Hometown Heroes: Ranaudo back up to majors, Buchholz rounds into form

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Anthony Ranaudo

Lucroy, Hill, Coleman all heating up

Former LSU star Anthony Ranaudo is back in the major leagues.

The Texas Rangers recalled Ranaudo on May 7 and he quickly picked up the win that night against Detroit. While he was knocked around in his second appearance, Ranaudo will make his case to stick this time after previous stints with the Rangers and Red Sox. At Round Rock, Ranaudo was 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA in three starts, earning the promotion.

After a very slow start, former McNeese State hurler Clay Buchholz is rounding into form for Boston.

Buchholz has won consecutive starts to improve to 2-3 for the Red Sox. He defeated the first-place White Sox on May 4, pitching seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on three hits with six strikeouts in a 5-2 victory on May 4. He followed that up by going five innings to qualify for the win in a 14-7 slugfest over Oakland at Fenway Park this past Sunday.

After an 0-2 start, former Loranger and Southeastern Louisiana star Wade Miley has won three consecutive decisions for Seattle. Miley picked up his third straight win Tuesday night in a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay. Miley is now 3-2 with a 4.91 ERA.

Former LSU star Louis Coleman has found a home in the bullpen for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coleman has pieced together eight consecutive scoreless outings in relief to lower his ERA to 2.77 in 13 appearances. Coleman has allowed just seven hits in 13 innings, striking out 13 batters.

Former Slidell star Will Harris of LSU continues to shine for Houston. Harris now has 14 straight scoreless appearances out of the bullpen for the Astros, lowering his ERA to 0.61 in 15 outings. In 14 2/3 innings, Harris has allowed just one run on nine hits, striking out 13.

Jonathan Lucroy homered in consecutive games on May 7-8 for the Brewers at Cincinnati. The UL-Lafayette product is batting .306 with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs and 13 RBI for Milwaukee.

Lucroy’s teammate, former LSU star Aaron Hill, has caught fire. Hill has hit in 10 of his 11 games (16-for-37/.432) to raise his average to .265 with four doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI. Hill had the game of his career at Cincinnati on May 7, belting three home runs and driving in seven runs in a 13-7 win. Included was a game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning.

At Triple-A Buffalo (Toronto Blue Jays) of the International League, Barbe alum Wade LeBlanc won his third game on May 7, pitching seven shutout innings in a 2-1 victory over Syracuse. LeBlanc allowed six hits, striking out six to improve to 3-1 with a 2.21 ERA in six starts for the Bisons.

At Double-A New Hampshire (Toronto Blue Jays) of the Eastern League, former ULM pitcher Wil Browning continues to open eyes. Browning has posted 10 straight scoreless outings out of the bullpen for the Fisher Cats. He has saves in his last two appearances and is now 1-0 with an impressive 0.77 ERA with four saves in as many opportunities. Browning has allowed just five hits in 11 2/3 innings, striking out 12 batters.

At Corpus Christi (Houston Astros) of the Texas League, former LSU All-American shortstop Alex Bregman came off the disabled list to pick up where he left off to start the season. He has homered in two straight games for the Hooks, both against San Antonio. Bregman, who now has seven home runs and 17 RBI in just 19 games, is batting .314 on the fast track to the majors.

Former Notre Dame-Crowley and UL-Lafayette standout Ryan Leonards earned a promotion from Class A Winston-Salem of the Carolina League to Double-A Birmingham of the Southern League. At Winston-Salem, Leonards was batting. 227 in six games. With the Barons, Leonards has played in two games, producing one hit, to this point.

At Class A Peoria (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Midwest League, former LSU slugger Chris Chinea has hit in 8-of-9 games (12-for-31/.387) to raise his average to .308 with five doubles and six RBI for the Chiefs.

Ian Gibaut, the ex-Tulane closer, earned a promotion from Bowling Green of the Midwest League to High A Charlotte (Tampa Bay Rays) of the Florida State League. At Bowling Green, Gibaut was 1-0 with an 0.93 ERA in seven games with one save. At Charlotte, Gibaut is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in three appearances for the Stone Crabs.

Former Riverside Academy and Southeastern Louisiana hurler Tate Scioneaux earned a promotion from Class A Bradenton of the South Atlantic League to High A Bradenton (Pittsburgh Pirates) of the Florida State League. At West Virginia, Scioneaux was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA and three saves in seven appearances. For the Marauders, Scioneaux is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two appearances.

Kade Scivique is swinging a hot bat for Lakeland (Detroit Tigers) of the Florida State League. The former LSU catcher has a nine-game hit streak (13-for-38/.342) to raise his average to .274 with five doubles and 11 RBI for the Flying Tigers.

