Terre Haute, Ind.(WTHI) - DURHAM, N.C. – Indiana State junior starting pitcher Sean Manaea was one of 60 collegiate baseball players from around the nation to earn selection to USA Baseball's Midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List today (May 2).
Manaea was also tabbed on the list during the preseason, making him one of just 31 baseball players to appear on both lists. Manaea is joined by Missouri State's Nick Petree in representing the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Wanatah, Ind., native has posted a 5-3 record and a 1.57 ERA this season, fanning 72 batters in 57.1 innings on the mound while allowing just 39 hits, 20 walks and 10 earned runs in nine starts. The ISU junior has struck out at least eight batters in seven of his nine outings, including a season-high of 10 Ks in six shutout innings against College of Charleston on Feb. 22. Manaea enters the weekend with 269 career strikeouts, 30 behind record holder Casey Whitten.
The watch list will continue to be a "rolling" list until May 28 -- when the 30 semifinalists for the award are announced -- ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award. The Golden Spikes Award trophy will be awarded live on MLB Network for the third year in a row, with a live presentation scheduled during The Rundown on Friday, July 19. Through USA Baseball's partnership with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the presentation will also be simulcast with a live stream available from GoldenSpikesAward.com and USABaseball.com.
USA Baseball officials will announce the 30 semifinalists for the 2013 Golden Spikes Award on Tuesday, May 28. The list of 30 will then be sent to a voting body consisting of 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.
Other past winners of the Golden Spikes Award include Terry Francona (1980), Will Clark (1985), Robin Ventura (1988), Jason Varitek (1994), J.D. Drew (1997), Mark Prior (2001), Jered Weaver (2004), Tim Lincecum (2006) and David Price (2007).
Name, Position, Class, School, Conference (in order of last name, ** new players)
Chris Anderson, RHP, Junior, Jacksonville, Atlantic Sun **
Mark Appel, RHP, Senior, Stanford, Pac-12
Barrett Astin, RHP, Junior, Arkansas, SEC **
Michael Bass, IF, Senior, UNC-W, Colonial Athletic **
Tyler Beede, RHP, Sophomore, Vanderbilt, SEC **
Aaron Blair, RHP, Junior, Marshall, C-USA
Matt Boyd, LHP, Senior, Oregon State, Pac-12 **
Alex Bregman, IF, Freshman, Louisiana State, SEC **
Kris Bryant, UTL, Junior, San Diego, West Coast
Danny Collins, OF, Junior, Troy, Sun Belt **
Michael Conforto, OF, Sophomore, Oregon State, Pac-12
Kyle Crockett, LHP, Junior, Virginia, ACC
LB Dantzler, IF, Senior, South Carolina, SEC **
Kent Emanuel, LHP, Junior, North Carolina, ACC
Phillip Ervin, OF, Junior, Samford, SoCon
Thomas Eshelman, RHP, Freshman, Cal State Fullerton, Big West **
Zane Evans, C/RHP, Junior, Georgia Tech, ACC **
Buck Farmer, RHP, Senior, Georgia Tech, ACC
Johnny Field, OF, Junior, Arizona, Pac-12
Mitchell Garver, C, Senior, New Mexico, Mountain West **
Marco Gonzales, LHP, Junior, Gonzaga, West Coast
Jonathan Gray, RHP, Junior, Oklahoma, Big 12
Ryon Healy, IF, Junior, Oregon, Pac-12 **
Jeff Hoffman, RHP, Sophomore, ECU, USA **
Jason Hursh, RHP, RS Sophomore, Oklahoma St, Big 12 **
Eric Jagielo, IF, Junior, Notre Dame, Big East
Aaron Judge, OF, Junior, Fresno State, Mountain West **
Mason Katz, IF, Senior, Louisiana State, SEC **
Jared King, OF, Junior, Kansas State, Big 12
Andrew Knapp, C, Junior, California, Pac-12
Corey Knebel, RHP, Junior, Texas, Big 12
Michael Lorenzen, OF/RHP, Junior, Cal State Fullerton, Big West
Sean Manaea , LHP, Junior, Indiana State, Missouri Valley
Trey Masek, RHP, Junior, Texas Tech, Big 12 **
Kyle McGowin, RHP, Junior, Savannah State, Mid-Eastern **
Colin Moran, IF, Junior, North Carolina, ACC
Aaron Nola, RHP, Sophomore, Louisiana State, SEC
Matt Oberste, IF, Junior, Oklahoma, Big 12 **
Daniel Palka, UTL, Junior, Georgia Tech, ACC **
D.J. Peterson, IF, Junior, New Mexico, Mountain West
Nick Petree, RHP, RS Junior, Missouri State, Missouri Valley
Andrew Pierce, RHP, Senior, Southern Mississippi, C-USA **
Adam Plutko, RHP, Junior, UCLA, Pac-12
Bryan Radziewski, LHP, Junior, Miami, ACC **
Hunter Renfroe, OF, Junior, Mississippi State, SEC
Carlos Rodon, LHP, Sophomore, NC State, ACC
Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, Sophomore, Indiana, Big Ten **
Jimmie Sherfy, RHP , Junior, Oregon, Pac-12
Braden Shipley, RHP, Junior, Nevada, MWC **
Dan Slania, RHP, Junior, Notre Dame, Big East **
Ryne Stanek, RHP, Junior, Arkansas, SEC
Jeff Thompson, RHP, Junior, Louisville, Big East **
Trea Turner, IF, Sophomore, NC State, ACC
Stuart Turner, C, Junior, Mississippi, SEC **
Bobby Wahl, RHP, Junior, Mississippi, SEC
RHP, Junior, Arizona State, Pac-12
Tom Windle, LHP, Junior, Minnesota, Big 10
Derrick Workman, OF, Junior, Mercer, Atlantic Sun **
Jimmy Yezzo, IF, Junior, Delaware, Colonial Athletic **
Kevin Ziomek, LHP, Junior, Vanderbilt, SEC
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