Auburn Trio Tabbed Preseason All-SEC, Tigers Earn First-Place Votes


Auburn players Tanner Burns, Cody Greenhill and Rankin Woley have been voted Preseason Second Team All-SEC by Southeastern Conference head coaches, the conference office announced Thursday.

The Tigers were also picked by the league’s coaches to finish tied for third in the Western Division, garnering two first-place votes in the division and one vote to be the SEC champion. The third-place finish is the highest Auburn has been picked in the sixth edition of the preseason poll.

With Burns picking up his second consecutive preseason All-SEC recognition, Auburn’s three honorees are the most the Tigers have had in the award’s sixth year of existence. Auburn also joins Arkansas, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt as one of four teams with three or more preseason all-conference honorees.

Also garnering preseason All-America recognition from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, D1 Baseball and Perfect Game, Burns is coming off a sophomore campaign in which he posted a 4-4 record with a 2.82 ERA and went on to become the 25th All-American in program history. Despite battling injury late in the season, Burns struck out 101 batters and…

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