Baseball: Austin Evans

Austin Evans

Bats/Throws: R/R
Position: RHP
Ht.: 6-3
Wt.: 220
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Previous School: University of Alabama
Eligibility: Jr.
Major: Management

As a Sophomore (UA): Pitched for the University of Alabama where he saw action in 12 games…Finished the season with a 2-1 record and two saves…Had 19 strikeouts in 16.1 innings pitched.

As a Freshman (UA): Appeared in seven games for the Tide as a redshirt freshman in 2008...Worked 9.1 innings and allowed seven runs and six hits, with five strikeouts and six walks...Stranded four of five inherited runners...Made his UA debut against Nevada (2/29) at the Southwest Diamond Classic in Frisco, Texas...Pitched one inning in his debut with two strikeouts...Threw two scoreless innings at North Alabama (3/11)...Made his SEC debut at Kentucky (3/15)...Worked a season-high three innings in relief against East Carolina (6/1) at the NCAA Conway Regional.

High School: Attended Chamberlain High School…Was a three-year baseball letterman...Played for coach Dick Rohrberg...Led his team to a 14-9 overall record, including 8-5 league mark, during the 2006 season...As a junior in 2005, went 3-1 on the mound and hit .425 with two home runs despite missing three-quarters of the season with an injury...Was rated 71st in Baseball America's Top 75 High School prospects in 2005...Rated as the 36th best prospect at the 2005 Perfect Game Showcase...Was the winning pitcher in the district finals that allowed Chamberlain to advance to the district playoffs...Starting pitcher in the championship game at the 2005 Saladino Tournament played at UT...Posted a 5-3 record as a sophomore in 2004...Was named to the all-Hillsborough County team in 2005…Helped club team to a Colt World Series championship.

Personal: Won a league championship in 2008 with the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League…Played for the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2009, earning NECBL an all-star invite…Selected in the 36th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians…Son of Rob and Kelly Evans…Both parents were student-athletes at Virginia Tech…Father played football and mother played volleyball…Has a brother (C.J.) and sister (Samantha)…Brother is a pitcher at Florida Gulf Coast University…Management major…Birthdate: 11/5/87.

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