Texas Tech second baseman Jace Jung is up for an award.

On Tuesday, Jung was named to the midseason watch list for the 2022 Golden Spikes Award. The Golden Spikes Award is presented annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country.

After 30 games, Jung is leading Texas Tech this season with a .400 batting average and a .538 on-base percentage. He also owns a team-best 12 doubles, 30 walks and is one RBI shy of leading the team with 35. Last week, Jung batted for a .600 average in 20 at-bats. It started in the series against Stephen F. Austin where he went, he went 5-for-6 from the plate with three doubles and a HR becoming the first Red Raider with four multi-base hits in a single game since 2008.

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Jung is a sophomore for Texas Tech. His older brother Josh, who is currently a third baseman in the Texas Rangers minor league system, also played collegiately at Texas Tech.

Texas Tech this weekend hosts Kansas State for a three-game series at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Midseason Watch List for 2022 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (all 45 players):

Name, Position, School, Conference

  • Hunter Barco; LHP; Florida; Southeastern Conference
  • Drew Beam; RHP; Tennessee; Southeastern Conference
  • Jacob Berry; INF; LSU; Southeastern Conference
  • John Michael Bertrand; LHP; Notre Dame; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Enrique Bradfield, Jr.; OF; Vanderbilt; Southeastern Conference
  • Jake Brooks; RHP; UCLA; Pac-12 Conference
  • Chase Burns; RHP; Tennessee; Southeastern Conference
  • Justin Campbell; RHP; Oklahoma State; Big 12 Conference
  • Jonathan Cannon; RHP; Georgia; Southeastern Conference
  • Carlos Contreras; OF; Sam Houston; Western Athletic Conference
  • Dylan Crews; OF; LSU; Southeastern Conference
  • Chase DeLauter; OF; James Madison; Colonial Athletic Conference
  • Nolan DeVos; RHP; Davidson; Atlantic 10 Conference
  • Sonny DiChiara; INF; Auburn; Southeastern Conference
  • Chase Dollander; RHP; Tennessee Southeastern Conference
  • Jake Gelof; INF; Virginia; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Elijah Green; OF; IMG Academy
  • Pete Hansen; LHP; Texas; Big 12 Conference
  • Thomas Harrington; RHP; Campbell; Big South Conference
  • Cooper Hjerpe; LHP; Oregon State; Pac-12 Conference
  • Gabriel Hughes; RHP; Gonzaga; West Coast Conference
  • Jack Hurley; OF; Virginia Tech; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Termarr Johnson; INF; Mays High School
  • Druw Jones; OF; Wesleyan High School
  • Jace Jung; INF; Texas Tech; Big 12 Conference
  • Dominic Keegan; UTIL; Vanderbilt; Southeastern Conference
  • Christian Knapczyk; INF; Louisville; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Brooks Lee; SS; Cal Poly; Big West Conference
  • Dylan Lesko; RHP; Buford High School
  • Karson Ligon; RHP; Miami; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Chris McElvain; RHP; Vanderbilt; Southeastern Conference
  • Haydn McGeary; C; Colorado Mesa; Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
  • Ivan Melendez; INF; Texas; Big 12 Conference
  • Jacob Melton; OF/INF; Oregon State; Pac-12 Conference
  • Parker Messick; LHP; Florida State; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Ben Metzinger; C/INF; Louisville; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Connor Noland; RHP; Arkansas; Southeastern Conference
  • Kevin Parada; C; Georgia Tech; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Nate Savino; LHP; Virginia; Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Nolan Schanuel; INF/OF; Florida Atlantic; Conference USA
  • Jordan Sprinkle; INF; UC Santa Barbara; Big West Conference
  • Murphy Stehly; INF; Texas; Big 12 Conference
  • Daniel Susac; C; Arizona; Pac-12 Conference
  • Drew Thorpe; RHP; Cal Poly; Big West Conference
  • Jacob Wilson; INF; Grand Canyon; Western Athletic Conference

The 2022 Golden Spikes Award timeline:

May 24: USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award semifinalists announced, fan voting begins
June 6: USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award semifinalists fan voting ends
June 8: USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award finalists announced, fan voting begins
June 14: USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award finalists fan voting ends
June 24: USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award trophy presentation

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