May 21, 2015 USA Baseball names Golden Spikes semifinalists
USA Baseball announced the semifinalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Friday. Twenty-one athletes were named semifinalists for the 38th Golden Spikes Award, sponsored by Major League Baseball.
May 21, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: David Berg
David Berg leaned against the visitor's dugout railing at Anteater Ballpark and gestured to the sun-soaked field and the home clubhouse on the other side of the field. This could have been home for Berg. "I was within seconds of signing to come to UCI."
May 12, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Donnie Dewees
The numbers are simply staggering. As your eyes make their way from left to right across Donnie Dewees' stat line, you can feel your eyebrows climbing to the top of your forehead. Go ahead -- try to talk yourself out of believing in Dewees.
May 07, 2015 30-player Golden Spikes watch list revealed
Nine players have played themselves onto the 2015 Golden Spikes Award watch list since the 60-player midseason edition, released April 9. The new nine join 21 others already recognized as candidates to be dubbed the nation's top amateur.
May 06, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Tyler Jay
As Illinois' closer, Tyler Jay has pitched the team's biggest innings, and he's done so with incredible success: He boasts a 5-1 record and 0.73 ERA with nine saves and 54 strikeouts against only four walks and 26 hits in 49 1/3 innings.
April 30, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Blake Trahan
Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Tony Robichaux will always remember the boy from Kinder, La. To know where junior shortstop Blake Trahan has come from in his baseball career would be to know where he comes from as a person.
April 22, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Andrew Benintendi
After having a pedestrian freshman campaign for Arkansas last spring, Andrew Benintendi had a choice: go out and play for the SLO Blues, or stick around and spend the summer working hard to improve.
April 15, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Brendan McKay
Impact two-way freshmen are so rare in college baseball that comparisons are inevitable when a great one comes along. Just nine weeks into his collegiate career, Louisville's Brendan McKay is already the best two-way player in the country.
April 09, 2015 Midseason Golden Spikes watch list revealed
USA Baseball released its 60-player midseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, continuing the journey to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country in a presentation on Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles.
April 08, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Dillon Tate
Each time UC Santa Barbara's prized junior right-hander Dillon Tate takes the mound at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, it's further validation of what hard work can sometimes lead to for baseball players. Scouts and radar guns combine to outnumber fans in the lower bowl of the ballpark, creating a constant buzz.
March 31, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Thomas Eshelman
A veteran of USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team and a two-time All-American, Cal State Fullerton right-hander Thomas Eshelman has been as consistently dominant as anyone in college baseball over the past three years, and he's done it without top-notch velocity or a knockout breaking pitch.
March 24, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: DJ Stewart
Midway through what would wind up being a monster weekend for DJ Stewart, a scout who had come to Davenport Field to watch him lamented that he "hasn't really hit" in the first six weeks of the season. But in fact, he had already matched his 2014 home run total and was the nation's leader in walks.
March 17, 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight: Rhett Wiseman
Vanderbilt junior Rhett Wiseman is likable for a lot of reasons. No matter the situation, his approach is always the same -- mature, well-thought-out, advanced beyond his age. But beyond his excellence as a person, Wiseman is quickly morphing into one of college baseball's most dangerous hitters.