Hometown Heroes: Goody, LeBlanc, Vargas sharp; Broussard, Scivicque getting it done

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Hometown HeroesFormer UL-Lafayette star Danny Farquhar has put together nine consecutive scoreless outings out of the bullpen for the Tampa Bay Rays. Farquhar is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 18 relief appearances. He has allowed just 11 hits in 15 innings, striking out 13.

Speaking of outstanding relief, former LSU reliever Nick Goody remains unscored upon in eight outings for the Cleveland Indians. Goody has pitched 10 1/3 innings, allowing just four hits and striking out 10.

Former LSU and St. Thomas More star Mikie Mahtook had a two-run single to key a four-run fifth inning rally as Detroit won 7-3 at Arizona Tuesday night. Mahtook has struggled a bit, batting .189 with two doubles, one home run and five RBI for the Tigers.

Former Barbe hurler Wade LeBlanc continued his fine work out of the Pittsburgh bullpen, picking up his second win of the season on May 5. LeBlanc went three shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four in a 4-0 victory. In 10 appearances, LeBlanc is 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA with one save.

Former Tulane and Hahnville lefty Aaron Loup picked up his first win of the season for Toronto on May 5 in an 8-4 victory at Tampa Bay. Loup pitched a shutout inning to pick up the victory for the Blue Jays. Loup is 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 13 appearances.

Former LSU and St. Paul’s slugger Ryan Schimpf homered in consecutive games May 6 and May 8 for San Diego. Schimpf now has nine home runs among his 16 hits with 17 RBI for the Padres.

Former LSU pitcher Jason Vargas continues to pitch very well for Kansas City. In his last two outings for the Royals, Vargas has pitched 12 innings, allowing just one run on nine hits. On the season, Vargas is 4-1 with a sterling 1.19 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.

At Triple-A Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) of the Pacific Coast League, former LSU and Holy Cross hurler Joe Broussard picked up his first win for the Dodgers Monday night in a 6-5 win at Round Rock. Since being promoted from Double-A Tulsa, Broussard has made five scoreless appearances for Oklahoma City, allowing just eight hits in 10 innings with 16 strikeouts. Los Angeles is watching.

Former Barbe star Garin Cecchini drove in five runs in two games May 3-4 for Omaha (Kansas City Royals) of the Pacific Coast League against Memphis.

Meanwhile, brother Gavin Cecchini of Barbe has hit in seven straight games and 12 of his last 13 for the Las Vegas 51’s (New York Mets) of the Pacific Coast League. Cecchini is now hitting .254 with eight doubles, two home runs and nine RBI.

Former Tulane reliever Preston Claiborne continues his fine work for Round Rock (Texas Rangers) of the Pacific Coast League. Claiborne picked up his fourth save Tuesday night against Oklahoma City in a 3-1 victory, pitching the ninth inning and striking out out three for the Express. On the season, Claiborne is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA and four saves in 13 appearances.

Former UNO and Jesuit star Johnny Giavotella hit his first home run of the season for Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles) on May 5 in a 5-2 win over Durham. Giavotella is batting .278 with 11 doubles, one triple, one home run and 12 RBI for the Tides.

Slidell’s T.J. House improved to 4-1 on the season with a fine 1.24 ERA as Buffalo (Toronto Blue Jays) defeated Lehigh Valley 8-0 on May 6. House pitched seven shutout innings, allowing seven hits, striking out two. He has an outstanding 1.24 ERA in five starts for the Bisons with 30 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched.

Former Louisiana Tech hurler Phil Maton has saved games in his last three appearances for El Paso (San Diego Padres) of the Pacific Coast League. In 12 appearances, Maton is 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA with six saves in as many opportunities for the Chihuahuas. In 13 innings, Maton has allowed 10 hits, striking out 14.

