AU baseball players Morris, Fletcher named All-Americans

AUBURN -- Auburn University baseball player Hunter Morris was named a First Team All-America by both Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association while teammate Brian Fletcher was named a Second Team All-America by the NCBWA.

Morris, who has also been named a First Team All-American by and Ping!, is Auburn's first First Team All-America selection since Todd Faulkner and Gabe Gross in 2000.

The selection of both Morris and Fletcher as All-Americas marks just the fourth time in school history that Auburn has had multiple All-Americas in the same season, joining Faulkner, Gross and Chris Bootcheck in 2000, Casey Dunn and Brent Schoening in 1999, and Mark Bellhorn, Ryan Halla and Finley Woodward in 1995.

The 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, Morris led the SEC in home runs (23), RBI (76), slugging (.743) and total bases (202) while helping Auburn win the SEC West Division championship for the first time since 1995. The cleanup hitter in a lineup that ended the year with a school-record .348 batting average, 131 home runs and 293 extra-base hits, he hit a team-best .386 and helped Auburn advance to the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2003 and the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

He established Auburn school records for home runs and total bases in a single season while his 105 hits was the third most by an Auburn player in a single season. He also scored a team-high 66 runs during his junior campaign.

He is a fourth round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in last week's draft who has already signed a professional contract.

Fletcher, in 61 games, finished second to Morris on the team in doubles (17), home runs (22), RBI (75) and runs scored (62) while hitting .357 with a .694 slugging percentage and was named a First Team All-SEC outfielder.

He was picked in the 18th-round of the Major League draft by Kansas City, but he has not yet signed. that has not signed.

Source: Auburn University athletic media relations