Golden Spikes Spotlight
GSA Spotlight: Florida State’s Parker Messick
National strikeout leader Parker Messick is a fierce competitor and a model teammate for Florida State. Walter Villa tells his story.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Southern Illinois’ JT Weber
Southern Illinois slugger JT Weber had an insane 2021 campaign. He’s having an even better ’22 season, as Patrick Ebert chronicles his ride.
GSA Spotlight: Oregon State’s Jacob Melton
Oregon State’s Jacob Melton has gone through some setbacks in his career, but now he has evolved into one of the nation’s best.
GSA Spotlight: Louisville’s Christian Knapczyk Emerges As Elite Leadoff Man
Christian Knapczyk went through baptism by fire as a freshman, helping him become one of college baseball’s best catalysts this spring.
GSA Spotlight: National Homer Leader Derek Orndorff Electrifies Liberty
Liberty hit the transfer portal jackpot with former Division II standout Derek Orndorff, who currently leads D-I in home runs. But that’s only the start of his impact.
GSA Spotlight: Long Beach State’s Luis Ramirez
Luis Ramirez is the ultimate warrior for Long Beach State, and came up big on the road against the reigning champs on Opening Day. Find out more about the LBSU ace.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Louisville’s Henry Davis Insists Upon The Extraordinary
Henry Davis can’t stand the idea of being “common.” Since the end of his freshman year, Davis has relentlessly pursued the extraordinary, and he’s turned himself into one of college baseball’s best players.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Driven Nick Sinacola Blossoms Into Ace For Maine
Nick Sinacola’s deep love for baseball and commitment to his craft has helped him become one of the nation’s most dominant pitchers for Maine.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Matt Mikulski Turns Himself Into Dominant Street Fighter For Fordham
Fordham ace Matt Mikulski’s incredible drive has helped him improve every year, and now he’s one of college baseball’s most dominant pitchers and a potential first-round pick. Walter Villa tells his story.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Colton Cowser’s Five-Tool Talent Shines For Sam Houston
Colton Cowser has worked hard to turn himself into a blue-chip prospect at Sam Houston State, and he’s having his best season yet this spring.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Rare Baseball Mind Makes Cal Poly’s Brooks Lee Special
Cal Poly’s Brooks Lee thinks about the game in a unique way even for a coach’s son, and his emerging strength has helped him take his game to an elite level.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Vandy’s Leiter Proving To Be One Of A Kind
Vanderbilt righthanded pitcher Jack Leiter has captivated plenty of audiences with his incredible second-year freshman campaign thus far.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Indiana State’s Guerrero A Grand Surprise
Indiana State’s Geremy Guerrero has been one of the nation’s biggest surprises, and is our headliner for this week’s USA Baseball Golden Spikes Spotlight.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Minnesota’s Zack Raabe Living The Dream With Gophers
Minnesota hot-hitting slugger Zack Raabe is living the dream playing for the Gophers. How has he come this far? Patrick Ebert on his rise.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Healthy Chavers Does It All For Coastal
Parker Chavers has worked his way back from multiple shoulder surgeries and is showcasing his exciting all-around tool set as a fourth-year leader for Coastal Carolina.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Baylor’s Nick Loftin Maximizing Potential
Baylor’s Nick Loftin has shown improvements each season he’s been on campus. This season has been no exception thus far, but there’s room to be even better.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: DBU’s Burl Carraway
Dallas Baptist lefty Burl Carraway was recruited as a projectable, undersized two-way talent, but he has blossomed into one of college baseball’s most electric and effective closers.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Tulane’s Haskin Ready To Help Turn Tide
Tulane hits the road for an important series against Fullerton this weekend. It hopes for a big weekend and season from hard-hitting sophomore Hudson Haskin.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: UCLA’s Ryan Garcia
Ryan Garcia has been the best pitcher for the best team in college baseball, leading all power-conference pitchers in ERA. Walter Villa tells the story of his rise to dominance.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Elon’s George Kirby
Elon’s George Kirby has one of college baseball’s most electric fastballs, and he also has an uncanny ability to pound the strike zone, helping him lead the nation in strikeout-walk ratio.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Missouri’s TJ Sikkema
TJ Sikkema has been a valuable Swiss army knife for Missouri for three years, but he’s enjoying his best season as a junior, ranking fourth in the nation in ERA and leading the Tigers toward regionals.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: EKU’s Aaron Ochsenbein
Eastern Kentucky’s Aaron Ochsenbein has grown into one of the most dominant closers in college baseball. Find out the keys to his star turn as a fifth-year senior this spring.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Tulane’s Kody Hoese
Tulane’s Kody Hoese almost signed as a draft-eligible sophomore last year. Instead he returned to the Green Wave and has terrorized opposing pitching as a junior, leading the nation with 21 homers.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: California’s Andrew Vaughn
Reigning Golden Spikes Award winner Andrew Vaughn of Cal is having one of the greatest offensive careers in college baseball history, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Golden Spikes Spotlight: Georgia Tech’s Kyle McCann
Georgia Tech’s Kyle McCann has grown into one of college baseball’s most fearsome sluggers, while also making big strides behind the plate.
UConn’s Feole Regaining His Brilliance
UConn’s Mason Feole missed the first few weeks of the season because of an injury, but he’s back and potentially better than ever.