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Auburn Baseball 2018 Signing Class: Carson Skipper
Dec. 1, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. – Trussville, Ala., native and left-handed pitcher Carson Skipper is the latest member of Auburn’s 2018 signing class to be announced by head coach Butch Thompson and the baseball coaching staff.

Bio Blast

Plays at Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) High School for coach Jeff Mauldin … rated the No. 7 left-handed pitcher and No. 34 overall player in the state by Perfect Game … also tabbed the No. 98 southpaw nationally … posted an 11-2 record with a 1.83 ERA as a sophomore … his 11 wins are a school record … led Hewitt-Trussville to its first AHSAA State Championship in 2016 and earned Tournament MVP honors … posted an 8-1 record with a 1.31 ERA and 91 strikeouts as a junior … two-time ASWA First Team All-State and First Team All-Birmingham Region honoree … 2016 and 2017 Underclass High Honorable Mention … selected to represent the North All-Stars in the 2017 North-South All-Star Games … son of Scott and Tammy Skipper … has one sister, Katelyn (22), who also attends Auburn … his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all collegiate athletes … great-grandfather, William Henry Cuppett, played professional baseball for the Buffalo Bisons.

Q&A with Why Auburn? What makes it special?

Carson Skipper: Auburn has always been a home for me. I’ve grown up an Auburn fan, and it has always been my dream school.

AT: How do you see the decision to come to Auburn impacting your life?

CS: Auburn is one of the best schools in the country, and having the opportunity to come here a student-athlete is very special. It will impact my life by providing me with a degree to fulfill my future career.

AT: What is your favorite thing about baseball?

CS: My favorite part about the game is getting the chance to compete every day. When I step on the mound, my mindset immediately becomes beating the guy at the plate.

The next member of the Tigers’ class will be announced Monday.



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