Flaherty nominated for Golden Spikes Award

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 5:20pm

Vanderbilt junior shortstop Ryan Flaherty was recently named one of 50 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award by USA Baseball.

Flaherty batted .318 with a team best 13 homers and 56 RBIs to go with 10 doubles and nine stolen bases in 10 attempts to end the regular season. He hit .328 with nine homers and 30 RBI in conference, earning All-SEC honors for the second straight year.

Last season the Commodores had three semifinalists en route to David Price receiving the honor in June.

This year will mark the 31st consecutive year that the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award has been presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player. 

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