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Alex Bregman announced as finalist for the 2015 USA Golden Spikes Award

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago June 03, 2015 Jun 3, 2015 Wednesday, June 03 2015 June 03, 2015 9:10 AM in Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

DURHAM, NC - LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was announced as one of the four finalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. 

Bregman is joined by outfielder Andrew Benintendi from Arkansas, pitcher Carson Fulmer from Vanderbilt, and a shortstop Dansby Swanson also of Vanderbilt. The four recieved the most votes of the 21 semi-finalists chosen by a committee of more than 200 voters. 

All three teams won their respective NCAA regional matchups and will advance to the Super Regional round of the tournament. LSU is scheduled to host its own Super Regional contest against UL-Lafayette. 

All four finalists are expected to be selected in the first round of Major League Baseball's Draft on June 8.

Bregman had an impressive 2015 season both at the plate and in the field. He led LSU's offense throughout the season posting a batting average of .323 and slugging percentage of .557. Bregman leads LSU in runs scored (55), and walks (36) and finished the season with a .420 on-base percentage. He leads the SEC in stolen bases (34) and doubles (22). Bregman leads also leads the SEC in assists (206). 

Bregman is a four-time USA Baseball National team alum and First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-American selection. 

Beginning today, the committee will have the opportunity to vote for the winner.

Fans can vote for the 2015 award by visiting GoldenSpikesAward.com and selecting their favorite finalist. Voting ends at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 12.

ESPN will air the award presentation on June 23. At this time, no time has been determined. The award is sponsored by by Major League Baseball and in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation.

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