Finished junior campaign with a 6-4 mark with a 4.58 ERA in 16 starts ... First Auburn left-hander since Ward Yerby (1982-83) to lead Tigers in strikeouts in consecutive years ... Had a team-high 79 strikeouts ... Led staff in starts (16), innings (96.1) and strikeouts (79) ... Notched second career complete game and fanned a career-high 11 batters in a 7-1 victory in series-clinching win at Alabama on April 17 ... In league play, was 2-4 with a 5.36 ERA in 10 starts while tossing 64 innings ... Sixth in SEC in innings pitched (64) in conference games ... Picked up win at Ole Miss (Apr. 11) allowing two runs, one earned in six innings ... 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in three starts (23 IP, 5 ER) from April 3-17 ... Team-best seven quality starts and lasted five or more innings in 13 of 16 starts ... Struck out six or more batters in seven outings ... Fanned eight batters in consecutive starts against Hofstra (Feb. 27) and Georgia Tech (March 2) ... Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Posted a 6-6 record with a 4.15 ERA while leading Auburn in starts (18), innings (102) and strikeouts (85) ... First southpaw to lead Tigers in strikeouts since Mark Shiflett in 1980 ... Named to SEC All-Tournament team after throwing a complete game with a career-high nine strikeouts in 5-1 elimination game win over South Carolina ... Did not allow a run in first 8.1 IP while picking up first career complete game and first by an Auburn pitcher in 2003 ... Marked just fifth complete game ever by an AU pitcher in the SEC Tournament and first Tiger to toss nine innings in the conference tournament since 1995 ... Tallied six quality starts (six or more innings, three or less runs surrendered) while making eight starts of six innings or longer ... Averaged 6.2 IP in last six starts ... Second in the SEC with 18 starts ... First Auburn pitcher with three consecutive starts of seven innings or longer (at Vandy, vs. Florida, at LSU) since Levale Speigner in 2001 (five) ... Allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 IP in ND vs. Ole Miss ... Fanned 46 batters in last 46 innings of season ... Went a then career-high 7.2 IP allowing 2 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 7 K against Florida in first game of doubleheader on May 3 ... Six of 10 SEC starts lasted 6+ innings ... Struck out a then-career-high eight batters in loss to Arkansas on April 16 (5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 8 K) ... Fanned seven of first 12 batters faced against Razorbacks ... Went 5.0+ innings in 14 of 19 starts ... Picked up first SEC road victory of career at Georgia on March 29 (6.0 IP, R, 6 H, 4 K) ... Went a then career-high 7.0 IP in ND against Tennessee on March 16 in Auburn ... Was 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 10 K in 11 IP in consecutive starts against Clemson and Elon ... Had a 1.50 ERA in 24 IP to begin the season.
Notched a 2-3 record with a save and a 3.91 earned run average in 23 appearances ... Third on team in ERA and fourth in innings with 48.1 ... Also made four midweek starts, going 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 15 innings ... Went 3.2 innings of relief in NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional against Florida Atlantic (4 R, 4 H) ... Team-high 11 appearances in SEC games ... Prior to SEC Tournament, gave up just a pair of earned runs in previous 13.2 IP (1.32 ERA) ... Did not allow a walk in last 13.1 inning pitched ... Work 47 innings before allowing a home run in final outing of season against Florida Atlantic ... Pitched in back-to-back games against Georgia, going 2.2 IP on Sat. (5/11) and 4.1 IP on Sunday (5/12), allowing just one run over the 7.0 IP ... 4.1 IP vs. Vanderbilt on Sunday was a career long in relief ... Also struck out a career-high four batters ... Picked up win in relief in Sunday win against Vanderbilt ... Came in to get final out of 10th inning with runners on second and third base ... Action in final two games of Vandy series (2.0 IP, H, R, 2 BB) ... Gave up three earned runs in a span of 23 innings ( 1.17 ERA) from Feb. 12-Apr. 14 .... Perfect seventh inning with one strikeout in Auburn's combined no-hitter against UAB on March 19 ... First career start and victory came at UAB on March 5 (5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 K).
Four-year letter winner for Coach Craig Faulkner at Venice High School ... Three-time all-state selection (1999, 2000, 2001) ... Area Player of the Year during senior season ... Posted a 33-7 mark during four-year career ... Was 12-3 with three saves and 12 complete games in 102.1 innings as a senior ... Notched a 0.82 earned run average with 121 strikeouts and 22 walks ... Hit .284 with a home run and 25 RBI in 84 at-bats in 2001 ... Holds school record for career victories (33) ... Set school single-season record for strikeouts with 121 as a senior ... 12 victories in 2001 tied school single-season record ... Drafted in the 40th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2001 Major League Baseball First Year Draft.
Arnold W. Hughey III was born on November 19, 1982 in Sarasota, Fla. ... Son of Arnold and Sue Hughey ... One sister, Jennifer Palmer (28) ... Major: Criminology.