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Hometown Heroes: Gaudin's on-field play good but off-field trouble arises

Former Crescent City star Chad Gaudin came off the 15-day disabled list and pitched an outstanding game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 7, to no avail.

Seven strong innings with just 1 run allowed on 4 hits plus nine strikeouts earned Gaudin a no-decision in a game that the Dodgers downed the Giants, 4-1, with three runs in the top of the ninth inning.

Off the field, Gaudin has been charged with lewdness after alleged inappropriate contact with a woman at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year.

The Las Vegas Journal Review reports the 30-year old was arrested by Las Vegas police on Jan. 27 and now charged with open and gross lewdness. His attorney, John Shea, released a statement that contends Gaudin is innocent and will be cleared of the charges by witnesses.

On the season, Gaudin is 2-1 with an outstanding 2.44 ERA in 23 games. He has allowed just 47 hits in 59 innings pitched.

Former LSU star Aaron Hill is making up for lost time. Hill, who missed 65 games with a broken hand, has batted .323 (11-for-34) over his last nine games with 5 RBI to raise his season average to .300.

After going through a rough patch, former Loranger and SLU star Wade Miley is pitching quite well again for Arizona. In his last 3 starts, Miley has pitched 20 2/3 innings, allowing just 3 runs on 18 hits with 16 strikeouts. Miley is now 5-7 with a 4.06 ERA in 18 starts for the Diamondbacks.

Former ULL star Jonathan Lucroy has homered in three consecutive games (July 6-8). He has a three-game hitting streak (4-for-12 or .333) with 5 RBI over that stretch.

Former LSU star Louis Coleman's shuttle between Omaha and Kansas City continues. For the second time this season, Coleman has been recalled by the Royals from the Storm Chasers. Coleman

Coleman had a 13-day stint with Kansas City earlier this year, making four scoreless relief appearances, covering 4 1/3 innings. He earned his second Major League win against the Cardinals on May 30 in St. Louis. Coleman was recently selected to represent the Storm Chasers at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno, Nevada.

With Omaha this season, Coleman was 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA and six saves in 24 appearances. Coleman allowed just 36 hits in 44 2/3 innings, fanning 52 batters.

Coleman has been up and down between Kansas City and Omaha for three consecutive years. Overall, Coleman is 2-4 with a good 3.13 ERA and one save in 94 appearances for the Royals with 130 strikeouts in just 115 innings pitched. Coleman was a primary force in LSU's run to a College World Series championship in 2009, ironically, in Omaha.

Former LSU star pitcher Kevin Gausman was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by the Baltimore Orioles on July 9. Gausman has posted a 1-3 mark as a rookie in the big leagues this season with a 6.27 ERA in 33.1 innings, all as a starter. He has struck out 26 and walked nine batters over two separate stints with Baltimore.

Former UNO star outfielder Joey Butler has been chosen to make his second consecutive appearance in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Butler is hitting .320 with 8 home runs, 20 doubles and 38 RBI with a .399 on-base percentage for Round Rock (Texas Rangers) of the Pacific Coast League. Butler helped UNO reach the NCAA tournament in 2008.

The Miami Marlins acquired three minor league prospects, including Walker native Josh Wall of Central Private High School, in the deal with the Dodgers for pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Wall was assigned to the New Orleans Zephyrs. Wall pitched a shutout inning in his first outing for the Z's. With Albuquerque, Wall was 1-2 with a 5.60 and 3 saves in 25 appearances.

Former Tulane star Mark Hamilton returned from a seven-game rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League to Triple-A Pawtucket and he is hot. Hamilton has a 3-game-hitting streak (5-for-11 or .454) with a double and a home run to raise his average to .271 with 9 doubles, 7 home runs and 28 RBI for the PawSox (Boston Red Sox).

Former Alexandria High and LSU pitcher Greg Smith is trying to pitch his way back to the major leagues. Smith is 4-1 with a good 2.39 ERA in 13 appearances with Lehigh Valley of the International League (Philadelphia Phillies). In his last 2 appearances, Smith has hurled 9 2/3 innings, allowing 0 runs on 6 hits. In 2 major league seasons (Oakland in 2008, Colorado in 2010), Smith is 8-18 with a 4.51 ERA in 40 major league appearances.

