June 18, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. - Stephen Kohlscheen has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Auburn beginning in the 2010 season, Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski has announced. Kohlscheen is a 6'7" right-handed pitcher who was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 30th round of last week's MLB Draft.
"Stephen pitched at one of the best junior colleges in the country in Cowley County. His experiences of leading his team to a conference championship and a spot in the Junior College World Series will serve him well next year as an Auburn Tiger," Pawlowski noted.
Kohlscheen has spent the past two seasons at Cowley College, leading the team to the 2009 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. In 72 1/3 innings this season spanning 16 appearances, he had a 3.86 ERA with 73 strikeouts against just 27 walks, going 9-2 along the way. That followed up a freshman season in which he was 4-4 with a 2.76 ERA with 42 Ks in 53 innings. While at Cowley, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society.
Kohlscheen was a 43rd round pick by the Florida Marlins in the 2007 MLB Draft out of Norman North High School in Norman, Okla.