Hometown Heroes: Coleman, Eades and Stevenson among ex-LSU standouts with good weeks

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Louis Coleman, DodgersLouis Coleman picked up his first win of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night. The former LSU ace pitched a shutout inning in relief as the Dodgers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 3-2. Coleman is 1-1 with a 3.25 ERA in 33 appearances. He has allowed just 21 hits in 27 2/3 innings, striking out 27 batters.

Former Loranger and Southeastern Louisiana star Wade Miley was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners on June 17 with a sore shoulder.

Johnny Giavotella has been on a surprising power surge, homering in four of his last eight games for the Los Angeles Angels. The former Jesuit and University of New Orleans second baseman now has six home runs to go with his solid .273 average with 24 RBI.

The subject of trade rumors, former UL-Lafayette catcher Jonathan Lucroy continues to build his impressive resume. Lucroy has hit in nine of 10 games for the Milwaukee Brewers (12-for-34/.353). Lucroy is batting .311 with 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 35 RBI.

Former LSU star D.J. Lemahieu continues his outstanding season for Colorado. LeMahieu has consecutive three-hit games for the Rockies to raise his average to .324, fourth best in the National League.

Mikie Mahtook of St. Thomas More and LSU suffered a broken left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the second inning of a 6-0 loss at Cleveland Tuesday night. He was immediately placed on the 15-day disabled list, though he will be out longer.

Former Hamilton Christian and McNeese State star Jace Peterson went 2-for-5 with a home run and drove in all three runs as the Atlanta Braves won 3-2 at Miami Tuesday night.

At Triple-A Las Vegas (New York Mets) of the International League, Gavin Cecchini continues his outstanding season for the 51’s. The Barbe product drove in four runs in an 8-1 victory at Salt Lake Sunday. Cecchini is batting .323 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 29 RBI.

Former Tulane star Rob Segedin of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Los Angeles Dodgers) of the Pacific Coast League returned home to face the New Orleans Zephyrs last weekend. He drove in at least one run in all four games as the Dodgers won three times against the Z’s. Segedin homered against New Orleans on June 17 and 18. He is batting .297 with 14 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 43 RBI.

At Double-A Chattanooga (Minnesota Twins) of the Southern League, former Northshore and LSU hurler Ryan Eades made it two consecutive starts without allowing a run as the Lookouts w. on 1-0 at Montgomery on June 16. In those two starts, Eades is 2-0 with 13 scoreless innings, allowing just six hits with eight strikeouts. Most impressive is that he walked just one in those 13 innings. Eades is now 4-2 with a 3.66 ERA.

After missing the first part of the season with an injury, former Jesuit and LSU slugger Mason Katz is making up for lost time at Springfield (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Texas League. Katz has a four-game hit streak (5-for-14/.357). Katz is batting .375 in nine games played for the Cardinals.

At Class A Peoria (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Midwest League, former LSU catcher Chris Chinea has three consecutive two-hit games to raise his average to .331 for the Chiefs. Chinea has hit in nine of his last 10 games (15-for-35/.429). He has 11 doubles, three home runs and 28 RBI.

Former Belle Chasse star Nick Flair opened his season with the Orem Owlz (Los Angeles Dodgers) of the Pioneer League last week. Flair homered in two of his first three games, driving in three runs.

Randy LeBlanc picked up his first win for Fort Myers (Minnesota Twins) of the Florida State League Tuesday night. The former Covington and Tulane pitcher pitched six innings, allowing just one run on three hits as the Miracle edged Charlotte 2-1. LeBlanc was promoted to Fort Myers from Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League at the end of May. He was 6-2 with an 0.74 ERA at Cedar Rapids.

Former St. Thomas More and LSU outfielder Andrew Stevenson of the Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals) was the star of stars in the Carolina League vs. California League All-Star Game at Lake Elsinore, California Tuesday night. Stevenson earned Most Valuable Player honors, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored as the Carolina League All-Stars won 6-4. On the season, Stevenson is batting .293 with 10 doubles, seven triples, one home run, 17 RBI and a league-best 25 stolen bases.