How long will it be before the Houston Astros take note of former Tulane pitcher Josh Zeid? The reliever has posted 8 consecutive scoreless outings out of the Oklahoma City bullpen. Zeid is now 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA and 10 saves. In 36 1/3 innings, Zeid has allowed just 26 hits and has 40 strikeouts for the Triple-A RedHawks.

Former Tulane star Micah Owings has been released by the Arizona Diamondbacks after he opted out of his deal with Triple-A Syracuse. The 30-year-old Owings was hitting .265 with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs and 31 RBI in 57 games with 200 at-bats. Owings made the transition to being a position player this season after being a pitcher throughout his professional career. Look for Owings to pop up elsewhere.

At Double-A Portland (Boston Red Sox), former Barbe star Garin Cecchini continues to tear it up. Cecchini has a 6-game hitting streak (12-for-21 or .571) to raise his average to .414 with 7 doubles, a homer and 8 RBI in 16 games. Cecchini opened the season with Salem of the Carolina League, where he dominated. At Salem, Cecchini batted .350 in 63 games with 19 doubles, 4 triples, 5 home runs, 15 stolen bases and 33 RBI.

Also in Double-A, former Southern star Cody Hall continues to shine since being promoted from San Jose of the California League to Richmond of the Eastern League (San Francisco Giants). Hall has made 3 appearances for the Flying Squirrels, allowing no runs, 0 hits, saving 2 games and recording 6 strikeouts in 5 innings.

Former St. Paul and LSU second baseman Ryan Schimpf had a big week for New Hampshire of the Eastern League (Toronto Blue Jays). Schimpf has a 4-game hit streak (5-for-11 or .454) with a double, a home run and 7 RBI in those 4 games to raise his average to .228 with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 17 home runs and 48 RBI for the Fisher Cats. Schimpf now leads the Eastern League in home runs and is tied for 5th in the league with 51 walks.

In Single-A, former Mandeville and Tulane infielder Garrett Cannizaro is off to a great start with Burlington of the Midwest League (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Cannizaro is hitting .464 (13-of-28) with 2 doubles and 4 RBI.

Former Ouachita Parish and Louisiana Tech star Ryan Gebhardt is hot for Hillsboro of the Northwest League (Arizona Diamondbacks). Gebhardt has hit in 7-of-8 games (16-for-39 or .417) to raise his average to .271 with 4 doubles, a triple and 4 RBI in 24 games for the Hops.

T.J. Geith remained unbeaten, moving to 6-0 for Lancaster of the California League (Houston Astros) with a win on July 5. The former ULL hurler has a 3.47 ERA in 28 games.

Former LSU pitcher Tyler Jones continues to pitch well for Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League (Minnesota Twins). Jones saved 2 straight games (July 4 and July 8) and he now has 7 saves for the Kernels. Jones is 4-3 with a 2.02 ERA. In 35 2/3 innings, he has allowed just 18 hits and has 41 strikeouts.

Former Grambling pitcher Cory Jordan is off to a good start with Hudson Valley of the New York-Penn League (Tampa Bay Rays). In 5 games, Jordan is 0-1 but has a 1.00 ERA. In 9 innings, Jordan has allowed just 6 hits and has 11 strikeouts for the Renegades.

Stefan Lopez, the ex-New Iberia High and SLU standout, is pitching well for Staten Island of the New York-Penn League (New York Yankees). Lopez is 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA in 7 relief appearances. Lopez has pitched 13 innings, allowing 11 hits with 13 strikeouts for the Yankees and has 3 straight scoreless outings.

Former LSU reliever Nick Rumbelow has started well for Staten Island as well. Rumbelow is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 4 relief appearances. In 5 innings pitched, Rumbelow has allowed just 1 hit and has 7 strikeouts for the Yankees.

Jacoby Jones is finding pro pitching to his liking for Jamestown of the New York-Penn League (Pittsburgh Pirates). The former LSU second baseman has a five-game hitting streak (11-for-23 or .473) and is batting.407 with 2 doubles, 2 triples and 6 RBI in 6 games for the Jammers.

Former John Curtis and UNO pitcher Stone Speer has been promoted from Princeton of the Appalachian League to Bowling Green of the Midwest League (Tampa Bay Rays). At Princeton, Speer was 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA in 4 games, allowing 6 hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out 8 batters. He made his debut for the Hot Rods on July 7, pitching 1 2/3 shutout innings in relief against Lansing, allowing just 1 hit and striking out a batter.

