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Justin Thompson
Justin  Thompson

Danville, Va.

High School:

• Finished seventh in career saves at Virginia with 12
• Fifth in career appearances at UVa with 76

• Free-agent signee by Arizona Diamondbacks following season
• Second-Team All-ACC selection as relief pitcher
• Named to midseason watch list for NCBWA Stopper of Year Award
• Fifth in ACC with 34 appearances; made 19 appearances in ACC play (second in league)
• His 12 saves ranked third in the ACC and 17th nationally; it also was fifth in UVa single-season history
• Earned nine saves in ACC play (second in conference)
• Finished 32 games for Virginia - most in program history
• Did not allow a run over 11-game stretch from April 8-May 12 (15.0 IP) prior to May 13
• Earned win with season-high 3.0 innings in relief against William and Mary (2/22; 3.0 IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 4BB, 2K)
• Worked in all three games of VT series; did not allow a run
• Pitched perfect ninth inning to earn save in Saturday game vs. Virginia Tech, then got final two outs Sunday and earned win
• Got out of bases-loaded, one-out jam with no damage vs. Marist to earn save (3/13)
• Recorded save with 2.0 innings of work including four strikeouts in first game of Clemson series (3/23; 2.0 IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K)
• Notched second save of Clemson series with scoreless ninth inning (3/25; 1.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K)
• Earned consecutive saves against Wake Forest on Sunday and Monday, giving up only one hit in 2.2 innings of work (4/8-9)
• Did not yield hit in 2.0 IP against North Carolina in final game of weekend (4/15; 2.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 1K)
• Earned seventh save of year with one-hit ninth inning against Richmond (4/17)
• Notched two wins in midweek games April 24 and 25, going 2.2 scoreless innings against Radford and 2.0 shutout innings at VCU
• Struck out all five batters he faced during two appearances in Miami series (4/28-29); notched save in Game 2
• Picked up two saves in Georgia Tech series (5/11-12); took loss in Game 3 (5/13)
• Saved Game 1 at Maryland (5/17)
• Earned 12th save of season with 0.2 IP in first game of ACC tournament vs. Clemson (5/24); also struck out side in ninth inning against FSU on Saturday (5/26)
• Worked 2.1 hitless innings over two outings on same day in NCAA tournament (6/3)


• Was one of UVa's go-to pitchers out of the bullpen in 2011
• Made 22 appearances, third most on staff
• Did not yield a run in eight consecutive apperances after giving up two in his first outing of the season (16.2 consecutive scoreless innings from Feb. 26-April 2)
• Earned the win over Miami out of the bullpen in the ACC Tournament (5/27)
• Worked 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in the ACC Championship game win over Florida State (5/29)
• Made two appearances in NCAA tournament - worked 1.1 innings in Super Regional vs. UC Irvine (6/12) and tossed 1.1 innings in CWS vs. South Carolina (6/21)
• Earned first win of the season against Florida State, pitching a season-high 3.2 innings of relief against the Seminoles (3/18; 3.2 IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K)
• Recorded a season-high four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work at Clemson (3/11; 2.1 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K)
• Scattered three hits across three innings of work against William and Mary (3/1; 3.0 IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K)
• Made first appearance of the season against Arkansas State at the Auburn Tournament (2/20; 2.0 IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Pitched in 13 games, all in relief
• Batters hit .208 against him
• Recorded 27 strikeouts in 20.2 innings pitched
• Got out of seventh-inning jam (runners at second and third and none out) and pitched 2.2 solid innings in UVa win at Miami (5/22)
• Earned win with 3.1 scoreless innings of relief against Georgetown (4/28)
• Picked up win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief vs. George Mason (4/21)
• Worked 2.1 innings, with all his outs coming by strikeout, to earn first career win against James Madison (4/7)
• Fired two perfect innings with three strikeouts against Towson (3/30)
• Pitched two shutout innings to wrap up UVa's win over Dartmouth (3/7)

• Pitched in seven regular-season games and did not allow a run in eight innings
• Pitched in two ACC games - Maryland (4/5) and Boston College (4/18)
• Pitched a career-best two innings against Stony Brook (4/8)
• Went 2-0 with 3.46 ERA with Saratoga Phillies of New York Collegiate Baseball League over the summer

• Four-time Honorable Mention All-State catcher
• Four-time First-Team All-Region IV, All-Piedmont District and All-Metro
• Member of 2005 state championship team
• Played for head coach Barry Shelton
• Member of Tunstall's Senior BETA and named to Honor Roll all four years

• Full name is Justin Moore Thompson
• Son of Floyd and Karen Thompson
• Has one brother, Jacob, a former UVa All-America pitcher



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