STONY BROOK, New York -- Lancaster Catholic grad Travis Jankowski of the Stony Brook University baseball team has been named to the 2012 Golden Spikes Award midseason 60-man watch list, USA baseball announced on Tuesday.
The Golden Spikes award is presented annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. The watch list is a list of players USA Baseball is considering to receive the award.
Jankowski, a junior, leads the America East in hitting at .390 and leads the nation in triples (nine). He also ranks eighth in the nation in stolen bases (29) and is 14th in runs scored (49).
He also won the prestigious Cape Cod League's Most Valuable Player award last summer and should be selected in the first two rounds of the upcoming June draft.
Since 1978, USA Baseball has honored the top amateur baseball player in the country with the Golden Spikes Award. The award is sponsored by Major League Baseball and presented each year to the player who best exhibits exceptional on-field ability and exemplary sportsmanship.
Some information used in this story was provided by Stony Brook University.