Chad Jones has hit a bump in the road in his triumphant return from a horrific leg injury suffered in a bad automobile accident. The former two-sports standout at St. Augustine and LSU debuted for the Arizona League Reds (Cincinnati Reds) on July 5, pitching a shutout inning but struggled on July 8 against the AZL Angels, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in just 1/3 of an inning. After the game, Jones was placed on the 7-day disabled list.

Former Byrd star Pedro Pizzaro is off to a very good start for the Arizona League Angels (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Pizzaro is hitting .462 (6-for-13) with a double and 3 RBI.

Justin Williams is looking good for the Arizona League Diamondbacks (Arizona Diamondbacks). The former Terrebonne star  is hitting .333 (14-for-42) with 2 doubles and 9 RBI.

Former Northshore and LSU star Ryan Eades made his pro debut for Elizabethton of the Appalachian League (Minnesota Twins) on July 9 against Burlington. He pitched 1 inning, allowing 2 hits with 1 strikeout for the Twins.

Brent Bonvillain, the lefty who starred at Thibodaux High, Delgado and LSU,  is off to a good start with Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League (Kansas City Royals). Bonvillain, who is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 4 games, was not drafted but signed as a free agent.

Tulane ace Tony Rizzotti has signed with the San Diego Padres for a reported $175,000. The right-hander was drafted in the 25th round by San Diego in the June draft.

Here is the list of Louisiana players drafted in the recent major league amateur baseball draft.

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MAJOR LEAGUES

SCOTT BAKER—Cubs (Capt. Shreve) 60-day DL (elbow)

BRIAN BOGUSEVIC—Cubs (Tulane) .290 (9-for-31), 3 doubles, 3 RBI, 1 SB

CLAY BUCHHOLZ—Red Sox (McNeese St.) 9-0, 1.71 ERA, 84.1 IP, 57 H, 81K (D.L.)

PRESTON CLAIBORNE—Yankees (Tulane) 0-1, 2.60 ERA, 23 G, 27.2 INN, 25 H

LOUIS COLEMAN—Royals (LSU) 1-0, 0.00, 4G, 4.1 INN, 3 H

**CHAD DURBIN—Phillies (Woodlawn-B.R.) 1-0, 9.00 ERA (RELEASED)

DANNY FARQUHAR—Mariners (ULL) 0-0, 5.87 ERA, 15G, 23 INN., 23H, 34K

CHARLIE FURBUSH—Mariners (LSU) 2-4, 3.86 ERA, 40G, 35 IP, 23 H 49 K

CHAD GAUDIN—Giants (Crescent City) 2-1, 2.44 ERA, 23G, 59 IP, 47 H

KEVIN GAUSMAN—Orioles (LSU) 1-3, 6.21 ERA, 9 Games

JOHNNY GIAVOTELLA—Royals (Jesuit, UNO) .208 (5-for-24), 2-2B, 3 RBI

**BRANDON GOMES—Rays (Tulane) 0-1, 5.40 ERA, 14G, 11.2 IP, 16 K (On Rehab assignment at Charlotte)

WILL HARRIS—Diamondbacks (Slidell, LSU) 1-0, 2.18 ERA, 20.2 INN, 20H, 26K

BRAD HAWPE—Angels (LSU) .217 (5-for-23), 2 R, 2 RBI, 14 Games

AARON HILL—Diamondbacks (LSU) .300, 10-2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI

D.J. LEMAHIEU—Rockies (LSU) .264, 10-2B, 1-3B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 11 SB

AARON LOUP—Blue Jays (Hahnville, Tulane)3-3, 2.05 ERA, 37G, 44 IP, 38H, 2SV

JONATHAN LUCROY—Brewers (ULL) .268, 8-2B, 4-3B, 11 HR, 48 RBI

WADE MILEY—Diamondbacks (Loranger, SLU) 5-7, 4.06 ERA, 18 starts

LOGAN MORRISON—Marlins (Northshore) .304, 4-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 11 RBI

