Huntsville Pair Earn Louisville Slugger Awards

From WAFF-48 Sports

(AUBURN) - Auburn freshman Hunter Morris picked up another honor Wednesday.

The former Grissom standout slugger was one of three Auburn freshmen picking up Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American honors.

Hunter joins two Auburn teammates, Grant Dayton and Brian Fletcher. Auburn was one of just three schools nationally to have three players selected.

Morris was a triple crown leader for the Tigers -- leading the team in HRs (11), batting (.351), and RBIs (49). He finished with a .597 slugging percentage and a .433 on-base percentage while drawing 29 walks, all which ranked in the top three on the team.  He was also named as the SEC's Freshman-of-the-Year and landed a spot on the 2nd team All-SEC.

Dayton, from Huntsville, established himself as Auburn's ace, leading the staff with a 7-2 record while collecting a 3.89 ERA, the best among Auburn's starters. In 81 innings (14 starts), the lefty struckout a team-high 79 hitters and walked just 13 walks.

Dayton won six straight after suffering a loss in his first career SEC start,

Fletcher, from Fayetteville, Georgia, hit .324 with 10 homers, 17 doubles, 3 triples and 42 RBI, in 50 games. His .611 slugging percentage was the 2nd-highest on the team while his batting average was 3rd.

Auburn has now tallied five Freshmen All-Americans in the last three seasons as Mike Bianucci and Luke Greinke both had the honor bestowed upon them in 2006.

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