Rancho Mesa’s Dede Pyle’s Cousin, Griffin Canning, is semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award

  Photos courtesy of the Canning Family.

Photos courtesy of the Canning Family.

UCLA’s junior right-hander, Griffin Canning, is having another dominate season as is a semifinalist for the prestigious USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. Since 1978, USA Baseball has honored the top amateur baseball player in the country with the Golden Spikes Award. The award is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. It is presented each year to the player who best exhibits exceptional on-field ability and exemplary sportsmanship.

UCLA’s Canning has become one of the country’s top starting pitchers, as he has compiled a 7-3 record with a 2.34 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 111.3 innings. He also ranks in the top-10 on the NCAA’s active career list for shutouts, complete games and strikeouts.

We all at Rancho Mesa want to wish Griffin the best of luck in winning the award and hopefully starting his professional career.  

Congratulations and good luck to both Griffin and Dede’s family. 

The Rancho Mesa Family