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Thompson Named Eye on the Golden Spikes Player of the Week



CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia junior right-handed pitcher Jacob Thompson has been named the Eye on the Golden Spikes Player of the Week by USA Baseball. The weekly national college baseball player of the week award is the first to be given out this year by USA Baseball in anticipation of the Golden Spikes Award to be awarded at the conclusion of the season.

The Danville, Va., native became Virginia’s all-time wins leader by virtue of his win last Friday against Siena. It was his 23rd career victory, topping former Cavaliers Sean Doolittle (2005-07), Joe Koshansky (2001-04) and Seth Greisinger (1994-96), who all finished with 22 career wins.

Thompson went seven strong innings against Siena, allowing one unearned run, four hits and two walks while tying a career high with 10 strikeouts. For the season, he is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and has struck out 16 in 12 innings pitched.

For the full USA baseball release, visit the USA Baseball Web site.

The Cavaliers return to the field at 4 p.m. Tuesday, traveling to VMI.




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