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USA Baseball Names Twenty-One Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

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DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced the semifinalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Friday. Twenty-one athletes from around the country were named semifinalists for the 38th Golden Spikes Award, sponsored by Major League Baseball and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S.
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Pitcher of the Year Watch List trimmed to 25

National Pitcher of the Year

LUBBOCK, Texas — As the postseason approaches, the watch list for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pitcher of the Year Award has been narrowed to 25 players from across the country.

The Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on June 29 in Lubbock as part of the annual Night of Champions. Continue reading Pitcher of the Year Watch List trimmed to 25

USA Baseball reveals 30-player Golden Spikes Award watch list

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball unveiled its 30-player USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, recognizing potential candidates for the top amateur baseball player in the country. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented for the 38th time on Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles.

The watch list will continue to be a “rolling” list until May 22 — when the semifinalists for the award are announced — ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award. Continue reading USA Baseball reveals 30-player Golden Spikes Award watch list

2015 Pitcher of the Year Watch List released

National Pitcher of the Year

LUBBOCK, Texas — As conference play begins to wind down for many schools, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame released today the initial watch list for the Pitcher of the Year Award.

The award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on June 29 in Lubbock as part of the annual Night of Champions. Continue reading 2015 Pitcher of the Year Watch List released

2015 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Watch list

Wallace_AwardLUBBOCK, Texas — Although big-name schools often dominate the college baseball conversation, they don’t rule the initial watch list for the 2015 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award.

The award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented during the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions on June 29 in Lubbock. Continue reading 2015 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Watch list

ABCA announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class

ABCA_LogoThe American Baseball Coaches Association has announced its five-member ABCA Hall of Fame class of 2015. Denney Crabaugh, Mark Fuller, Fred Hill, Ray Korn and Mike Roberts will be inducted during the Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet at the ABCA Convention on Jan. 3, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Induction to the ABCA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The ABCA was founded in 1945 and the Hall of Fame began in 1966. Continue reading ABCA announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class

AJ Reed wins 2014 Golden Spikes Award

AJReedLEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky two-way star AJ Reed has been selected as the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, given annually to the top amateur player in the nation by USA Baseball, making Reed a unanimous pick as the national player of the year, it was announced on Thursday in Los Angeles during ESPN’s SportsCenter. Continue reading AJ Reed wins 2014 Golden Spikes Award

NC State’s Trea Turner wins 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Trea Turner as the 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year.

The North Carolina State junior had an impressive .321 batting average with 12 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 36 RBIs and a .962 fielding percentage. Continue reading NC State’s Trea Turner wins 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award

Kentucky’s A.J. Reed wins 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

AJReedKentuckyLUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce A.J. Reed as the 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year.

At the plate, the Kentucky junior pitcher and first baseman had a stellar .336 batting average with 23 home runs and 73 RBIs. In the field, he recorded a .992 fielding percentage. And on the mound, he posted a 12-2 record with a 2.09 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 112 innings. Continue reading Kentucky’s A.J. Reed wins 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

Aaron Nola wins 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Aaron Nola as the winner of the 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports.

The LSU junior had an outstanding 23-2 record with a 1.47 ERA in 2014. In 116 1/3 innings pitched, he had 134 strikeouts, a .172 opponents’ batting average, and gave up just four home runs. Continue reading Aaron Nola wins 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award