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  Joey August
Joey August

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salem, OR

High School:
South Salem HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
OF

Experience:
4V

Bats/Throws:
L/L

06/18/2008

Stanford vs. Miami :: 2008 College World Series

Stanford vs. Miami :: 2008 College World Series

2009 ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM PAC-10
2009 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-PAC-10
Drafted 20th round by New York Mets

At Stanford: Four-year letterwinner graduated from Stanford leading all active players in hits (70) and career average (.311. 219-for-698)...career totals at Stanford include 127 runs, 9 home runs, 92 RBIs, and a slugging average of .401... also a team leader in the outfield with a fielding average of .984 while only committing five errors in his four years... highlights include a CWS performance of .400 hitting average with three runs, one double, and two RBIs... a four RBI game against Washington in 2009... 11 game hitting streak in 2007... earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades as a sophomore in 2007 and again as a senior in 2009...is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection... was drafted in the 20th round by the New York Mets

As a Senior in 2009: Named to Pac-10 All-Academic first team and honorable mention All-Pac-10...played in 54 games, starting in all but two games... batted .304 (70-for-230) for the season... recorded 38 runs on 70 hits, including 13 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 home runs... a successful base runner with a .443 slugging average... ran in 36 batters, including four on March 27 against Washington... hit at least once in all but 13 games, including a nine game hitting streak capped by a four hit performance against Santa Clara on April 20... recorded only one error in 100 total chances for a fielding average of .990... stellar outfielder, notching seven putouts in a game at Oregon April 5... also assisted twice... successfully stole bases twice on three attempts... started the season strong against Vanderbilt, hitting three times, running in two batters, and running a double on five at bats... had multiple two-run games throughout the season, including a two-run effort in the closing weekend of the season in a win against Oregon State.

As a Junior in 2008: Played in 52 games for Stanford's College World Series club, while making 36 starts in left field...batted .323 (60-for-186) with 35 runs, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run and 23 RBI...clutch performer hit at a .385 clip (20-for-52) with runners in scoring position...was also the Cardinal's top pinch-hitter, going 7-for-15 (.467) off the bench...logged 19 multi-hit games, including five three-hit contests...also had six games with at least two RBI...posted a .976 fielding percentage, committing just two errors in 96 total chances...tallied a pair of outfield assists...was at his best in Pac-10 play, ranking second on the club with a .362 average (21-for-58) in 17 games (11 starts)...hammered his only home run of the year May 23 at Washington, a three-run shot that helped Stanford to a 9-4 victory...was red hot over his final 20 games, going 28-for-74 (.378) to raise his final average 45 points (from .278 to .323)...in fact, concluded the campaign on a season-high nine-game hitting streak (all postseason contests)...had five multi-hit efforts over the streak, while batting .389 (14-for-36) with six runs, three doubles and four RBI...went 2-for-5 with a run scored, double and two RBI in Stanford's Super Regional-clinching victory at Cal State Fullerton...went 6-for-15 (.400) with three runs, one double and two RBI in College World Series action, reaching base safely in all four games (two starts)...was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

As a Sophomore in 2007: Had an honorable mention All-Pac-10 campaign for the Cardinal, hitting .343 (59-for-172) to rank second on the club in batting average while contributing two home runs, 27 RBI and three stolen bases in 49 games played (39 starts)...added 28 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, 18 walks, one sacrifice fly and a team-high five sacrifice bunts...had 14 multi-hit games, including three with three hits, one with four and a career-high six-hit contest at USC on May 25...added five multiple-RBI games, driving in three on one occasion...posted a career-high 11-game hitting streak from March 4-April 1 (.333, 15-for-45, 1 HR, 8 RBI) and then hit safely in 11 of 12 games from April 10-29 (.400, 16-for-40, 5 RBI) and 16 of 18 contests from April 10-May 13 (.419, 26-for-62, 1 HR, 8 RBI)...Made 80 of his 81 defensive plays for a .988 fielding percentage...hit .388 (31-for-80) with two home runs and nine RBI in 21 Pac-10 games (19 starts)...honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic choice.

