Four Players Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

ACC equals national best with four semifinalists

DURHAM, N.C. – Four ACC baseball players were named semifinalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, announced Friday by USA Baseball.

Clemson’s Matthew Crownover, Florida State’s DJ Stewart, Louisville’s Brendan McKay, and Miami’s David Thompson are among 21 semifinalists for the 38th Golden Spikes Award, presented to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S.

The four players from the ACC equaled the most from any league.

USA Baseball officials will announce the list of finalists for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday, June 2. To select the finalists, the list of semifinalists is sent to a voting body consisting of past Golden Spikes Award winners, past USA Baseball National Team coaches and press officers, members of media that closely follow the amateur game, select professional baseball personnel, and current USA Baseball staff, representing a group of more than 200 voters in total. 

Fan voting will once again be a part of the Golden Spikes Award in 2015. This announcement officially marks the opening of voting for amateur baseball fans from across the country on GoldenSpikesAward.com. As part of this selection process, all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list of names. Voting will be open until Friday, May 29.

The 2015 Golden Spikes Award winner will be named on Tuesday, June 23, at a presentation in Los Angeles. The finalists and their families will be honored at the Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner that evening at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles.

For the full release from USA Baseball, visit http://theacc.co/1FteZXF.