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Jordan Sheffield, Kyle Wright Named Golden Spikes Semifinalists

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Vanderbilt's No. 1 and 2 starters are still in the running for the most prestigious award in college baseball.

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Two Commodores have been named semifinalists for college baseball's Heisman Trophy.

The Golden Spikes Award goes to the top amateur baseball player in the nation. In 2016, that could be either of Vanderbilt's aces Jordan Sheffield and Kyle Wright.

Wright and Sheffield were two of seven SEC players to be named to the list of 25 semifinalists. Vanderbilt and Louisville were the only two schools with multiple players on the ballot. They beat out teammates Bryan Reynolds and Jeren Kendall for inclusion.

Sheffield (8-5, 2.73 ERA) has been the team's Friday starter all season and has been brilliant with the exception of a pair of outlying appearances against LSU and Ole Miss. Wright (8-4, 2.60) overcame an underwhelming start to the season to give the 'Dores a hammer on Saturdays. His big innings were the catalyst behind wins over No. 1 Florida and No. 4 Texas A&M late in the season.

Here's the full list of semifinalists:

2016 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

Name, Position, Class, School
Seth Beer, OF, Fr., Clemson
Jake Burger, 3B, So., Missouri State
C.J. Chatham, SS, Jr., Florida Atlantic
Zack Collins, C, Jr., Miami
Will Craig, 1B, Jr., Wake Forest
Brett Cumberland, C, So., California
Nick Feight, C, So., UNC-Wilmington
Jameson Fisher, C/IF, R-Jr., Southeastern Louisiana
Anfernee Grier, OF, Jr., Auburn
Thomas Hackimer, P, Sr., St. John's
Dakota Hudson, P, Jr., Mississippi State
Connor Jones, P, Jr., Virginia
Eric Lauer, P, Jr., Kent State
Kyle Lewis, OF, Jr., Mercer
Brendan McKay, IF/P, So., Louisville
Sheldon Neuse, 3B, Jr., Oklahoma
AJ Puckett, P, Jr., Pepperdine
Heath Quinn, OF, Jr., Samford
Troy Rallings, P, Sr., Washington
Corey Ray, OF, Jr., Louisville
Nick Senzel, 3B, Jr., Tennessee
Jordan Sheffield, P, R-So., Vanderbilt
Logan Shore, P, Jr., Florida
Boomer White, IF, Jr., Texas A&M
Kyle Wright, P, So., Vanderbilt