#4 - Zach Thompson
Johnson City, Tenn.
Science Hill HS
Played in 25 games, making 16 starts (14 LF, 2 RF) … posted four multi-hit games … had a career-high two stolen bases at UNC Asheville on March 12 … went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI against the Bulldogs … also had two-hit games versus Longwood (2/16), Hartford (3/8), and North Florida (4/13) … reached base three times against Longwood, UNCA and UNF.
Atlantic Sun Scholar and All-Academic Team member ... played in 25 games, making 12 starts (outfield and designated hitter) … recorded three multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games … drove in a season-high three runs at North Florida on March 29, while posting three two-hit games – vs. Penn State (Feb. 16), vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 23) and at North Florida (March 28) … went 2-for-2 with one double and two runs scored in the 8-3 win vs. Penn State on Feb. 16 … was also a perfect 2-for-2 with a run scored at North Florida on March 28, while driving in three runs in a 7-5 win over the Ospreys one day later.
Earned Dean’s List and A-Sun All-Academic Team honors … played in 33 games, while making 22 starts (outfield and second base) … was tied for fourth on the team in walks (14) and ranked fifth in on-base percentage (.380) … posted six multi-hit games and hit safely in six straight games from 4/15-27 … went 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs in his first collegiate game against Saint Joseph’s … went 2-for-4 with two doubles vs. LaSalle (4/9) and was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and run scored at Arizona (4/28) … reached base via three walks versus Mercer (4/22) and had two hits and two runs scored at Radford (5/9) ... hit a team-leading .387 (12-31) in ETSU's last 27 games of the season.
Prior to ETSU
Helped lead the Hilltoppers to a 20-6 record in 2011 under head coach Ryan Edwards...Hit .453 with 8 home runs and 35 RBIs as a senior…Earned Johnson City Press Super 22 First-Team honors following his senior season…Recorded eight triples in 2008 to rank as the seventh most in Tennessee State High School history for a single season…Named to the 2010 All-NET Baseball team after hitting .393 with 8 home runs and 53 RBI…Was named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) All-Region Team following his senior season, while also earning Second-Team All-State honors.
Son of Jeff and Diane Thompson ... born Dec. 5, 1992 ... majoring in biology.
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