Edward Brent Schoening

Brent Schoening was born April 7, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Schoening who reside in Richmond, Texas. Brent had two sisters, Julie Schoening Brown and Jennifer Schoening Vasliescu who both live in Georgia. 

Brent started his baseball career as a young boy in Columbus, Georgia playing at Northern Little League, North Columbus Babe Ruth and Columbus High School. Brent acheived many honors while playing for the Columbus High Blue Devils under the direction of Coach Bobby Howard. Brent was selected the Georgia AAA player of the year in 1995 and 1996, Bi-City player of the year in 1995, First Team All Bi-City pitcher in 1995 and 1996, Second Team All Bi-City pitcher in 1994, selected to the Georgia Dugout All Tour Team in 1995, Team Georgia in 1995 and 1996. In 1996, Brent was selected to the Mizuno All-American Team and also invited to the Junior Olympic Trials while being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, but choosing to sign and attend Auburn University.

At Auburn University, Brent was a three year letterman, achieving All-SEC and All-American honors as a Junior in 1999. Brent holds the best single season record in Auburn baseball history. In his three year career at Auburn, Brent posted a 29-9 record with a 4.02 earned run average. He ranks third in school history at Auburn in strike outs (327), fifth in victories (29), sixth in games started (52) and eighth in innings pitched (325). As a Junior in 1999, Brent was named a collegiate baseball third term All-American after posting the best single season by a pitcher in Auburn baseball history. Brent's Auburn career resulted in the most successful three year span in terms of wins in the programs history. From 1997-1999, Auburn won 142 games, reaching the College World Series in 1997, winning the SEC Tournament title in 1998 and advancing to an NCAA Super Regional in 1999.

In 1999, Brent was drafted in the fifth round of the Major League baseball draft, by the American League Minnesota Twins. Brent spent seven years with the Twins organization concluding his professional baseball career in 2005 with the Rochester Red Wings, the AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins organization.  Once his baseball career was over he came back to Columbus, GA and enrolled in Columbus State University to continue his education and played on the CSU Tennis team his senior year.

Brent was diagnosed with Leukemia in August of 2008. He would spent the next year battling this disease at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Unfortunately we lost Brent on August 16, 2009.

Brent was married to his lovely wife, Lauren, on October 2, 2004.