ETSU RHP Kerry Doane
DURHAM, N.C. — East Tennessee State ace Kerry Doane is among the 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced Tuesday.
The award, in its 36th year, goes to the nation’s top amateur baseball player.
Doane, a senior right-hander who was named the Atlantic Sun Conference pitcher of the year, leads the nation in complete games with 12. He is 13-1 with a 1.99 ERA in 19 appearances (16 starts) this season.
“This is yet another great honor for Kerry. He has displayed what it means to be a true competitor and what it means to have the heart of a warrior,” Bucs coach Tony Skole said in a statement. “What Kerry has accomplished this year is truly amazing and I don’t know if I will ever witness another season like the one he has had.
“What makes his individual accomplishments so special is the fact that he is such a great teammate and such a humble young man.”
Doane and the Buccaneers begin play in the NCAA regionals on Friday against Vanderbilt in Nashville.
USA Baseball officials narrowed the list to 30 semifinalists. Now, a ballot featuring their names and accomplishments goes to a group of more than 220 voters, who will select the three finalists and the eventual winner.
But fans also get a say.
Fans may go online at GoldenSpikesAward.com and vote for their favorite player. The deadline to vote for finalists is May 31 at 5 p.m.
The three finalists will be announced June 4 — fans also may vote after this announcement is made, with a June 14 deadline — and the award will be presented at 2 p.m. on July 19 on the MLB Network’s “The Rundown.” The presentation will be simulcast on GoldenSpikesAward.com and USABaseball.com.
The complete list of 2013 Golden Spikes Award semifinalists, with name, position, class, school and conference:
Mark Appel, RHP, Senior, Stanford, Pac-12
Tyler Beede, RHP, Sophomore, Vanderbilt, SEC
David Berg, RHP, Sophomore, UCLA, Pac-12
Alex Bregman, IF, Freshman, Louisiana State, SEC
Kris Bryant, UTIL, Junior, San Diego, West Coast
Kerry Doane, RHP, Senior, East Tennessee State, Atlantic Sun
Hunter Dozier, IF, Senior, Stephen F. Austin, Southland
Kent Emanuel, LHP, Junior, North Carolina, ACC
Thomas Eshelman, RHP, Freshman, Cal State Fullerton, Big West
Zane Evans, C/RHP, Junior, Georgia Tech, ACC
Marco Gonzales, LHP, Junior, Gonzaga, West Coast
Jonathan Gray, RHP, Junior, Oklahoma, Big 12
Eric Jagielo, IF/OF, Junior, Notre Dame, Big East
Mason Katz, IF, Sr, Louisiana State, SEC
Tony Kemp, OF, Junior, Vanderbilt, SEC
Michael Lorenzen, OF/RHP, Junior, Cal State Fullerton, Big West
Kyle McGowin, RHP, Sophomore, Savannah State, Mid-Eastern
Colin Moran, IF, Junior, North Carolina, ACC
Aaron Nola, RHP, Sophomore, Louisiana State, SEC
Justin Parr, OF, Senior, Illinois, Big 10
D.J. Peterson, IF, Junior, New Mexico, Mountain West
Nick Petree, RHP, RS Junior, Missouri State, Missouri Valley
Jimmie Sherfy, RHP , Junior, Oregon, Pac-12
Ryne Stanek, RHP, Junior, Arkansas, SEC
Mike Tauchman, OF, Senior, Bradley, Missouri Valley
Jeff Thompson, RHP, Junior, Louisville, Big East
Trea Turner, IF, Sophomore, NC State, ACC
Bobby Wahl, RHP, Junior, Mississippi, SEC
Jimmy Yezzo, IF, Junior, Delaware, Colonial Athletic
Kevin Ziomek, LHP, Junior, Vanderbilt, SEC