Hometown Heroes: Schimpf, Chargois to majors, Ibarra debuts

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Ryan SchimpfA pair of Hometown Heroes got the call of a lifetime, earning promotions to the major leagues for the first time in their respective careers.

Former St. Paul’s and LSU star Ryan Schimpf got the call Tuesday from the San Diego Padres, who recalled him from Triple-A El Paso, where he was scalding hot.

The 28-year-old Schimpf was hitting .355 with 17 doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI in just 51 games for the Chihuahuas. Schimpf was immediately inserted into the starting lineup at third base Tuesday night and made an immediate impact. Schimpf lined a double into the right field corner in his first at-bat and scored a run. He made a dazzling play to rob Aneiny Hechavarria of a hit and made one other very nice play as well for the Padres.

Former Sulphur High star J.T. Chargois got the call of a lifetime from the Minnesota Twins, earning a promotion from Triple A Rochester to the major league squad.

At Rochester, Chargois was 1-0 with an 0.68 ERA and four saves in 12 games. In his first appearance with the Twins on June 11, Chargois did not fare well, pitching 2/3 of an inning, allowing five earned runs on three hits with two walks. Hopefully, he got the hitters out and will settle in.

After being red hot in May, former Jesuit and UNO star Johnny Giavotella of the Los Angeles Angels had cooled off in early June but he has gotten hot again.

Giavotella had a night to remember June 13 against the Twins, going 4-for-4, including a home run in a 9-4 loss to Minnesota. Giavotella has a four-game hit streak (8-for-15/.533) to raise his average to .274 with 12 doubles, four homes and 21 RBI.

Baton Rouge native Jonathan Papelbon hit a roadblock Tuesday. Papelbon was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals with a right intercostal strain, which he suffered while warming up during Sunday’s 5-4 victory over the Phillies. Papelbon is 1-2 with a 3.28 ERA and has converted 16 of 18 save attempts for the Nats.

At Triple-A Colorado (Milwaukee Brewers) of the Pacific Coast League, former Barbe star Garin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with an RBI as the Sky Sox edged Iowa 6-5 on June 14. Cecchini is batting .284 with eight doubles, two tripled, three home runs, 22 RBI and four stolen bases.

Former LSU star Jacoby Jones has adjusted well since being promoted from Double-A Erie to Triple-A Toledo (Detroit Tigers) of the International League. Jones has hit in eight of nine games for the Mud Hens, batting .333 with two doubles, one home run and four RBI.

Former Barbe star Wade LeBlanc continues his superb season for Triple-A Buffalo (Toronto Blue Jays) of the International League. LeBlanc pitched eight innings without allowing an earned run Tuesday night, allowing just two hits while striking out 11 in a dominant performance as Buffalo beat Durham 5-1. LeBlanc is now 7-2 with a 1.51 ERA in 13 starts for the Bisons.

Former LSU star Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out four as Charlotte (Chicago White Sox) downed Buffalo 7-1 on June 11. Ranaudo improved to 2-2 with a 2.78 ERA for the Knights. He has allowed just 24 hits in 35 2/3 innings pitched.

Speaking of Charlotte, former Notre Dame and UL-Lafayette star Ryan Leonards earned a promotion from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte. It is the third level this season for Leonards, who started the season at Class A Winston-Salem of the Carolina League before heading to Birmingham briefly.

Former Tulane star Rob Segedin has a three-game hit streak (4-for-11/.364) with two home runs and six RBI in the three games for Oklahoma City (Los Angeles Dodgers) of the Pacific Coast League. Segedin is getting the attention of the Dodgers, batting .306 with 13 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs and 38 RBI.

At Double-A Corpus Christi (Houston Astros) of the Texas League, former LSU star Alex Bregman continues to put up impressive numbers for the Hooks. Bregman has an eight-game hit streak (12-for-33/.364) to raise his average to .311 with 12 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, 42 RBI and four stolen bases in 51 games. Bregman was named to the Texas League All-Star game as a starter.

