Hometown Heroes: Bregman belts slam, Lucroy’s bat awakens, Cecchini reunion

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Former LSU star Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros made his first home run of the season a memorable one. Bregman ripped a grand slam in the first inning of a 10-7 win over the Yankees in New York last Sunday.


Former LSU reliever Nick Goody extended his consecutive scoreless appearances to 12 for Cleveland. Goody has not been scored upon yet this year in 13 2/3 innings. He has allowed seven hits and fanned 12 batters for the Indians.

Former LSU star D.J. LeMahieu has gotten hot. Last year’s National League batting champion has a four-game hit streak (9-for-17/.529) to raise his average to .292 with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBI for the Colorado Rockies.

After a slow start, former UL-Lafayette star Jonathan Lucroy has caught fire for the Texas Rangers. Lucroy has a five-game hit streak (10-for-19/.526) to raise his average to .272 with five doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.

Former LSU pitcher Jason Vargas continued his outstanding season to date, pitching seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out four in a 6-0 win at Tampa Bay on May 11. Vargas improved to 5-1 with a terrific 1.01 ERA.

Former Holy Cross and LSU pitcher Joe Broussard now has six scoreless appearances for Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) of the Pacific Coast League. Broussard has pitched 11 innings, allowing just nine hits while striking out 16 for the Dodgers.

Former ULM pitcher Wil Browning of Buffalo (Toronto Blue Jays) of the International League picked up his first save Monday night in an 8-6 win over Syracuse. Browning pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one. He is 3-1 on the season.

It was a great scene when Omaha (Kansas City Royals) played at Las Vegas (New York Mets) May 11-14 in Pacific Coast League play as brothers Garin and Gavin Cecchini squared off against each other.


Garin hit in all three games, going 6-for-10 to raise his season average to .250 while Gavin had three hits and drove in four runs in the game on the 14th for Las Vegas.

Former Jesuit and UNO star Johnny Giavotella is doing what he does best—hitting consistently at the Triple-A level for Norfolk (New York Mets) of the International League. Giavotella has hit in 8-of-10 games (15-for-40/.375) to raise his season average to .302 with 12 doubles, two triples, one home run and 14 RBI for the Tides.

In Double-A notes, former Northshore and LSU hurler Ryan Eades won his first game for Chattanooga (Minnesota Twins) in a 9-2 win at Montgomery on May 12. Eades pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out six for the Lookouts.

Former Tulane pitcher Ian Gibaut now has six straight scoreless outings for Montgomery (Tampa Bay Rays) of the Southern League. Gibaut is 1-0 with an 0.75 ERA in seven appearances for the Biscuits.

Former Riverside and Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Tate Scioneaux picked up his second save for Altoona (Pittsburgh Pirates) of the Eastern League in a 6-4 win over New Hampshire on May 14. Scioneaux is now 4-0 with an 0.82 ERA and two saves in 11 appearances for the Curve.

After missing the first month and a half of the season injured, former Southern hurler Jose De Leon opened his season in fine fashion for Class A Charlotte (Tampa Bay). De Leon picked up his first win Tuesday night in a 6-1 win at Dunedin. De Leon pitched five no-hit innings, allowing no runs and striking out five. He is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA for the Stone Crabs.

At Class A Potomac (Washington Nationals) of the Carolina League, former Catholic of Baton Rouge and Nicholls pitcher Grant Borne returned to action and picked up his second save for the Nationals Tuesday evening in a 10-0 win over Wilmington. Borne has no earned run average in three appearances with two saves.

Former Sam Houston and McNeese star Andrew Guillotte of Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays) of the Florida State League has a four-game hit streak (8-for-14/.571) to raise his average to .287 with nine doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI for the Blue Jays.

