Hometown Heroes: Former LSU stars Gausman, Bregman, Nola, LeMahieu, Coleman, Rumbelow, Ross enjoying success

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Kevin GausmanAfter a very rough start to the season, former LSU star Kevin Gausman is showing why the Baltimore Orioles stuck with him.

Gausman has now won his last five decisions to raise his record to 8-7 after pitching seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win at Texas on July 29. Gausman has a streak of 15 and two-thirds consecutive scoreless innings pitched.

The news was not as good for former Jesuit and UNO star Johnny Giavotella, who was designated for assignment by the Orioles Tuesday after they acquired infielder Tim Beckham from Tampa Bay. Giavotella was batting .100 (1-for-10) in limited appearances for Baltimore.

In the midst of an outstanding season for the Houston Astros, former LSU star Alex Bregman is contributing quite nicely to the cause.

Bregman is batting .346 (18-for-52) in his last 15 games and has a five-game hitting streak currently to raise his average to .267 with 25 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 35 RBI and 10 stolen bases.

Despite taking the loss to the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night, former Catholic High and LSU star Aaron Nola continues to shine in an otherwise dim season for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nola has now made eight consecutive starts in which he has given up just two runs or less. Nola is 5-2 with a 2.00 ERA during his current fine stretch. He is 8-7 with a 3.16 ERA in 17 starts with 110 strikeouts in 105.1 innings pitched and has given up just 94 hits.

Reigning National League batting champion D.J. LeMahieu remains hot for Colorado with a five-game hit streak (9-for-21/.429) and he has hit in 14 of his last 16 games to raise his average to .316 with 20 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 47 RBI.

Former Louisiana Tech hurler Phil Maton, III has now posted five consecutive scoreless outings out of the San Diego Padres bullpen. Maton, III is 2-0 with a fine 2.95 ERA and one save in 22 relief appearances. Maton, III has allowed just 16 hits in 21 and a third innings, striking out 24.

Former Northshore star Logan Morrison continued his outstanding season, belting his 27th home run as the Tampa Bay Rays won 6-4 at Houston Tuesday night. Morrison now has 64 RBI.

At Triple-A Reno (Arizona Diamondbacks) of the Pacific Coast League, Louis Coleman is pitching extremely well for the Aces. After giving up two runs in his first game with his new organization, Coleman has posted 14 straight scoreless outings out of the bullpen, covering 14 and a third innings. Coleman has a 1.10 ERA and has allowed just eight hits in 16 and a third innings, striking out 19.

Former Centenary pitcher James Hoyt has handled the demotion from the Houston Astros to Triple-A Fresno of the Pacific Coast League well. Hoyt has posted eight straight scoreless outings with the Grizzlies, going 2-0 with his perfect ERA. In nine innings, Hoyt has allowed just four hits while striking out 14 batters.

Former LSU hurler Nick Rumbelow has bounced back beautifully from Tommy John surgery. Rumbelow has made seven appearances, going 5-0 with a perfect ERA for Scranton/Wilkes- Barre (New York Yankees) of the Eastern League. In 13 innings, Rumbelow has allowed just six hits, striking out 14 for the RailRiders.

Former Captain Shreve and LSU pitcher Austin Ross continues to pitch wonderfully for Pensacola (Cincinnati Reds) of the Southern League. Ross is 7-0 with a 1.44 ERA in 12 starts for the Wahoos. In 75 innings, Ross has allowed just 54 hits.

At Double-A Springfield (St. Louis Cardinals) of the Texas League, former ULM hurler Tyler Bray remains unbeaten at 6-0. In 33 and two-thirds innings, Bray has allowed 32 hits, striking out 32.

At Class A Bradenton, former Tulane star Stephen Alemais has fared very well since being promoted from West Virginia. Alemais is batting .467 (14-for-30) in nine games, including a 4-for-4 performance against Palm Beach on July 31.

Former Louisiana Tech pitcher Adam Atkins continues to pitch brilliantly for Columbia (New York Mets) of the South Atlantic League. Atkins is 2-0 with an 0.66 ERA in 20 appearances. In 27 and a third innings, Atkins has allowed just 20 hits, striking out 26 for the Fireflies.

In the Mexican League, former Crescent City star Chad Gaudin now has 28 saves for Acereros del Norte to go with a 2.85 ERA.

