Hometown Heroes: Hoyt back with Astros, Jones hit by pitch in face

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Goody, House, Rainey enjoy success

James HoytFormer Centenary right-hander James Hoyt is back in the major leagues.

Hoyt was recalled by the Houston Astros from Triple-A Fresno on Apr. 20. Hoyt made a very successful 2017 debut on Apr. 22 at Tampa Bay, pitching 1 2/3 innings, allowing no hits and striking out three Rays. With the Grizzlies, Hoyt was dominating, not allowing a run in five appearances, going 1-0 while allowing no hits and striking out eight. Hoyt pitched in 22 games for the Astros in 2016, going 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 22 appearances.

After a bit of a slow start, former LSU star Alex Bregman is up to speed at the plate. Bregman has a six game hit streak (6-for-21/.285) to raise his average to .257 with four doubles and four RBI for Houston.

Former LSU reliever Nick Goody is off to a good start for Cleveland. Goody has made four scoreless appearances out of the bullpen for the Indians, allowing just two hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched with six strikeouts.

Former LSU star Jacoby Jones was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a lip laceration after he was struck in the face by an 89 mile per hour fastball from Justin Haley of Minnesota in last Saturday’s game. Jones had oral surgery to repair the damage, incurring nine stitches.

Former St. Thomas More and LSU outfielder Mikie Mahtook belted his first home run as a Tiger Tuesday night, belting a two-run blast in the eighth inning in a 19-9 victory over Seattle.

Former LSU infielder D.J. LeMahieu is following up his National League batting championship in 2016 with a nice start in 2017. The standout second baseman has multi-hit games in nine of his last 15 games to raise his average to .295 with four doubles, one triple, a home run and four RBI for Colorado.

Former Tulane star Rob Segedin was recalled by the Los Angeles Dodgers from Triple-A Oklahoma City but was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Dodgers on Apr. 19 with a right great toe strain.

At Triple-A Buffalo (Toronto Blue Jays) of the International League, former ULM hurler Wil Browning is off to a 3-0 start in four appearances out of the Bisons bullpen.

Also at Buffalo, Slidell’s T.J. House is making a bid to return to the big leagues. House is off to a 3-0 start in three appearances with a 0.53 ERA for the Bisons. In 17 innings, House has allowed just one run on nine hits and has fanned 10 hitters.

Former Sulphur hurler J.T. Chargois picked up his first save of the season for Rochester (Minnesota Twins) of the International League Tuesday night. Chargois pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Red Wings downed Gwinnett 5-4. Chargois has a pair of scoreless outings for Rochester.

Former Vidalia pitcher Jake Winston picked up his first save of the season for Reno on Monday night against El Paso in a 12-1 victory. Winston went three innings, allowing an unearned run on three hits with a pair of strikeouts. Winston is 0-0 with a 3.00ERA for the Aces.

At Double-A Frisco (Texas Rangers) of the Texas League, former LSU pitcher James Dykstra picked up saves in consecutive outings against Tulsa and Corpus Christi. Dykstra is 0-0 with a superb 0.84 ERA with two saves. In 10 2/3 innings, Dykstra has allowed just one run on three hits, walking no one and striking out 11.

At Pensacola (Cincinnati Reds) of the Southern League, former Captain Shreve and LSU pitcher Austin Ross is off to a good start for the Wahoos. Ross is 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts. In 21 innings, Ross has allowed just 10 hits, striking out 13.

Former Riverside Academy and Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Tate Scioneaux continues to pitch well for Altoona (Pittsburgh Pirates) of the Eastern League. Scioneaux is 3-0 with a perfect ERA in six relief appearances for the Curve. In 11 2/3 innings, Scioneaux has allowed just seven hits, striking out 12 with a WHIP of 0.77.

Former Terrebonne High slugger Justin Williams of Montgomery (Tampa Bay Rays) of the Southern League belted his third home run Monday night against Mississippi. Williams is batting .296 with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and eight RBI for the Biscuits.

