Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Former LSU Tiger Austin Nola was called up to the big leagues over the weekend and got his first hit in his first MLB at-bat with the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Per SeattleTimes.com:
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When Austin Nola’s hard ground ball got past a diving Jurickson Profar at second base and frittered into right field, a group of nine family and friends erupted and roared in approval. With a wide grin, Nola turned and pointed to the group that featured his mother and his father, his wife and her parents and a few other friends.

“It was phenomenal,” he said. “There were a few Cajuns down there.”

The Louisiana native had his first major-league hit in his first plate appearance, capping a whirlwind 24 hours for the journeyman minor-leaguer. Officially recalled from Class AAA Tacoma on Sunday morning, Nola was taking the place of Edwin Encarnacion, who was traded to the Yankees just before Saturday night’s game against the A’s. He flew from Austin, Texas, to the Bay Area on Saturday and was immediately inserted into the starting lineup.
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I think i would rather not get a hit than have THAT little piss dibble be my first hit...Mark that down as not a quality at bat
Reply30 days
Think about this: That one little piss dibble is more than you will ever accomplish in your life.
30 days
That one little piss dibble is more than you will ever accomplish in baseball. FIFY!
30 days
Reads EXACTLY the same as a line drive in the books. And you know what, in the books is the only place it matters.
30 days
Great to see him make it to the Majors. Not great to see that someone apparently threw a baseball at his face while taking that picture above.
Reply30 days
Awesome! All the way from coaching against him to watching him go through LSU and the minors. Great journey, Congrats Austin!
Reply30 days
Congrats Austin. I'm an Angel fan but I'll make a point of getting to an Angel Mariners game in July to root him on.
Reply1 month
Way to Geaux Tiger!!!
Reply1 month
Does he have any eligibility left?
Reply1 month
Lol
1 month
When I was in 6th grade he threw a perfect game against my team, so basically you’re welcome for giving you confidence Aaron!
Reply1 month
Ummm...
1 month
This is about Austin
1 month
Congrats, couldn't happen to a harder worker!
Reply1 month
Great family, great kids! Very proud of the the Nola's and the impact they have made on Baton Rouge and LSU.
Reply1 month
Wait, he’s playing catcher?
Reply1 month
He's listed as a catcher but played 1st base yesterday. I didn't realize he was playing either of those positions now. Congrats to him.
1 month
He moved to catcher to get a better chance to get a coaching job in the future in the league. That is what he said.
1 month
Moved to catcher when with Baby Cakes about 3 years ago no telling what SEA will do with him. Sure he doesn’t care as long as he is playing
1 month
Very cool!!! So glad Austin is in the bigs.
Reply1 month
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