At Charlotte (Tampa Bay Rays) of the Florida State League, former Terrebonne star Justin Williams belted his first home run of the season Tuesday night but it was the only run for the Stone Crabs in a 2-1 loss at Fort Myers. Williams has a three game hit streak (4-for-11/.364) to raise his average to .302 with five doubles, one home run and 15 RBI in 30 games.

After being drafted in the third round by the Houston Astros, former Tulane catcher Jake Rogers made his professional debut with Tri-City of the New York-Penn League last Friday. In three games, Rogers is batting .250 (3-for-12) with a pair of doubles and a pair of RBI.

After being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round, former Tulane shortstop Stephen Alemais debuted with West Virginia of the New York-Penn League on Saturday. In three games, Alemais is batting .222 (2-for-9) with a pair of RBI.

Former Zachary and Southeastern Louisiana star Jameson Fisher made his professional debut with Great Falls (Chicago White Sox) of the Pioneer League on Friday. Fisher, who was a fourth-round draft choice, is off to a great start, batting .438 (7-for-16) in four games with an RBI and three stolen bases.

Former Denham Springs and Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Kyle Cedotal signed with the Colorado Rockies after being drafted in the 20th round and Cedotal had an impressive debut for Boise of the Northwest League, pitching a two shutout innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two at Eugeue Sunday.

After being selected in the 21st round by the Texas Rangers, former Sacred Heart-Ville Platte and McNeese State hurler Kaleb Fontenot has started well for Spokane of the Northwest League. Fontenot has two scoreless outings, allowing no hits while striking out four for the Indians.

Hometown Heroes updates on SportsNOLA.comFormer Tulane pitcher Trevor Simms was picked in the 32nd round by the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed. He debuted this past weekend for Hillsboro of the Northwest League and Simms got his first professional victory Tuesday night, pitching three shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three in a 4-1 victory over Eugene.

Former Northwestern State star Nick Heath was picked in the 16th round by the Kansas City Royals and signed. Heath debuted this past Saturday for Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League. He belted his first professional home run Tuesday night as the Chukars lost 7-4 at home to Orem.

Major Leagues

Clay BuchholzRed Sox (McNeese St.) 16 G, 3-7, 5.83 ERA, 71 INN, 69 H 49 K’s
J.T. ChargoisTwins (Sulphur) 1 G, 0-0, 67.50 ERA, 0.2 INN
Steve ClevengerMariners (SLU) .230, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI
Louis ColemanDodgers (LSU) 33 G, 1-1, 3.25 ERA, 27.2 INN, 21 H, 27 K’s
Charlie FurbushMariners (LSU) 15-day DL
Kevin GausmanOrioles (LSU) 12 G, 0-5, 4.37 ERA, 68 INN, 62 K’s
Johnny GiavotellaAngels (Jesuit, UNO) .273, 13 doubles, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 3 SB
Nick GoodyYankees (LSU) 19 G, 0-0, 4.91 ERA, 22 INN, 26 K’s
Will HarrisAstros (Slidell, LSU) 31 G, 0-1, 0.57 ERA, 31.2 INN, 18 H, 32 K’s
Aaron HillBrewers (LSU) .269, 8 doubles, 7 HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB
DJ LeMahieuRockies (LSU) .324, 18 doubles, 5 triples, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 7 SB
Aaron LoupBlue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 7 G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 4 INN, 4 H, 5 K’s
Jonathan LucroyBrewers (ULL) .311, 14 doubles, 3 triples, 10 HR, 35 RBI, 2 SB
Mikie MahtookRays (St. Thomas More, LSU) .154, 2 doubles, 3 RBI (15-day D.L.)
Wade MileyMariners (Loranger,SLU) 13 G, 6-3, 5.28 ERA, 76.2 IN, 58 K’s (15-day D.L.)
Logan MorrisonRays (Northshore) .222, 6 doubles, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB
Aaron NolaPhillies (Catholic, LSU) 15 G, 5-7, 4.11 ERA, 87.2 INN, 84 H, 95 K’s
Jonathan PapelbonNationals (Baton Rouge) 25 G, 1-2, 3.28 ERA, 16 SV, 24.2 INN, 19 K’s (15-day D.L.)
Jace PetersonGwinnett (Hamilton Christian, McNeese State) .256, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Alex PresleyBrewers (Monroe) .207, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 11 RBI
Ryan SchimpfPadres (St. Paul’s, LSU) 7 G, .167 (3-for-18), 2 doubles, 1 RBI
Jason VargasRoyals (LSU) 60-day DL
Taijuan WalkerMariners (Shreveport) 14 G, 3-6, 3.45 ERA, 75.2 INN, 7 1H, 70 K’s
Rickie Weeks, Jr.Diamondbacks (Southern) .235, 7 doubles, 4 HR, 9 RBI

