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8 Austin Embler

Honors

2018

First Team All-SoCon

Preseason All-SoCon

 

2017

SoCon Player of the Week (Mar. 13) 

2018 (Redshirt Junior): First Team All-Southern Conference at second base in both the media and coaches poll … Preseason All-SoCon honors … Hit for a .357 average in 53 games … Started each game at second base … Tallied 81 hits with 19 going for extra bases … Hit two home runs, two triples and 15 doubles during the year … Drew a team-high 30 walks … Recorded a .438 on-base percentage and stole nine bases … Scored a team-high 57 runs … Tallied 20 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Drove in 32 RBI on the season … Hit as the lead off hitter in every start … Tied for second all-time with a 21-game hit streak … Reached base in 25 consecutive games … Recorded a season-high four hits three times, against Tennessee (Feb. 24) and twice against Marist (Mar. 2 and 3) … Drove in three runs in games against Lipscomb (Mar. 17) and VMI (Mar. 23) … Led off the game against High Point with a solo home run (Mar. 27) … Scored multiple runs in 17 games … Season-high three runs scored in games against Marist (Mar. 2), Lafayette (Mar. 10), Lipscomb (Mar. 17), ETSU (Apr. 14), The Citadel (May 13) and against Wofford in the SoCon Tournament (May 25) … Hit two doubles in games against Tennessee (Feb. 24), Western Carolina (Apr. 7) and The Citadel (May 13) … Went 3-for-4 with an RBI, three runs scored, a double and hit his second home run of the season in the SoCon Tournament against Wofford (May 25) … Ended the year on a 14-game hitting streak … Went 3-for-3 with two RBI, three runs scored and drove in two with a double in the nightcap of a doubleheader against ETSU (Apr. 14) … Season-high seven assists against Samford (Apr. 21).

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): 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.

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb-att
2015.... .281 19-10 32 5 9 0 0 0 4 11 10 1-2
2017.... .319 59-58 229 41 73 9 2 3 35 19 38 6-9
2018.... .357 53-53 227 57 81 15 2 2 32 30 47 9-10
TOTAL... .334 131-121 488 103 163 24 4 5 71 60 95 16-21

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Hits: 4 [t-10th], 5 times
Doubles: 2 [t-5th], at Western Carolina, Apr 07, 2018 ; at Tennessee, Feb 24, 2018 ; at The Citadel, May 13, 2018 
Triples: 1 [t-5th], 4 times
Home runs: 1, 5 times
Total bases: 7, Furman, Apr 08, 2017 ; vs Wofford, May 25, 2018 
RBI: 4, Lafayette, Mar 16, 2017 
Runs scored: 4 [t-4th], Furman, Apr 08, 2017 
Walks: 2 [t-15th], 11 times
Hit by pitch: 1 [t-12th], 4 times
Struck out: 4 [t-1st], Appalachian State, Feb 16, 2018 ; Lafayette, Mar 10, 2018 
Sac flies: 1 [t-4th], at ETSU, Apr 01, 2017 ; at VMI, May 05, 2017 
Sac bunts: 1 [t-5th], 18 times
At bats: 6 [t-9th], 9 times
Stolen bases: 2 [t-6th], VMI, Mar 23, 2018 
Caught stealing: 1 [t-1st], 5 times
Field chances: 12, at Western Carolina, Apr 08, 2018 
Putouts: 7, Appalachian State, Feb 17, 2018 
Assists: 7 [t-2nd], Samford, Apr 21, 2018 ; vs Samford, May 25, 2017 
 
CAREER ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Most triple plays turned: t-1st (1)
Most picked off: t-7th (5)
Most assists: 9th (300)
Most double plays turned: 9th (59)
Most sacrifice hits: t-10th (18)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Most triple plays turned: t-1st (1 in 2017)
Most picked off: t-4th (3 in 2017)
Most games played: t-7th (59 in 2017)

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