Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Alex Wimmers named Golden Spikes Semifinalist

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced Tuesday the names of the 30 semifinalists for the 2009 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). This year will mark the 32nd consecutive year that the award has been presented to the nation's premier amateur baseball player.

Today also marks the second year in a row that - powered by MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball - will be the online home for the award. The Web site features content devoted exclusively to the GSA, including news, voting history, past-winner photo galleries, and photographs and video highlights for the 2009 semifinalists. Fans can follow online at as the list of 30 players is narrowed to five finalists on Tuesday, June 2, en route to the announcement of this year's winner on Tuesday, July 14.

A list of the 30 semifinalists is below.

Name Class Pos. School
Dustin Ackley Junior 1B/OF North Carolina
Eric Arnett Junior RHP Indiana
Buddy Baumann Junior LHP Missouri State
Kyle Bellamy Junior RHP U of Miami
Daniel Bibona Junior LHP UC-Irvine
Bryce Brentz Sophomore OF/RHP Middle Tennessee
Louis Coleman Senior RHP LSU
Chris Dominguez Junior 3B Louisville
Josh Fellhauer Junior OF Cal State-Fullerton
Kyle Gibson Junior RHP Missouri
Jason Kipnis Junior OF Arizona State
Marc Krauss Junior INF/OF Ohio
Mike Leake Junior RHP Arizona State
Justin Marks Junior LHP Louisville
Bryan Marquez Senior 2B New Mexico State
Kent Matthes Senior OF Alabama
Deck McGuire Sophomore RHP Georgia Tech
Tommy Mendonca Junior 3B Fresno State
A.J. Morris Junior RHP Kansas State
Josh Phegley Junior C Indiana
Rich Poythress Junior 1B Georgia
Brooks Raley Sophomore LHP/OF Texas A&M
Addison Reed Sophomore RHP San Diego State
Anthony Rendon Freshman 3B Rice
Tony Sanchez Junior C Boston College
Angelo Songco Junior OF Loyola Marymount
Stephen Strasburg Junior RHP San Diego State
Alex White Junior RHP North Carolina
Alex Wimmers Sophomore RHP Ohio State
J.T. Wise Senior C/INF Oklahoma

USA Baseball

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