JONATHAN PAPELBON—Phillies (Baton Rouge) 2-0, 2.27 ERA, 19 SV, 35.2 INN, 26 H

XAVIER PAUL—Reds (Slidell, Rummel) .247, 9-2B, 5 HR, 26 RBI

ANDY PETTITTE—Yankees (Baton Rouge) 6-6, 4.37 ERA, 15 Games

JUAN PIERRE—Marlins (Alexandria) .236, 7-2B, 2-3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 18 SB

RICKIE WEEKS—Brewers (Southern) .230, 13 doubles, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 5 SB

VERNON WELLS—Yankees (Shreveport) .237, 9-2B, 10 HR, 35 RBI, 4 SB

 

AAA

CHAD BECK—Buffalo (ULL) 1-1, 7.11 ERA, 8 Games, 12.2 INN. (7-day DL)

REID BRIGNAC—Colorado Springs (St. Amant) .300 (3-for-10), 1-2B, 3G

JOEY BUTLER—Round Rock (UNO) .320, 20 doubles, 8 HR, 38 RBI

**STEVE CLEVENGER—Iowa (SLU) .364, (16-for-44), 5-2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI (now with Norfolk—7-day D.L.)

LOUIS COLEMAN—Omaha (LSU) 3-1, 1.44 ERA, 23G, 6 SV, 43.2 INN, 34H, 52K

MIKE FONTENOT—Durham (Salmen, LSU) .262, 22-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR, 28 RBI

MARK HAMILTON—Pawtucket (Tulane) .271, 9 doubles, 7 HR, 28 RBI

CHASE LAMBIN—Omaha (ULL) .268 (11-for-41), 3-2B, 1-3B, 4 RBI, 18 G

WADE LEBLANC—Oklahoma City (Barbe) 0-1, 11.25 ERA, 4G, 1 SV, 8 INN

TODD LINDEN—Fresno (LSU) .216, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 11 RBI

BLAKE MARTIN—Rochester (LSU) 0-0, 2.84 ERA, 10 Games, 12.2 INN, 7 H

JIM MILLER—Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (ULM) 0-5, 4.57 ERA, 41.1 IP, 38H, 60 K, 4 SV

LUKE MONTZ—Sacramento (ULL) .246, 9 doubles, 9 HR, 29 RBI (7-day D.L.)

SEAN OCHINKO—Buffalo (LSU) .196 (11-for-56), 1-2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI

**MICAH OWINGS—Syracuse (Tulane) .265, 13-2B, 3-3B, 8 HR, 31 RBI (Released)

ALEX PRESLEY—(Monroe) .294, 11 doubles, 3 triples, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 13 SB

JOSH PRINCE—Nashville (Tulane) .225, 16 doubles, 8 HR, 33 RBI, 12 SB

GREG SMITH—Lehigh Valley (Alexandria/LSU) 4-1, 2.39 ERA, 13 Games

RYAN VERDUGO—Omaha (LSU) 2-3, 4.71 ERA, 11 starts (7-day D.L.)

JOSH WALL—New Orleans (Central Private) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1G, 1 INN

JOSH ZEID—Oklahoma City (Tulane) 4-0, 2.72 ERA, 35G, 10 SV, 36.1 IP, 26H, 44K

 

AA

JEREMY BLEICH—Trenton (Newman) 0-1, 2.76 ERA, 2 SV, 20G, 42.2 IP, 35 H

GARIN CECCHINI—Portland (Barbe) .414 (24-for-58), 16G, 7-2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI

DREW GRANIER—(Thibodaux/ULM) 2-1, 2.00 ERA, 3G, 18 INN, 15 H

CODY HALL—Richmond (Southern) 0-0, 0.00, 3 G, 5 INN, 0 H 6 K, 2 SV

LEON LANDRY—Jackson (Baker/LSU) .230, 10-2B, 1-3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 18 SB

MIKIE MAHTOOK—Montgomery (St. Thomas More, LSU) .239, 18-2B, 7-3B, 4 HR, 46 RBI, 16 SB

TOMMY MANZELLA—New Hampshire (Hannan, Tulane).225 (9-for-40), 2-2B, 3 RBI

JARED MITCHELL—Birmingham (Westgate, LSU).199, 3-2B, 2-3B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 8 SB

