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Newell (’06) Playing for the Grand Prairie Air Hogs

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Austin Newell (Kennedale ?06) has joined the Grand Prairie Air Hogs. He had played 41 games for Alexandria in the United Baseball League where he batted .340 with four home runs and 36 runs batted in earlier this year.
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A graduate of UT-Tyler he has played all over the country for several years now but gets to play in almost a hometown setting for once. His ?bio? on the Air Hogs site list his hometown as Fort Worth ? close but no shakes. He still claims Kennedale. See bio and stats {{more}} at?http://www.pointstreak.com/baseball/player.html?playerid=506507
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Only joining the team in the middle of the month, he has already played 10 games and is batting 292.
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Earlier this spring before this current move, Katie Smith from the Kennedale News caught up with Austin between stints and got to ask him a few questions.?In that interview he described his journey so far.
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“Throughout my entire career I have played on several teams; from little league recreational teams, to competitive select baseball teams (KC Monarchs, Texas Cats, Arlington A?s). I played high school baseball at Kennedale High School in Kennedale, TX, college baseball at Baylor University and University of Texas at Tyler, and I played in the ACBL all 3 summers during college. The ACBL is a wooden-bat collegiate summer league sponsored by Major League Baseball. I played for the Quakertown Blazers for one year, and the Lehigh Valley Catz for 2 years, both of which are located in eastern Pennsylvania close to Philadelphia. I am also headed into my 3rd season of Independent Professional Baseball. I played for the Alpine Cowboys in 2011, the White Sands Pupfish in 2012, and now looking forward to playing for the Frontier Greys this upcoming season in 2013.”
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This is a step up for him and he is excited. You can catch him in action at the next home game tomorrow night, August 28. The Air Hogs of the American Association are currently a half of game off the lead. For ticket information and game schedule see?http://www.airhogsbaseball.com/hogs/?

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