Baseball Hits The Field For First Fall Practice On Wednesday

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Justin Hargett and Brian Fletcher
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM
Justin Hargett and Brian Fletcher
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

Sept. 15, 2009

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn baseball program will have to wait one more day before the start of fall practice as the weather postponed Tuesday's scheduled workout. The team will instead begin its fall practice schedule on Wednesday at 3:30pm CT with scrimmages open to the public scheduled for this weekend at 5pm on Friday, 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

John Pawlowski is in his second season as the head coach of the Auburn baseball program. Last year the team went 31-25 but narrowly missed a trip to the SEC Tournament, finishing 11-19 in conference play.

The team returns 23 letter winners off of the 2009 team, including the leading hitter in junior infielder Justin Hargett (.330) and the top reliever in senior Austin Hubbard (12 saves, 56 strikeouts).

The coaching staff will also try to infuse 13 newcomers onto the team, which includes 2009 MLB draft picks RHP Garrett Bush (15th round), RHP Stephen Kohlscheen (30th round) and LHP Cole Nelson (45th round).

Pawlowski will have a pair of new assistants in the dugout as well with the additions of Link Jarrett and Ty Megahee.