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April 15, 2014
ETSU's Freeman excelling in double duty
By now, Clinton Freeman has the routine down: Come up with the big hit for East Tennessee State, then get ready to take the mound. Freeman has been a fixture in the middle of the Bucs' lineup for three years, but he has also pulled double duty as the team's closer for the past two years, saving eight games in 2013 and eight more this year.
April 10, 2014
USA Baseball unveils midseason GSA watch list
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.
April 08, 2014
Cavs' Kirby dominating in sophomore campaign
Heading into the season, Virginia led all teams in college baseball with four members of Baseball America's preseason All-America team; they were all position players. But, it turns out, the team actually has an elite pitching staff, and its leading contender for the Golden Spikes Award is left-hander Nathan Kirby.
April 04, 2014
Golden Strikes: Kyle Schwarber
This edition of Golden Strikes features Indiana University junior catcher Kyle Schwarber, one of 60 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list.
April 01, 2014
Fast-working Fedde setting standard for UNLV
UNLV's ace junior right-hander, Erick Fedde, sported short sleeves on a frigid Friday night at Nebraska, with the wind howling and the snow falling intermittently toward the end of his seven strong innings of work. He stayed in attack mode, working so quickly that one UNLV fan described him on Twitter as "pitching like he was double-parked in front of the Bellagio."
March 28, 2014
Golden Strikes: Chris Haddeland
This edition of Golden Strikes features Linfield College junior pitcher Chris Haddeland, one of 60 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list.
March 25, 2014
Auburn's Thompson mature beyond his years
Auburn freshman Keegan Thompson, a former member of both the USA Baseball 16U and 18U National Teams, is already an integral piece of Tigers baseball. In addition to playing a steady first base, Thompson has starred on the mound this season, compiling a 5-0 record and 0.78 ERA through six weeks.
February 14, 2014
60-man preseason watch list released
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.
March 24, 2014
Golden Strikes: Jeff Hoffman
This edition of Golden Strikes features East Carolina junior pitcher Jeff Hoffman, one of 60 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list.
March 18, 2014
Conforto showing great discipline, leadership
Nearly all of the hitters who have won the Golden Spikes Award this century have one thing in common: They walk a lot more than they strike out. Through five weeks, Oregon State's Michael Conforto is tied for the national lead with 26 walks compared to just seven strikeouts.
March 23, 2014
Golden Strikes: Jonathan Holder
This edition of Golden Strikes features Mississippi State junior pitcher Jonathan Holder, one of 60 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list.
March 21, 2014
Golden Strikes: Ryan Burr
This edition of Golden Strikes features Arizona State sophomore pitcher Ryan Burr, one of 60 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list.
March 11, 2014
Pepperdine's Brown emerging as two-way star
Through the first four weeks of the season, Pepperdine's Aaron Brown is making a case as one of college baseball's most valuable players thanks to his two-way contributions. He has played strong defense in center field while hitting .361/.385/.541 and is 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 30 strikeouts as the Sunday starter.
March 17, 2014
Golden Strikes: Nick Burdi
This edition of Golden Strikes features Louisville junior pitcher Nick Burdi, one of 60 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list.