Former ULM pitcher Tyler Bray was promoted from Class A Palm Beach to Double-A Springfield (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Texas League. Bray was 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA at Palm Beach and in two outings at Springfield, he is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

Former Tulane closer Ian Gibaut was promoted from Class A Charlotte of the Florida State League to Double-A Montgomery (Tampa Bay Rays) of the Southern League. Bray was 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA and two saves at Charlotte. For the Biscuits, he won his first game in relief.

At Class A West Virginia (Pittsburgh Pirates) of the South Atlantic League, former Tulane star Stephen Alemais belted a pair of home runs at Hickory on Apr. 19 in an 8-5 victory.

At Class A Peoria (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Midwest League, former UL-Lafayette pitcher Eric Carter picked up his first save against Wisconsin on Apr. 23. In six appearances, Carter is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA. In nine innings, Carter has allowed seven hits, striking out nine.

Former Louisiana Tech hurler Phillip Diehl of Charleston (New York Yankees) of the South Atlantic League is now 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA in four appearances. In 14 1/3 innings, Diehl has 14 allowed just 11 hits, striking out 14 with a 0.84 WHIP.

At Inland Empire (Los Angeles Angels), former Barbe and LSU outfielder Jared Foster has three consecutive two-hit games for the 66ers and has four in his last five games to raise his average to .263 with three doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI.

At Dunedin (Toronto Blue Jays), former Sam Houston and McNeese State star Andrew Guillotte is red hot. Guillotte has a six-game hit streak (10-for-23/.435) for the Blue Jays to raise his average to .299 with four doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI with five stolen bases.

At Fort Myers (Minnesota Twins) of the Florida State League, former Covington and Tulane pitcher Randy LeBlanc is 2-0 in three starts with a 0.43 ERA for the Miracle. In 21 innings, LeBlanc has allowed just one run on 17 hits, striking out 14.

Former St. Paul’s and Southeastern Louisiana hurler Tanner Rainey continues to pitch very well for Daytona (Cincinnati Reds) of the Florida State League. In eight relief appearances, Rainey is 0-0 with a 0.90 ERA with a save. In 10 innings pitched, Rainey has allowed just one run on two hits with 20 strikeouts and an impressive WHIP of 0.20.