Former Northshore and LSU hurler Ryan Eades pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, walking no one and striking out five as Chattanooga (Minnesota Twins) of the Southern League won 8-1 at Tennessee on June 11. Eades improved to 3-2 with a 4.15 ERA.

In Class A, former LSU star Chris Chinea homered in consecutive games on June 10-11 for Peoria (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Midwest League. Chinea is hitting .327 with 10 doubles, three home runs and 28 RBI. He has a four-game hit streak (7-for-13/.538).

Former Barbe and LSU star Jared Foster has a four-game hit streak (6-for-17/.353) for Burlington (Los Angeles Angels) of the Midwest League. Foster is batting .256 with 14 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 23 RBI for the Bees.

Conner Hale of LSU is hot for Clinton (Seattle Mariners) of the Midwest League. Hale has an eight-game hit streak (14-for-35/.400) to raise his average to .283 with nine doubles, four home runs and 22 RBI for the LumberKings. Hale has five RBI in his last three games.

Former LSU third baseman Chris Ibarra has signed with Minnesota and debuted for Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League on June 12. Ibarra is 2-for-10 in three games played.

Former LSU star Kade Scivicque was on the front end of three consecutive home runs struck by Lakeland (Detroit Tigers) of the Florida State League Tuesday night in an 8-3 victory over Fort Myers. It was Scivicque’s second home run of the season for the Tigers.

Former Kinder and UL-Lafayette star Blake Trahan has put together three consecutive two-hit games for Daytona (Cincinnati Reds) of the Florida State League. Trahan was 6-for-12 (.500) in that stretch to raise his season average to .243.

Former Dutchtown star Jacob Waguespack posted saves in consecutive games for Lakewood (Philadelphia Phillies) of the South Atlantic League, including against Hagerstown Tuesday night. Waguespack is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA and four saves for the BlueClaws.

Major Leagues
Clay Buchholz—Red Sox (McNeese St.) 14 G, 3-6, 6.14 ERA, 63 INN, 40 K’s
J.T. Chargois—Twins (Sulphur) 1 G, 0-0, 67.50 ERA, 0.2 INN
Steve Clevenger—Mariners (SLU) .228, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI
Louis Coleman—Dodgers (LSU) 31 G, 0-1, 2.73 ERA, 26.1 INN, 16 H, 25 K’s
Charlie Furbush—Mariners (LSU) 15-day DL
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU) 10 G, 0-3, 3.45 ERA, 60 INN, 58 H, 54 K’s
Johnny Giavotella—Angels (Jesuit, UNO) .274, 12 doubles, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB
Nick Goody—Yankees (LSU) 16 G, 0-0, 3.86 ERA, 18.2 INN, 18 H, 22 K’s
Cody Hall—Marlins (Southern) 2 G, 0-0, 12.00 ERA 3 INN, 3 K’s (Optioned to New Orleans)
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU) 29 G, 0-1, 0.61 ERA, 29.2 INN, 17 H, 31 K’s
Aaron Hill—Brewers (LSU) .261, 8 doubles, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 3 SB
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .313, 17 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR, 23 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) .307, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 10 HR, 31 RBI
Mikie Mahtook—Rays (St. Thomas More, LSU) .173, 2 doubles, 3 RBI
Wade Miley—Mariners (Loranger,SLU) 13 G, 6-3, 5.28 ERA, 76.2 IN, 58 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .242, 6 doubles, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB
Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU) 13 G, 5-5, 2.98 ERA, 81.2 INN, 69 H, 88 K’s
Jonathan Papelbon—Nationals (Baton Rouge) 25 G, 1-2, 3.28 ERA, 16 SV, 24.2 INN, 19 K’s
Alex Presley—Brewers (Monroe) .208, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBI
Ryan Schimpf—Padres (St. Paul’s, LSU) 1 G .250 (1-for-4), 1 double, 1 run
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU) 60-day DL
Taijuan Walker—Mariners (Shreveport) 13 G, 3-6, 3.69 ERA, 70.2 INN, 65 H, 67 K’s
Rickie Weeks, Jr.—Diamondbacks (Southern) .230, 5 doubles, 3 HR, 8 RBI