As a Freshman in 2006: Hit .273 (30-for-110) with a home run, six RBI and two stolen bases in his rookie season, playing in 42 games with 29 starts (second among Stanford freshmen)...tied for fourth on the team with 18 walks, while adding 26 runs scored, two doubles and one hit by pitch...had five hits in seven at-bats during back-to-back multiple-hit games from March 27 - April 1 (Gm 1)...got off to a hot start and still had his batting average above .300 as late as April 8...contributed seven multiple-hit games with a trio of three-hit contests...also had one two-RBI effort...made just one error in 45 defensive chances for a .978 fielding percentage...hit .200 (9-for-45) with two RBI in Pac-10 action, playing in 16 games with 13 starts...started in his collegiate debut Feb. 5 vs. Cal State Fullerton and went 1-for-2 with a run scored...belted his first collegiate home run March 10 at USC, a two-run shot off All-American Ian Kennedy that snapped a 5-5 tie in Stanford's eventual 7-6 victory...delivered a pinch-hit single in his postseason debut, June 11 vs. Oregon State in an NCAA Super Regional contest.

High School: Graduated in 2005 from South Salem High School in Salem, Ore., where he set school career records with 20 home runs and 105 RBI...earned 2005 first-team all-state honors...named 2005 Valley League and All-Region Player of the Year...chosen first-team All-Valley League and honorable mention all-state in 2004...named second-team All-Valley League in 2003...led his team to the 2004 Valley League title and the semifinals of the state tournament...helped his club to three consecutive playoff appearances (2003-05)...as a senior, hit .450 with seven homers and 40 RBI...a three-sport athlete, playing football and basketball in addition to baseball...earned several honors as quarterback, including 2005 Valley League Offensive Player of the Year and honorable mention All-Valley League in 2003 and 2004...helped his football team to playoff appearances in all four seasons...threw 28 touchdown passes in his senior campaign and set his school's career record for most passing yards (4,650)...played guard in basketball and was named honorable mention All-Valley League in 2004-05...helped the basketball team to the 2004 Oregon state title as a junior...graduated with a 3.88 GPA and was on the honor roll all four years...coached in baseball by Terry Haugen and Jeff Sigato.

Other Amateur Baseball: Did not play in the summer of 2008...played for his second consecutive summer in 2007 with the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League and hit a respectable .284 (38-for-134) with a homer and 25 RBI as his squad shared a piece of the Alaska Baseball League title with a 24-11 conference mark and a 26-11 record overall...had also played for the Miners during the summer of 2006, hitting .244 (24-for-131) with one homer and 18 RBI as the club finished 25-16 overall and 20-15 in the ABL for second place...spent three summers with the Withnell Dodgers American Legion team (2003-05), hitting a combined 20 homers in his three campaigns...led his Dodgers' squad to two straight state championships (2004-05) and a runner-up finish at the 2005 Northwest Region Tournament.

Personal Information: Son of Bill and Kathie August...his father was a quarterback at BYU (1971-72) and in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers in 1975, after having previously established a national record for most passing yards in a game (619) while at Chabot College in 1970...majored in sociology.

August's Career Stats

YEAR AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B
HR
RBI
TB SLG%
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB% SF
SH
SB-ATT
PO A
E
FLD%
2006 .273 42-29 110 26 30 2 0 1 6 35 .318 18 1 17 1 0.380 0 0 2-2 42 2 1 .978
2007 .343 49-39 172 28 59 7 1 2 27 74 .430 18 0 18 3 0.403 1 5 3-5 79 1 1 .988
2008 .323 52-36 186 35 60 12 1 1 23 77 .414 11 4 23 6 0.368 3 0 1-1 92 2 2 .979
2009 .304 54-52 230 38 70 13 2 5 36 102 .443 12 2 17 11 0.343 1 4 2-3 97 2 1 .990
TOTALS
.311
197-156
698
127
219
34
4 9 92 288
.401 59 7 75 21 0.374
5 9 8-11 310
7 5 .984

August's Career NCAA Tournament Stats

YEAR AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2006 1.000 1-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 ----
2008 .350 10-6 40 6 14 3 0 0 4 17 .425 2 1 3 3 .395 0 0 1-1 12 0 0 1.000
TOTALS .366 11-6 41 6 15 3 0 0 4 18 .439 2 1 3 3 .409 0 0 1-1 12 0 0 1.000

August's Career Highs
At-bats: 7 (twice), last: May 25, 2007 at USC
Runs: 3 (3 times), last: May 23, 2008 at Washington
Hits: 6, May 25, 2007 at USC
Home Runs: 1 (9 times), last: May 8, 2009 vs. New Mexico
RBI: 4, March 27, 2009 vs. Washington
Stolen Bases: 1 (8 times), last: April 13, 2009 vs. California
Hitting Streak: 11 games, March 4-April 1, 2007

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