July 22, 2013


Bryant wins Golden Spikes Award


Kris Bryant, San Diego junior third baseman, is the recipient of the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur baseball player in the nation.


Bryant belted 31 home runs for the Toreros, the top mark in Division I. He also led the country with 80 runs, 66 walks, 187 total bases and a slugging percentage of .820. Bryant batted .329 in 62 games with 13 doubles and 62 RBI. Bryant was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs. He was the 36th winner of the Golden Spikes Award.


A native of Las Vegas, Bryant also won the Dick Howser Trophy.


The other finalists for the Golden Spikes Award were junior third baseman Colin Moran of North Carolina and sophomore right-hander Tyler Beede of Vanderbilt.


(photo by Kyle Terada, WCC)