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Emerson Hancock and Cole Wilcox on Golden Spikes Award Watch List

University of Georgia pitchers Emerson Hancock and Cole Wilcox are on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list, USA Baseball announced recently.

Hancock, a 6-4, 213-pound native of Cairo, Ga., was a semifinalist for this award in 2019 that goes to the top amateur baseball player in the country. The Golden Spikes Award Advisory Board will maintain a rolling list of players, allowing student-athletes to play themselves into consideration for the award throughout the season.

Along with Hancock, there are five additional 2019 Golden Spikes Award semifinalists including Spencer Torkelson (Arizona State), Reid Detmers (Louisville), Nick Gonzalez (New Mexico State), Asa Lacy (Texas A&M) and Austin Martin (Vanderbilt).