Swanson, Fulmer both finalists for Golden Spikes Award

Carson Fulmer (L) and Dansby Swanson (R)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Vanderbilt stars Dansby Swanson and Carson Fulmer are both finalists for the Golden Spikes Award.

That award goes out annually to the top amateur player in baseball.

The Commodore duo make up half of the field, Arkansas’ Andrew Benintendi and LSU’s Alex Bregman are the other half of the final four.

Swanson enters the Super Regional at Illinois this weekend hitting .348 with a team leading 86 hits, 22 doubles, 6 triples, 14 home runs and 71 runs scored.

Swanson was named the MVP of the Nashville Regional over the weekend after taking over the Regional, including a game-winning, two-run homer in Saturday night’s game against Indiana.

Fulmer is the third Vandy pitcher to win SEC Pitcher of the Year honors.

He won the SEC pitching triple crown leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts.
His 147 strikeouts are the third-most in a single season in Vanderbilt history

Swanson and Fulmer are both projected to go in the top 10 of next weeks’ Major League Baseball Draft with both players in the running to go first overall.

The winner of the Golden Spikes Award will be announced June 23.

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