Former diamond Gents continue great summer in professional ranks
Former baseball Gents continue success this summer in prof baseball. From left to right: Taylor Henry, James Hoyt, Seth Lugo, and Boone Whiting
Former diamond Gents continue great summer in professional ranks
Friday, August 21, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. – Former Centenary College baseball players Taylor Henry, James Hoyt, Seth Lugo and Boone Whiting continue to have a great summer in the professional baseball ranks. Henry, who was drafted this past June after a stellar Centenary career, pitches in rookie ball. Hoyt, Lugo, and Whiting all play in Triple-A in the prestigious Pacific Coast League.

Bossier City-natives Henry and Lugo are both in the N.Y. Mets organization.

Henry played for the Gents from 2012-2015. In six appearances in rookie ball for the Kingsport Mets, Henry converted both save opportunities and has a 4.26 ERA in six appearances and 6.1 innings of work. After allowing three earned runs in his third appearance July 15, Henry has kept the opposing team off the scoreboard in the last three contests.

Hoyt, who donned the Maroon and White from 2009-2010, currently comes out of the pen for the Fresno Grizzlies. Hoyt holds a 0-1 record with eight saves in 11 opportunities with a 4.17 ERA in 2015. Thus far in the month of August, Hoyt has successfully converted all three save opportunities, and has allowed only two runs in eight appearance and nine innings of work. This month, the Grizzlies are 7-1 in games in which Hoyt has seen action.

After tallying a 6-5 record in 18 starts for Double-A Binghamton, Lugo (2009-2011) received a call and was promoted to the Mets Triple-A affiliate. With the Las Vegas 51’s, Lugo has sandwiched a pair of starts around an appearance for Binghamton. Lugo captured the win in his first game with the 51’s on August 5, allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings of work.

Lugo most recently toed the rubber for Las Vegas on August 18, allowing three runs in six innings of work. He was in line for the win; however, the Iowa Cubs rallied to tie the game in the eighth to nullify a Lugo victory.

Whiting currently throws for Albuquerque, a Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, after being traded to the Dukes from Memphis in May. In 13 appearances and eight starts, Whiting is 3-5 with a 5.20 ERA. In his most recent outing August 14, Whiting lost a tough decision as costly Albuquerque errors allowed Fresno to score eight runs, only two of which were earned, in 4.1 innings.

Whiting played for the Gents from 2008-2010.