Hoying belts 3 more homers




Staff report

After becoming Class AAA Round Rock Express’ all-time career home run king, Fort Loramie product Jared Hoying played long ball three more times to add to that in the last week of play for the Texas Rangers’ top farm club.

He started out with a 1 for 4 night with a run scored in a win over Nashville, then was 2 for 6 with four runs batted in in a 14-3 win over Salt Lake.

Both his hits were home runs. He had a two-run homer in the second, then added a solo shot in the fifth inning. His other RBI came on a force out.

He then went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in the sixth inning the next night against Salt Lake, giving him 14 round-trippers this season.

In his next outing, another win over Salt Lake, he was 1 for 3, and in a 5-4 win in the series finale with Salt Lake, he was 1 for 3 with an RBI double and two walks.

Tuesday night, he was 1 for 5 and walked once in a 7-5 loss to Las Vegas.

The RBI against Salt Lake gave him a team-high 60 this season going into action Wednesday night. He is now hitting .280 on the year, with 14 homers and 19 doubles. His on-base percentage is .344 and his slugging percentage is .505, for an OPS (on base plus slugging) of .849.

Craig Stammen

Stammen, the Versailles High School product who is trying to get back to the majors after arm surgery, had a tough week for the Columbus Clippers, the Class AAA club of the Cleveland Indians.

He pitched 11/3 innings in relief in a 7-5 win over the Toledo Mud Hens and allowed three hits, one run which was earned, with one strikeout and no walks.

Then in an 11-3 loss to Syracuse, he pitched one inning and allowed two hits, three runs, all earned, and walked one.

He allowed a home run in each of the two appearances.

He has now worked 5.0 innings since joining the club. He’s allowed nine hits, six runs, all earned, has walked one and struck out four. His earned run average stands at 10.80.