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Austin Knight

Austin  Knight

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hattiesburg, Miss.

High School:
Sumrall HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
C

Experience:
3L

05/05/2016

Baseball Heads to Georgia to Battle Bulldogs

No. 7 Ole Miss Faces Georgia in Cross-Divisional Weekend Series

05/03/2015

Ole Miss Tops No. 14 Mizzou, 4-3

The Rebels were led by their senior captains as Sikes Orvis homered twice and Scott Weathersby picked up the win on the mound

04/20/2015

Rebels Return to Swayze for Five Game Homestand

Ole Miss to host pair of midweek games against Central Arkansas and Memphis

02/14/2015

No. 18 Ole Miss Claims Weekend Series with Doubleheader Split

Rebels explode for 16 runs in series finale

02/14/2015

Rebels Drop Game One of Doubleheader with Tribe

Game Two Scheduled for 3:15 p.m. CT

2014: Played in 21 games, drawing the start in eight ... Hit .303 on the year with 10 doubles ... Scored five runs ... Posted two multiple-hit games, including a three-hit game against Murray State (4/9) ... Went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the win over the Thoroughbreds ... COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Started two games behind the plate in the College World Series as senior captain Will Allen moved to DH due to injury ... Caught an elimination game against No. 2 TCU (6/19) and No. 1 Virginia (6/20) to close out the season for the Rebels ...

2013: Played in 24 games on the year, drawing the start in two games ... Hit .167 with a double ... Tallied six RBI and a run scored ... Came up with the game-winning hit to deliver the walk-off RBI against Rhode Island (2/23) and clinch the series in game two ... Delivered a 1-for-1 performance with a run scored and an RBI against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/27) with a double ... Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single against No. 22 Alabama (4/13) to clinch the series in game two and set up a sweep ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Saw action in one game, pinch hitting in the opening game of the Raleigh Regional against William & Mary (5/31) ...

2012:
Appeared in 29 games, making six starts at catcher ... Hit .267 with a run scored and four RBI ... Made his first start against Miami (Ohio) (3/3) and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI ... The two hits was a season-high ... Drew the start following an injury to sophomore Will Allen ... Posted a season-high four-game hit streak from March 3 through March 10 ... Turned in a .371 on base percentage as he drew four walks on the year ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Played in three of the four games at the College Station Regional at Texas A&M ... Tallied one RBI against TCU (6/3) in the first championship game of the regional ...

HIGH SCHOOL:
Lettered four years under his father and head coach Larry Knight at Sumrall High School ... Named a Louisville Slugger All-America selection in 2011 ... Named an All-State and selection in 2010 and 2011 ... Named an All-District selection in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... Helped lead Sumrall to four state championships ... Selected to play in the Crossroads Diamond Club Mississippi All-Star Game ... Hit .388 for his career with 11 home runs, 29 doubles and 92 RBI ... Hit .386 as a senior with 10 home runs and 44 RBI ... Earned one letter in basketball ...

MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Larry and Pam Knight ... Born November 22, 1992 ... Has two younger siblings, Alex and Andrew ... Played summer ball with Marucci Elite ... Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 43rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... Father, Larry, played baseball at William Carey and professionally with the Braves organization ... Uncle, Steve Knight, played baseball and basketball at Southern Miss and professional baseball with the Mariners organization ... Uncle, Don Knight, played baseball at William Carey.

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      Friday, February 24, 2017 - Baseball

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      Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Baseball

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      Friday, February 17, 2017 - Baseball

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      Thursday, February 16, 2017 -

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    • Former Rebel Coach Ron Aldy Honored at Kirk Academy

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