ANTHONY RANAUDO—Portland (LSU) 8-2, 2.67 ERA, 16G, 91 IP, 63H, 94 K

TAYLOR ROGERS—Richmond (Tulane) 5-5, 5.85 ERA, 16G, 60 INN, 60 H

RYAN SCHIMPF—New Hampshire (St. Paul, LSU) .229, 15-2B, 2-3B, 17HR, 48 RBI

ROB SEGEDIN—Trenton (Tulane) .338, 10 doubles, 3 HR, 17 RBI (7-day DL)

CRAIG WESTCOTT—Richmond (Hannan, Delgado) 3-9, 3.88 ERA, 17 starts

 

A

BEN ALSUP-- Modesto (Ruston, LSU) 5-8, 5.00 ERA, 18 starts

WIL BROWNING--Lansing (ULM) 2-3, 2.06 ERA, 4 SV, 28 games, 39.1 INN, 23H, 60 K

ALEX BYO—Hillsboro (Parkview Baptist/Tulane) 0-1, 9.82 ERA, 5 Games, 7.1 INN, 7 K

GARRETT CANNIZARO—Burlington (Mandeville/Tulane) .464 (13-for-28), 8 G, 2-2B, 4 RBI

GAVIN CECCHINI—Brooklyn (Barbe) .259 (14-for-54), 14 G, 3 doubles, 3 RBI (7-day D.L.)

KOLBY COPELAND--Batavia (Parkway) Restricted List

CHRIS COTTON—Tri-City (Byrd/LSU) 0-1, 2.08 ERA, 2 Games, 4.1 INN, 4 H

**JOHN DISHON—Brevard County (LSU) .208, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 3 RBI (RELEASED)

RYAN GEBHARDT—(Ouachita Parish/LA Tech) .271 (26-for-96), 24 G, 4-2B, 1-3B, 4 RBI

**BRANDON GOMES—Charlotte (Tulane)0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 INN, 1 K (Rehab assignment)

NICK GOODY--Tampa (LSU), 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 2G, 3 K (7-day DL)

**FRAZIER HALL—South Bend (Christian Life, Southern) .195, 3-2B, 8 RBI (RELEASED)

T.J. GEITH—Lancaster (ULL) 6-0, 3.47 ERA, 28 Games

TYLER HANOVER—Lakeland (LSU) .257, 10 doubles, 13 RBI

JORDAN HARRISON—Hudson Valley (ULL) 4-1, 2.73 ERA, 5G, 26.1 INN, 17 H, 26 K

BROCK HEBERT—High Desert (South Terrebonne, SLU) .265, 3-2B, 1HR, 7 RBI (7-day D.L.)

JACOBY JONES—Jamestown (LSU) .407 (11-for-27), 2 doubles, 2 triples, 6 RBI

TYLER JONES—Cedar Rapids (LSU) 4-3, 2.02 ERA, 22G, 7 SV, 35.2 INN, 18 H, 41 K

CORY JORDAN—Hudson Valley (Grambling) 0-1, 1.00 ERA, 5 Games, 9 INN, 6H, 11K

MASON KATZ—State College (Jesuit/LSU) .256 (10-for-39), 2 doubles, 6 RBI, 2 SB

STEFAN LOPEZ—Staten Island (New Iberia/SLU) 1-1, 1.38 ERA, 7 Games

DAYTON MARZE—Dunedin (Teurlings Catholic, ULL) 0-1, 1.37 ERA, 13 G, 19.2 INN, 11 H

MASON MELOTAKIS—Cedar Rapids (Northwestern St.) 6-3, 3.89 ERA, 15G

BRENNAN MIDDLETON—Auburn (Tulane) 7-day Disabled List

AARON MUNOZ—Lansing (Northwestern St.) .224, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 7 RBI (7-day DL)

DAVID NAPOLI—Auburn (Newman/Tulane) 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 6 G, 2 SV, 8 INN, 6 H, 10 K

AUSTIN NOLA—Jupiter (Catholic, LSU) .251, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 32 RBI

LEE ORR—Lake Elsinore (McNeese St.) .261, 11 doubles, 4 triples, 7 HR, 23 RBI

MATTY OTT—Salem (Holy Cross, LSU) 3-4, 3.59, 2 SV, 18G, 52.2 INN, 48 H, 52 K

JACE PETERSON—Lake Elsinore (Hamilton Christian, McNeese St.) .300, 12-2B, 8-3B, 5 HR, 43 RBI, 26 SB

