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.
|Hometown:||Southern Pines, N.C.|