Hometown Heroes: Bogusevic, Coleman, Farquhar, Goody back in big leagues

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He earned it.

Former Tulane star Brian Bogusevic did everything the Philadelphia Phillies asked him to do at Triple A Lehigh Valley of the International League, batting .296 with 18 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 57 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Finally, the Phillies rewarded him, calling him up on Sept. 7.

Bogusevic made his return to the major leagues a grand one, homering in his first at-bat on Monday against Atlanta. He drove in a run with a hit on Tuesday against the Braves as well. Bogusevic has played previously for the Cubs and Astros at the big league level.

Former LSU star Louis Coleman is back in the majors with the Kansas City Royals. Coleman returned on Monday, pitching a shutout inning against Minnesota.

Danny Farquhar is back with the Seattle Mariners, called up on Monday. The former UL-Lafayette star returned by pitching a shutout inning that night at Texas.

Farquhar’s teammate, former LSU hurler Charlie Furbush, was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list with a slight tear in his rotator cuff. Needless to say, his season is over.

Former LSU reliever Nick Goody is back in the majors as well, called up by the New York Yankees on Sunday. Goody has pitched in four games for New York, posting a 2.70 ERA.

Wade Miley pitched a complete-game 9-2 victory over Philadelphia last Saturday. The ex-SLU ace allowed two runs on five hits, walking no one and striking out eight. Miley improved to 11-10 on the season.

Former Southern University hurler Cody Hall made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 3. Hall pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits at hitter-friendly Coors Field in Denver.

Aaron Nola bounced back from a rough start at New York on Sept. 2 with a gem against Atlanta Tuesday. The former Catholic High and LSU pitcher pitched seven shutout innings, allowing six hits and struck out seven as the Phillies blanked Atlanta 5-0. Nola improved to 6-2 with the win.

At Triple A Colorado Springs (Colorado Rockies) of the Pacific Coast League, former LSU slugger Matt Clark finished up his season in excellent fashion. Clark had three consecutive multi-hit games against the New Orleans Zephyrs, going 7-for-10 with a home run and four RBI to finish his season with a .291 average with 34 doubles, 20 home runs and 77 RBI.

James Hoyt closed out his season for Fresno (Houston Astros) of the Pacific Coast League in outstanding fashion. The Centenary alum finished with 10 consecutive scoreless outings out of the Grizzlies bullpen, covering 10 innings. In those 10 innings, Hoyt struck out 17 and allowed just five hits. He finished 0-1 with a 3.49 ERA and nine saves for the Grizzlies, striking out 66 in just 49 innings pitched.

Former Central Private star Josh Wall strung together seven consecutive scoreless appearances out of the bullpen for the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates) of the International League to close the season. Wall pitched 10 innings, allowing six hits, striking out 12 in the streak. Wall ended his season 2-3 with a 2.45 ERA in 29 appearances for Indianapolis.

Chris Cotton completed a whirlwind tour in 2015, finishing up the season with a promotion from Double A Corpus Christi to Triple A Fresno. The left-hander out of Byrd and LSU also pitched in Class A ball at Lancaster. Cotton finished his overall season 3-3 with a 2.60 ERA in nine saves combined.

Former LSU-Shreveport star Jared Mortensen ended his season with a promotion to Triple A Durham (Tampa Bay Rays) of the International League. At Double A Montgomery, Mortensen was 975 with a 3.78 ERA. After being promoted to Durham, Mortensen won both starts for the Bulls, going 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA, pitching 13 innings, striking out 12.

Chaz Hebert earned a big promotion, from Class A Tampa of the Florida State League to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the International League. The Breaux Bridge High alum made the leap in grand fashion, going 2-0 for the RailRiders with a 1.06 ERA in three appearances. He finished his season 10-7 with a 2.55 ERA overall.

Caleb Adams closed fast for Class A Inland Empire (California Angels) of the California League. Adams drove in six runs in his final three games for the 66ers, going 4-for-12 with ahome run. The former Ragin’ Cajun finished with a .293 average with 11 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 26 RBI in 51 games.

Former Riverside Academy and Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Tate Scioneaux finished up his season solidly for West Virginia (Pittsburgh Pirates) of the New York-Penn League. Scioneaux pitched in 10 games for the Black Bears, going 1-0 with a 1.99 ERA with two saves. In 22 2/3 innings, Scioneaux allowed just 16 hits and struck out 28 batters.

