Hometown Heroes: Hall gets the call, Harris spotless, Schimpf honored

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Hometown Heroes updates on SportsNOLA.comFormer Southern University star Cody Hall got the call everyone dreams of this past week. He was called up by the Miami Marlins from the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs. Hall, who was signed by Miami within the past month, pitched in four games for the Zephyrs and was unscored upon. In two games with the Marlins, Hall has a 12.00 ERA but has three strikeouts in three innings pitched.

Jonathan Lucroy remains hot for Milwaukee. The ex-UL Lafayette catcher has a 10-game hit streak (18-for-36/.500) to raise his average to .316 with 10 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 28 RBI for the Brewers.

Will Harris continues to remain virtually untouchable for Houston. After giving up a run in his first appearance of the season, the Slidell High and LSU product has now posted 25 consecutive scoreless outings out of the bullpen for the Astros. In 26 games, Harris is 0-1 with a miniscule 0.34 ERA. In 26 2/3 innings, Harris has allowed 15 hits, striking out 29 batters.

Former Northshore star Logan Morrison of Tampa Bay homered in three consecutive games at Minnesota June 3-5, belting a pair of home runs against the Twins June 5. Morrison has raised his average to .253 with five doubles, seven home runs and 18 RBI.

Aaron NolaAaron Nola continues to pitch well for Philadelphia. The former Catholic High and LSU ace hurled six shutout innings, striking out nine to lead the Phillies to an 8-1 victory over the Brewers on June 5. Nola is now 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA. In 78 innings, Nola has allowed just 62 hit while striking out 85 batters.

At Triple-A El Paso (San Diego Padres), former St. Paul’s and LSU star Ryan Schimpf is tearing it up. Schimpf was named Player of the Week in the Pacific Coast League for the week of May 30-June 5.

Schimpf topped all of Triple-A baseball in six offensive categories, including extra-base hits (9), total bases (31), home runs (5), on-base percentage (.586), slugging percentage (1.292) and OPS (1.878). Schimpf batted .500 (12-for-24) with 11 RBI, drawing five walks and scored nine runs in six games. On Memorial Day, Schimpf belted a grand slam as one of his two home-runs, driving in five runs.

On the season, Schimpf is batting .347 with 15 doubles, 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 46 games. He leads the PCL in slugging percentage (.714), ranks second in on-base plus slugging percentage, fourth in batting average, eighth in doubles, third in home runs, fifth in RBI, eighth in total bases, sixth in on-base percentage. San Diego is watching.

Jose De Leon returned from injury for Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) of the International League on June 7 against Round Rock. The Southern University product pitched three perfect innings, striking out six.

Former Centenary James Hoyt has now posted 11 consecutive scoreless outings for Fresno (Houston Astros) of the Pacific Coast League. In 12 and a third innings, During his outstanding run, Hoyt has been superb, allowing just three hits, walking just two while striking out 21 batters. He is now 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA with 11 saves. In 28 innings, Hoyt has allowed just 14 hits, striking out 46. The Astros are sure to notice, despite the fact that he is not a youngster (29).

Jacoby Jones earned a promotion from Double-A Erie to Triple-A Toledo (Detroit Tigers) of the Eastern League. The ex-LSU second baseman was hitting .312 with six doubles, two triples, four home runs, 20 RBI and two stolen bases in just 20 games at Erie. Jones debuted in noticeable fashion for the Mud Hens, belting a home run in his first game on June 6 at Pawtucket.

At Double-A Trenton (New York Yankees) of the Eastern League, former LSU hurler Tyler Jones has saved games in consecutive outings for the Thunder. He is now 2-1 with a fine 1.64 ERA and four saves in eight appearances. In 11 innings pitched, Jones has fanned 17 batters.

After missing the first two months of the season with an injury, former Jesuit and LSU star Mason Katz debuted for Double-A Springfield (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Texas League on June 2. He has started slowly, going 0-for-11 for the Cardinals.

