Hoying Hits First Major League Home Run

Staff Writer

Fort Loramie grad and Texas Ranger Jared Hoying made quite an early impression in his first call-up to the majors this season.

Hoying, who was called up from triple-A Round Rock on May 16, hit his first major league home run and went 4-for-4 in a 9-3 win over the Phillies.

Hoying hit a two-run home run.

"Just kind of told myself be patient, let's not overswing," Hoying said after the game. "He just kind left the slider up and got enough barrel. Good thing the wind was blowing , too, so I'll take it."

Hoying was able to share his love of the outdoors with the Dallas market, as well. On a radio show this week, Hoying shared his love of bow hunting.

"Big time bow hunter," he told 105.3 FM on the Shan and RJ Show. "Yeah, that's my passion there. That's kind of my release. I go out in the woods, just all by myself and sit up in that little tree stand for hours on hours, just kind of reflect on life and everything and sometimes get a few cat naps in."