Three Baseball Players No Longer With AU Team

Three Auburn players have left the program early in the 2014 baseball season, the first under new coach Sunny Golloway.

Auburn, Ala.--Early season struggles and a first-year coach setting his expectations for the program have led to three players no longer being part of the Auburn baseball program just seven games into the 2014 season.

First baseman Patrick Savage, senior outfielder Hunter Kelley and junior relief pitcher Chase Williamson are no longer part of the Auburn baseball team, according to sources as the Tigers prepare to face Alabama A&M on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Plainsman Park.

A fifth-year senior, Savage hit .283 for his career with six home runs and 35 RBI. His best season came as a junior when he hit .290 with nine doubles and 19 RBI in 34 starts. In addition to his time at first base he also served as a designated hitter for the Tigers.

Transferring in from junior college, Kelley played in 41 games with 30 starts in 2013 for the Tigers. A solid defensive outfielder, he hit .246 with a pair of home runs and nine RBI. His biggest contribution came with his glove as he robbed Ole Miss of two home runs in the game game in a 5-4 Auburn victory.

Yet to see action this season on the mound this season, Williamson leaves Auburn with a career 3-0 record and an ERA of 3.31 in 19 career appearances. Used solely in relief, he allowed 39 hits in 32 career innings with the Tigers.


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