Four Pac-12 players on latest Golden Spikes Award watch list
A quartet of the Pac-12's finest find themselves among those named to the latest Golden Spikes Award watch list.
David Berg (UCLA), Andrew Moore (Oregon State), Bobby Dalbec and Scott Kingery (Arizona) were named Thursday to the award's 30-player watch list, the last one before USA Baseball officially names its semifinalists for the prestigious award.
The Wildcats are one of just three schools to have multiple players included on the list, while the Pac-12 trails only the SEC in the number of players on the list overall.
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Berg, UCLA's star closer, has been spectacular for the No. 5 Bruins all year. In 32 appearances, the righthander has posted a 0.79 ERA, 10 saves and 50 strikeouts to just five walks. That miniscule ERA is the 4th best in the nation this season.
Kingery has paced the Wildcats througout the 2015 campaign, posting a staggering .416 batting average in 44 games, which is good for 1st in the Pac-12 and 6th in the nation. He also leads the team with 15 doubles and five triples.
His partner in crime, Dalbec, has been mashing all season long, ripping 14 home runs and leading the team in both RBI (46) and slugging (.642).
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Meanwhile in Corvallis, Moore has been a steady and dominating force on the hill for Oregon State. He's posted a 1.98 ERA in 12 starts this year, striking out 81 and limiting hitters to a .191 batting average against him.
The semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award will be announced on May 22, and the award will be handed out on June 23.