Three Named to ‘Perfect Game’ All-America Teams

Courtesy: lsusports.net

Three LSU players were named Tuesday to the 2015 Perfect Game All-America teams. Freshman right-handed pitcher Alex Lange was named to the first team, junior shortstop Alex Bregman was named to the second team, and senior catcher Kade Scivicque was voted to the third team.

Perfect Game was the final outlet to announce its 2015 All-America teams over the past five weeks. Six different LSU players earned some type of All-America recognition, and Lange, Bregman and Scivicque each earned first-team All-America accolades, marking the second time in three years the Tigers have featured a school-record three first-team All-Americans. LSU also had three first-team All-Americans in 2013.

Lange posted a 12-0 record with a 1.97 ERA in 114 innings for the Tigers this season. In 17 starts, the right-hander struck out 131 and limited opponents to a .212 cumulative batting average.

The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native was voted National Freshman Pitcher of the Year and SEC Freshman of the Year, and he received first team all-SEC recognition.

Bregman, a 2015 Golden Spikes Award finalist and a two-time first-team all-American, enjoyed a brilliant three-year career at LSU, batting .337 (265-for-786) with 56 doubles, 10 triples, 21 homers, 148 RBI, 153 runs and 66 stolen bases.

Bregman, the 2013 Brooks Wallace Award winner as the nation’s best shortstop, batted .323 in 2015 with 22 doubles, three triples, nine homers, 49 RBI, 59 runs and 38 stolen bases, the second-highest single-season steals total in LSU history.

Bregman, product of Albuquerque, N.M., was the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros.

Scivicque, a native of Maurepas, La., was one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding catcher. A first-team All-SEC selection, he hit a team-high .355 this season with 21 doubles, six homers, and 48 RBI, and he threw out 21 runners attempting to steal.

Scivicque, who was voted to the 2015 College World Series All-Tournament Team, was selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers.

Summary of 2015 National Awards for LSU Players

Alex Lange, RHP
First-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, NCBWA, Perfect Game)
National Freshman Pitcher of the Year (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
Second-Team All-American (ABCA, D1 Baseball)
First-Team Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Baseball America)

Alex Bregman, SS
First-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, D1 Baseball)
Second-Team All-American (NCBWA, ABCA, Perfect Game)
Golden Spikes Award Finalist
ABCA Gold Glove Award Team

Kade Scivicque, C
First-Team All-American (D1 Baseball)
Second-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America)
Third-Team All-American (NCBWA, Perfect Game)
Johnny Bench Award Finalist

Chris Chinea, 1B
Third-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)

Andrew Stevenson, CF
Third-Team All-American (Baseball America, D1 Baseball)
ABCA Gold Glove Award Team

Jesse Stallings, RHP
First-Team Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)

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