WATCH: Former Florida Tech Panther Austin Allen Delivers Base Hit In MLB Debut With San Diego Padres
By Zach Clark // May 13, 2019
Allen played at Florida Tech from 2013-2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Former Florida Tech Panther Austin Allen makes his MLB debut with a base hit against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Former Florida Tech Panther Austin Allen has been called up by the San Diego Padres from Triple-A.
In his MLB debut on Sunday, Allen delivered a base hit to left field against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Allen, who plays catcher, was drafted by the Padres in the fourth round (No. 117) of the 2015 MLB Draft.
While at Florida Tech, Allen finished the 2015 season with .406 batting average and had 11 home runs.
Allen was a First Team All-SSC and a semifinalist for Tino Martinez Player of the Year Award.
Allen is from Kirkwood, Missouri, and played high school ball at Chaminade College Prep.
The Padres placed starting catcher Francisco Mejia on the 10-day injured list and called up 25-year-old Austin Allen from Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas.
This season, Allen has posted .279 batting average and slugging percentage of .529 for the Chihuahuas.
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