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Six from Big 12 Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List
February 09, 2018

Six Big 12 student-athletes were named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list on Friday.

TCU led the way with two representatives as Luken Baker and Jared Janczak appeared on the list. Baylor’s Shea Langeliers, Oklahoma’s Steele Walker, Texas’ Nolan Kingham and Texas Tech’s Steven Gingery also appeared on the preseason watch list.

Starting on March 26 and ending April 1, fans will be able to nominate their favorite players for the Golden Spikes Award prior to the reveal of the midseason watch list on April 10. The semifinalists list will be sent to a voting body consisting of baseball media members, select professional baseball personnel, current USA Baseball staff and the 40 previous winners of the award, representing a group of more than 200 voters.

Amateur baseball fans across the country will be able to vote for their favorite players at again in 2018, starting on May 21 with the naming of the Golden Spikes Award semifinalists. On June 6, USA Baseball will announce the finalists and voting will begin that day and last until June 22.

The winner of the 41st Golden Spikes Award will be named on Thursday, June 28, at a presentation in Los Angeles. The finalists and their families will be honored at the Rod Dedeaux Foundation Award Dinner that evening at Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles.

2018 USA Baseball Gold Spikes Award Preseason Watch List
Luken Baker, 1B/DH, Jr., TCU
Steven Gingery, LHP, Jr., Texas Tech
Jared Janczak, RHP, Jr., TCU
Nolan Kingham, RHP, Jr., Texas
Shea Langeliers, C, So., Baylor
Steele Walker, OF, JR, Oklahoma

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