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Thompson Nabs Baseball America First-Team All-America Honors

June 18, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia sophomore starting pitcher Jacob Thompson (Danville, Va.) has been named a First-Team All-American by Baseball America. It marks the third All-America honor that Thompson has earned this year. He also has gleaned Louisville Slugger and rivals.com First-Team All-America honors.

Thompson is the third Virginia player to earn Baseball America First-Team All-America honors, joining Brian Buchanan (1994) and Seth Greisinger (1996). Overall, Thompson is just the fourth First-Team All-American in school history. Thompson also was a Baseball America Freshman All-American last season.

Thompson recorded one of the finest seasons ever for a Virginia pitcher, going 11-0 with a 1.50 ERA. In 114 innings, he surrendered just 79 hits and 23 runs (19 earned). He walked 32 and struck out 101. He also recorded two shutouts while allowing just 13 extra-base hits all season. Thompson also raked in first-team All-ACC laurels.

This summer, Thompson will compete with the USA Baseball National Team, which will participate in the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the World Port Tournament in The Netherlands. Thompson also is one of three finalists for the Roger Clemens Award, which will be presented July 11 at a ceremony in Houston.

 

 

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