Former Gents still achieving on the diamond
Thursday, June 19, 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. – As we near the midway point of the professional baseball season, we look back at former Centenary Gents still working on the diamond in the minor league system. James Hoyt, Seth Lugo, Boone Whiting and Stephen Tromblee – all members of the 2008-2010 teams – continue to work in the minor leagues.

Hoyt, who was recently selected to the Double-A All-Star Game as a member of the Mississippi Braves, has pitched 29.2 innings for the Braves while posting a 2-2 record along with six saves with a 1.21 ERA. The Boise, Idaho, native has fanned 42 batters this season while holding the oppositions’ batters to a .171 average at the plate. In his last 10 outings, the right-hander has registered a 0.82 ERA with a win and five saves with 16 strikeouts. Hoyt has recently been called up to the Atlanta Braves Triple-A team in Gwinnett.

Lugo, a member of the Class-A Advanced St. Lucie Mets an affiliate of the New York Mets system, has posted a 4-0 record with three saves this season. The Shreveport, La., native has pitched 52.2 innings while posting a 3.59 ERA. Lugo has fanned 57 batters while holding opponents to a .237 batting average this season.

Whiting, is a member of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate in Memphis, Tenn., Whiting has posted a 4.65 ERA in 40.2 innings of work. The Oakdale, Calif., product has garnered 43 strikeouts with opponents posting a .261 clip at the dish.

Tromblee, in the Los Angeles of Angels of Anaheim’s system with Class-A Advanced Inland Empire 66ers, is recovering from Tommy John surgery this season.

Alex Todd and Dakota Robinson, also members of the 2008-2010 Gents’ squads retired last season. Todd was a 26th round draftee of the Houston Astros while Robinson, also drafted in the 26th round, was picked up by the Angels.

The Gents posted an overall record of 91-69 during the three-year span.