 

Major Leagues

Brian Bogusevic—Phillies (Tulane) 2G, .667 (2-for-3), 1 HR, 2 RBI

Clay Buchholz—Red Sox (McNeese St.) 18G, 7-7, 3.26 ERA, 113 INN, 114 H, 107 K’s (15-day DL)

Joey Butler—Rays (UNO) .270, 12 doubles, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 5 SB

Steve Clevenger—Orioles (SLU) .310, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 9 RBI

Louis Coleman—Royals (LSU) 1G, 0.00 ERA 1 INN

Danny Farquhar—Mariners (ULL) 31G, 0-4, 5.59 ERA, 37 INN, 31 K’s

Charlie Furbush—Mariners (LSU) 33G, 1-1, 2.08 ERA, 21.2 INN, 9 H, 17 K’s (15-day DL)

Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU) 21G, 2-6, 4.43 ERA, 87.1 INN, 75 K’s

Johnny Giavotella—Angels (Jesuit, UNO) .265, 21 doubles, 3 triples, 3 HR, 40 RBI (15-day D.L.)

Brandon Gomes—Rays (Tulane) 52G, 2-5, 3.51 ERA, 51.1 INN, 343 H, 40 K’s

Cody Hall—Giants (Southern) 1G, 0-0, 10.80 ERA, 1.2 INN, 2 ER, 5 H

Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU) 55G, 5-2, 1.34 ERA, 1 SV, 60.1 INN, 312 H, 578 K’s

Aaron Hill—Diamondbacks (LSU) .234, 14 doubles, 5 HR, 36 RBI, 7 SB

DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .318, 20 doubles, 5 triples, 6 HR, 52 RBI, 21 SB

Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 50G, 2-5, 5.11 ERA, 37 INN, 40 K’s

Jonathan Lucroy—Brewers (ULL) .259, 20 doubles, 3 triple, 7 HR, 41 RBI

Mikie Mahtook—Rays (St. Thomas More, LSU) .239 (7-for-38) 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 7 RBI

Wade Miley—Red Sox (Loranger, SLU) 28G, 11-10, 4.43 ERA, 168.2 INN, 129 K’s

Logan Morrison—Mariners (Northshore) .226, 14 doubles, 3 triples, 16 HR, 50 RBI, 7 SB

Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU) 10G, 6-2, 3.56 ERA, 60.2 INN, 54 H, 51 K’s

Jonathan Papelbon—Nationals (Baton Rouge) 15G, 1-1, 2.12 ERA, 6 SV, 17 INN, 14 H, 11 K’s

Jace Peterson—Braves (Hamilton Christian, McNeese St.) .238, 23 doubles, 4 triples, 5 HR, 50 RBI, 12 SB

Nick Rumbelow—Yankees (LSU) 11G, 1-0, 2.53 ERA, 10.2 INN, 9 H, 9 K’s

Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU) 9G, 5-2, 3.98 ERA, 43 INN (15-day D.L.)

Taijuan Walker—Mariners (Shreveport) 28G, 10-8, 4.70 ERA, 162.2 INN, 159 H, 150 K’s

 

AAA

Scott Baker—Oklahoma City (Captain Shreve) 13G, 7-3, 3.39 ERA, 2 CG, 77 INN, 64 H, 51 K’s (7 day DL)

Jeremy Bleich—Indianapolis (Newman) 13G, 0-0, 2.60 ERA, 1 SV, 17.1 INN, 15 H, 11 K’s

Reid Brignac—New Orleans (St. Amant) .268, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 5 HR, 37 RBI

Garin Cecchini—Pawtucket (Barbe) .213, 14 doubles, 7 HR, 28 RBI, 9 SB

Preston Claiborne—New Orleans (Tulane) 0G (7-day disabled list)

Matt Clark—Colorado Springs (LSU) .291, 34 doubles, 1 triple, 20 HR, 77 RBI

Chris Cotton—Fresno (LSU) 2G, 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 2.1 INN, 3 H, 2 ER

Taylor Dugas—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Teurlings Catholic) .317, 1 double, 5 RBI