Major Leagues
Reid Brignac—Braves (St. Amant) 5G, .176 (3-for-17), 1 double
Clay Buchholz—Red Sox (McNeese St.) 7G, 2-3, 5.90 ERA, 39.2 INN, 27 K’s
Steve Clevenger—Mariners (SLU) .179 (5-for-25), 1 HR, 3 RBI
Louis Coleman—Dodgers (LSU) 13G, 0-1, 2.77 ERA, 5 INN, 7 H, 13 K’s
Danny Farquhar—Rays (ULL) 6G, 0-0, 3,38 ERA, 5.1 INN, 5 K’s
Charlie Furbush—Mariners (LSU) 15-day DL
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU) 4 G, 0-1, 2.16 ERA, 25 INN, 15 H, 23 K’s
Johnny Giavotella—Angels (Jesuit, UNO) .208, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU) 14G, 0-1, 0.61 ERA, 14.2 INN, 9 H, 13 K’s
Aaron Hill—Brewers (LSU) .265, 4 doubles, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 2 SB
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .298, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 SB
Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 15-day DL
Jonathan Lucroy—Brewers (ULL) .306, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HR, 13 RBI
Wade Miley—Mariners (Loranger, SLU) 6G, 3-2, 4.91 ERA, 44 INN, 34 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .120 (9-for-75), 2 doubles, 1 SB
Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU) 7G, 2-2, 3.13 ERA, 46 INN, 31 H, 49 K’s
Jonathan Papelbon—Nationals (Baton Rouge) 11 G, 0-2, 3.86 ERA, 9 SV, 14 INN, 9 K’s
Jace Peterson—Braves (Hamilton Christian, McNeese St.) .182, 1 double, 4 RBI (Optioned to Triple A Gwinnett)
Alex Presley—Brewers (Monroe) .277, 1 double, 3 HR, 8 RBI
Anthony Ranaudo—Rangers (LSU) 2 G, 1-0, 17.18, 3.2 INN, 2 H, 2 K’s
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU) 60-day DL
Taijuan Walker—Mariners (Shreveport) 6G, 2-2, 1.97 ERA, 32 INN, 30 H, 29 K’s

Class AAA
Joey Butler—Columbus (UNO) .248, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 11 RBI
Garin Cecchini—Colorado Springs (Barbe) .264, 1 double, 2 triples, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .294, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB
Jose De Leon—Oklahoma City (Southern) 1 G, 0-0, 0.00, 5 INN, 2 H, 9 K’s
Brandon Gomes—Iowa (Tulane) 11 G, 1-1, 3.38, 13.1 INN, 10 H, 13 K’s
Nick Goody—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 5 G, 0-0, 4.76 ERA, 1 SV, 5.2 INN, 11 K’s
Cody Hall—Reno (Southern) 10 G, 0-0, 6.17 ERA, 11.2 INN, 7 K’s
TJ House—Columbus (Slidell) 6 G, 2-2, 6.39 ERA, 25.1 INN, 17 K’s
James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 15 G, 1-2, 2.60 ERA, 7 SV, 17.1 INN, 11 H, 27 K’s
Wade LeBlanc—Buffalo (Barbe) 6 G, 3-1, 2.21 ERA, 36.2 INN, 35 H, 35 K’s
Seth Lugo—Las Vegas (Parkway, Centenary) 6G, 3-2, 7.20 ERA, 30 INN, 22 K’s
Mikie Mahtook—Rays (St. Thomas More, LSU) .315, 2 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 SB (7-day D.L.)
Jim Miller—Colorado Springs (ULM) 11 G, 1-0, 7.41 ERA, 17 INN, 19 K’s
Austin Nola—New Orleans (Catholic, LSU) .214, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 6 RBI
Austin Ross—Colorado Springs (Captain Shreve, LSU) 11 G, 2-1, 6.48 ERA, 16.2 INN, 16 H, 18 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) .278, 6 doubles, 4 HR, 17 RBI
Rob Segedin—Oklahoma City (Tulane) .339, 5 doubles, 5 triples, 6 HR, 20 RBI

Class AA
Jeremy Bleich—Reading (Newman) 13 G, 0-1, 3.45 ERA, 1 SV, 15.2 INN, 9 K’s
Wil Browning—New Hampshire (ULM) 11G, 1-0, 0.77 ERA, 4 SV, 11.2 INN, 5 H, 12 K’s
Alex Bregman—Corpus Christi (LSU) .314, 4 doubles, 7 HR, 17 RBI, 2 SB
Chris Cotton—Corpus Christi (Byrd, LSU) 5 G, 1-0, 1.80, 10 INN, 9 H, 6 K
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 6G, 1-2, 5.70 ERA, 30 INN, 18 K’s
Chaz Hebert—Trenton (Breaux Bridge) 60-day DL
Tyler Jones—Trenton (LSU)1 G, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 2 INN, 3 K’s
Jacoby Jones—Erie (LSU) Restricted list
Leon Landry—Jackson (Baker, LSU) .277, 4 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 2 SB
Ryan Leonards—Winston-Salem (Notre Dame, ULL) 2 G, .166 (1-for-6)
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 6G, 5-1, 3.09 ERA, 35 INN, 29 H
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern State) 8 G, 1-1, 3.38 ERA, 8 INN, 9 K’s
Jared Mitchell—Trenton (Westgate, LSU) .226, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 3 SB
Jared Mortensen—Montgomery (LSU-S) 9G, 3-3, 4.03 ERA, 22.1 INN, 9 H, 27 K’s
Stuart Turner—Chattanooga (Eunice, LSU-E) .222, 4 doubles, 1 HR, 9 RBI