Class AAA

Reid Brignac—Gwinnett (St. Amant) .271, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 4 SB
Joey Butler—Columbus (UNO) .219, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 2 SB
Garin Cecchini—Colorado Springs (Barbe) .286, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 6 SB
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .323, 13 doubles, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 2 SB
Chris Cotton—Fresno (Byrd, LSU) 6 G, 0-0, 6.55 ERA, 11 INN
Jose De Leon—Oklahoma City (Southern) 4 G, 0-0, 2.40, 15 INN, 6 H, 24 K’s
Danny Farquhar—Durham (ULL) 23 G, 3-1, 4.38 ERA, 1 SV, 24.2 INN, 18 K’s
Brandon Gomes—Iowa (Tulane) 19 G, 1-2, 3.97, 1 SV, 22.2 INN, 14 H, 20 K’s (Released)
Cody Hall—New Orleans (Southern) 4 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.1 INN, 2 H, 4 K’s
TJ House—Columbus (Slidell) 16 G, 4-3, 4.71 ERA, 57.1 INN, 42 K’s
James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 31 G, 3-3, 2.06 ERA, 16 SV, 35 INN, 16 H, 62 K’s
Jacoby Jones— Toledo (LSU) .263, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB
Wade LeBlanc—Buffalo (Barbe) 14 G, 7-2, 1.71 ERA, 89.2 INN, 84 H, 85 K’s
Seth Lugo—Las Vegas (Parkway, Centenary) 17 G, 3-3, 6.40 ERA, 64.2 INN, 47 K’s
Jim Miller—Colorado Springs (ULM) 11 G, 1-0, 7.41 ERA, 17 INN, 19 K’s (Released)
Austin Nola—New Orleans (Catholic, LSU) .237, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 18 RBI
Austin Ross—Colorado Springs (Captain Shreve, LSU) 25 G, 4-1, 5.20 ERA, 36.1 INN, 34 H, 42 K’s
Anthony Ranaudo—Charlotte (LSU) 7 G, 3-2, 2.27 ERA, 43.2 INN, 29 H, 26 K’s
Nick Rumbelow—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 IP, 2 H (7-day DL)
Rob Segedin—Oklahoma City (Tulane) .297, 14 doubles, 6 triples, 12 HR, 43 RBI

