Former St. Thomas More and LSU star Mikie Mahtook played a little long ball on Thursday.

A Lafayette native, Mahtook belted a three-run home run in a 9-2 win for the Toledo Mud Hens, the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, over the Buffalo Bisons.

In 87 games this season, Mahtook has smashed 18 home runs, while driving in 52 runs.

In addition, Mahtook has compiled an on-base percentage of .363, and a slugging percentage of .495, while also stealing 13 bases.

The 29-year old Mahtook began the season on the Tigers' roster, before being optioned to Toledo in early April.

In parts of five MLB seasons, Mahtook is hitting .235, to go along with 33 homers and 97 RBI's.

We wish Mahtook a quick return to MLB.

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