Major Leagues
Alex Bregman—Astros (LSU) .267, 25 doubles, 2 triple, 12 HR, 35 RBI, 10 SB
Clay Buchholz—Phillies (McNeese St.) 2G, 0-1, 12.27 ERA, 7.1 INN, 5 K’s (60-day D.L.)
Kevin Gausman—Orioles (LSU)  23G, 8-7, 5.37 ERA, 120.2 INN, 112 K’s
**Johnny Giavotella—Orioles (St. Thomas More, LSU) 7G, .100 (1-for-10), 1 SB (Designated for assignment)
Nick Goody—Indians (LSU) 38G, 1-1 2.29 ERA, 39.1 INN, 29 H, 50 K’s
Will Harris—Astros (Slidell, LSU)  34G, 2-2, 2.86 ERA, 2 SV, 34.2 NN,  28 H, 39 K’s
**Aaron Hill—Giants (LSU) .132, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 7 RBI (Released)
Wade LeBlanc—Pirates (Barbe) 40G, 4-2, 4.50 ERA, 1 SV, 56 INN, 55 H, 44 K’s
DJ LeMahieu—Rockies (LSU) .316, 20 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 47 RBI, 5 SB
Aaron Loup—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane) 46G, 2-2, 4.62 ERA, 57.2 INN, 39 K’s
Jonathan Lucroy—Rangers (UL Lafayette) .242, 15 doubles, 4 HR, 27 RBI
Seth Lugo—Mets (Parkway, Centenary) 10G, 5-3, 4.53 ERA, 7 INN, 6 H, 6 K’s
Mikie Mahtook—Tigers (St. Thomas More, LSU) .288, 10 doubles, 3 triple, 6 HR, 23 RBI
Phil Maton—Padres (Louisiana Tech) 22G, 2-0, 2.95 ERA, 1 SV, 21.1 INN, 16 H, 24 K’s
Wade Miley–Orioles (Loranger, SLU)  22G, 5-9, 5.60 ERA, 109.1 INN, 96 K’s
Logan Morrison—Rays (Northshore) .248, 16 double, 1 triple, 27 HR, 64 RBI
Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic, LSU)  17G, 8-7, 3.16 ERA, 105.1 INN, 94 H, 110 K’s
Alex Presley—Detroit (Neville) .313, 6 double, 1 HR, 11 RBI
Rob Segedin—Dodgers  (Tulane) 2G, .250 (1-for-4), 1 R  (10-day D.L.)
Andrew Stevenson—Nationals (St. Thomas More, LSU) 8G, .091 (1-for-11)
Stuart Turner—Reds (Eunice, LSU-E) .171 (7-for-41), 3 doubles, 3 RBI
Jason Vargas—Royals (LSU) 20G, 13-4, 3.00 ERA, 120 INN, 116 H, 86 K’s
Taijuan Walker—Diamondbacks (Shreveport) 17G, 6-5, 3.65 ERA, 99 INN, 90 H, 62 K’s
**Rickie Weeks Jr.—Rays (Southern) .216, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 8 RBI (Released)