Class AA

Caleb Adams—Arkansas (ULL) .182, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB
Jeremy Bleich—Reading (Newman) 24 G, 2-1, 3.26 ERA, 1 SV, 30.1 INN, 19 K’s
Wil Browning—New Hampshire (ULM) 25 G, 1-2, 3.04 ERA, 9 SV, 23.2 INN, 24 K’s
Joe Broussard—Tulsa (Holy Cross, LSU) 8 G, 0-0, 2.45 ERA, 11 INN, 10 H, 11 K’s
Alex Bregman—Corpus Christi (LSU) .304, 14 doubles, 1 triple, 14 HR, 44 RBI, 4 SB
James Dykstra—Birmingham (LSU) 14 G, 2-2, 4.50 ERA, 28 INN, 16 K’s
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 11 G, 4-2, 3.66 ERA, 59 INN, 52 H, 36 K’s
Kaleb Fontenot—Spokane (Sacred Heart VP, McNeese St.) 2 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 INN, 0 H, 4 K’s
Brock Hebert—Jackson (South Terrebonne, SLU) .255, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI, 1 SB
Chaz Hebert—Trenton (Breaux Bridge) 60-day DL
Tyler Jones—Trenton (LSU) 11 G, 2-2, 2.92 ERA, 4 SV, 12.1 INN, 17 K’s
Mason Katz—Palm Beach (Jesuit, LSU) 9 G, .375 (9-for-24), 2 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Leon Landry—Jackson (Baker, LSU) .251, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR, 33 RBI, 3 SB
Ryan Leonards—Winston-Salem (Notre Dame, ULL) .191, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 14 G, 6-5, 3.67 ERA, 83.1 INN, 77 H, 44 K’s
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern State) 20 G, 1-1, 2.84 ERA, 19 INN, 16 K’s
Jared Mitchell—Trenton (Westgate, LSU) .250, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 SB (Released)
Jared Mortensen—Montgomery (LSU-S) 19 G, 4-5, 4.87 ERA, 40.2 INN, 22 H, 53 K’s
Stuart Turner—Chattanooga (Eunice, LSU-E) .197, 7 doubles, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB

