Three Pac-12 baseball players named to Golden Spikes midseason watch list

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Three Pac-12 baseball players have been named to the 50-man midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, USA Baseball announced on Thursday. The Golden Spikes Award recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the country.
 
Representing the Pac-12 Conference on the watch list are the following student-athletes (in alphabetical order): Michael Conforto, OF, So., OSU; Tyler Davis, RHP, Jr., WASH; Ben Wetzler, LHP, Sr., OSU.
 
Twenty-three new players were added to the list since its initial release on February 14, joining 27 others from the preseason watch list. Davis joins Conforto and Wetzler, who were included on the orginial list in February. 
 
USA Baseball officials will announce the 30-man watch list for the 2014 Golden Spikes Award on Thursday, May 8. USA Baseball will then release the semifinalists on Tuesday, May 27. The list of athletes will then be sent to a voting body consisting of Golden Spikes Award winners, 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.  
 
Fan voting also will be a part of the Golden Spikes Award. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite semifinalist on Tuesday, May 27 on GoldenSpikesAward.com. As part of the selection process, all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list of 30 names.  On Tuesday, June 3, USA Baseball will announce the three finalists, and voting will once again commence that same day. The Golden Spikes Award trophy will be awarded on Thursday, July 17.
 
Past Pac-12 winners include Trevor Bauer (UCLA, 2011), Tim Lincecum (Washington, 2006) and Terry Francona (Arizona, 1980).
 
For the complete 2014 Golden Spikes Award watch list, visit USABaseball.com.
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