Tiger Pitcher Named An All-American

Auburn, Ala.--The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association selected Auburn bullpen ace Steven Register to its 2003 All-America first team.

Register, a sophomore right-hander from Columbus, Ga., is the fifth Tiger pitcher to earn first team All-America status. That group features Q.V. Lowe (1967), Gregg Olson (1987 and 1988), John Powell (1993) and Ryan Halla (1995).

The hard-throwing right-hander is the 16th Auburn player to be named a first team All-American. The last two picks came in 2000 when both Gabe Gross and Todd Faulkner were honored.

Steven Register posted a 5-0 record with a 3.00 earned run average with one save as a freshman.

Register finished his season leading the nation in saves with 16. He posted a 2.94 earned run average for the Tigers, who had a disappointing end to their season as they were upset by regional third-seed Ohio State in NCAA regional play. Auburn was the No. 1 seed in its regional with homefield advantage and the No. 4 national seed.

Register posted a 3-3 record as a sophomore and struck out 61 batters with seven walks in 52 innings on the mound. His 16 saves are three shy of the single season school record set by Finley Woodward in 1995.

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