Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hunter Morris named SEC Player of the Year!

One of the biggest honors an SEC player can achieve in any sport is SEC player of the year. To grab that award, you've got to do a lot of things right and be a great leader for your team as well, usually taking them to the post season. For example, Auburn has only had one other player named SEC Player of the Year in it's long history and that was Tim Hudson, back in 1997. This year's Auburn baseball team, who has already clinched the post season, has it's second SEC Player of the Year and his name is Hunter Morris. Tuesday, the SEC honored Morris by naming him SEC Player of the Year after Auburn's first baseman had an unbelievable season.

Morris, Auburn's junior first baseman led the SEC in homeruns with 20, hits with 94, slugging percentage with a .767 average, and total bases with 181. He was also tied for third in RBI's with 67. Note: AU's Brian Fletcher led the SEC in RBI's with 70. Morris has also been an outstanding leader for this year's Tiger baseball team, taking them to heights not seen in a long time at Auburn. In fact, this Auburn team broke several Auburn records on their way to a Western Division Title and 39-17 overall record.

The SEC office also honored Auburn sophomore pitcher Cory Luckie on Tuesday, as he was named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. Luckie, the lefty was 6-3 on the season with a 6.17 ERA and will start the first game against Alabama, in the SEC tournament on Wednesday.

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