AUBURN, Ala. -- Bryce Lane, a Russell County High graduate from Phenix City, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Auburn.
Lane, a 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore outfielder, has played at Gulf Coast Community College the last two years.
He was a first-team all-conference selection as a freshman after batting .352 with seven home runs and 47 RBIs. He also went 5-2 as a pitcher. This year, he's batting .444 with 21 home runs and 76 RBIs. He is 2-1 on the mound, with a 1.10 ERA in 16 1/3 innings.
"We are excited about the addition of Bryce Lane to our 2010 class," Auburn coach John Pawlowski said. "He had a tremendous high school career at nearby Russell County High School for coach Tony Rasmus and he has followed that up with a special career at Gulf Coast Community College while playing for coach Mike Kandler. He is a gifted hitter and a versatile defender and will bring a wealth of experience with him to Auburn next year."
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Lane was an All-State selection at Russell Country, hitting .421 and leading the state with 78 hits during his senior season.
He and fellow Auburn signee Andrew Morris led Gulf Coast CC to the 2010 Panhandle Conference championship.