RAPH RHYMES—Connecticut (Neville/LSU-E/LSU) .176 (6-for-34), 1 triple, 2 RBI

COLIN RODGERS—Lexington (Parkview Baptist) 3-3, 3.27 ERA, 9 starts, 44 INN, 42H (7-day DL)

NICK RUMBELOW—Staten Island (LSU) 2-0, 4 Games, 5 INN, 1 H, 7 K

JEREMY SCHAFFER—Peoria (Tulane) .245, 7 doubles, 6 HR, 16 RBI

STONE SPEER—Bowling Green (John Curtis/UNO) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1.2 INN, 1 H, 1 K

JEB STEFAN—Lakewood (Acadiana, La. Tech) 2-4, 4.17 ERA, 25 G, 58.1 INN, 55 K

ZACK VON ROSENBERG—Bradenton (Zachary) 2-0, 4.05 ERA, 12 Games (7-day D.L.)

CHRIS WOLFE—Vermont (Grambling) .353 (6-for-17), 6G, 1-2B, 4 RBI

 

ROOKIE LEAGUE

SAM ALVIS—GCL Marlins (LA Tech) 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 3 Games, 4 INN, 4 K

BRENT BONVILLAIN—Idaho Falls (Thibodaux, Delgado, LSU) 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 4G

JOSE DELEON—AZ League Dodgers (Southern) 0-2, 5.00 ERA, 3 Games, 9 INN, 9 H

RYAN EADES—Elizabethton (Northshore, LSU) 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 INN, 2 H

HAYDEN JENNINGS—GCL Nationals (Evangel) .211 (8-for-38) 12G, 1-2B, 3 RBI, 6 SB

CHAD JONES—AZ League Reds (St. Aug, LSU) 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 2 Games (7-day D.L.)

WILL LAMARCHE—GCL Tigers (LSU) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 Games, 2 INN, 2 H, 3 K

PEDRO PIZARRO—AZ League Angels (Byrd) .462 (6-for-13), 1 double, 3 RBI

AUSTIN ROSS—AZ League Brewers (Captain Shreve/LSU) 0-2, 12.46 ERA, 5 Games

TY ROSS—AZ League Giants (LSU) .182 (2-for-11) 3 Games, 1 double, 2 RBI

TAYLOR TERRASAS—Billings (LA Tech) .219, (7-for-32), 10 G, 4 doubles

STRYKER TRAHAN—Missoula Osprey (Acadiana) .214 (12-for-56), 14G, 3-2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI

ALEX WILLIAMS—Great Falls (Holy Savior Menard/LA. Tech) .278 (5-for-18), 4G, 2-2B, 4 RBI

JUSTIN WILLIAMS—AZ League D-Backs (Terrebonne) .333 (14-for-42), 2-2B, 9 RBI

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES

BLAKE BERGERON—Frontier Greys (Terrebonne, Nicholls State) .266, 8-2B, 2-3B, 5 HR, 19 RBI

DEREK BLACKSHER—Grand Prairie (McNeese St.) 5-4, 5.04 ERA, 10 Games

DALE DICKERSON—Lake Erie (West Ouachita/Nicholls St.) 0-0, 3.54 ERA, 20 G, 6 SV, 20.1 INN, 15H, 20K

MICAH GIBBS—Grand Prairie (LSU) .163 (8-for-49), 16 Games, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 7 RBI

JAMES JONES—Schaumburg (ULM) 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 3 Games, 1 SV

CHANDLER LAURENT—Sioux Falls (Fontainebleau/Delgado) 0-for-11, 4 G, 1 SB

ROY MERRITT—Somerset (Southern) 0-1, 3.15 ERA, 23 G, 2 SV, 20 INN, 15 H, 24 K

NICK SCHWANER—Evansville (Slidell, UNO) .272, 8 doubles, 5 HR, 25 RBI

BRIAN TALLET—Lancaster (LSU) 0-1, 4.57 ERA, 18 Games, 21.2, 18 H

GREG WILBORN—Laredo (ULL) 2-1, 3.30, 6 Games

 

JAPANESE LEAGUE

FRED LEWIS—Hiroshima (Southern) .249, 11 doubles, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 9 SB

 
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