Elkins High School grad Loney gets two hits in Dodgers loss to Reds, 8-2, July 2
Elkins High School graduate James Loney went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a run scored in the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, July 2.
Loney, a first baseman, is batting .242 with two home runs, 23 runs batted in and 19 runs scored on the season.
A 2002 graduate of Elkins High School, Loney was named the Player of the Year by Houston 5A Baseball, the Houston Chronicle and the Texas High School Writers Association as well as being the Gatorade Texas Baseball Player of the Year. His senior season saw him hit .509 and he collected a 9-1 record with a 1.80 earned run average as a pitcher.
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Loney with the 19th overall pick in the 2002 amateur draft. He made his Major League debut April 4, 2006, and singled off John Smoltz in this first at-bat. Loney split time between the Dodgers and their Triple-A team in Las Vegas in the 2006 and 2007 seasons before returning to Los Angeles to stay in 2008.
Loney was born May 7, 1984, in Houston.
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