At Class A Lancaster (Houston Astros) of the California League, former Holy Cross and Nicholls State pitcher Ryan Deemes continues to shine. In his last three outings, he has two saves and a win and he is now 2-0 with an 0.75 ERA and three saves in nine appearances for the JetHawks. Deemes started the year at Quad Cities of the Midwest League and in nine games, he went 1-0 with an 0.87 ERA and a save. The promotion has not deterred him at all as he climbs the ladder in the Houston organization.

Former Jesuit and Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Kyle Keller picked up his first win of the season for Greensboro (Miami Marlins) of the South Atlantic League on June 4. Keller went one and a third perfect innings, striking out three as the Grasshoppers beat Delmarva 4-3.

Randy LeBlanc earned a promotion from Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League to Fort Myers (Minnesota Twins) of the Florida State League. The Covington and Tulane product was 6-2 with an 0.74 ERA at Cedar Rapids. In his debut for the Miracle, LeBlanc took the loss in a 4-0 defeat to Daytona on June 5, pitching five innings, allowing four runs on six hits.

Phil Maton earned a promotion from Fort Wayne of the Midwest League to Lake Elsinore (San Diego Padres) of the California League. The ex-Louisiana Tech ace was 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA and a save in eight games for Fort Wayne. In his debut for the Storm, Maton pitched a shutout inning, striking out two against High Desert.

Former Terrebonne slugger Justin Williams has hit in six straight games (10-for-27/.370) for Charlotte (Tampa Bay Rays) of the Florida State League to raise his average to .325 with four doubles and eight RBI for the Stone Crabs.

Major Leagues
Reid Brignac—Braves (St. Amant) .207, 2 doubles, 1 RBI (Optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett)
Clay Buchholz—Red Sox (McNeese St.) 13 G, 3-6, 6.24 ERA, 62 INN, 63 K’s
Steve Clevenger—Mariners (SLU) .222, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI
Louis Coleman—Dodgers (LSU) 21 G, 0-1, 3.44 ERA, 18.1 INN, 10 H, 20 K’s
Charlie Furbush—Mariners (LSU) 15-day DL
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU) 9 G, 0-3, 3.52 ERA, 53.2 INN, 50 H, 50 K’s
Johnny Giavotella—Angels (Jesuit, UNO) .263, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 2 SB
Nick Goody—Yankees (LSU) 12 G, 0-0, 4.30 ERA, 14.2 INN, 15 K’s
Cody Hall—Marlins (Southern) 2 G, 0-0, 12.00 ERA 3 INN, 3 K’s
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU) 26 G, 0-1, 0.34 ERA, 26.2 INN, 15 H, 29 K’s
Aaron Hill—Brewers (LSU) .269, 7 doubles, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .304, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 6 SB
Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 3 G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 INN, 1 H, 4 K’s
Jonathan Lucroy—Brewers (ULL) .316, 10 doubles, 3 triples, 9 HR, 28 RBI
Mikie Mahtook—Rays (St. Thomas More, LSU) .149, 2 doubles, 1 RBI
Wade Miley—Mariners (Loranger,SLU) 12 G, 6-2, 5.27 ERA, 71.2 IN, 52 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .253, 5 doubles, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB
Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU) 12 G, 5-4, 2.65 ERA, 78 INN, 62 H, 85 K’s
Jonathan Papelbon—Nationals (Baton Rouge) 23 G, 0-2, 3.18 ERA, 15 SV, 22.2 INN, 18 K’s
Alex Presley—Brewers (Monroe) .216, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBI
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU) 60-day DL
Taijuan Walker—Mariners (Shreveport) 11 G, 2-6, 3.94 ERA, 59.1 INN, 59 H, 52 K’s
Rickie Weeks, Jr.—Diamondbacks (Southern) .231, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI

