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 ... Saw the most action as the designated and pinch hitter.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Saw action in five games ... Made his debut as a pinch hitter against Old Dominion on March 9 ... Posted his second career at bat against No. 26 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 ... Also 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 (20) ... His father, Steven, was the former Assistant General Manager and Director of Major League Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, as well as played lacrosse at Harvard ... Active musician and songwriter ... Plays the guitar and drums, and aspires to be a professional guitarist... Majoring in philosophy and english.
GETTING TO KNOW SAM Nickname: Augie Major & Why: English and Classics (Latin and Greek). Would consider being an English teacher further on in my life. Favorite Thing About Penn State: The balance between freedom and staying busy Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park:The outfield grass Favorite Major League Baseball Player: All-Time: Roger Clemens; Current: Dustin Pedroia Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Football Favorite Athlete (Any Sport): Roger Clemens Favorite Pro Team: New York Yankees Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Joe Castiglione Favorite Musical Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Brad Paisley Favorite Movie: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Favorite TV Show: South Park Favorite Website: YouTube Favorite Food: Anything Barbecue, fried chicken Hobbies: Avid musician, guitar, drums, songwriter, artist, fishing, hiking Childhood Idol: Jimi Hendrix Place I'd Like To Visit: The Grand Canyon If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Pay for college, buy new music equipment, donate a lot of it to my old high school, live comfortably, enable my parents to retire After Penn State, I Would Like To: Become a famous musician or at least the guitarist for a well-known artist