Category Archives: National Awards

2014 Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List

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GoldenSpikesAward_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball released its 50-man midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, bringing the organization one step closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country.

The watch list will continue to be a “rolling” list until May 27 — when the semifinalists for the award are announced — ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award. The Golden Spikes Award trophy will be awarded live in Los Angeles on July 17. Continue reading

2014 Johnny Bench Award Watch List

The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced the official watch list for the 2014 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. Forty-three catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 5, 2014. Continue reading

NCBWA Players of the Week (March 4th)

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NCBWA LogoMORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 2 today. Liberty’s junior infielder Ryan Seiz was named National Hitter of the Week, while Maryland’s senior right-handed pitcher Jake Stinnett was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading

2014 Golden Spikes Award Watch List

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GoldenSpikesAward.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball released its 60-man preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Friday, launching the organization’s journey to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country on July 17. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented in 2014 for the 37th time.

The watch list features 60 of the nation’s top amateur players, and will be a “rolling” list until May 27 — when the Golden Spikes Award semifinalists are announced — ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award throughout the collegiate and high school seasons. Continue reading

2014 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

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NCBWA LogoTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NCBWA) — Fifty players have been named to the initial watch list for the 10th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association on Tuesday. Continue reading

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2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Finalists

STOPPEROFTHEYEAR_thumb.jpgColorado Springs, Colo. (NCBWA) — Five of college baseball’s top relief specialists have been selected as finalists for the ninth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the NCBWA announced Wednesday.

This year’s finalists include NCAA saves leader Tyler Rogers of Austin Peay along with David Berg of UCLA, Jonathan Holder of Mississippi State, Michael Lorenzen of Cal State Fullerton, and Jimmie Sherfy of Oregon. Continue reading

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2013 Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List

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(DURHAM, N.C.) — USA Baseball announced its preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List on Thursday, marking the organization’s first step toward identifying the top amateur baseball player in the country. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented in 2013 for the 36th time.
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Mike Zunino named 2012 Golden Spikes Award Winner

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SECAUCUS, N.J. — USA Baseball announced Friday the selection of Florida’s Mike Zunino as the recipient of the 2012 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). The prestigious award, now in its 35th year of recognizing the nation’s top amateur baseball player, was presented live on MLB Network. Continue reading