Major Leagues
Alex Bregman—Astros (LSU) .258, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 3 SB
Clay Buchholz—Phillies (McNeese St.) 2G, 0-1, 12.27 ERA, 7.1 INN, 5 K’s (injured)
Danny Farquhar—Rays (UL Lafayette)  21G, 1-1, 3.12 ERA, 17.1 INN, 11 H, 15 K’s
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU)  9G, 2-3, 7.19 ERA, 41.1 INN, 31 K’s
Nick Goody—Indians (LSU) 12G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.2 INN, 7 H, 12 K’s
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU)  16G, 1-1, 2.70 ERA, 1 SV, 16.2 INN, 16 K’s
Aaron Hill—Giants (LSU) .120 (3-for-25), 1 HR, 2 RBI  (10-day D.L.)
James Hoyt—Astros (Centenary) 6G, 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 8 INN, 7 H, 18 K’s
Jacoby Jones—Tigers (LSU) .150, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI  (10-day D.L.)
Wade LeBlanc—Pirates (Barbe) 13G, 2-0, 2.66 ERA, 1 SV, 23.2 INN, 17 H, 18 K’s
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .292, 6 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 11 RBI
Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 17G, 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 16 INN, 14 H, 16 K’s
Jonathan Lucroy—Rangers (UL Lafayette) .272, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI
Seth Lugo—Mets (Parkway, Centenary) 10-day DL
Mikie Mahtook—Tigers (St. Thomas More, LSU) .195, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Wade Miley–Orioles (Loranger, SLU)  8G, 1-1, 3.02 ERA, 41.2 INN, 36 H, 46 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .244, 5 double, 10 HR, 26 RBI
Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU)  3G, 2-0, 4.50 ERA, 16 INN, 20 H, 15 K’s (10-day D.L.)
Jace Peterson—Braves (Hamilton Christian, McNeese) .216, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI
Rob Segedin—Dodgers  (Tulane) 2G, .250 (1-for-4), 1 R  (10-day D.L.)
Ryan Schimpf–Padres (St. Paul’s, LSU) .153, 2 double, 9 HR, 18 RBI
Stuart Turner—Reds (Eunice, LSU-E) .150 (4-for-25), 3 doubles, 3 RBI
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU)  7G, 5-1, 1.01 ERA, 44.2 INN, 33 H, 39 K’s
Taijuan Walker—Diamondbacks (Shreveport) 8G, 3-3, 3.91 ERA, 46 INN, 43 K’s
Rickie Weeks Jr.—Rays (Southern) .211, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Class AAA
Brian Bogusevic—Pawtucket (Tulane) 4G, .154 (2-for-13), 4 RBI
Reid Brignac—Fresno (St. Amant) .254, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 15 RBI
Joe Broussard—Oklahoma City (Holy Cross, LSU)  6G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 INN, 9 H, 16 K’s
Wil Browning—Buffalo (ULM) 10G, 3-1, 5.09 ERA, 1 SV, 17.2 INN,  17 H, 16 K’s
Joey Butler—Syracuse (UNO) .238, 1 double, 2 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Garin Cecchini—Omaha (Barbe) .250, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .254, 8 doubles, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 3 SB
J.T. Chargois—Rochester (Sulphur)  2G, 0-0, 1 SV, 2.2 INN, 1 H, 2 K’s (7-day D.L.)
Preston Claiborne—Round Rock (Tulane) 14G, 1-0, 2.77 ERA, 4 SV, 13 INN, 13 H, 18 K’s
Louis Coleman—Louisville (LSU) 14G, 0-1, 2.14 ERA, 1 SV, 21 INN, 16 H, 28 K’s
James Dykstra—Round Rock (LSU) 1G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 INN, 1 H
Johnny Giavotella—Norfolk (Jesuit, UNO) .301, 12 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 14 RBI
Chaz Hebert—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Breaux Bridge) 7-day DL
TJ House—Buffalo (Slidell) 6G, 4-2, 2.38 ERA, 34 INN, 33 H, 33 K’s
Tyler Jones—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 13G, 1-1, 3.26 ERA, 1 SV,  19.1 INN, 14 H, 21 K’s
Phil Maton—El Paso (Louisiana Tech) 14G, 0-1, 4.80 ERA, 6 SV, 15 INN, 15 H, 15 K’s
Jim Miller—Rochester (ULM)  Has not pitched
Jared Mortensen—Fresno (LSU-S) 3G, 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 4.2 INN, 4 K’s
Alex Presley—Toledo (Neville) .206, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 SB
Nick Rumbelow—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 7-day DL
Andrew Stevenson—Harrisburg (St. Thomas More, LSU) .164, 1 double, 3 RBI
Josh Zeid—Memphis (Tulane)  7G, 1-1, 6 49 ERA, 34.2 INN, 20 K’s

Class AA
Caleb Adams—Mobile (UL Lafayette)  .196, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI   (7-day D.L.)
Tyler Bray—Springfield (ULM)  6G, 1-0, 6.00 ERA, 9 INN, 10 K’s
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 8G, 1-0, 5.31 ERA, 20.1 INN, 17 H, 19 K’s
Ian Gibaut—Montgomery (Tulane) 7G, 1-0, 0.75 ERA, 12 INN, 6 H, 15 K
Brock Hebert—Arkansas (South Terrebonne, SLU) .171, 1 double, 2 HR, 6 RBI (Released)
Leon Landry—Pensacola (Baker, LSU) .192, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 RBI
Randy LeBlanc—Fort Myers (Covington, Tulane) 4G, 2-1, 4.50 ERA, 20 INN
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 7-day DL
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern St.) 13G, 2-0, 1.17 ERA, 3 SV, 15.1 INN, 7 H, 12 K’s
Austin Ross—Pensacola (Captain Shreve, LSU) 7G, 4-0, 1.13 ERA, 48 INN, 29 H, 36 K’s
Tate Scioneaux—Altoona (Riverside, SLU) 11G, 4-0, 0.82 ERA, 2 SV, 22 INN, 12 H, 21 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Mississippi (LSU) .340, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 9 RBI
Blake Trahan—Pensacola (Kinder, UL Lafayette) .224, 3 doubles, 9 RBI, 5 SB
Justin Williams—Montgomery (Terrebonne) .304, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 9 RBI (7-day D.L.)

