LSU boasts 2 of 3 finalists for the Golden Spikes Award

Every year, the Golden Spikes Award is given out to the top amateur baseball player in the nation.

This year’s award is down to three finalists, and two of them are from the same team. The projected No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the upcoming MLB draft, Dylan Crews and Paul Skenes, both play for the LSU Tigers. The other finalist is Jac Caglianone from Florida.

Crews has had a phenomenal year for the Tigers this spring. He carries a batting average of .432 with 17 homers and 16 RBI.

Skenes has an 11-2 record with an insane 1.90 ERA in 99 innings pitched. He has 179 strikeouts and only 17 walks. He pounds the strike zone with fastballs, but he’s not afraid to pull the string on a curveball and make you look silly.

These two finalists will be back in action this weekend as LSU hosts Kentucky in the Baton Rouge Super Regional starting on Saturday.

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