Micah Gibbs—Omaha (LSU) 13G, .147, 1 double, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Chaz Hebert—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Breaux Bridge) 3G, 2-0, 1.06 ERA, 17 INN

TJ House—Columbus (Slidell) 4G, 0-2, 3.86 ERA, 21 INN, 21 H (7-day DL)

James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 47G, 0-1, 3.49 ERA, 9 SV, 49 INN, 48 H, 66 K’s

Seth Lugo—Las Vegas (Parkway, Centenary) 5G, 2-2, 4.00 ERA, 27 INN, 27 H, 30 K’s

Jim Miller—Durham (ULM) 44G, 4-3, 2.91 ERA, 4 SV, 74.1 INN, 70 H, 65 K’s

Jared Mitchell—Salt Lake (Westgate, LSU) .255, 7 doubles, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB

Jared Mortensen—Durham (LSU-S)  2G, 2-0, 2.77 ERA, 13 INN, 13 H, 12 K’s

Austin Nola—New Orleans (Catholic, LSU) .280, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 18 RBI

Sean Ochinko—Buffalo (LSU) .253, 14 doubles, 2 HR, 25 RBI

Anthony Ranaudo—Round Rock (LSU) 21G, 7-6, 4.58 ERA, 118 INN, 90 K’s

Alex Presley—Fresno (Monroe) .292, 14 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 49 RBI, 15 SB

Austin Ross—Colorado Springs (Captain Shreve, LSU) 23G, 3-1, 6.96 ERA, 32.1 INN, 31 K’s

Ryan Schimpf—Buffalo (St. Paul’s, LSU) .200, 6 doubles, 3 HR, 7 RBI

Rob Segedin—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre .278, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 15 RBI

Greg Smith—Gwinnett (LSU) 31G, 6-7, 2.71 ERA, 119.2 INN, 119 H

Ryan Verdugo—Salt Lake (LSU) 23G, 2-2, 5.52 ERA, 29.1 INN, 25 H, 33 K’s

Josh Wall—Indianapolis (Central Private) 29G, 2-3, 2.45 ERA, 36.2 INN, 27 H, 37 K’s

Boone Whiting—Albuquerque (Centenary) 17G, 4-7, 6.04 ERA, 1 SV, 73 INN

Josh Zeid—Toledo (Tulane) 42G, 4-3, 4.46 ERA, 2 SV, 70.2 INN, 68 H, 59 K’s

 

AA

Wil Browning—New Hampshire (ULM) 13G, 1-1, 3.86 ERA, 3 SV, 18.2 INN, 15 H, 16 K’s

Gavin Cecchini—Binghamton (Barbe) .317, 26 doubles, 4 triples, 7 HR, 51 RBI (7-day D.L.)

Chris Cotton—Corpus Christi (Byrd, LSU) 32G, 2-1, 3.12 ERA, 5 SV, 40.1 INN, 37 H, 33 K’s

Jose De Leon—Tulsa (Southern) 16G, 2-6, 3.64 ERA, 1 SHO, 76.2 INN, 61 H, 105 K’s

Jacoby Jones—Erie (LSU) .250, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 6 HR, 20 RBI, 10 SB

Tyler Jones—Mississippi (LSU) 39G, 0-1, 3.07 ERA, 16 SV, 44 INN, 43 H, 49 K’s

Leon Landry—Jackson (Baker, LSU) 9G, .333 (11-for-33), 2 doubles, 6 RBI

Ryan Leonards—Birmingham (Notre Dame, ULL) 8G, .190, 2 RBI

Jared Mortensen—Montgomery (LSU-S) 24G, 7-5, 3.78 ERA, 114.1 INN, 106 H, 96 K’s

**Josh Prince—Erie (Barbe, Tulane) .205, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 SB (Released)

Bryton Trepagnier—Mississippi (East St. John) 42G, 4-2, 4.40 ERA, 74.1 INN

Stuart Turner—Chattanooga (Eunice, LSU-E) .223, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 37 RBI

J.T. Wise—Frisco (LSU) .241, 12 doubles, 6 HR, 27 RBI

 

A

Caleb Adams—Inland Empire (ULL) .293, 11 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR, 26 RBI

Sam Alvis—Jupiter (LA Tech) 39G, 3-6, 4.66 ERA, 56 INN, 51 H, 57 K’s

Grant Borne—Auburn (Catholic, Nicholls) 15G, 1-4, 3.59 ERA, 1 SV, 47.2 INN, 32 K’s