At Double-A Chattanooga (Minnesota Twins) of the Southern League, former Tulane and Covington pitcher Randy LeBlanc picked up his first win since being promoted from Class A Fort Myers. On May 5, LeBlanc went five innings, allowing just one run in an 8-1 victory over Pensacola.

Mason MelotakisFormer Northwestern State star Mason Melotakis remains unscored upon in 11 outings for Chattanooga. Melotakis is 1-0 with three saves for the Lookouts.

Former LSU catcher Kade Scivicque is red hot for Mississippi (Atlanta Braves) of the Southern League. Scivicque has four consecutive two-hit games and he has hit in 10 of his last 12 games (18-for-42/.429) for the Braves to raise his average to .354 with five doubles, one home run and nine RBI.

At Charleston (New York Yankees) of the South Atlantic League, former Louisiana Tech pitcher Phillip Diehl continues to shine. Diehl is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six appearances for the RiverDogs. In 23 1/3 innings, Diehl has allowed just 16 hits and has recorded 26 strikeouts.

At Greensboro (Miami Marlins) of the South Atlantic League, former Southeastern Louisiana and Jesuit pitcher Kyle Keller picked up consecutive saves on May 4 and May 8 for the Grasshoppers. Keller now has five saves in as many opportunities to go with a 1.59 ERA in nine appearances. In 11 1.3 innings, Keller has allowed eight hits and has 15 strikeouts.

Former Southeastern Louisiana and St. Paul’s hurler Tanner Rainey continues to dominate for Daytona (Cincinnati Reds) of the Florida State League. Rainey has picked saves in his last three outings for the Tortugas and now has four saves on the season. Rainey has a 1.53 ERA in 17 2/3 innings pitched. He has allowed just three runs on four hits and has fanned 30 batters.

Former Grant and LSU pitcher Jesse Stallings picked up his first win of the season for Dayton (Cincinnati Reds) of the Midwest League on May 6 against Wisconsin. Stallings is 1-0 with a good 1.98 ERA in 11 appearances for the Dragons.

Former Sulphur, LSU-Eunice and UL-Lafayette star Stefan Trosclair is hot for Peoria (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Midwest League. Trosclair has hit in 10 of 11 games (15-for-44/.341) to raise his average to .297 with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 14 RBI for the Chiefs.

