Seth Beer named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

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DURHAM, N.C. – Six ACC baseball players were named semifinalists for the 2016 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, announced today by USA Baseball.

Clemson freshman Seth Beer, Louisville sophomore Brendan McKay and junior Corey Ray, Miami junior Zack Collins, Virginia junior Connor Jones, and Wake Forest junior Will Craig are among 25 semifinalists for the 39th Golden Spikes Award, presented to the top amateur baseball player in the United States.

USA Baseball officials will announce the finalists for the 2016 Golden Spikes Award on Monday, June 13. To select the finalists, the list of semifinalists is sent to a voting body consisting of past Golden Spikes Award winners, past USA Baseball National Team coaches and press officers, members of the media that closely follow the amateur game, select professional baseball personnel, and select current USA Baseball staff, representing a group of more than 200 voters in total.

Fan voting will once again be part of the Golden Spikes Award in 2016. This announcement officially marks the opening of voting for amateur baseball fans from across the country on As part of the selection process, all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list of names. Voting will be open until Wednesday, June 8.

The live presentation of the 2016 Golden Spikes Award will be announced exclusively on ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter, on Thursday, June 30th. The announcement will take place in ESPN's Los Angeles Production Center at L.A. Live.

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