Brian August

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Brian August

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Brian August played three years in the minors and later was a college coach.

August was picked by the Baltimore Orioles in the 44th round of the 1994 amateur draft, the last player they chose that year. He hit .326 as a college freshman, playing on the same infield as Cliff Brumbaugh at Delaware. In 1996, the sophomore succeeded Brumbaugh at third base and hit .382. He led the North Atlantic Conference in doubles (21, tied with Dan Colunio) and RBI (72). He was also 6th in average. He was named All-Conference at 3B. His junior year was better yet - he batted .432 to lead the America East Conference in average. He also led in runs (72), doubles (26), homers (20) and RBI (82) to take the Triple Crown. He was named Player of the Year, beating out Kevin Mench among others. He was 9th in all of NCAA Division I in average and tied for 17th in doubles.

The New York Yankees chose August in the 18th round of the 1997 amateur draft. He split the summer between the GCL Yankees (.277/.346/.596 in 17 G) and Tampa Yankees (.209/.257/.313). He played for two teams in 1998 as well, hitting .318/.412/.512 with 67 RBI in 70 games for the Oneonta Yankees and just .159/.239/.175 in 22 games for Tampa. He broke Brian Dayett's 20-year-old Oneonta franchise record for RBI; he led the New York-Penn League in RBI. He was named league MVP but surprisingly was not picked as the All-Star 3B - that was split between Jared Sandberg and Brooks Badeaux. In 1999, Brian ended his playing career, with a .270/.348/.390 line for Tampa.

August was assistant coach at Cecil County Community College. In 2005, he became head coach of Wilmington University. He was 41-11 in 2004.

Sources include 1995-2000 Baseball Almanacs, Wilmington University

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