45 - Austin Saenz
Austin Saenz
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
High School: Mission Viejo HS
Position: OF
B/T: R/R
Experience: HS

MISSION VIEJO HS: Was a four-year letterwinner for Head Coach Curtis Ashbach and the Diablos at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif. •A high school teammate of current Titan RHP Willie Kuhl • Broke the school's single-season stolen base record with 26 swipes in 2009 as a sophomore • Was a preseason Under Armour All-American in 2010 and batted .341 while breaking the school's single-season HBP record by getting plunked 20 times • Was named a second-team All-South Coast League outfielder as a junior • Had a monstrous senior season and was named the Seaview League's most valuable player and the CIF Div. II Player of the Year after batting .485 and leading the Diablos to the CIF Championship over Etiwanda HS at Dodger Stadium • Was also named an ESPN High School Magazine All-State selection and an Orange County Register and L.A. Times first teamer • Broke the school's single-season record for hits (54) and runs (49) and set new school career record with 59 stolen bases and 108 runs scored • Was a 2011 Orange County All-Star.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 4, 1992, in Laguna Hills, Calif. • Full name is Austin Kent Saenz • Parents are Tom and Jennifer Saenz • Has an older sister, Ashley • Majoring in communications • Joins the ever-growing list of former Titans that were bat boys for the program; Was a bat boy from ages 8 to 13 and went to the College World Series with the team in 2003, 2004 and 2006 • His father, Tom, was a Titan pitcher from 1981-82 and had a 1-0 record in four career appearances • Favorites include: Nick Swisher (baseball player), Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium (stadium), Luke Bryan (musical artist), Claim Jumper (restaurant), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team), Glover Stadium in Anaheim (place to play baseball), "Stand By Me" (movie), "Mid Gym" (book) and Seth Rogan (actor).