Baseball Staying Hot On Recruiting Trail
Trey Wingenter
Trey Wingenter
Inside The Auburn Tigers
Posted Aug 22, 2011


Auburn is building towards a top recruiting class with several big-time prospects already on board.

Madison, Ala.—Continuing to rack up on the recruiting trail, Auburn Baseball Coach John Pawlowski and his staff got more good news over the weekend when 6-7, 190 RHP Trey Wingenter from Bob Jones High chose the Tigers over Arkansas, Georgia Tech, UAB, Tennessee and several other programs following an unofficial visit to the Plains.

“After the visit and my relationship with the coaches this summer has really been good,” Wingenter tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. “They really got across to me that Auburn was a good fit for me and was where I needed to be. After the visit I felt like it was home for me.”

The visit for Wigenter included tours around campus, meeting with Pawlowski, Coaches Scott Foxhall and Link Jarrett, as well as a stop to check out an Auburn football practice. While at practice he and his family had the opportunity to meet Coach Gene Chizik and WR Coach Trooper Taylor. In addition Taylor had each of his wide receivers come over and remove their helmets to speak to the family.

Playing on a team that had several good pitching prospects last season Wingenter actually played catcher for the Patriots. It wasn’t until this summer when he again got back on the mound and started working with a pitching coach for the Atlanta Blue Jays that things fell into place for him. Pitching and playing first base, he notes he had the chance to hone his skills against some top competition.

“We played at the 17-18U World Wood Bat Tournament this summer,” Wingenter says. “We played at some of the spring training facilities around Florida too. We also played in some tournaments at some colleges as well.

“I think I topped out at 93 MPH this summer,” he adds. “I also throw a curve ball and a splitter (split-finger fastball).”

An honor student at Bob Jones, Wingenter says he plans to major in engineering at Auburn.

He’s another addition to what is quickly becoming a top class for the Tigers headlined by Perfect Game All-Americans, outfielder David Dahl from Oak Mountain and shortstop Addison Russell from Pace (Fla.). Among the other players committed to the Tigers are OF Jordan Ebert from Baldwin County High, IF Sam Gilliken from Hoover, IF Dylan Smith from Clay-Chalkville, and LHP Rock Rucker from Marietta, Ga.


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