Zeringue Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List
BATON ROUGE — LSU outfielder Jon Zeringue is one of 30 players appearing on this week’s 2004 Golden Spikes Award “Watch List.” The Golden Spikes Award is presented annually by USA Baseball to the nation’s outstanding amateur player.
USA Baseball will announce its five finalists for the award in June. Former LSU pitcher Ben McDonald was the 1989 Golden Spikes Award recipient.
Zeringue, a junior from Thibodaux, La., leads the Southeastern Conference in hitting with a .419 (78-for-186) batting average. He is also ranked No. 1 in the SEC in on-base percentage (.479), No. 2 in slugging percentage (.704), No. 2 in total bases (131), No. 2 in hits (78), No. 6 in doubles (16), No. 7 in runs scored (49), No. 10 in home runs (11) and No. 12 in RBI (45).
Zeringue is batting a remarkable .462 (42-for-91) in SEC games only with three doubles, one triple, seven homers, 23 RBI and 26 runs.
He was 9-for-15 (.600) at the plate in last weekend’s three-game series at Kentucky with three RBI and four runs.
Zeringue, the third-round selection of the Chicago White Sox in the 2001 major league draft, earned second-team all-SEC honors last season.