Luken Baker, Jared Janczak on Golden Spikes watch list


The TCU Horned Frogs placed two players on the 2018 Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list.

The Golden Spikes Award is handed out by USA Baseball to the top amateur baseball player in the country. It’s been awarded since the 2013 season. Jared Janczak and Luken Baker were two of five Big 12 players to make the watch list.

Janczak, a pitcher, has been lights out for the Frogs in recent seasons. The junior righty had 102 strikeouts last season, and held opponents to a .181 batting average against him.

Baker, a junior first baseman, missed the postseason with a wrist injury, but is one of the most feared hitters in the country when he’s at the plate. He batted .317 last season and hit eight home runs.

The Frogs start the year ranked in the Top 10 in every preseason baseball poll. They’re seeking their fifth straight College World Series appearance.

The post Luken Baker, Jared Janczak on Golden Spikes watch list appeared first on Diehards.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Baseball: Benjamin routs Palm Beach Central in Santaluces Slam

Isaiah Thomas was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, leading Benjamin to an 11-1 rout of Palm Beach Central at the Santaluces Slam on Thursday night in Lantana. Parker Haskin and Aaron Steinhart also were 2-for-3 and Gavin Anderson struck out seven in four innings for Benjamin. Santaluces 7, Jupiter 4: Josh Vega (1-0) gave up one earned run in six innings, A...
Softball: Palm Beach Gardens improves to 4-0

Jaden Walker was 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk and four RBIs, leading the undefeated Palm Beach Gardens softball team to a 15-0 rout of Royal Palm Beach on Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens. Brooke Barnard added a hit, four RBIs and a run scored and Danielle Deaton pitched three hitless innings with four strikeouts for Gardens (4-0). Wellington 10,...
Boys basketball: Wellington holds off Boca to remain undefeated

Wellington kept its school-record unbeaten streak alive Thursday night, and its boys basketball state championship hopes along with it. Cornelius Butler hit two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to lift the host Wolverines to a thrilling 51-49 victory over Boca Raton in a Class 9A regional quarterfinal. Wellington (28-0) never trailed in the contest...
Report: USC running back Stephen Carr out of spring practice with injury
Report: USC running back Stephen Carr out of spring practice with injury

A report from Adam Maya of Rivals indicates that USC running back Stephen Carr will miss all of spring practice due to a herniated disc. Chris Trevino of 247sports added context: Carr rushed for 363 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries last season. The post Report: USC running back Stephen Carr out of spring practice with...
American Heritage boys win Class 2A state soccer championship
American Heritage boys win Class 2A state soccer championship

American Heritage got goals from five different players and cruised to a 5-0 victory over Jacksonville-Bolles in the Class 2A state championship match Thursday afternoon in Deland. Heritage kept the Bolles (15-3-3) goalkeeper busy, putting 20 shots on goal – to 13 by Bolles. The championship caps a return to glory for the senior-laden Stallions...
More Stories