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  Austin Liput

Austin Liput

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Oviedo, Fla.

High School:
Trinity Prep

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
INF

B/T:
L/R

2009: Appeared in 27 games, starting 22 ... Started 12 games at shortstop and nine at third base ... Finished season with 14 hits, nine runs, three doubles and six RBI ... Had first collegiate hit and stolen base at Lipscomb (3/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Spartans to a 5-4 win over Mercer (3/20) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run and a double at Jacksonville (3/28) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs and a RBI at Wake Forest (4/7) ... Posted a four-game hitting streak from April 4 to April 11.

High School: A three-year starter for Trinity Prep, helping take the team to the Florida 3A State Championship Game in 2007 ... Earned the Team MVP award as a senior after hitting .342 with 22 runs, eight homers and 19 RBIs in 23 games ... Helped the Saints finish 16-9 ... Made just two errors at shortstop during the season ... Was coached by former Detroit Tiger Chet Lemon during the summer, playing shortstop at both the AAU National Championships and the World Wood Bat Championships for Chet Lemon's Juice ... Helped team take the crown at both tournaments ... Named to the TPX Top 90 team in 2007 ... A member of the All-Star team at the 2007 Top Prospect Showcase in Bradenton, Fla.

Personal: Born on July 5, 1990 ... Son of David and Linda Liput ... Has two brothers, Chase and Davis ... A Business Management major ... A Pop Warner Second-Team Football All-American as a 12-year-old ... His uncle, Mark Schanback, played baseball at Valdosta State ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite TV show is "The Office" ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones ... Admires his father.

 
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