LOS ANGELES, Calif. — California slugger Andrew Vaughn was named the 2018 Golden Spikes Award winner in a live presentation on ESPN’s flagship program, SportsCenter, on Thursday. Presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, the Golden Spikes Award honors the top amateur baseball player in the United States based on their athletic ability, sportsmanship, character and overall contribution to the sport.

Vaughn is the first Golden Bear athlete and eighth Pac-12 player to win the prestigious award, following Bob Horner (1978), Terry Francona (1980), Oddibe McDowell (1984), Mike Kelly (1991), Mark Prior (2001), Tim Lincecum (2006) and Trevor Bauer (2011).

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