Class AAA
Reid Brignac—Gwinnett (St. Amant) .290, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 3 SB
Joey Butler—Columbus (UNO) .219, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 23 RBI
Garin Cecchini—Colorado Springs (Barbe) .284, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 4 SB
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .320, 10 doubles, 3 HR, 22 RBI, 2 SB
Chris Cotton—Fresno (Byrd, LSU) 5 G, 0-0, 6.10 ERA, 10.1 INN
Jose De Leon—Oklahoma City (Southern) 3 G, 0-0, 2.45, 11 INN, 4 H, 21 K’s
Danny Farquhar—Durham (ULL) 20 G, 3-1, 4.98 ERA, 21.2 INN, 12 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) 13 G, 4-3, 4.72 ERA, 55.1 INN, 42 K’s
James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 28 G, 3-3, 1.99 ERA, 13 SV, 31.2 INN, 15 H, 56 K’s
Jacoby Jones— Toledo (LSU) .333 (12-for-36), 2 doubles, 1 HR, 4 RBI
Wade LeBlanc—Buffalo (Barbe) 13 G, 7-2, 1.51 ERA, 83.2 INN, 74 H, 81 K’s
Ryan Leonards—Charlotte (Notre Dame, ULL) 3 G, .167 (1-for-6)
Seth Lugo—Las Vegas (Parkway, Centenary) 14 G, 3-3, 6.82 ERA, 60.2 INN, 45 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) .229, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 15 RBI
Jace Peterson—Gwinnett (Hamilton Christian, McNeese State) .186, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 6 RBI, 2 SB
Austin Ross—Colorado Springs (Captain Shreve, LSU) 22 G, 4-1, 5.18 ERA, 33 INN, 32 H, 40 K’s
Anthony Ranaudo—Charlotte (LSU) 6 G, 2-2, 2.78 ERA, 35.2 INN, 24 H, 24 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) .355, 17 doubles, 15 HR, 48 RBI (Called up by San Diego)
Rob Segedin—Oklahoma City (Tulane) .306, 13 doubles, 6 triples, 10 HR, 38 RBI

Class AA
Caleb Adams—Arkansas (ULL) .179 (7-for-39), 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Jeremy Bleich—Reading (Newman) 23 G, 2-1, 3.34 ERA, 1 SV, 29.2 INN, 17 K’s
Wil Browning—New Hampshire (ULM) 23 G, 1-1, 2.38 ERA, 9 SV, 22.2 INN, 20 H, 22 K’s
Joe Broussard—Tulsa (Holy Cross, LSU) 5 G, 0-0, 1.35 ERA, 6.2 INN, 5 H, 6 K’s
Alex Bregman—Corpus Christi (LSU) .311, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 13 HR, 42 RBI, 4 SB
James Dykstra—Birmingham (LSU) 13 G, 1-2, 5.04 ERA, 25 INN, 16 K’s
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 10 G, 3-2, 4.15 ERA, 52 INN, 49 H, 33 K’s
Brock Hebert—Jackson (South Terrebonne, SLU) .263 (10-for-38), 1 double, 1 triple, 7 RBI, 1 SB
Chaz Hebert—Trenton (Breaux Bridge) 60-day DL
Tyler Jones—Trenton (LSU) 10 G, 2-2, 3.18 ERA, 4 SV, 11.1 INN, 17 K’s
Mason Katz—Palm Beach (Jesuit, LSU) 4 G, .067 (1-for-15), 1 double, 2 RBI
Leon Landry—Jackson (Baker, LSU) .256, 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) 12 G, 5-4, 3.27 ERA, 71.2 INN, 64 H, 39 K’s
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern State) 19 G, 1-1, 3.00 ERA, 18 INN, 14 K’s
Jared Mitchell—Trenton (Westgate, LSU) .250, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 SB (Released)
Jared Mortensen—Montgomery (LSU-S) 18 G, 4-5, 5.21 ERA, 38 INN, 22 H, 51 K’s
Stuart Turner—Chattanooga (Eunice, LSU-E) .210, 7 doubles, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 2 SB

