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20  A.J. Florence
A.J. Florence


McKinney, Texas

High School:
McKinney North

Last College:
Grayson County

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175






Game-by-Game - 2013 | Photo Gallery - 2013

Games Played (Season): 16 (2013)
Games Started (Season): 4 (2013)
At-Bats: 4, vs. Kansas (4/20/13)
Runs: 1 2x, vs. Arizona State (3/19/13)*
Hits: 2, vs. Northern Illinois (2/17/13)
RBI: None
Doubles: 1, vs. Northern Illinois (2/17/13)
Triples: None
Home Runs: None
Walks: 2, vs. Northern Illinois (2/17/13)
Strikeouts: 2 2x, vs. Kansas (4/20/13)*
Stolen Bases: 1, vs. Arizona State (3/19/13)
Hit Streak: None
* Indicates most recent high

2013 (Junior)
Played in 16 games (4 starts) starting two games at third base and two games at designated hitter... batted seven-hole twice and batted two-hole and six-hole once... batted .118 (2-for-17) with two runs, a double, six walks, 1-for-1 stolen bases, .176 slugging percentage, .348 on-base percentage and fielded .818 (5 putouts, 4 assists, 2 errors)... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... played in four games (0 starts) recording one run and two walks... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... played in four games (1 start) batting .000 (0-for-7) with two walks... HOME GAMES... played in eight games (2 starts) batted .250 (2-for-8) with two runs, a double, five walks, .375 slugging percentage and .538 on-base percentage... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... played in eight games (2 starts) batted .000 (0-for-9) with a walk... SITUATIONAL: batted .000 (0-for-2) as a pinch hitter... MISCELLANEOUS: tallied one multi-hit game... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut as a pinch runner and defensive replacement at third base with a walk against Northern Colorado (2/16)... posted first career base hit and multi-hit game going 2-for-3 with a run, double and two walks against Northern Illinois (2/17) during first career start (third base)... recorded first career stolen base and scored a run as a pinch runner against No. 20 Arizona State (3/19)... made first career appearance in a Big 12 game as a pinch hitter against TCU (3/29) recording a walk... had a season-high four at-bats going 0-for-4 in a start at designated hitter against Kansas (4/20)... member of the 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Played at Grayson County College for two seasons (2011-2012) for head coach Dusty Hart... named first team all-conference as a sophomore... batted .312 (48-for-154) with 42 runs, two doubles, 28 RBI and 13-of-16 stolen bases... NTJCAC RANKINGS: sixth in runs scored (42)... seventh in stolen bases (13)... 23rd in RBI (28)... 37th in batting average (.312)... recorded 14 multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit games... went 7-for-10 during final three games of Vernon College series (4/5-4/7).

A four-year varsity letterwinner at McKinney North High School for head coach Jim Gatewood... named all-district and defensive district player of the year in 2010... earned all-district honors in 2008 and 2009 while collecting the "Big Stick" Award during both seasons... helped lead team to state quarterfinals in 2009 and to a district championship in 2007 and 2008.

Austin J. Florence... born December 4, 1991, in McKinney, Texas... son of Danny and Judy Florence... has a younger sister, Bailey... father, Danny, played baseball at Texas State... an engineering major at Texas Tech.

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