Major Leagues
Alex Bregman—Astros (LSU) .266, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 SB, 8 RBI
Clay Buchholz—Phillies (McNeese St.) 2G, 0-1, 12.27 ERA, 7.1 INN, 5 K’s (injured)
Danny Farquhar—Rays (UL Lafayette)  18G, 1-1, 3.60 ERA, 15 INN, 11 H, 13 K’s
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU)  8G, 2-3, 6.63 ERA, 38 INN, 28 K’s
Nick Goody—Indians (LSU) 8G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 10.1 INN, 4 H, 10 K’s
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU)  13G, 1-0, 1.26 ERA, 1 SV, 14.1 INN, 12 H, 12 K’s
Aaron Hill—Giants (LSU) .120 (3-for-25), 1 HR, 2 RBI  (10-day D.L.)
James Hoyt—Astros (Centenary) 4G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.2 INN, 3 H, 13 K’s
Jacoby Jones—Tigers (LSU) .150, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI  (10-day D.L.)
Wade LeBlanc—Pirates (Barbe) 10G, 2-0, 2.33 ERA, 1 SV, 19.1 INN, 15 H, 14 K’s
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .271, 6 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 13G, 1-0, 2.63 ERA, 13.2 INN, 13 K’s
Jonathan Lucroy—Rangers (UL Lafayette) .214, 4 double, 2 HR, 6 RBI
Seth Lugo—Mets (Parkway, Centenary) 10-day DL
Mikie Mahtook—Tigers (St. Thomas More, LSU) .190, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Wade Miley–Orioles (Loranger, SLU)  6G, 1-1, 2.27 ERA, 31.2 INN, 23 H, 38 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .248, 3 double, 8 HR, 20 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) .231, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI
Rob Segedin—Dodgers  (Tulane) 2G, .250 (1-for-4), 1 R  (10-day D.L.)
Ryan Schimpf–Padres (St. Paul’s, LSU) .167, 2 double, 9 HR, 17 RBI
Stuart Turner—Reds (Eunice, LSU-E) .174 (4-for-23), 3 doubles, 3 RBI
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU)  6G, 4-1, 1.19 ERA, 37.2 INN, 30 H, 35 K’s
Taijuan Walker—Diamondbacks (Shreveport) 7G, 3-2, 3.83 ERA, 40 INN, 39 H, 40 K’s
Rickie Weeks Jr.—Rays (Southern) .182, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Class AAA
Brian Bogusevic—Pawtucket (Tulane) 2G, .250 (2-for-8), 4 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Reid Brignac—Fresno (St. Amant) .240, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 14 RBI
Joe Broussard—Oklahoma City (Holy Cross, LSU)  5G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 INN, 8 H, 16 K’s
Wil Browning—Buffalo (ULM) 7G, 3-1, 5.68 ERA, 12.2 INN, 12 K’s
Joey Butler—Syracuse (UNO) .238, 1 double, 2 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Garin Cecchini—Omaha (Barbe) .197, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 6 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) 13G, 1-0, 2.19 ERA, 4 SV, 12.1 INN, 12 H, 18 K’s
Louis Coleman—Louisville (LSU) 12G, 0-1, 2.25 ERA, 1 SV, 16 INN, 11 H, 18 K’s
Jose De Leon—Durham (Southern)  7-day DL
Johnny Giavotella—Norfolk (Jesuit, UNO) .278, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 12 RBI
Chaz Hebert—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Breaux Bridge) 7-day DL
TJ House—Buffalo (Slidell) 5G, 4-1, 1.24 ERA, 29 INN, 24 H, 30 K’s
Tyler Jones—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 10G, 1-1, 4.50 ERA, 14 INN, 13 H, 14 K’s
Phil Maton—El Paso (Louisiana Tech) 12G, 0-1, 3.46 ERA, 6 SV, 13 INN, 10 H, 14 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) .210, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 SB
Nick Rumbelow—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 7-day DL
Andrew Stevenson—Harrisburg (St. Thomas More, LSU) .160 (4-for-25), 2 R
Josh Zeid—Memphis (Tulane)  6G, 1-1, 6 82 ERA, 31.2 INN, 28 K’s

