Former UL Star Jonathan Lucroy Doubles in Spring Training Game
A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun great had a good day on Sunday, helping his new Major League Baseball employer to a spring training victory.
Jonathan Lucroy, currently a catcher for the Boston Red Sox, doubled off the wall in the 7th inning against the Oakland A's, giving his team a 4-3 lead at the time.
Boston went on to win, 7-6, with Lucroy's two-run double being one of the deciding factors.
Lucroy, who signed with the Red Sox last month, is hitting .188 this spring.
Lucroy, who finished the 2019 season with the Chicago Cubs, after being waived by the Los Angeles Angels, has played for six MLB clubs, with the Red Sox potentially being his seventh.
A member of the UL baseball squad from 2005-2007, before being drafted by Milwaukee in the third round of the 2007 amateur entry draft, Lucroy spent his first 6-and-a-half seasons with the Brewers, who, like the Cubs, are members of the National League Central.
A native of Eustis, Florida, Lucroy hit .242 with the Angels last season, to go along with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in, prior to leaving for Chicago, where he hit .189 with one homer and six RBI's.
The 33-year old Lucroy has played for the Brewers, Rangers, Rockies, A's, Angels, and Cubs throughout his career.
A 2016 MLB All-Star, Lucroy has compiled a .274 career average in 10 seasons, to go along with 108 homers and 545 runs batted in.