Class A

Stephen Alemais—West Virginia (Tulane) 3 G, .222 (2-for-9), 2 RBI
Adam Atkins—Brooklyn (LA. Tech) Has not pitched yet
Tyler Bray—Peoria (ULM) 18 G, 2-2, 4.91 ERA, 3 SV, 25.2 INN, 24 K’s
David Burkhalter—Wisconsin (Ruston) 12 G, 3-4, 3.56 ERA, 1 SV, 55.2 INN, 53 H, 46 K’s (7-day D.L.)
Kyle Cedotal—Boise (Denham Springs, SLU) 1 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 INN, 1 H, 2 K’s
Chris Chinea—Peoria (LSU) .331, 11 doubles, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 1 SB
Chase Compton—Salem-Keizer (Northshore, ULL) 5 G, .143 (3-for-21), 2 doubles, 4 RBI
Jace Conrad—Charlotte (Lafayette, ULL) .249, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 14 SB
Andro Cutura—Cedar Rapids (Pearl River, SLU) 6 G, 3-1, 5.14 ERA, 28 INN, 25 H, 28 K’s (7-day D.L.)
Ryan Deemes—Lancaster (Holy Cross, Nicholls St.) 12 G, 2-1, 5.30 ERA, 3 SV, 18.2 INN, 18 H, 13 K’s
Arby Fields—Bakersfield (LSU) .238, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB
Jameson Fisher—Great Falls (Zachary, SLU) 4 G, .438 (7-for-16), 1 RBI, 3 SB
Jared Foster—Burlington (Barbe, LSU) .257, 15 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 2 SB
Nate Fury—Inland Empire (Rummel, Delgado, LSU) 17 G, 0-1, 3.33 ERA, 27 INN, 20 H, 32 K’s
Ryan Gebhardt—Carolina (Ouachita Parish, LA Tech) .293, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 14 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Ian Gibaut—Charlotte (Tulane) 11 G, 1-0, 1.86 ERA, 1 SV, 19.1 INN, 20 K’s
Taylor Guilbeau—Hagerstown (Zachary) 15 G, 0-0, 5.36 ERA, 1 SV, 40.1 INN, 41 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Lansing (Sam Houston, McNeese St.) .258, 15 doubles, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 12 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .267, 9 doubles, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 2 SB
Stuart Holmes—Vancouver (Nicholls State) 2 G, 0-0, 54.00 ERA, 1 INN
Chris Ibarra—Cedar Rapids (LSU) 5 G, .158 (3-for-19)
Jake Johnson—Billings (SLU) 1 G, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 2 INN, 2 K’s
Kyle Keller—Greensboro (Jesuit, SLU) 7 G, 1-0, 1.97 ERA, 13.2 INN, 9 H, 16 K’s
Breck Kline—Greensboro (Northshore) Voluntary retired list
Randy LeBlanc—Fort Myers (Covington, Tulane) 3 G, 1-2, 5.06 ERA, 16 INN
Ryan Leonards—Winston-Salem (Notre Dame, ULL) .224, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Phil Maton—Lake Elsinore (Louisiana Tech) 5 G, 1-0, 1.23 ERA, 7.1 INN, 3 H, 6 K’s
Tyler Moore—Columbia (Dunham, LSU) .231, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 1 SB
Zac Person—Quad Cities (Eunice, LSU-E, LSU) 13 G, 1-1, 1.46 ERA, 24.1 INN, 21 H, 26 K’s (7-day D.L.)
Tanner Rainey—Dayton (St. Paul’s, SLU) 12 G, 2-5, 5.30 ERA, 52.2 INN, 51 H, 51 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Orem (Notre Dame, ULL) Has not played
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) .236, 8 doubles, 1 HR, 16 RBI
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 11 G, 2-4, 4.33 ERA, 43.2 INN, 36 H, 24 K’s
Jake Rogers—Tri-City (Tulane) 3 G, .250 (3-for-12), 2 doubles, 2 RBI
Tate Scioneaux—Bradenton (Riverside, SLU) 12 G, 2-1, 1.82 ERA, 1 SV, 24.2 INN, 14 H, 29 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Lakeland (LSU) .273, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 27 RBI
Trevor Simms—Hillsboro (Tulane) 2 G, 1-0, 6.75 ERA, 4 INN, 4 H, 4 K’s
Riley Smith—Hillsboro (LSU) 1 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 INN, 2 K’s
Jesse Stallings—Billings (Grant, LSU) Has not pitched yet
Andrew Stevenson—Potomac (St. Thomas More, LSU) .293, 10 doubles, 7 triples, 1 HR, 17 RBI, 25 SB
Michael Strentz—Inland Empire (Comeaux, ULL) .230, 8 doubles, 5 triples, 3 HR, 20 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Kodie Tidwell—Fort Wayne (West Ouachita, ULM) .232, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 6 SB
Blake Trahan—Daytona (Kinder, ULL) .240, 9 doubles, 5 triples, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 9 SB
Stryker Trahan—Visalia (Acadiana) .173, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI
Bryton Trepagnier—Carolina (East St. John) 2 G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 INN, 1 H, 2 K’s (Released)
Chase Vallot—Lexington (St. Thomas More) .287, 11 doubles, 8 HR, 28 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Jacob Waguespack—Lakewood (Dutchtown) 23 G, 3-1, 3.20 ERA, 4 SV, 39.1 INN, 39 H, 34 K’s
Boone Whiting—Potomac (Centenary) 11 G, 7-2, 3.24 ERA, 66.2 INN, 59 H, 40 K’s
Justin Williams—Charlotte (Terrebonne) .302, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 15 RBI
Ivan Wilson—Columbia (Ruston) .206, 15 doubles, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 5 SB
Jake Winston—Hillsboro (Vidalia) 2 G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 INN, 2 K’s

Rookie League

Pat Cashman—AZL White Sox (SLU) 1 G, 0-1, 0.0 INN, 3 H, 2 ER
Jameson Fisher—Great Falls (Zachary, SLU) 4 G, .438 (7-for-16), 1 RBI, 3 SB
Nick Flair—Orem (Belle Chasse) 3 G, .214 (3-for-14), 2 HR, 3 RBI
Nick Heath—Idaho (Northwestern St.) 3 G, .273 (3-for-11), 1 HR, 1 RBI

Japan

Brian Bogusevic—Orix Buffaloes (Tulane) .204, 8 doubles, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 1 SB
Matt ClarkOrix Buffaloes (LSU) 5G, 2 hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB

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