2013 … Selected to represent North Carolina in the South Atlantic Border Battle in 2012 and 2013 … Has hit over .400 in each of his three seasons playing for Evoshield Canes – South … Received all-tournament accolades at the Perfect Game Wooden Bat World Series in East Cobb, Ga. – finishing in the top 10 out of 268 teams in batting with a .667 average

Personal:  Austin Dean Embler … Born Sept. 21, 1995 … Majoring in business administration … Son of Barry and Tricia Embler.

Position: Infielder
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Southern Pines, N.C.
High School: Pinecrest
Experience: High School