Ex-Maurepas baseball star signs with LSU

Former Maurepas High School baseball standout Kade Scivicque, a sophomore-to-be this spring at Southwest Mississippi Community College, signed a national letter of intent with LSU for the 2014 season.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Scivicque, a catcher/pitcher, signed his scholarship papers Thursday.

According to a news release from Southwest Mississippi, Scivicque received several other offers but chose LSU because “it was an honor getting to play in the best baseball conference (in the country).”

As a freshman in 2012, Scivicque led the Summit, Miss.-based school with a .338 average and also had a team-high five home runs and 10 doubles. As a pitcher, he worked 522⁄3 innings and had 41 strikeouts in compiling a 2-5 record with a 4.10 ERA.

As a senior at Maurepas in 2011, Scivicque led the Bears to the state Class B semifinals with a 13-2 record.

He batted .568 with 10 homers and 53 RBIs.

He was voted the Most Outstanding Player in Class B by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and was the MVP of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s All-Star Baseball Games, going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. He also had a save in the series-clinching game.

Local native to ETSU

Kristen Favre, a Texas volleyball standout whose family is from Baton Rouge, signed with East Tennessee State.

Favre, who plays for John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, received a full scholarship and is slated to play setter for ETSU.