Doxakis and Lacy named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M pitchers John Doxakis and Asa Lacy were among the 25 players named Golden Spikes Award semifinalists, USA Baseball announced Wednesday.

The semifinalists include the nation's top amateur players from the high school and college ranks. The 42nd Golden Spikes Award is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation on June 14.

Texas A&M is one of four schools with multiple players on the semifinalist list, along with Arizona State, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

Doxakis, the NCBWA National Pitcher of the Month in February, is 6-3 with a 1.93 ERA, .218 opponent batting average and 88 strikeouts in 84.0 innings over his 13 starts. He ranks 24th in the nation in ERA. He earned SEC Pitcher of the Week and Golden Spikes Award Performance of the Week following his season-opening effort against Fordham.

The Houston, Texas, native recently became the 18th Aggie to record 200 career strikeouts and now ranks 13th all-time with 231. He owns a career record of 18-11 with a 3.01 ERA and .220 opponent batting average.

Lacy, named to the Perfect Game Midseason All-America Team, is 7-4 with a 2.13 ERA and .162 opponent batting average through 13 starts. He sports a 1.05 WHIP and has 115 strikeouts in 76.0 innings. He ranks eighth in the nation in strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings (13.62), ninth in hits allowed per nine innings (4.97) and 37th in ERA.

The Kerrville, Texas, native has already bested all the numbers from his freshman campaign. Lacy pitched in 23 games as a rookie, including two starts, posting a 3-1 record with one save, a 2.75 ERA, .200 opponent batting average and 48 strikeouts in 39.1 innings.

The Maroon & White return to action Thursday at 6:02 p.m. when they start a three-game series against the No. 4 Arkansas Razorbacks on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.