Bregman, Lange and Scivicque named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List
DURHAM, N.C. - LSU players Kade Scivicque, Alex Bregman and Alex Lange have been named to the 30-player USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list. 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.
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 announced -- ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award.
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.
On May 22, USA Baseball will announce the semifinalists for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award. The semifinalists list will be sent to a voting body consisting of past USA Baseball National Team coaches and press officers, members of the media that follow the amateur game closely, select professional baseball personnel, current USA Baseball staff and the 37 previous winners of the award, representing a group of more than 200 voters.
Fan voting will once again be a part of the Golden Spikes Award in 2015. Friday, May 22, marks the day when amateur baseball fans across the country will be able to vote for their favorite semifinalists at GoldenSpikesAward.com. As part of this selection process, all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list. On Tuesday, June 2, USA Baseball will announce the finalists, and voting will once again commence that same day.
The 2015 Golden Spikes Award winner will be named on Tuesday, June 23, at a presentation in Los Angeles. The finalists and their families will be honored at the Rod Dedeaux Foundation Dinner that evening at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles.
GoldenSpikesAward.com - created in 2008 and powered by MLB Advanced Media -- is the online home for the award. The website features content devoted exclusively to the GSA, including news, the weekly Golden Spikes Award spotlight, voting history and past winner photo galleries.
The anticipated timeline for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award announcements is:
Friday, May 22: 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award semifinalists voting begins
Friday, May 29: 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award semifinalists voting ends
Tuesday, June 2: 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award finalists voting begins
Friday, June 12: 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award finalists voting ends
Tuesday, June 23: 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award trophy presentation
A complete list of the 30-player USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list is as follows:
Name, Position, Class, School, Conference
Andrew Benintendi, OF, Sophomore, Arkansas, SEC
David Berg, RHP, Senior, UCLA, Pac 12
Phil Bickford, RHP, Sophomore, CC of Southern Nevada, Scenic West (JC)
Alex Bregman, SS, Junior, LSU, SEC
Willie Calhoun, IF/OF, Sophomore, Yavapai College, ACCAC (JC)
Taylor Clarke, RHP, RS-Junior, College of Charleston, CAA
Will Craig, 1B/RHP, Sophomore, Wake Forest, ACC
Carson Cross, RHP, RS-Senior, UConn, American Athletic
Matthew Crownover, LHP, Junior, Clemson, ACC
Bobby Dalbec, 3B/RHP, Sophomore, Arizona, Pac 12
Donnie Dewees, OF, RS-Sophomore, North Florida, Atlantic Sun
Riley Ferrell, RHP, Junior, TCU, Big 12
Michael Freeman, LHP, Senior, Oklahoma State, Big 12
Carson Fulmer, RHP, Junior, Vanderbilt, SEC
Luke Gillingham, LHP, Junior, Navy, Patriot League
Ian Happ, OF, Junior, Cincinnati, American Athletic
Kyle Holder, SS, Junior, San Diego, West Coast
Tyler Jay, LHP, Junior, Illinois, Big 10
Kevin Kaczmarski, OF, RS-Senior, Evansville, Missouri Valley
Scott Kingery, 2B, Junior, Arizona, Pac 12
Alex Lange, RHP, Freshman, LSU, SEC
Brendan McKay, IF/LHP, Freshman, Louisville, ACC
Andrew Moore, RHP, Junior, Oregon State, Pac 12
Kade Scivicque, C, Senior, LSU, SEC
Nick Sell, 3B, Senior, Seton Hill, PSAC (D2)
Mike Shawaryn, RHP, Sophomore, Maryland, Big 10
DJ Stewart, OF, Junior, Florida State, ACC
Dansby Swanson, SS, Junior, Vanderbilt, SEC
Dillon Tate, RHP, Junior, UCSB, Big West
Logan Taylor, OF, Junior, Texas A&M, SEC