Crimson Tide looks to continue success on the road in SEC play
Career Awards 2011 SEC First-Year Honor Roll
Junior (2013) Ranked seventh in the SEC in home runs (7) and was 11th in the conference with 15 doubles (both team bests, as was his .452 slugging percentage) ... finished the conference schedule tied for the team lead in doubles (7) and home runs (3), with a .241 batting average against SEC opponents ... hit .333 in seven postseason games, with five of his eight hits in the postseason going for extra bases ... also walked three times and was hit by a pitch for a team-best .429 on-base percentage in the postseason ... hit .364 (4-for-11) in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, with a home run, two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in the three games ... was 4-for-13 (.308) in the SEC Tournament, with a double, a triple, two RBI and two runs scored ... had 16 multi-hit games, including seven three-hit efforts ... had eight multi-RBI games, five of which he finished with three RBI ... delivered the game-winning RBI in four games and scored the game-winning run twice ... longest hitting streak of the season was seven games, plus eight straight games reaching base safely and 24 straight games without committing an error ... had a 21-putout performance at No. 5 Louisville, the most of any SEC player in a single game during the 2013 season, to set a school single-game record ... ended 2013 season ranked fourth in Alabama history with 1,140 career putouts ... part of 56 double plays in 2013, third in Alabama all-time single-season history and third in the SEC in 2013 (the Tide turned 80 total DPs in '13) ... had a hit in all three games of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in the final game of the season against No. 26 Troy (6.2) ... was 1-for-3 with an RBI, double and sacrifice fly against Savannah State (6.1) ... opened the regional with a 1-for-4 game against Troy (5.31) that included his seventh home run of the season ... hit 3-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a double in Alabama's 6-3 win over Auburn (5.21) to open the SEC Tournament ... had a triple, RBI and run scored in the 5-2 SEC Tournament win over No. 18 Mississippi (5.23) ... registered a double, a couple of singles, a stolen base, a pair of runs scored and an RBI as part of Alabama's 10-run eruption at No. 1 Vanderbilt (5.18) ... reached base in each game of the Missouri series and was the hero in the finale (5.12) with a walk-off double in the ninth to cap off a three-run rally ... reached base four times in the victory over No. 25 Troy (5.8), on an RBI double and three walks, one of which forced in a run ... finished the doubleheader at No. 15 Mississippi State (5.4) with two home runs, stroking one in each game ... went 5-for-14 (.357) during that road series versus the Bulldogs, with two multi-hit games ... posted his fifth three-hit game of the year to key the offense at Southern Mississippi (4.24) with a double and a pair of singles, to go along with three RBI and two runs scored ... had his 10th multi-hit game and fourth three-hit game of the year in the series finale at No. 18 Mississippi (4.14) ... part of the big sixth inning versus Southeastern Louisiana (4.2), ripping his third home run of the season to drive in three runs ... keyed the offense in the series opener at Auburn (3.28), stroking his second home run of the year to go along with two singles and two RBI ... also recorded an RBI-single in games two and three of the Auburn series ... had his second straight three-hit game versus Jacksonville State (3.20), with two singles and a double plus a run scored, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base ... notched a career-high in total bases (7) at Samford (3.19), after going 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a home run, adding a career-high three runs scored plus three RBI ... recorded a hit in each game of the Tennessee series, including a multi-hit performance in the Saturday game ... his walk set up a run scored in the Tide's three-run first inning versus Memphis (3.13) ... contributed a walk and two runs scored in the final game of the Louisville series (3.10) ... led the Tide in the midweek game versus Auburn (3.5), reaching base twice on an RBI double and a walk ... went 5-for-11 in the Tulane series, including a 2-for-4 performance in the finale (3.3), with two runs scored, three RBI and a HBP ... reached base three times in early-season game versus Samford (2.26), going 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI ... had breakout series against Florida Atlantic, getting his first hit of the season on a game-tying RBI single in the series opener ... had a strong showing in the second game at FAU (2.23), going 2-for-3 with a walk ... earned the start at designated hitter versus No. 21 Southern Mississippi and scored a run.
Sophomore (2012) Had 39 starts in 45 games played, with 30 of those starts coming at first base ... hit .240 with 23 RBI, six doubles and three home runs ... had seven multi-hit games and was third on the team with seven multi-RBI games ... hit .226 during SEC play, with three doubles, one home run and 14 RBI ... in the series finale against Georgia (5.19), had two hits with one run and one RBI ... went 2-for-3 against Troy (5.15), with two RBI, two runs and his third home run of the season ... posted three hits, two runs and one RBI in the series at Kentucky ... delivered a game-winning, two-run double in the 8-7 win over Mississippi State (5.6) ... went 3-for-11 with three runs scored, two RBI and two walks in the series at South Carolina ... hit his second home run of the season at Samford (4.24), finishing the night with two RBI ... hit his first home run of the season, a two-out, three-run walk-off in the 8-6 win over Vanderbilt (4.22) ... finished the series against Vandy with a .363 average (4-for-11) and six RBI ... had an RBI, hit and walk at South Alabama (4.3) ... totaled three hits, one run and two doubles in the series against Mississippi ... walked as pinch-hitter against Samford (3.14), bringing home a run in the ninth-inning comeback win ... hit a double and scored against East Carolina (3.9)... scored a run on one hit with one RBI in the second game of the series at Tulane (3.3)... started as the designated hitter against South Alabama, posting his only triple of the season and the fourth of his career ... scored one run with two RBI in the series opener against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... scored in the first game of the opening series against Florida Atlantic while also recording two hits in the series.
