UCLA's Trevor Bauer Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
June 1, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. - Sophomore right-hander Trevor Bauer has been named one of 30 semifinalists for the 2010 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). Bauer enters the NCAA postseason having gone 9-3 with a 2.84 ERA, totaling 124 strikeouts and 33 walks in a team-leading 101.1 innings.
Bauer, who was named Collegiate Baseball's National Freshman Pitcher of the Year last spring, has become the first pitcher at UCLA to record nine wins or more in back-to-back seasons since Jim Parque (1996 and 1997). The 6-foot right-hander from Valencia, Calif., is tied for the Pac-10 strikeouts lead (124) with teammate Gerrit Cole.
Fans can vote for the 30 semifinalists by visiting GoldenSpikesAward.com. The list of semifinalists will be reduced to five finalists on Tuesday, June 8, before the announcement of this year's winner takes place on Tuesday, July 13.
Bauer is one of two players from the Pac-10 Conference (along with Arizona State's Zack MacPhee) to be named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award.
UCLA hosts the NCAA Los Angeles Regional beginning Friday, June 4, at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The No. 1-seed Bruins (43-13) take on No. 4-seed Kent State (39-23) at 6 p.m. after No. 2-seed LSU (40-20) faces No. 3-seed UC Irvine (37-19) at 2 p.m. that day.