Major Leagues
Alex Bregman—Astros (LSU) .257, 4 doubles, 2 stolen bases, 4 RBI
Clay Buchholz—Phillies (McNeese St.) 2G, 0-1, 12.27 ERA, 7.1 INN, 5 K’s (injured)
Danny Farquhar—Rays (UL Lafayette)  11G, 0-1, 5.23 ERA, 10.1 INN, 9 H, 9 K’s
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU)  5G, 1-2, 7.50 ERA, 24 INN, 17 K’s
Nick Goody—Indians (LSU) 4G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.1 INN, 2 H, 6 K’s
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU)  8G, 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 8 INN, 6 H, 5 K’s
Aaron Hill—Giants (LSU) .120 (3-for-25), 1 HR, 2 RBI
James Hoyt—Astros (Centenary) 1G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.2 INN, 3 K’s
Jacoby Jones—Tigers (LSU) .150, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI  (10-day D.L.)
Wade LeBlanc—Pirates (Barbe) 6G, 0-0, 3.60 ERA, 10 INN, 5 H, 2 K’s
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .295, 4 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 7G, 0-0, 1.93 ERA, 4.2 INN, 8 K’s
Jonathan Lucroy—Rangers (UL Lafayette) .196, 1 double, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Seth Lugo—Mets (Parkway, Centenary) 10-day DL
Mikie Mahtook—Tigers (St. Thomas More, LSU) .208, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Wade Miley–Orioles (Loranger, SLU)  4G, 1-1, 2.08 ERA, 26 INN, 12 H, 32 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .242, 1 double, 4 HR, 12 RBI
Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU)  3G, 2-0, 4.50 ERA, 16 INN, 20 H, 15 K’s
Jace Peterson—Braves (Hamilton Christian, McNeese) .182 (5-for-23), 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBI
Rob Segedin—Dodgers  (Tulane) 2G, .250 (1-for-4), 1 R  (10-day D.L.)
Ryan Schimpf–Padres (St. Paul’s, LSU) .102, 3 HR, 6 RBI
Stuart Turner—Reds (Eunice, LSU-E) 6G, .222 (4-for-18), 3 doubles, 3 RBI
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU)  4 G, 3-1, 1.40 ERA, 25.1 INN, 21 H, 28 K’s
Taijuan Walker—Diamondbacks (Shreveport) 4G, 2-1, 4.57 ERA, 21.2 INN, 22 K’s
Rickie Weeks Jr.—Rays (Southern) .188 (6-for-32), 2 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Class AAA
Brian Bogusevic—Pawtucket (Tulane) 2G, .250 (2-for-8), 4 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Reid Brignac—Fresno (St. Amant) .258, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 HR, 12 RBI
Joe Broussard—Oklahoma City (Holy Cross, LSU)  2G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 INN, 4 H, 5 K’s
Wil Browning—Buffalo (ULM) 4G, 3-0, 5;68 ERA, 6/1 INN, 5 H, 5 K’s
Joey Butler—Syracuse (UNO) .238, 1 double, 2 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Garin Cecchini—Omaha (Barbe) .170, 3 doubles, 1 RBI
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .231, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 8 RBI
J.T. Chargois—Rochester (Sulphur)  2G, 0-0, 1 SV, 2.2 INN, 1 H, 2 K’s
Preston Claiborne—Round Rock (Tulane) 8G, 1-0, 3.24 ERA, 2 SV, 8.1 INN, 7 H, 10 K’s
Louis Coleman—Louisville (LSU) 8G, 0-1, 2.70 ERA, 1 SV, 10 INN, 9 H, 10 K’s
Jose De Leon—Durham (Southern)  7-day DL
Johnny Giavotella—Norfolk (Jesuit, UNO) .267, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI
Chaz Hebert—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Breaux Bridge) 7-day DL
TJ House—Buffalo (Slidell) 3G, 3-0, 0.53 ERA, 17 INN, 9 H, 20 K’s
James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 5G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 5 INN, 1 H, 8 K’s
Tyler Jones—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 6G, 1-1, 4.15 ERA, 8.2 INN, 7 H, 9 K’s
Phil Maton—El Paso (Louisiana Tech) 7G, 0-1, 3.86 ERA, 2 SV, 7 INN, 5 H, 8 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) .155, 7 BB, 8 R
Austin Robichaux–Salt Lake (Notre Dame, ULL)  1G 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 3 INN, 2 H, 2 K’s
Nick Rumbelow—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 7-day DL
Jake Winston—Reno (Vidalia) 3G, 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1 SV, 6 INN, 4 H, 2 K’s
Josh Zeid—Memphis (Tulane)  3G, 1-1, 5.52 ERA, 14.2 INN, 14 K’s

Class AA
Caleb Adams—Mobile (UL Lafayette)  .196, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Tyler Bray—Palm Beach (ULM)  2G, 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 4 INN, 3 H, 1 R, 4 K’s
James Dykstra—Frisco (LSU) 4G, 0-0, 0.84 ERA, 2 SV, 10.2 INN, 3 H, 11 K’s
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 4G, 0-0, 6 E.43RA, 7 INN, 7 H, 5 K’s
Ian Gibaut—Montgomery (Tulane) 1 G, 1-0, 9.00 ERA, 1 INN, 1 H, 1 K
Brock Hebert—Arkansas (South Terrebonne, SLU)  .209, 1 double, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Leon Landry—Pensacola (Baker, LSU)  .091 (3-for-33), 3 R
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 7-day DL
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern St.) 6G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SV, 7.2 INN, 3 H, 8 K’s
Austin Ross—Pensacola (Captain Shreve, LSU) 3G, 1-0, 0.86 ERA, 21 INN, 10 H, 13 K’s
Tate Scioneaux—Altoona (Riverside, SLU) 6G, 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 11.2 INN, 7 H, 12 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Mississippi (LSU) .282, 2 doubles, 3 RBI
Andrew Stevenson—Harrisburg (St. Thomas More, LSU) .338, 4 doubles, 11 RBI
Blake Trahan—Pensacola (Kinder, UL Lafayette) .266, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 2 SB
Justin Williams—Montgomery (Terrebonne) .296, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 8 RBI