Class AAA
Brian Bogusevic—Pawtucket (Tulane) .256, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 6 HR, 27 RBI
Reid Brignac—Fresno (St. Amant) .263, 13 doubles, 3 triple, 13 HR, 49 RBI, 4 SB
Joe Broussard—Oklahoma City (Holy Cross, LSU)  32G, 4-1, 3.27 ERA, 44 INN, 44 H, 48 K’s
Wil Browning—Buffalo (ULM) 33G, 3-1, 5.80 ERA, 1 SV, 49.2 INN,  51 K’s
Joey Butler—Syracuse (UNO) .215, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 8 RBI  (7-day D.L.)
Garin Cecchini—Omaha (Barbe) .257, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 30 RBI
Gavin Cecchini—Las Vegas (Barbe) .263, 22 doubles, 4 triple, 5 HR, 33 RBI, 4 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) 35G, 3-0, 1.78 ERA, 14 SV, 35.1 INN, 35 H, 37 K’s
Louis Coleman—Reno (LSU) 15G, 0-0, 1.10 ERA, 2 SV, 16.1 INN, 8 H, 19 K’s
James Dykstra—Round Rock (LSU) 16G, 1-6, 7.79 ERA, 49.2 INN,371 K’s
Danny Farquhar—Charlotte (UL Lafayette) 3G, 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 4 INN, 2 H, 3 K’s
TJ House—Buffalo (Slidell) 20G, 7-10, 4.4 ERA, 111.1 INN, 89 K’s
James Hoyt—Fresno (Centenary) 8G, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SV, 9 INN, 4 H, 14 K’s
Jacoby Jones—Toledo (LSU) .234, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 8 HR, 33 RBI, 7 SB
Tyler Jones—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (LSU) 33G, 6-3, 3.60 ERA, 3 SV,  50 INN, 40 H, 64 K’s
Mason Melotakis—Rochester (Northwestern State) 12G, 2-0, 1.38 ERA, 13 INN, 13 H, 11 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 (Released)
Jace Peterson—Gwinnett (Hamilton Christian, McNeese) .254, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 6 SB
Austin Nola—New Orleans  14G, .156 (7-for-45), 2 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Nick Rumbelow
—LSU  7G, 5-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV, 13 INN, 6 H, 14 K’s
Ryan Schimpf–El Paso (St. Paul’s, LSU) .213, 5 doubles, 12 HR, 31 RBI
Kade Scivicque—Gwinnett (St. Thomas More, LSU) 4G, .077 (1-for-13), 2 BB, 1 R
Josh Zeid—Memphis (Tulane) 24G, 6-2, 5.80 ERA, 85.1 INN, 71 K’s

Class AA
**Caleb Adams—Mobile (UL Lafayette)  .196, 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI   (Released)
Tyler Bray—Springfield (ULM)  24G, 6-0, 4.28 ERA, 1 SV,  33.2 INN, 32 H, 32 K’s
Ryan Eades—Chattanooga (Northshore, LSU) 19G, 2-2, 3.34 ERA, 56.2 INN, 36 H, 51 K’s
Ian Gibaut—Montgomery (Tulane) 33G, 4-1, 2.36 ERA, 2 SV, 42 INN, 26 H, 56 K
Andrew Guillotte—New Hampshire (Sam Houston, McNeese) .284, 4 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 6 SB
Jordan Harrison—Montgomery (UL-Lafayette) 42 G, 3-3, 3.35 ERA, 2 SV, 45.2 INN, 36 H, 34 K’s
**Brock Hebert—Arkansas (South Terrebonne, SLU) .171, 1 double, 2 HR, 6 RBI (Released)
Collin Kober—AZL Mariners (Sam Houston, McNeese State) 1G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1 INN
**Leon Landry—Pensacola (Baker, LSU) .198, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 RBI (Released)
Randy LeBlanc—Chattanooga (Covington, Tulane) 4G, 2-1, 1.67 ERA, 27 INN, 26 H, 16 K’s
Tyler Mapes—Harrisburg (Tulane) 7-day DL
Mason Melotakis—Chattanooga (Northwestern St.) 21G, 3-1, 2.42 ERA, 5 SV, 26 INN, 15 H, 31 K’s
Tyler Moore—Binghamton (LSU) 18G, .200 (6-for-30), 1 double, 4 RBI
Tanner Rainey—Pensacola (St. Paul’s, SLU) 1G, 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 1 INN, 1 K
Austin Ross—Louisville (Captain Shreve, LSU) 12G, 7-0, 1.44 ERA, 75 INN, 54 H, 53 K’s
Tate Scioneaux—Altoona (Riverside, SLU) 36G, 6-4, 1.96 ERA, 10 SV, 69 INN, 51 H, 57 K’s
Blake Trahan—Pensacola (Kinder, UL Lafayette) .217, 11 doubles, 1 HR, 23 RBI, 1 SB
Jacob Waguespack—Reading (Dutchtown) 1G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1 SV, 4 INN, 2 K’s
Justin Williams—Montgomery (Terrebonne) .292, 12 doubles, 3 triple, 7 HR, 44 RBI, 5 SB