Class A
Caleb Adams—Inland Empire (ULL) .347, 7 doubles, 5 triples, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 3 SB
Tyler Bray—Peoria (ULM) 8G, 0-2, 10.13 ERA, 1 SV, 10.2 INN, 8 K’s
Joe Broussard—Rancho Cucamonga (Holy Cross, LSU) 10G, 1-0, 1.96 ERA, 18.1 INN, 15 H, 17 K’s
David Burkhalter—Wisconsin (Ruston) 6G, 1-1, 1.17 ERA, 1 SV, 23 INN, 13 H, 16 K’s
Chris Chinea—Peoria (LSU) .308, 5 doubles, 6 RBI, 1 SB
Jace Conrad—Charlotte (Lafayette, ULL) .224, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 11 RBI, 7 SB
Andro Cutura—Cedar Rapids (Pearl River, SLU) 5G, 3-1, 5.54 ERA, 26 INN, 25 H, 25 K’s
Ryan Deemes—Quad Cities (Holy Cross, Nicholls St.) 9 G, 1-0, 0.87 ERA, 20.2 INN, 11 H, 19 K’s
James Dykstra—Winston-Salem (LSU) 6G, 1-2, 7.45 ERA, 9.2 INN, 8 K’s
Arby Fields—Bakersfield (LSU) .244, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI, 5 SB
Nick Flair—Burlington (Belle Chasse) Has not played
Nate Fury—Inland Empire (Rummel, Delgado, LSU) 5G, 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 8.2 INN, 6 H, 10 K’s
Ryan Gebhardt—Carolina (Ouachita Parish, LA Tech) .264, 2 doubles, 3 RBI
Ian Gibaut—Charlotte (Tulane) 3G, 0-0, 3.38 ERA, 2.2 INN, 2 K’s
Taylor Guilbeau—Hagerstown (Zachary) 7 G, 0-0, 5.00 ERA, 1 SV, 18 INN, 20 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Lansing (Sam Houston, McNeese St.) .314, 8 doubles, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 6 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .169, 1 double, 9 RBI, 2 SB
Brock Hebert—Bakersfield (South Terrebonne, SLU) .289, 6 doubles, 1 double, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB (7-day D.L.)
Jake Johnson—Dayton (SLU) 7G, 0-3, 9.00 ERA, 18 INN, 19 K’s
Mason Katz—Palm Beach (Jesuit, LSU) 7-day DL
Kyle Keller—Batavia (Jesuit, SLU) Has not played
Breck Kline—Greensboro (Northshore) 7-day DL
Randy LeBlanc—Cedar Rapids (Covington, Tulane) 5G, 3-2, 1.16 ERA, 31 INN, 22 H, 21 K’s
Phil Maton—Fort Wayne (Louisiana Tech) 1G, 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 1.1 INN, 1 K
Tyler Moore—Columbia (Dunham, LSU) .190, 3 doubles, 5 RBI
Zac Person—Quad Cities (Eunice, LSU-E, LSU) 6G, 0-0, 2.45 ERA, 11 INN, 11 K’s
Tanner Rainey—Billings (St. Paul’s, SLU) 5G, 0-4, 6.75 ERA, 18.2 INN, 13 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Burlington (Notre Dame, ULL) Has not played
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) .250, 3 doubles, 4 RBI
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 5 G, 1-3, 3.51 ERA, 25.2 INN, 23 H
Tate Scioneaux—Bradenton (Riverside, SLU) 2G, 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 4.1 INN, 3 H, 2 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Lakeland (LSU) .274, 5 doubles, 11 RBI
Andrew Stevenson—Potomac (St. Thomas More, LSU) .345, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 9 RBI, 14 SB
Michael Strentz—Inland Empire (Comeaux, ULL) .213, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 RBI
Kodie Tidwell—Fort Wayne (West Ouachita, ULM) .183, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI
Blake Trahan—Daytona (Kinder, ULL) .164, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 4 SB
Stryker Trahan—Visalia (Acadiana) 1G, .250 (1-for-4), 1 double (7-day DL)
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) .281, 7 doubles, 5 HR, 17 RBI
Jacob Waguespack—Lakewood (Dutchtown) 12G, 2-0, 2.41 ERA, 18.2 INN, 15 H, 15 K’s
Boone Whiting—Potomac (Centenary) 5G, 3-1, 4.03 ERA, 29 INN, 28 H, 18 K’s
Justin Williams—Charlotte (Terrebonne) .313 (10-for-32), 1 double, 3 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Ivan Wilson—Columbia (Ruston) .245, 8 doubles, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 3 SB

Japan

Brian Bogusevic—Orix Buffaloes (Tulane) .214, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 1 SB

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