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LSU baseball duo named finalists for national awards

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Fresh off an impressive romp through the Baton Rouge Regional, LSU's Alex Bregman and Kade Scivicque have been named finalists for the Golden Spikes Award and Johnny Bench Award, respectively.

Bregman, who is expected to be drafted early in the first round of next week's MLB Draft, is one of four finalists for the award honoring the nation's top amateur baseball player.  He is joined by fellow top shortstop prospect Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt, Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Vanderbilt pitcher Carson Fulmer. All four are expected to be drafted in the first round on Monday, June 8th, most likely after they wrap up their respective Super Regionals.

In addition to making numerous spectacular plays on defense, Bregman had a batting average of .323, slugging percentage of .557 and led the SEC in stolen bases (34) and doubles (22).  He has already garnered First Team All-SEC and All-American honors this season.

Scivicque is up for the award honoring the nation's best Division I catcher along with Southern Cal's Garrett Stubbs and VMI's Matt Winn. Scivicque, a senior from Maurepas, is batting .347 with 44 RBIs and just 21 strikeouts. He has thrown out 18 runners trying to steal. Former LSU catcher Brad Cresse won the same award in 2000.

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