Class AAA
Joey Butler—Columbus (UNO) .218, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 21 RBI
Garin Cecchini—Colorado Springs (Barbe) .282, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 4 SB
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .326, 9 doubles, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 2 SB
Chris Cotton—Fresno (Byrd, LSU) 4 G, 0-0, 7.04 ERA, 7.2 INN
Jose De Leon—Oklahoma City (Southern) 2 G, 0-0, 0.00, 8 INN, 2 H, 15 K’s
Danny Farquhar—Durham (ULL) 17 G, 3-1, 3.79 ERA, 19 INN, 19 H
Brandon Gomes—Iowa (Tulane) 17 G, 1-2, 3.97, 1 SV, 22.2 INN, 14 H, 20 K’s
Cody Hall—New Orleans (Southern) 4 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.1 INN, 2 H, 4 K’s (Promoted to Miami)
TJ House—Columbus (Slidell) 11 G, 4-3, 5.21 ERA, 46.2 INN, 36 K’s
James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 25 G, 3-2, 1.61 ERA, 11 SV, 28 INN, 14 H, 46 K’s
Jacoby Jones Toledo (LSU) 2 G, .286 (2-for-7), 1 HR, 2 RBI
Wade LeBlanc—Buffalo (Barbe) 11 G, 6-1, 1.57 ERA, 68.2 INN, 64 H, 61 K’s
Seth Lugo—Las Vegas (Parkway, Centenary) 11 G, 3-3, 7.28 ERA, 55.2 INN, 41 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) .225, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 15 RBI
Jace Peterson—Gwinnett (Hamilton Christian, McNeese State) .187, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 6 RBI
Austin Ross—Colorado Springs (Captain Shreve, LSU) 20 G, 3-1, 5.58 ERA, 30.2 INN, 27 H, 38 K’s
Anthony RanaudoCharlotte (LSU) 5 G, 1-2, 3.45 ERA, 28.2 INN, 20 H, 20 K’s
Nick Rumbelow—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 IP, 2 H (7-day DL)
Ryan Schimpf—El Paso (St. Paul’s, LSU) .347, 15 doubles, 13 HR, 45 RBI
Rob Segedin—Oklahoma City (Tulane) .309, 11 doubles, 6 triples, 8 HR, 31 RBI

Class AA
Caleb Adams—Arkansas (ULL) 5 G, .125 (2-for-16), 1 RBI, 1 SB
Jeremy Bleich—Reading (Newman) 22 G, 1-1, 2.48 ERA, 1 SV, 29 INN, 17 K’s
Wil Browning—New Hampshire (ULM) 21 G, 1-1, 2.66 ERA, 8 SV, 20.1 INN, 18 H, 19 K’s
Joe Broussard—Tulsa (Holy Cross, LSU) 2 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.1 INN, 3 H, 4 K’s
Alex Bregman—Corpus Christi (LSU) .299, 10 doubles, 12 HR, 35 RBI, 3 SB
James DykstraBirmingham (LSU) 12 G, 1-2, 6.00 ERA, 21 INN, 13 K’s
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 9 G, 2-2, 4.70 ERA, 46 INN, 28 K’s
Brock HebertJackson (South Terrebonne, SLU) 6 G, .278 (5-for-18), 2 RBI, 1 SB
Chaz Hebert—Trenton (Breaux Bridge) 60-day DL
Tyler Jones—Trenton (LSU) 8 G, 2-1, 1.64 ERA, 4 SV, 11 INN, 17 K’s
Jacoby Jones—Erie (LSU) .312, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 2 SB (Promoted to Triple-A Toledo)
Mason KatzSpringfield (Jesuit, LSU) 3 G, 0-for-11, 2 R, 1 RBI
Leon Landry—Jackson (Baker, LSU) .270, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 3 SB
Ryan Leonards—Winston-Salem (Notre Dame, ULL) .191, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 11 G, 5-3, 3.29 ERA, 65.2 INN, 59 H, 34 K’s
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern State) 17 G, 1-1, 3.38 ERA, 16 INN, 13 K’s
Jared Mitchell—Trenton (Westgate, LSU) .250, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 SB (Released)
Jared Mortensen—Montgomery (LSU-S) 16 G, 4-5, 5.73 ERA, 33 INN, 19 H, 43 K’s
Stuart Turner—Chattanooga (Eunice, LSU-E) .220, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 SB

