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Austin Powell
Player Profile:
Austin Powell 2897945
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Star City, Ark.
High School: Star City HS
Experience: 1 Letter

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018): Played in four games with two starts ... went 1-for-6 (.167) with hit coming against Illinois State in first game of a doubleheader Feb. 18 ... caught one runner stealing in lone attempt against him on Feb. 18 against Illinois State ... walked once and struck out three times ... made one error and had one assist.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017): Saw action in 13 games and drew six starts (four at catcher and two at designated hitter) ... hit .250 (5-for-20) with a double, one run scored, one walk, one hit-by-pitch, and tallied a .318 on-base percentage ... caught one runner stealing in two attempts and had three assists with one error ... recorded season-high two hits against Mississippi Valley State Feb. 22 ... scored lone run of season Feb. 18 versus NYIT in second game of doubleheader ... hit only double against Louisiana Tech March 10 in game one of doubleheader ... caught runner attempting to steal at Southeast Missouri April 5.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner at Star City (Ark.) High School ... named to the Under Armour All-American team and Prep Gear All-American team ... hit .493 with three homers and 39 RBI as a senior ... ranked as the best catcher in Arkansas and 30th best backstop in the country by Prep Baseball Report ... three-time all-conference honoree and made the all-state team as a junior and sophomore ... made the all-state tournament team as a junior as he helped lead the Bulldogs to the 4A state championship ... 2015 stats included a .400 batting average, .505 on-base percentage, 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 44 RBIs, and 33 runs scored ... also played football ... was a member of Beta Club and an honor graduate.

PERSONAL: Birthday is Dec. 5 ... son of Michael and Michelle Powell ... majoring in exercise science ... enjoys hunting and fishing.

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