Former Auburn Pitcher Brent Schoening Dies

By: AUBURN, Ala. (AP)
By: AUBURN, Ala. (AP)
 Auburn University says former Tigers pitcher Brent Schoening has died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 31.

Brent Schoening

Auburn University says former Tigers pitcher Brent Schoening has died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 31.

As a junior in 1999, Schoening was named a Collegiate Baseball third-team All-American, after posting of the best single seasons by a pitcher in Auburn history. In his three-year career, the Columbus, Ga., native posted a 29-9 record with a 4.02 earned run average.

Schoening's Auburn career spanned the most successful three-year period in terms of wins in the programs history.

Schoening was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 1999 and spent seven seasons in the minor leagues, concluding his career in 2005 with the Rochester Red Wings, the AAA affiliate of the Twins.

He is survived by his wife Lauren, parents Ed and Elizabeth Schoening and sisters, Julia and Jennifer.


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