Tyler Bray—Peoria (ULM) 24G, 2-2, 4.97 ERA, 2 SV, 38 INN, 51 K’s

Alex Bregman—Lancaster (LSU) .319, 8 doubles, 4 triple, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 8 SB

Joe Broussard—Rancho Cucamonga (Holy Cross, LSU) 23G, 1-2, 4.74 ERA, 49.1 INN, 46 K’s

David Burkhalter—Wisconsin (Ruston) 28G, 5-9, 4.99 ERA, 6 SV, 101 INN, 93 K’s

Earl Burl III—Vancouver (Marrero) .216, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 15 RBI, 9 SB

Chris Chinea—State College (LSU) 2G .200 (1-for-5)

Chase Compton—Augusta (Northshore, ULL) .212, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI

Jace Conrad—Charlotte (Lafayette, ULL) .211, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 11 SB (7-day D.L.)

Ryan Deemes—Tri-City (Holy Cross, Nicholls St.) 7G, 1-0, 3.20 ERA, 25.1 INN, 1820 H, 24 K’s

James Dykstra—Winstom-Salem (LSU) 25G, 7-10, 3.51 ERA, 1 Shutout, 1 SV, 128.1 INN, 87 K’s

Ryan Eades—Fort Myers (Northshore, LSU) 20G, 6-3, 3.11 ERA, 118.2 INN, 109 H, 80 K’s (7 day D.L.)

Nick Flair—Burlington (Belle Chasse) .218, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 12 RBI

Nate Fury—West Michigan (Rummel, Delgado, LSU) 8G, 0-0, 3.95 ERA, 13.2 INN, 12 K’s

Ryan Gebhardt—Carolina (Ouachita Parish, LA Tech) 3G, .083 (1-for-12)

Taylor Guilbeau—Auburn (Zachary) 11G, 2-3, 3.88 ERA, 51 INN, 31 K’s

Andrew Guillotte—Vancouver (Sam Houston, McNeese St.) .251, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 17 SB

Conner Hale—Everett (LSU) .163, 7 doubles, 12 RBI

Tyler Hanover—Lakeland (LSU) .238, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 16 RBI

Jordan Harrison—Charlotte (ULL) 12G, 0-0, 2.86 ERA, 1 SV, 22 INN, 20 H

Brock Hebert—Clinton (South Terrebonne, SLU) .266, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 9 RBI

Chaz Hebert—Tampa (Breaux Bridge) 21G, 7-6, 2.95 ERA, 1 Shutout, 106.2 INN, 98 H, 82 K’s

Stuart Holmes—Vancouver (Nicholls St.) 15G, 1-2, 3.91 ERA, 25.1 INN, 19 H, 24 K’s

Mason Katz—Palm Beach (Jesuit, LSU) .259, 19 doubles, 4 HR, 32 RBI

Kyle Keller—Batavia (Jesuit, SLU) 10G, 0-3, 5.19 ERA, 17.1 INN, 19 H, 19 K’s

Breck Kline—Greensboro (Northshore) 1G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 INN, 1 H (7 day D.L.)

Will LaMarche—West Michigan (LSU) 7-day disabled list

Randy LeBlanc—Cedar Rapids (Covington, Tulane) 33G, 9-5, 3.03 ERA, 1 SV, 89 INN, 78 H, 69 K’s

Tyler Mapes—Potomac (Tulane) 30G, 6-3, 2.38 ERA, 1 SV, 90.2 INN, 71 K’s

Phil Maton—Tri-City (Louisiana Tech) 23G, 4-2, 1.38 ERA, 6 SV, 32.2 INN, 23 H, 58 K’s

Kyle McKenzie—Charlotte (Tulane) 32G, 5-6, 4.35 ERA, 1 SV, 51.2 INN, 36 K’s

Sean McMullen—Lancaster (Bro. Martin, Delgado, LSU) .293, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HR, 16 RBI

**Brennan Middleton—Hagerstown (Parkview Baptist, Tulane) .198, 4-2B, 1 HR, 14 RBI (Released)

Tyler Moore—Savannah (Dunham, LSU) .181, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 12 RBI