Class A
Tyler Bray—Peoria (ULM) 17 G, 1-2, 5.11 ERA, 3 SV, 24.2 INN, 23 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.)
Chris Chinea—Peoria (LSU) .327, 10 doubles, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 1 SB
Chase Compton—Augusta (Northshore, ULL) Has not played
Jace Conrad—Charlotte (Lafayette, ULL) .254, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 21 RBI, 12 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.) 10 G, 2-0, 4.91 ERA, 3 SV, 14.2 INN, 11 H, 9 K’s
Arby Fields—Bakersfield (LSU) .243, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 5 SB
Nick Flair—Burlington (Belle Chasse) Has not played
Jared Foster—Burlington (Barbe, LSU) .256, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 2 SB
Nate Fury—Inland Empire (Rummel, Delgado, LSU) 16 G, 0-1, 3.51 ERA, 25.2 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) 10 G, 1-0, 2.12 ERA, 17 INN, 17 K’s
Taylor Guilbeau—Hagerstown (Zachary) 14 G, 0-0, 4.93 ERA, 1 SV, 38.1 INN, 40 K’s
Andrew Guillotte—Lansing (Sam Houston, McNeese St.) .256, 13 doubles, 2 HR, 27 RBI, 12 SB
Conner Hale—Clinton (LSU) .283, 9 doubles, 4 HR, 22 RBI, 2 SB
Stuart Holmes—Vancouver (Nicholls State) Has not played
Christian Ibarra—Cedar Rapids (LSU) 3 G, .200 (2-for-10)
Jake Johnson—Dayton (SLU) 12 G, 0-3, 10.97 ERA, 21.1 INN, 22 K’s
Kyle Keller—Greensboro (Jesuit, SLU) 6 G, 1-0, 2.31 ERA, 11.2 INN, 9 H, 13 K’s
Breck Kline—Greensboro (Northshore) Voluntary retired list
Randy LeBlanc—Fort Myers (Covington, Tulane) 2 G, 0-2, 7.20 ERA, 10 INN
Phil Maton—Lake Elsinore (Louisiana Tech) 3 G, 0-0, 2.08 ERA, 4.1 INN, 2 H, 5 K’s
Tyler Moore—Columbia (Dunham, LSU) .232, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 10 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) 11 G, 1-5, 5.29 ERA, 47.2 INN, 48 H, 46 K’s
Austin Robichaux—Burlington (Notre Dame, ULL) Has not played
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) .241, 7 doubles, 1 HR, 14 RBI
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 10 G, 2-4, 4.54 ERA, 39.2 INN, 33 H, 21 K’s
Tate Scioneaux—Bradenton (Riverside, SLU) 11 G, 2-1, 1.96 ERA, 1 SV, 23 INN, 13 H, 28 K’s
Kade Scivicque—Lakeland (LSU) .261, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR, 26 RBI
Andrew Stevenson—Potomac (St. Thomas More, LSU) .304, 10 doubles, 7 triples, 1 HR, 16 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) .241, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 17 RBI, 6 SB
Blake Trahan—Daytona (Kinder, ULL) .243, 9 doubles, 4 triples, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 9 SB
Stryker Trahan—Visalia (Acadiana) .200 (7-for-35), 3 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI
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) .287, 11 doubles, 8 HR, 28 RBI
Jacob Waguespack—Lakewood (Dutchtown) 22 G, 3-1, 3.38 ERA, 4 SV, 37.1 INN, 37 H, 34 K’s
Boone Whiting—Potomac (Centenary) 10 G, 6-2, 3.26 ERA, 60.2 INN, 53 H, 36 K’s
Justin Williams—Charlotte (Terrebonne) .295, 5 doubles, 13 RBI
Ivan Wilson—Columbia (Ruston) .205, 13 doubles, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 5 SB

Japan

Brian Bogusevic—Orix Buffaloes (Tulane) .204, 8 doubles, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 1 SB
Matt Clark—Orix Buffaloes (LSU) 11 G, 2 doubles, 3 BB, 1 RBI (Released)

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