14 Austin Buck
14 Austin Buck
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Plant City, Fla.
High School: Durant HS
Position: LHP
Major: Sport Business
Bats/Throws: L/L

AS A SENIOR (2013)
Appeared in 11 games during his senior season…Completed 15.1 innings on the mound, allowing just 21 hits with an ERA of 6.46…Tallied 13 strikeouts while earning one win and one save…Earned the win against Eckerd when he pitched 1.2 innings, allowing just two hits and striking out three.   

AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Made 12 appearances out of the bullpen in 2012…Had an ERA of 2.35, the lowest of pitchers that threw more than 10 innings, over the course of 15.1 innings pitched…Struck out 14 batters…Held opposing hitters to a .200 average…Allowed just four earned runs on the year…Tied for the team lead with three saves. 

Buck appeared in 19 games out of the bullpen for the Lions…Allowed opponents to score just two earned runs in 21.1 innings of work…Led team with 0.84 ERA…Posted two saves…Struck 15 batters for the season and allowed only 10 hits…Did not allow a run in 16-of-19 outings…Did not allow a hit in 14-of-19 appearances…Collected his first save of the season against SSC rival Tampa (04/01/11), as he did not allow a hit and struck out three batters. 

Buck made 13 appearances as well as starting six games for the Lions in his freshman year…The young left hander had a total of 24.2 innings pitched including 19 strike outs…His best game was against Webber International University (03/31/10) where he pitched four innings, scattering five hits, allowing only one earned run while striking out four batters.

Attended Durant High School…In his senior season, Buck was named Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, and Second Team All-County…He concluded the year as a 2009 Under Armour All-American....In 2009, while playing for the national ranked Team Akadema, he was part of the AAU US National Championship U-19 Division…Named to the AAU National Championship All American First Team.

Born June 5 in Brandon, Fla…Sport Business major…His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family…His career goals are to play professional baseball and to use his degree to obtain a position working for Major League Baseball…Believes his energy is his best asset to the team…Names Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete...Names the New York Yankees as his favorite team…He chose Saint Leo because the coaching staff and what they represent…Son of Thom and Debbie Buck…Has one sister, Sydney.