Fort Loramie product Jared Hoying struggled through a tough week in Class AAA baseball with Round Rock, a Texas Rangers farm club.
Hoying played in eight games for Round Rock since last week, and although he hit safely in five of them, his average in those games was just .166, with six hits in 26 at-bats.
His best outing came against Colorado Springs in an 8-5 loss. He was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs batted in and two runs scored.
He finished the week with four doubles out of those six hits. He had a double and walked twice in a 2-1 loss to Oklahoma City, doubled and scored a run in a 9-6 win over OKC; doubled, drove in a run and scored a run in a 7-0 win over Colorado Springs, and had a hit and an RBI in a 5-3 loss to Colorado Springs.
Despite his recent slump, he continues to lead Round Rock in hits with 65, in RBIs with 40, in doubles with 15, in stolen bases with 13 and in total bases with 114. He’s second in the team in triples with five and third on the team in home runs with eight.
His average is now .289. The Pacific Coast League should be announcing its All-Star selections soon, and Hoying will no doubt get a lot of attention with his numbers.
Versailles graduate Craig Stammen is with the Cleveland Indians and is currently rehabbing in Arizona, trying to come back from arm trouble. He made his first rehab appearance of the season this week in a 6-5 loss to the AZL Royals. He worked one inning and allowed a run on two hits. He did, however, strike out the side.