UK Baseball 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/19/14) – Kentucky juniors Austin Cousino and A.J. Reed have been named to the 60-man preseason watch list for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate player, it was announced.

USA Baseball annually gives the Golden Spikes Award to the top player in amateur baseball, with the preseason list trimmed to 40 players on Apr. 10 with the semifinalists are announced on May 27.

Cousino and Reed mark the third consecutive season a UK player has earned a spot on the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List, as Trevor Gott and Luke Maile were on the 2012 Golden Spikes mid-season watch list and Cousino and Corey Littrell were on the preseason watch list in 2013.

Cousino, UK’s preseason All-America centerfielder, is off to a strong start to open the 2014 season, batting .444 through four games, with two doubles, one homer and three RBI, stealing two bases.

In his three-year career Cousino, a two-time member of the USA Collegiate National Team, has hit .294 (143-for-487) with 34 doubles, three triples, 16 homers and 71 RBI, stealing 31-of-33 bases.

A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Reed has hit .353 to open 2014, with two doubles, one homer and six RBI. On the mound, Reed picked up a win in the season opener vs. No. 1 Virginia, tossing five innings for UK’s fourth win over a top-ranked foe over the last three years. A 6-foot-4 southpaw, Reed has hit .292 (126-for-431) in his career, with 19 doubles, two triples, 18 homers and 101 RBI.

During a first-team All-Southeastern Conference season in 2013, Reed ranked fourth in the SEC in homers (13) and RBI (52). On the mound in his career, Reed has worked in 31 games and started 20, owning a 3.38 ERA in 141 innings, walking 27 and striking out 105.

Kentucky returns to action on Friday in Norfolk, Va., against St. Joseph’s at 12 p.m. ET on the campus of Old Dominion.

The game will be broadcast live on the UK IMG Radio Network, with Dick Gabriel voicing the action.

SurfKy News
Information provided by Brent Ingram

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Henderson County Schools Back to School Events

HENDERSON, Ky. (7/31/15) — The following events are scheduled for Henderson County Schools: A.B. Chandler… Read More

HPD Investigates Alleged Theft of Firearms

HENDERSON, Ky. (7/31/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on July 30, 2015, HPD, responded to a… Read More
1 DOW 17,689.86
-56.12 (-0.32%)    
2 S&P 2,103.84
-4.79 (-0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,128.28
-0.50 (-0.01%)    

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5871

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3777

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 3257

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3219

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2548

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16259

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15229

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 31, 2015 3219

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2070

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 1897

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 1198

State Fair President Commends Hopkins County Fair…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 1154

'Diggers' Return to Find More Hatfield-McCoy…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 1014

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 837

Knight Crowned 2015 Miss Pre-Teen Hopkins County…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 791

House of Onyx's Crystal Gallery Opens in…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 769

Henderson Woman Faces Rape Charges

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 727

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News