Hunter Morris Placed On Golden Spikes Award Watch List
Feb. 18, 2010
AUBURN, Ala. - Junior infielder Hunter Morris has been placed on the 2010 Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List, USA Baseball announced on Thursday. The watch list is comprised of 50 players and is the organization's first step toward identifying the top amateur baseball player in the country. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, the Golden Spikes Award will be presented in 2010 for the 33rd time.
Morris, from Huntsville, has already been tabbed a Preseason First Team All-America by Baseball America prior to Friday's first pitch. In two seasons at Auburn he has hit .318 with 22 doubles and 23 home runs, driving in 82 runs in 104 games.
The watch list features 50 of the nation's top amateur talents, and it will be a "rolling" list to ensure that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the Golden Spikes Award, to be presented live on Tuesday. July 13 at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest in Anaheim, Calif.
The SEC tops all conferences with 15 watch list players.
Auburn opens the 2010 season on Friday at 3pm at Plainsman Park when it plays host to Southeast Missouri.
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