Freshman (2011) Named to the 2011 SEC First-Year Honor Roll ... made a major impact in his first season ... one of only three players who played all 63 games (Taylor Dugas, Jared Reaves), starting 59 ... finished the season hitting .297 with 44 RBI and 25 runs, while hitting five home runs and stealing seven bases ... also walked 23 times as part of a .385 on-base percentage that ranked fourth on the team ... started all 30 games of SEC play and knocked in 19 RBI during that time to lead the team ... also hit .312 in SEC play to rank second on the team ... Tallahassee Regional: went 6-for-16 with three runs and five RBI while walking once, getting hit by a pitch and stealing a base ... slugged a stout .625 for the four games ... SEC Tournament: hit 2-for-11 in his first SEC Tournament ... drove in the team's only run against Arkansas on May 27 ... scored in the opening win over Arkansas (5.25) ... South Carolina: went 3-for-11 with one run, an RBI and a walk in the three games ... Auburn: hit 4-for-12 with two RBI and two walks ... LSU: went 4-for-10 with five RBI, hitting his fourth home run of the season in game three (his second grand slam of the season) ... Mississippi State: reached base seven times (3-for-11 with four walks) while stealing two bases in the series ... Southern Mississippi: found himself on base all five times in the game, going 2-for-2 with three walks and a run scored ... Florida: went 4-for-11 with one RBI in the series ... Tennessee: hit 4-for-9 with two runs and two walks in the series, highlighted by a big day in game one (4.14), going 3-for-5 with two runs ... Mississippi Valley State: went 3-for-5 with three runs, four RBI, two walks, a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base, with his game-two output including a home run and a double ... Vanderbilt: had a hit and two walks in the series ... Arkansas: his standout weekend included batting 4-for-12 with a double, triple, two runs, five RBI and a stolen base ... Kentucky: started all three games at first base, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with one run, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, and four RBI ... Jacksonville State: hit 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI as the starting first baseman ... UAB: went 3-for-4 with two RBI ... Mississippi: Started all three games at first base, posting two hits in the series ... Auburn (Riverwalk): started in left field, driving in Alabama's only run of the game with a single in the first inning ... Eastern Illinois: his 3-for-11 series included a leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth, setting up the game-winning run ... Northwestern State: appeared in all three games, starting the final two in left field while going 3-for-7 with four RBI and two walks (two of his hits were doubles) ... USA Classic: saw action in all three games, starting the bookends of the series in right field (3-for-8 with three runs and an RBI) ... hit his second home run of the season versus Central Florida ... Alabama State: made the start at first base, with five RBI and a grand slam (he then was hit by pitches in his following two plate appearances) ... Alcorn State: played in all three games, starting one as the designated hitter, with two RBI and two walks in his first series in a Tide uniform ... scored a run and drew a walk in his Alabama debut as a starter (2.19).
High School Selected in the 48th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the New York Mets ... a 2010 first team All-Florida Region selection by Perfect Game USA ... attended numerous national showcases during his prep career ... participated in the 2009 Perfect Game National Showcase at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, where he was rated the No. 214 prospect at the invitation-only event ... also invited to the 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase, 2009 Tournament of Stars (Cary, N.C.), and the 2008 and 2009 WWBA Perfect Game Showcases (Jupiter, Fla.) ... three-year starter at Pensacola Catholic High School ... three-time all-state selection ... three-time All-Northwest Florida selection ... 2008 and 2009 Northwest Florida Player of the Year ... in his three-year career, hit .421 (116-for-276) with 15 home runs, 97 RBI, 110 runs, 25 doubles and one triple ... as a junior, hit .451 in 32 games with five home runs, 32 RBI, 44 runs and eight doubles ... named MVP of the 2009 Westminster Classic in Miami ... led 2009 team to a 27-5 overall record and 6-0 mark in class 3A, District I play to extend the PCHS district winning streak to 18 games over three seasons ... hit .431 as a sophomore, with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 31 games, adding 38 runs and 11 doubles ... led the Crusaders to a school-record 28 wins (28-5) in 2008 ... PCHS finished that `08 season ranked eighth nationally in the ESPN Rise Poll, 12th in USA Today, 11th by MaxPreps, and 15th by both Baseball America and Rivals.com ... played in 28 games as a freshman and hit .373 with two home runs, 22 RBI, 28 runs, six doubles and one triple ... the 2007 Crusaders went 21-9 (6-0 in District 1 play) ... his high school coach was Richard LaBounty.
Personal Full name Austen Taylor Smith ... born Jan. 2, 1992 ... son of Billy and Johanna Smith ... majoring in commerce sciences.