Class A
Tyler Bray—Peoria (ULM) 15 G, 1-2, 5.91 ERA, 2 SV, 21.1 INN, 20 K’s
David Burkhalter—Wisconsin (Ruston) 12 G, 3-4, 3.56 ERA, 1 SV, 55.2 INN, 53 H, 46 K’s
Chris Chinea—Peoria (LSU) .316, 10 doubles, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 1 SB
Chase ComptonAugusta (Northshore, ULL) Has not played
Jace Conrad—Charlotte (Lafayette, ULL) .249, 6 doubles, 3 triples,18 RBI, 11 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.) 9 G, 2-0, 0.75 ERA, 3 SV, 12 INN, 6 H, 7 K’s
Arby Fields—Bakersfield (LSU) .235, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 5 SB
Nick Flair—Burlington (Belle Chasse) Has not played
Nate Fury—Inland Empire (Rummel, Delgado, LSU) 14 G, 0-1, 3.57 ERA, 22.2 INN, 19 H, 30 K’s
Ryan Gebhardt—Carolina (Ouachita Parish, LA Tech) .293, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 14 RBI
Ian Gibaut—Charlotte (Tulane) 9 G, 1-0, 2.40 ERA, 15 INN, 17 K’s
Taylor Guilbeau—Hagerstown (Zachary) 12 G, 0-0, 5.45 ERA, 1 SV, 33 INN, 36 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Lansing (Sam Houston, McNeese St.) .267, 12 doubles, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 11 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .259, 6 doubles, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 2 SB
Stuart HolmesVancouver (Nicholls State) Has not played
Jake Johnson—Dayton (SLU) 12 G, 0-3, 10.97 ERA, 21.1 INN, 22 K’s
Kyle Keller—Greensboro (Jesuit, SLU) 4 G, 1-0, 4.05 ERA, 6.2 INN, 10 K’s
Breck Kline—Greensboro (Northshore) 7-day DL
Randy LeBlanc—Fort Myers (Covington, Tulane) 1 G, 0-1, 7.20 ERA, 5 INN
Phil Maton—Lake Elsinore (Louisiana Tech) 1 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 INN, 1 H, 2 K’s
Tyler Moore—Columbia (Dunham, LSU) .216, 4 doubles, 6 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—Billings (St. Paul’s, SLU) 10 G, 1-5, 5.44 ERA, 43 INN, 43 H, 40 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Burlington (Notre Dame, ULL) Has not played
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) .237, 7 doubles, 1 HR, 11 RBI
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 9 G, 1-4, 4.82 ERA, 37.1 INN, 32 H, 20 K’s
Tate Scioneaux—Bradenton (Riverside, SLU) 9 G, 1-0, 1.47 ERA, 1 SV, 18.1 INN, 10 H, 25 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Lakeland (LSU) .263, 10 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 22 RBI
Andrew Stevenson—Potomac (St. Thomas More, LSU) .312, 10 doubles, 5 triples, 1 HR, 16 RBI, 20 SB
Michael Strentz—Inland Empire (Comeaux, ULL) .230, 8 doubles, 5 triples, 3 HR, 20 RBI
Kodie Tidwell—Fort Wayne (West Ouachita, ULM) .238, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 6 SB
Blake Trahan—Daytona (Kinder, ULL) .235, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 6 SB
Stryker Trahan—Visalia (Acadiana) 7 G, .167 (4-for-24), 3 doubles, 1 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Bryton Trepagnier—Carolina (East St. John) 2G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 INN, 1 H, 2 K’s (Released)
Chase Vallot—Lexington (St. Thomas More) .289, 11 doubles, 8 HR, 28 RBI
Jacob Waguespack—Lakewood (Dutchtown) 20 G, 3-1, 3.41 ERA, 34.1 INN, 34 H, 31 K’s
Boone Whiting—Potomac (Centenary) 9 G, 5-2, 3.67 ERA, 54 INN, 51 H, 30 K’s (Temporary Inactive List)
Justin Williams—Charlotte (Terrebonne) .325, 4 doubles, 8 RBI
Ivan Wilson—Columbia (Ruston) .206, 12 doubles, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 4 SB

Japan

Brian Bogusevic—Orix Buffaloes (Tulane) .212, 7 doubles, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 1 SB
Matt Clark—Orix Buffaloes (LSU) .111, 2 doubles, 2 BB

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