BATON ROUGE, La. – The Rougarou open the 2021 season in a week, but that’s not stopping them from
continuing to build on an already talented group, signing infielder Brady Hebert and right-handed pitcher
Jonathan Weiss.
Hebert won’t have to travel very far from home to play his summer ball. The Louisiana State University at
Eunice (Eunice, La.) product will be right in his hometown this summer and will be looking to back up a
breakout sophomore season with the Bengals. The infielder dazzled on the diamond during the 2021 campaign,
posting a .427 average while launching five homeruns and tacking on 27 RBI. Each of those numbers are a
career-high. The former Catholic-Baton Rouge standout would also cross the plate 34 times and in addition
would add a .523 on-base percentage to the mix, just for good measure. Hebert is fixing to be a mainstay in the
Rougarou lineup this summer.
Weiss will have to travel a lot further to suit up for the Rougarou this summer than his new teammate, as he
joins Baton Rouge after a hefty workload at Mesa Community College (Mesa, Ariz.) where he would appear on
the hill 19 times. Eight of those outings being scoreless ones, he would work his way through 33.1 innings
while racking up 28 punch-outs and earning himself three winning decisions in the process. The Arizona-born
righty even found himself working out of the bullpen at times, collecting three saves on the season. Weiss has
proven to be a reliable arm in the starting rotation and out of the bullpen, a welcoming sign for Rougarou fans.
The Baton Rouge Rougarou open the 2021 season on June 1 with a 4-game roadtrip to Texas to face both the
Amarillo Sod Squad and Brazos Valley Bombers in 2-game sets. The Rougarou home opener will be Saturday,
June 5 at Pete Goldsby Field versus the Victoria Generals. Please check back at the team’s official website for any other off-season news as it develops. For information on tickets, promotions,
advertising, and other opportunities with the Rougarou, check out the team’s website as well, or call the
Rougarou offices at (225) 338-4FUN (4386).