Class A
Stephen Alemais—West Virginia (Tulane) .255, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 SB
Adam Atkins—St. Lucie (La. Tech)  1G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.1 INN, 2 H
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) 2G, 0-0, 4.05 ERA, 6.2 INN, 6 H, 7 K’s
Eric Carter—Peoria (UL Lafayette) 6G, 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1 SV,  9 INN, 7 H, 9 K’s
Chris Chinea—Palm Beach (LSU)  .279, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 11 RBI
Andro Cutura—Cedar Rapids (Pearl River, SLU) 7-day DL
Ryan Deemes—Buies Creek (Holy Cross, Nicholls) 4G, 1-0, 3.86 ERA, 4.2 INN, 7 K’s
Phillip Diehl—Charleston (LA Tech)  4G, 2-0, 2.51 ERA, 14.1 INN, 11 H, 14 K’s
Jameson Fisher—Kannapolis (Zachary, SLU) .267, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Kaleb Fontenot—Hickory (Sacred Heart-VP, McNeese) 7G, 0-0, 2.70 ERA, 1 SV, 10 INN, 7 H, 15 K’s
Jared Foster—Inland Empire (Barbe, LSU) .263, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 6 RBI
Jake Fraley—Charlotte (LSU) .132, 1 HR, 5 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Trent Giambrone—Myrtle Beach (Grace King) .227, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Taylor Guilbeau—Potomac (Zachary) 3G, 0-0, 11.74 ERA, 7.2 INN, 11 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Dunedin (Sam Houston, McNeese) .299, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .213, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Nick Hartman—Lansing (LSU-Eunice) 1G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1 INN, 1 H
Taylor Henry—Columbia (Airline, Centenary) 5G, 1-0, 2.45 ERA, 11 INN, 11 H, 7 K’s
Kyle Keller—Greensboro (Jesuit, SLU)  5G, 0-0, 2.67 ERA, 7 INN, 6 H, 10 K’s
Mark Laird—Clearwater (Ouachita Parish, LSU) 9G, .281, 2 doubles, 4 R
Randy LeBlanc—Fort Myers (Covington, Tulane) 3G, 2-0, 0.43 ERA, 21 INN, 17 H, 14 K’s
Tanner Rainey—Daytona (St. Paul’s, SLU) 8G, 0-0, 0.90 ERA, 1 SV, 10 INN, 2 H, 20 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Inland Empire (Notre Dame, UL Lafayette)  2G, 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 4.1 INN, 2 H, 2 K’s
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) Restricted List
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 3G, 0-0, 2.89 ERA, 9.1 INN, 8 H, 9 K’s
Jake Rogers—Quad Cities (Tulane) 273, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 9 RBI
Trevor Simms—Visalia (Tulane) 3G, 1-1, 5.02 ERA, 14.1 INN, 13 K’s
Riley Smith—Kane County (LSU) 2G, 0-0, 4.15 ERA, 4.1 INN, 4 H, 3 K’s
Jesse Stallings—Dayton (Grant, LSU)  7G, 0-0, 3.52 ERA, 7.2 INN, 8 K’s
Nick Thurman—Clinton (Belle Chasse, UL Lafayette) .360, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 RBI
Stefan Trosclair—Peoria (Sulphur, LSU-E, UL Lafayette) 15G, .250, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 11 RBI
Chase Vallot—Wilmington (St. Thomas More) .189, 5 doubles, 5 RBI
Jacob Waguespack—Clearwater (Dutchtown) 5G, 0-0, 5.14 ERA, 7 INN, 7 H, 9 K’s


Matt Clark—Acereros del Norte (LSU) .321, 6 doubles, 6 HR, 28 RBI
Chad Gaudin—Acereros del Norte (Crescent City) 9G, 0-0, 1.00 ERA, 9 INN, 67 H, 9 K’s     
Santos Saldivar
—Pericos de Puebla (Southern) 1G, 0-0, *** ERA, 1 H, 2 ERA

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