Baseball Picked To Repeat As SEC West Champions By

Jan. 20, 2011

AUBURN, Ala. - Coming off one of the most successful seasons on record, which included hosting a NCAA Regional and winning a division title, Auburn has been picked to repeat as the Southeastern Conference's Western Division Champion in the 2011 SEC Preview.

According to lead college baseball writer Kendall Rogers, Auburn, which went 43-21, 20-10 SEC last year, joins LSU as the headliners in the SEC West and the two are included in his five safe bets for playing in the postseason this year, along with SEC East teams Florida, Vanderbilt and South Carolina.

Senior Tony Caldwell is the catcher on the all-conference team after hitting .349 with eight doubles, 10 home runs and 41 RBI while splitting time between the outfield and behind the plate last year.

Auburn begins its season on Friday, Feb. 18 when it plays host to Arkansas State at 6pm as part of an opening weekend tournament at Plainsman Park.

Spring practice begins on Friday, Jan. 28.

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