Multiple UL Baseball Players Won’t Return For 2020
A number of Louisiana Ragin' Cajun reportedly won't return for the 2020 college baseball season.
The Advertiser's Tim Buckley reported on Tuesday that at least seven Louisiana players won't be returning to the team next season.
The biggest names on the list are third baseman O'Neal Lochridge and pitcher Dalton Horton, who both dealt with injuries throughout their respective college careers, and who both plan to give up the game, in part, because of their injuries.
Lochridge, who prepped at St. Thomas More, and then played in 12 games at LSU in 2016, before transferring to UL, hit .175 in 42 starts for the Cajuns last season.
His career was setback by a back injury.
Horton, who played two seasons at TCU, went 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA over 30.2 innings for Louisiana last season.
He had shoulder issues over the course of his collegiate career.
Another pitcher not reportedly returning is left-hander Logan Savoy, who went 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA over 13 appearances, including seven starts, as a redshirt freshman last season.
A product of South Beauregard High School, Savoy, had injuries issues of his own, sitting out all of 2018, after having ulnar collateral ligament surgery.
Also not scheduled to return are outfielders Jordan Wiley and Adam Mitchell, as well as infielder Nathan Camp.
The 7th Louisiana player that won't be returning is outfielder/designated player Todd Lott, who signed with St. Louis last week, after being selected in the 9th round by the Cardinals in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.