LSU trio named to USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list

LSU trio named to USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list

DURHAM, N.C. (WAFB) - LSU's Kade Scivicque, Alex Bregman and Alex Lange have been named to the 30-player USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list.

Sponsored by Major League Baseball, and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation, 2015 marks the 38th year of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.

The watch list will continue to be a “rolling” list until May 27, when the semifinalists for the award are announce, ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award.

The announcement of the list continues the journey to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country in a presentation on Tuesday, June 23, in Los Angeles. 

Scivicque, a senior catcher from Maurepas, La., enters leads the Tigers with a .370 batting average.  Scivicque has collected 15 doubles, five homers and 35 RBI while throwing out 16 base runners attempting to steal.

Bregman, a junior shortstop from Albuquerque, N.M., is hitting .337 this season with 20 doubles, three triples, eight homers, 39 RBI and an SEC-leading 26 stolen bases. He has committed just seven errors in  267 chances.

Bregman was the 2013 National Freshman of the Year and the winner of the 2013 Brooks Wallace Award as the nation's best shortstop.

Lange, a right-handed pitcher from Lee's Summit, Mo., has twice earned SEC Freshman of the Week recognition, and he was named a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week on March 16.

Lange is 8-0 on the year with a 2.22 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 69 innings.