Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-09 02:14:22 –
USAFA — For the first time in program history, an Air Force baseball player has been named a semi-finalist for the annual Golden Spikes Awards.
On Monday, Air Force freshman pitcher and catcher Paul Skenes was named one of the 25 semi-finalists at the 43rd Golden Spikes Awards for top amateur baseball players of the year.
Skenez is one of three true freshmen on the list in 2021. He has also been named a Semifinalist as a Mountain West player since Bryson Stott of UNLV in 2019.
Lake Forest, CA products have put together one of the best freshman seasons in program history, but rank almost high in many categories across the country as a two-way threat. He started in all 48 games, recording 28 games in DH, 18 games in catcher and 2 games in first baseman. He also played in 18 relief games on the mound, all in the games he started with the batting lineup.
He is also the only NCAA baseball player to record double-digit home runs and saves in a season.Last week, the names of freshmen Mountain West freshmen were the first to attend the conference and were named All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
Fan voting will once again be part of the Golden Spikes Awards in 2021. Starting with the announcement of the semi-finalists and continuing until the finalist round voting deadline on Tuesday, June 15, fans across the country can vote for their favorite players. GoldenSpikesAward.com.
Winners of the 43rd Golden Spikes Awards will be announced in July.
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