Argyle's Austin Aune taken by New York Yankees

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Argyle’s Austin Aune was drafted with 89th overall pick by the New York Yankees on Tuesday morning in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Aune anchored Argyle’s explosive offense, batting a team-high .447, eight home runs and 41 RBIs.

The Argyle graduate was headed to TCU to play both football and baseball. Aune was named the District 9-3A MVP last season. He was the seventh high school player from Texas to be taken in this year’s draft.

“It feels great to be drafted by an organization with a lot of history,” Aune said. “It’s a real honor, and I get to start my dream early. I’m really excited.”

Aune stole 20 bases last season, the only Eagle to steal at least 10 bases. Aune’s power at the plate and his athleticism made him one of the top high school prospects in the state. Originally a shortstop in high school, the Argyle product was drafted by New York as a centerfielder.

 “They called earlier this morning, made me an offer, and it was one that was right for our family and I thought was at the right time,” Aune said. “We accepted it.”

BEN BABY can be reached 940-566-6869. His e-mail address is bbaby@dentonrc.com .


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