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Strasburg wins ’09 Golden Spikes Award
There haven't been many amateur players who've entered a season with as much hype surrounding them as Stephen Strasburg did in 2009. Still, the junior right-handed pitcher met and even exceeded expectations, launching San Diego State into the national spotlight while fanning hitters at an amazing rate. At the All-Star FanFest in St. Louis on June 14, Strasburg topped a strong field of five to take home the 2009 Golden Spikes Award. (L.G. Patterson) Recap »
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Trials teams named following selection events
June was a busy month for the 16U and 18U programs. At the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., Babe Ruth edged Bryce Harper led-American Legion, 8-7, in the Tournament of Stars final. Following the event, 35 players were named to the 18U Trials Team, which will train in Cary and Durham. The 2009 16U National Team Trials roster features players fom the more-than-2800 participants in the 16U Championships. Half of the trials roster was selected out of the West tournament in Arizona, while the other half came out of the East tournament in Florida. (

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