Class A
Stephen Alemais—Bradenton (Tulane) 9G .467 (14-for-30), 1 double, 7 RBI
Adam Atkins—Columbia (La. Tech) 20G, 2-0, 0.66 ERA, 27.1 INN, 20 H, 26 K’s
Grant Borne—Potomac (Catholic-BR, Nicholls) 14G, 4-4, 2.50 ERA, 2 SV, 72 INN, 60 H, 60 K’s (7-day D.L.)
Brayden Bouchey
—Vancouver (ULM) 14G, 0-0, 6.00 ERA, 18 INN, 16 H, 18
Ben Braymer—Hagerstown (Catholic High/LSU-Eunice) 6G, 2-0, 2.28 ERA, 27.2 INN, 24 H, 39 K’s
Braden Bristo—Staten Island (Ouachita Christian/LA Tech) 10G, 3-1, 1.86 ERA, 3 SV, 19.1 INN, 10 H, 26 K’s
Parker Bugg—Greensboro (LSU) 14G, 2-3, 5.96 ERA, 1 SV, 22.2 INN, 26 K’s
**David Burkhalter—Wisconsin (Ruston) 10G, 0-4, 6.75 ERA, 1 SV, 32 INN, 18 K’s (Released)
Domenick Carlini—Cedar Rapids (SLU) 17G, 4-8, 5.18 ERA, 83.1 INN, 66 K’s
Eric Carter—Palm Bech (UL Lafayette) 2G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 SV,  3 INN, 2 H, 4 K’s
Kyle Cedotal—Boise (Denham Springs, SLU) 13G, 0-2, 3.57 ERA, 1 SV, 22.2 INN, 17 K’s
Chris Chinea—Palm Beach (LSU) .253, 22 doubles, 4 HR, 38 RBI
Zach Clark—Wisconsin (Springfield) 1G, .250 (1-for-4)
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 (7-day D.L.)
Phillip Diehl—Charleston (LA Tech) 21G, 9-3, 4.04 ERA, 1 SV, 64.2 INN, 80 K’s
Patrick Duester—Ogden (Tulane) 11G, 2-1, 3.15 ERA, 1 SV, 20 INN 18 H, 21 K’s
Jameson Fisher—Winston-Sale (Zachary, SLU) .221, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 14 RBI
Kaleb Fontenot—Hickory (Sacred Heart-VP, McNeese) 32G, 5-2, 2.67 ERA, 3 SV, 64 INN, 48 H, 78 K’s
Jared Foster—Inland Empire (Barbe, LSU) .275, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 4 SB (7-day D.L.)
Jake Fraley—Charlotte (LSU) .170, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 12 RBI (7-day D.L.)
Trent Giambrone—Myrtle Beach (Grace King) .251, 14 doubles, 10 HR, 36 RBI
Taylor Guilbeau—Potomac (Zachary) 18G, 2-3, 4.90 ERA, 75.1 INN, 59 K’s
**Conner Hale—Boise (LSU) .224, 2 doubles, 1 RBI  (Released)
Nate Harris—Boise (Louisiana Tech) 6G, 1-1, 6.00 ERA, 9 INN, 13 K’s
Nick Hartman—Lansing (LSU-Eunice) 26G, 1-1, 3.23 ERA, 2 SV, 30.2 INN, 27 K’s
Nick Heath—Wilmington (Northwestern State) 30G, .183, 5 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI
Chaz Hebert—Tampa (Breaux Bridge) 1G, 0-1, 3.86 ERA, 4.2 INN, 4 K’s
Taylor Henry—Columbia (Airline, Centenary) 29G, 3-0, 3.95 ERA, 1 SV,  41 INN, 27 K’s
Kyle Keller—Greensboro (Jesuit, SLU)  27G, 1-0, 3.09 ERA, 8 SV, 43.2 INN, 35 H, 54 K’s
Mark Laird—Clearwater (Ouachita Parish, LSU) .286, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 19 RBI, 11 SB (7-day D.L.)
Wyatt Marks—Vermont Lake (St. Thomas More/ULL) 5G, 1-1, 3.60 ERA, 15 INN, 11 H, 23 K’s
Adam Oller—West Virginia (Northwestern State) 10G, 1-2, 0.95 ERA, 1 SV, 19 INN, 15 H, 18 K’s
Jared Poche’—Vermont Lake (Lutcher, LSU) 1G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 INN, 2 K’s (60-day D.L.)
Austin Robichaux—Inland Empire (Notre Dame, UL-Lafayette) 17G, 4-7, 6.92 ERA, 79.2 INN, 49 K’s
Colin Rodgers—Wilmington (Parkview Baptist) 16G, 2-3, 3.73 ERA, 62.2 INN, 51 H, 59 K’s
Jake Rogers—Buies Creek (Tulane) .272, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 9 HR, 44 RBI, 10 SB
Ty Ross—San Jose (LSU) Restricted List
Steven Sensley—Charleston (University High, ULL) 1G, .400 (2-for-5), 2 R
Trevor Simms—Kane County (Tulane) 13G, 1-1, 2.55 ERA, 4 SV, 17.2 INN, 17 K’s
Riley Smith—Kane County (LSU) 8G, 4-3, 3.06 ERA, 47 INN, 42 H, 35 K’s
Jesse Stallings—Dayton (Grant, LSU)  36G, 1-1, 4.84 ERA, 1 SV, 48.1 INN, 31 K’s
Tyree Thompson—Spokane (Karr) 7G, 2-1, 4.50 ERA, 34 INN, 18 K’s
Nick Thurman—Clinton (Belle Chasse, UL Lafayette) .243, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 4 HR, 19 RBI
Stefan Trosclair—Peoria (Sulphur, LSU-E, UL Lafayette) .271, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 9 HR, 38 RBI. 13 SB
John Valek, III—Boise (LSU) 11G, 3-4, 5.36 ERA, 42 INN, 18 K’
Chase Vallot—Wilmington (St. Thomas More) .231, 22 doubles, 12 HR, 37 RBI
Jake Winston—Kane County (Vidalia) 28G, 1-1, 3.52 ERA, 3 SV, 38.1 INN, 30 K’s