David Napoli—Hagerstown (Newman, Tulane) 31G, 7-5, 4.01 ERA, 6 SV, 60.2 INN, 46 H, 62 K’s

Zac Person—Tri-City (Eunice, LSU-E, LSU) 13G, 1-4, 7.33 ERA, 27 INN, 25 K’s

Raph Rhymes—Lakeland (Neville, LSU-E, LSU) .220, 19 doubles, 8 HR, 39 RBI

Austin Robichaux—Burlington (Notre Dame, ULL) 28G, 9-8, 3.74 ERA, 142 INN, 136 H, 92 K’s

Colin Rodgers—Lexington (Parkview Baptist) 24G, 3-11, 5.02 ERA, 1 SV, 95 INN

Tate Scioneaux—West Virginia (Riverside, SLU) 10G, 1-0, 1.99 ERA, 2 SV, 22.2 INN, 16 H, 28 K’s

Kade Scivicque—West Michigan (LSU) .242, 4 doubles, 5 HR, 17 RBI

Andrew Stevenson—Hagerstown (St. Thomas More, LSU) .285, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 16 SB

Michael Strentz—Inland Empire (Comeaux, ULL) .266, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 6 HR, 26 RBI

**Jeremy Sy—Augusta (ULM) .247, 9 doubles, 4 triples, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 12 SB (Voluntary Retired List)

Kodie Tidwell—Tri-City (West Ouachita, ULM) .256, 8 doubles, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 6 SB

Blake Trahan—Daytona (Kinder, ULL) 11G, .114 (4-for-35)

Stryker Trahan—Kane County (Acadiana) .236, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 11 HR, 42 RBI

Chase Vallot—Lexington (St. Thomas More) .219, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 13 HR, 40 RBI

Jacob Waguespack—Williamsport (Dutchtown) 15G, 0-1, 0.42 ERA, 1 SV, 21.1 INN, 9 H, 25 K’s

Justin Williams—Charlotte (Terrebonne) .241, 5 doubles, 6 RBI

 

Rookie League

Blake Butera—Princeton (Mandeville) .207, 1 double, 1 HR, 6 RBI

Andro Cutura—Elizabethtown (Pearl River, SLU) 11G, 3-2, 1.34 ERA, 60.2 INN, 46 H, 49 K’s

Edwin Drexler—Rancho Cucamonga (West St. Mary, Grambling) 5G, 3 SB (7-day D.L.)

Jared Foster—Orem (Barbe, LSU) .2597, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 6 HR, 38 RBI, 13 SB

Ian Gibaut—Princeton (Tulane) 12G, 3-1, 2.12 ERA, 1 SV, 29.2 INN, 23 H, 38 K’s

Taylor Henry—Kingsport (Airline, Centenary) 8G, 1-0, 4.15 ERA, 2 SV, 8.1 INN, 8 H, 7 K’s

Jake Johnson—Billings (SLU) 25G, 4-1, 2.76 ERA, 4SV, 29.1 INN, 28 H, 33 K’s

Lance Jones—GCL Blue Jays (Airline, Bossier CC, Southern) .299, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 6 SB

Kevin Kelleher—GCL Red Sox (UNO) 2G, 0-1, 108.00 ERA, 0.1 INN, 7 BB, 4 ER

Kolton Kendrick—GCL Twins (Oak Forest Academy) .200, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI

Josh Magee—AZL Padres (Franklinton) .203, 4 doubles, 11 RBI, 14 SB

Tanner Rainey—Billings (St. Paul’s, SLU) 15G, 2-2, 4.27 ERA, 59 INN, 58 H, 57 K’s

Christian Trent—Helena (St. Paul’s, Delgado) 13G, 2-1, 4.04 ERA, 1 SV, 35.2 INN, 25 K’s

Jared West—AZL Mariners (North DeSoto, LSU-S) 14G, 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SV, 18 INN, 10 H, 16 K’s

Jalen Williams—GCL Red Sox (Westminster Christian) 12G, 3-1, 2.65 ERA, 2 SV, 34 INN, 18 K’s

Ivan Wilson—Kingsport (Ruston) .247, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 8 SB

 

Japan

Wade LeBlanc—Saitama (Barbe) 8G, 2-5, 4.23 ERA, 44.2 INN, 43 H, 26 K’s

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