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.
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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 AuburnTigers.com
AuburnTigers.com: 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.