Rookie

Ted Andrews—AZL White Sox (Tulane) 7G, 0-0, 2.45 ERA, 7.1 INN, 2 H, 7 K’s
Reagan Bazar—AZL Giants (ULL) 7G, 2-1, 8.22 ERA, 7.2 INN, 9 K’s
Carson Crites—Elizabethton (SLU)  .294, 7 doubles, 2 HR, 17 RBI
Jose De Leon—GCL Rays (Southern) 3G, 1-0, 0.75 ERA, 12 INN, 4 H, 12 K’s
Brent Diaz—AZL Brewers (Louisiana Tech)  3G, .455 (5-for-11), 1 triple, 2 RBI
Patrick Duester—Ogden (Tulane) 11G, 2-1, 3.15 ERA, 1 SV, 20 INN, 18 H, 21 K’s
Blayne Enlow—GCL Twins (St. Amant) 2G, 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 5.2 INN, 1 H, 6 K’s
Raphael Gladu—Kingsport (Louisiana Tech) .290, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 9 RBI
Evan Guillory—Johnson City (Jennings, ULL) 12G, 1-1, 3.70 ERA, 24.1 INN, 23 H, 20 K’s
Tyler James—AZL Royals (Salmen) .246, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 4 RBI
Kolton Kendrick—Elizabethton (Oak Forest) .212, 3 doubles, 3 HR, 12 RBI
Hunter Kiel—AZL White Sox (LSU) 7G, 0-0, 15.88 ERA, 5.2 INN, 5 H, 6 K’s
Jake Latz—AZL Rangers (LSU) 2G, 0-1, 6.75 ERA, 2.2 INN, 5 K’s
Jacob Pearson—AZL Angels (West Monroe) .207, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI
Tanner Raiburn—GCL Red Sox (Grambling) 8G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SV, 12.1 INN, 4 H, 9 K’s
Max Sceroler—Billings (Denham Springs, SLU)  (Has not pitched)
Shawn Semple—GCL Yankees (UNO) 5G, 2-0, 3.18 ERA, 5.2 INN, 7 K’s
Cole Stapler—Missoula Osprey (Dutchtown, Nicholls) 7G, 1-0, 4.09 ERA, 1 SV, 11 INN, 16 K’s
Brandon Texiera—Helena (LSU-Shreveport) 9G, 0-1, 4.86 ERA, 1 SV, 16.2 INN, 16 H, 18 K’s

Mexico

Matt Clark—Acereros del Norte (LSU) .272, 22 doubles, 18 HR, 69 RBI
Chad Gaudin—Acereros del Norte (Crescent City) 41G, 2-3, 2.85 ERA, 28 SV, 41 INN, 50 K’s
Santos Saldivar—Pericos de Puebla (Southern) 23G, 0-2, 7.86 ERA, 26.1 INN, 25 K’s

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