Southeast Missouri State baseball player Trenton Moses earns spot on Golden Spikes Award Watch List

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Moses (Trenton)

Southeast Missouri State senior third baseman Trenton Moses has been named to the USA Baseball 60-man midseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List.

The Golden Spikes Award annually goes to the top amateur baseball player in the country.

Moses leads the nation in numerous offensive categories. He is tied for the lead in home runs with 17 while ranking first in on-base percentage (.551) and slugging percentage (.825).

Moses, an Advance High School graduate who earned All-American honors last year, is fourth nationally in batting average at .434. He ranks seventh in RBIs with 52.

Moses, the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference player of the year and the preseason choice to repeat, leads the league in the three triple crown categories of batting average, home runs and RBIs. He also ranks first in numerous other categories.

USA Baseball officials will announce the 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award on May 29.

The list of 30 then will be sent to a voting body consisting of past USA Baseball National Team coaches and press officers, members of the media who closely follow the amateur game, select professional baseball personnel and current USA Baseball staff. More than 200 voters will decide the winner.

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