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Sam August
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Sam August

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Needham, Mass.

High School:
Phillips Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R


05/17/2014

Nittany Lions Fall to Spartans in Season Finale, 7-6

Penn State honored eight seniors on Saturday during the postgame Senior Day ceremony

03/19/2014

Nittany Lions Silence Bears' Bats in Shutout Victory, 8-0

The shutout was the first of the season for Penn State

03/30/2013

Baseball Falls 5-4 in Extra Innings to Purdue

Sunday's contest has been moved to 11:05 a.m. due to weather

03/23/2013

Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Close Indiana Series

Hoosiers take the series 3-0

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2012)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2013: Appeared in seven games during his junior year ... Earned his first career start against Purdue on March 30 and drew the first walk of his career in the game ... Recorded a hit in his first at bat of the season against Houston on March 6 ... Singled in one of his two plate appearances against Indiana in the second game of a doubleheader on March 23 ... Notched a career-high 10 at-bats over the course of the season and made three putouts as an outfielder

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Saw action in four games during his sophomore season ... Made season debut against West Virginia on February 9 ... Had a total of five at-bats against WVU, East Carolina, Indiana and Coppin State, with a season-high of two against the Hoosiers.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Played in five games ... Made his debut as a pinch hitter against Old Dominion on March 9 ... Posted his second career at bat against Wichita State on March 18 before following with another appearance against Le Moyne on March 27 ... Picked up his first career hit with a single to left during the eighth inning against Bucknell on April 27 ... Made his final appearance with an at bat against Michigan on May 21.

HIGH SCHOOL: Excelled for the Phillips Academy baseball team ... Earned first team All-League honors as a senior ... Hit .450 with 10 doubles and a .527 on-base percentage during the 2010 campaign ... Led the squad with a .750 slugging percentage and 27 hits ... Previously played for Roxbury Latin and was named the team captain ... Competed on several summer league teams, including the Needham Legion team and the New England Ruffnecks.

PERSONAL: Full name is Samuel William August ... Born July 23, 1990 in Boston, Mass. ... Parents are Steven and Anne August ... Has a younger sister, Jenny ... His father, Steven, was the former assistant general manager and director of Major League Baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox and played lacrosse at Harvard ... Majoring in philosophy and English.

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