Class A
Stephen Alemais—West Virginia (Tulane) .228, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 5 SB
Adam Atkins—St. Lucie (La. Tech)  5G, 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 7 INN, 8 K
Grant Borne—Potomac (Catholic-BR, Nicholls) 3G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SV, 10.1 INN, 9 H, 8 K’s
Domenick Carlini—Cedar Rapids (SLU) 5G, 1-2, 5.66 ERA, 20.2 INN, 20 H, 19 K’s
Eric Carter—Peoria (UL Lafayette) 12G, 2-1, 3.94 ERA, 2 SV,  16 INN, 15 H, 13 K’s
Chris Chinea—Palm Beach (LSU) .234, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 15 RBI
Andro Cutura—Cedar Rapids (Pearl River, SLU) 7-day DL
Jose De Leon—Charlotte (Southern)  2G, 1-0, 2.16 ERA, 8.1 INN, 5 H, 12 K’s
Ryan Deemes—Buies Creek (Holy Cross, Nicholls) 6G, 2-0, 5.40 ERA, 2 SV, 10 INN, 14 K’s
Phillip Diehl—Charleston (LA Tech) 8G, 4-0, 2.63 ERA, 27.1 INN, 22 H, 31 K’s
Jameson Fisher—Kannapolis (Zachary, SLU) .245, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 16 RBI
Kaleb Fontenot—Hickory (Sacred Heart-VP, McNeese) 11G, 1-0, 4.12 ERA, 1 SV, 19.2 INN, 17 H, 30 K’s
Jared Foster—Inland Empire (Barbe, LSU) .275, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB
Jake Fraley—Charlotte (LSU) .162, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Trent Giambrone—Myrtle Beach (Grace King) .217, 6 doubles, 3 HR, 11 RBI
Taylor Guilbeau—Potomac (Zachary) 3G, 0-0, 11.74 ERA, 7.2 INN, 11 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Dunedin (Sam Houston, McNeese) .287, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 14 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .213, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI  (Released)
Nick Hartman—Lansing (LSU-Eunice) 6G, 0-0, 5.87 ERA, 7.2 INN, 7 K’s
Taylor Henry—Columbia (Airline, Centenary) 8G, 1-0, 3.38 ERA, 16 INN, 16 H, 10 K’s
Kyle Keller—Greensboro (Jesuit, SLU)  10G, 0-0, 2.92 ERA, 5 SV, 12.2 INN, 12 H, 17 K’s
Mark Laird—Clearwater (Ouachita Parish, LSU) .253, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Tanner Rainey—Daytona (St. Paul’s, SLU) 17G, 0-1, 1.31 ERA, 6 SV, 20.2 INN, 4 H, 36 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Inland Empire (Notre Dame, UL Lafayette)  5G, 1-1, 5.23 ERA, 20.2 INN, 9 K’s
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) Restricted List
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 7G, 0-2, 3.51 ERA, 25.2 INN, 22 H, 28 K’s
Jake Rogers—Buies Creek (Tulane) 1G,  250 (1-for-4)
Trevor Simms—Visalia (Tulane) 5G, 2-2, 6.46 ERA, 23.2 INN, 20 K’s
Riley Smith—Kane County (LSU) 7G, 0-0, 3.86 ERA, 16.1 INN, 15 K’s
Jesse Stallings—Dayton (Grant, LSU)  13G, 1-0, 2.40 ERA, 1 SV, 15 INN, 13 K’s
Nick Thurman—Clinton (Belle Chasse, UL Lafayette) .279, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Stefan Trosclair—Peoria (Sulphur, LSU-E, UL Lafayette) .279, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 16 RBI
Chase Vallot—Wilmington (St. Thomas More) .204, 7 doubles, 4 HR, 16 RBI
Jacob Waguespack—Clearwater (Dutchtown) 13G, 0-2, 3.44 ERA, 1 SV, 18.1 INN, 18 H, 21 K’s
Jake Winston—Kane County (Kane County) 5G, 1-1, 3.38 ERA, 8 INN, 8 H, 4 K’s

Mexico

Matt Clark—Acereros del Norte (LSU) .293, 8 doubles, 9 HR, 42 RBI
Chad Gaudin—Acereros del Norte (Crescent City) 16G, 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 16 INN, 15 K’s    
Santos Saldivar
—Pericos de Puebla (Southern) 9G, 0-1, 4.35 ERA, 10.1 INN, 10 H, 10 K’s

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