Class AA
Caleb Adams—Mobile (UL Lafayette)  .196, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI   (7-day D.L.)
Tyler Bray—Springfield (ULM)  9G, 2-0, 3,21 ERA, 1 SV, 14 INN, 12 H, 19 K’s
James Dykstra—Frisco (LSU) 8G, 0-1, 1.46 ERA, 2 SV, 24.2 INN, 16 H, 19 K’s (Temporary inactive list)
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 7G, 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 16 INN, 15 H, 13 K’s
Ian Gibaut—Montgomery (Tulane) 5 G, 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 8 INN, 5 H, 11 K
Brock Hebert—Arkansas (South Terrebonne, SLU) .171, 1 double, 2 HR, 6 RBI
Leon Landry—Pensacola (Baker, LSU) .180, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 RBI
Randy LeBlanc—Fort Myers (Covington, Tulane) 2G, 1-1, 11.57 ERA, 7 INN
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 7-day DL
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern St.) 11G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SV, 13.2 INN, 5 H, 11 K’s
Austin Ross—Pensacola (Captain Shreve, LSU) 6G, 3-0, 0.87 ERA, 41.1 INN, 23 H, 31 K’s
Tate Scioneaux—Altoona (Riverside, SLU) 9G, 4-0, 1.13 ERA, 1 SV, 16 INN, 10 H, 16 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Mississippi (LSU) .354, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 9 RBI
Blake Trahan—Pensacola (Kinder, UL Lafayette) .231, 3 doubles, 9 RBI, 3 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) .255, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 5 SB
Adam Atkins—St. Lucie (La. Tech)  4G, 0-0, 5.68 ERA, 6.1 INN, 6 K
Grant Borne—Potomac (Catholic-BR, Nicholls) 2G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 7.2 INN, 5 H, 6 K’s
Domenick Carlini—Cedar Rapids (SLU) 4G, 0-2, 5.74 ERA, 15.2 INN, 14 K’s
Eric Carter—Peoria (UL Lafayette) 9G, 1-1, 4.50 ERA, 2 SV,  12 INN, 12 K’s
Chris Chinea—Palm Beach (LSU) .231, 7 doubles, 2 HR, 13 RBI
Andro Cutura—Cedar Rapids (Pearl River, SLU) 7-day DL
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) 6G, 4-0, 1.93 ERA, 23.1 INN, 16 H, 26 K’s
Jameson Fisher—Kannapolis (Zachary, SLU) .248, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 16 RBI
Kaleb Fontenot—Hickory (Sacred Heart-VP, McNeese) 9G, 1-0, 3.45 ERA, 1 SV, 15.2 INN, 12 H, 23 K’s
Jared Foster—Inland Empire (Barbe, LSU) .280, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 4 SB
Jake Fraley—Charlotte (LSU) .143, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 8 RBI
Trent Giambrone—Myrtle Beach (Grace King) .234, 5 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBI
Taylor Guilbeau—Potomac (Zachary) 3G, 0-0, 11.74 ERA, 7.2 INN, 11 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Dunedin (Sam Houston, McNeese) .258, 8 doubles, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 12 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .213, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI  (Released)
Nick Hartman—Lansing (LSU-Eunice) 4G, 0-0, 8.41 ERA, 4.1 INN, 4 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)  9G, 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 5 SV, 11.1 INN, 8 H, 15 K’s
Mark Laird—Clearwater (Ouachita Parish, LSU) .254, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Tanner Rainey—Daytona (St. Paul’s, SLU) 15G, 0-1, 1.53 ERA, 4 SV, 17.2 INN, 4 H, 30 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Inland Empire (Notre Dame, UL Lafayette)  4G, 0-1, 6.14 ERA, 14.2 INN, 6 K’s
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) Restricted List
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 5G, 0-1, 4.15 ERA, 17.1 INN, 16 H, 19 K’s
Jake Rogers—Quad Cities (Tulane) 256, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 5 HR, 14 RBI
Trevor Simms—Visalia (Tulane) 5G, 2-2, 6.46 ERA, 23.2 INN, 20 K’s
Riley Smith—Kane County (LSU) 5G, 0-0, 2.38 ERA, 11.1 INN, 10 H, 9 K’s
Jesse Stallings—Dayton (Grant, LSU)  11G, 1-0, 1.98 ERA, 1 SV, 13.2 INN, 13 H, 11 K’s
Nick Thurman—Clinton (Belle Chasse, UL Lafayette) .286, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Stefan Trosclair—Peoria (Sulphur, LSU-E, UL Lafayette) .297, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 14 RBI
Chase Vallot—Wilmington (St. Thomas More) .196, 6 doubles, 4 HR, 14 RBI
Jacob Waguespack—Clearwater (Dutchtown) 10G, 0-1, 3.55 ERA, 1 SV, 12.2 INN, 12 H, 43 K’s
Jake Winston—Kane County (Kane County) 3G, 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 5 INN, 4 H, 3 K’s

Mexico

Matt Clark—Acereros del Norte (LSU) .317, 8 doubles, 9 HR, 41 RBI
Chad Gaudin—Acereros del Norte (Crescent City) 14G, 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 14 INN, 13 K’s    
Santos Saldivar
—Pericos de Puebla (Southern) 6G, 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 6.1 INN, 5 H, 8 K’s

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