|High School:||Eustis H.S.|
Furman: Proven right-handed reliever who should again figure prominently in the bullpen as a middle reliever and setup man...best pitch is a slider..sports .deceptive side-arm delivery. 2008 -- Registered the third most appearances (25) on the staff, all in relief...posted a 3-1 record in 25 1/3 innings of work... played a key role in Furman notching a school record 33 wins (33-24) and third place (17-10) SoCon regular season finish...hurled 1 2/3 innings of no-hit ball (1 K) to earn the victory in a 12-10 triumph over Gardner-Webb...captured Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after picking up a pair of victories over Georgia Southern on the final weekend of the regular season...threw 1/3 of an inning to earn the decision in an eventual 10-2 series opening win over GSU, and came back in the series finale with 2 1/3 innings of effective ball (1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K) in a 6-5 Paladin victory...named to the TIAA-CREF Spring Academic All-Conference Team and SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2007 -- Emerged as a setup man in his first season, going 1-2 with a 4.53 ERA and one save...tied for the staff lead with 26 appearances -- all in relief....tossed 45 2/3 innings...opponents hit .264...earned his save in an 8-1 win over Georgia Southern (3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB)...picked up the win in a 6-4 triumph over 16th-ranked Clemson (3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB)...recorded a 1.93 ERA in five appearances (9.1 IP, 2 ER) vs. Kentucky, Clemson, South Carolina, and Tennessee...named to TIAA-CREF Spring Academic All-Conference Team and SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2006 -- Did not see any action...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
High School: 2005 graduate of Eustis (3A) High School...baseball coach was Chet Lemon...pitched and played first base in high school...posted a 12-4 career record...went 10-1 with a 1.06 ERA his senior year...earned Orlando Sentinel first team all-area...was named MVP of the National Baseball Classic Tournament.....Valedictorian and Male Scholastic Athlete-of-the-Year Award recipient.
Personal: Full name is Spencer Austin Hale...son of Marty and Cathy Hale...born July 28, 1987, in Eustis, Florida...carries a 3.40 grade point average...political science and Asian studies major.