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Jack

Thompson

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First Baseman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Milton

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Baseball Player of the Week (April 4, 2016)

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Honor Roll, 2014-15 and 2016-17
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017

AT GEORGIA STATE:  Four-year letterwinner and starter at first base ... Played in 200 games, including 163 starts ... Right-handed hitter with 12 career homers and 78 RBI ... .272 career batting average ... Hit by pitch 26 times to rank fourth in GSU history ... Strong defender at first base who ranks among the Panthers’ career leaders with 1,435 career putouts ... Maintained a .990 career fielding percentage. Four-year letterwinner and starters at first base ... Played in 200 games, including 163 starts ... Right-handed hitter with 12 career homers and 78 RBI ... .272 career batting average ... Hit by pitch 26 times to rank fourth in GSU history ... Strong defender at first base who ranks among the Panthers’ career leaders with 1,435 career putouts ... Maintained a .990 career fielding percentage.

2018: Hit .283 with four homers and 22 RBI while starting 53 of the team's 54 games ... Drew 26 walks and was hit by pitch 12 times ... Hit his first homer of the season with a solo shot vs. Jacksonville (2-23-18) that broke a 2-2 tie and sent the Panthers to a 6-2 victory. Drove in a run in each game of the series ... Had seven hits and three RBI in series sweep of Eastern Illinois ... Added an RBI vs. Georgia Tech (3-7-18).

Drove in the go-ahead run in 3-2 victory over Arkansas State (4-8-18) with a double off the right field wall in the seventh inning. Had four RBI in the series sweep ... Hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning for GSU’s first two runs in a 4-2 victory over Mercer (4-18-18) ... Homered in his second straight game with a solo shot to lead off the second inning for the Panthers’ first run in 3-2 win at No. 16 Coastal Carolina (4-20-18) ... Three hits and an RBI in 9-5 win over Savannah State (4-25-18), then went 3-for-3 with an RBI-double in Game 2 vs. Savannah State (5-2-18) ... Had three hits, including his first career triple, and an RBI in 7-4 win at Kennesaw State (5-8-18) ... Hit a game-tying home run in the seventh inning vs. Appalachian State (5-14-18).

2017: Endured a subpar season at the plate but contributed strong defense ... Hit .165 with one homer and eight RBI ... His homer was a three-run blast in the eighth inning of GSU's 5-0 win over Furman (3-21-17). Also made three sparkling defensive plays in the game to prevent runs in a close game ... Had an RBI-double in the sixth inning and a sparkling defensive play when he snagged a sharp line drive in the ninth inning of 9-7 win over Georgia Southern (5-18-17) that helped the Panthers earn their Sun Belt tournament berth.

2016: Starting first baseman who was the only Panther to play in all 55 games, starting every game but one ... Hit .299 and was tied for second on the team with six homers and third with 35 RBI ... Also third with 23 walks ... Set the GSU season record with 454 putouts.

Named Sun Belt Baseball Community Coffee Student-Athlete of the Week (April 4) after he hit .625 (10-for-16) with two homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored in four games.His three-run homer was key blow in 10-6 win at Mercer (3-30-16). Then he went 9-for-14 with another homer, four RBI and six runs scored in UT Arlington series (April 1-3). Career-high four hits with three RBI and three runs in Game 2.

Drove in the first run in GSU's three-run 11th-inning rally vs. Appalachian State (5-4 win, 4-24-16) with a double to left center ... Hit a two-run homer in GSU's eight-run second innings vs. Alabama A&M (5-3-16) ... His three-run blast in the seventh inning at Texas State (5-8-16) put GSU ahead 9-4; Panthers went on to win 10-9 in 11 innings.

Smashed a three-run homer, his first of the season, vs. Coppin State (2-27-16, Game 1) ... Hit his second home run with a two-run blast at Georgia Tech (3-1-16) ... Three hits--all doubles-- and three RBI vs. Fairmont State (3-12-16) ... Also had three hits vs. Minnesota (3-6-16) ... Drove in a career-best four runs vs. Savannah State (3-15-16) on two singles and a sacrifice fly ... Reached base or drove in a run in 12 straight plate appearances over a three-game span vs. Jackson State, Savannah State, Arkansas State: (March 14-18) SF/RBI, 1B, BB, BB, 1B/RBI, SF/RBI, Error, 1B/2 RBI, BB, HBP, 1B.

2015: Freshman first baseman who started 28 games, hitting .296 ... Had five doubles, one homer and 13 RBI .... Hit safely in 14 of the last 15 games ... Started 16 of the final 19 games, either at DH or first base, and hit .361 during that stretch.

Doubled and scored in the ninth inning of 6-3 victory at Arkansas State ... Collected three hits, including two doubles, and drove in four at Alabama A&M (3-24-15). Came to the plate with the GSU trailing by one in the top of the ninth inning and cleared the bases with a double over the center fielder's head ... Had a pinch-hit, RBI single and a double in 15-13 comeback win at Appalachian State (4-18-15). Started the Panthers six-run eighth inning with a leadoff double ... Drove in two runs, including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, in 10-5 win over Savannah State (4-22-15) ... Hit his first homer at South Alabama (4-26-15) ...Went 4-for-9 with an RBI and three runs scored in Texas State series (May 1-3) ... Went 5-for-10 in three Sun Belt tournament games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as the No. 52 prospect and No. 1 first baseman in Georgia by Perfect Game …Southeast Region second team by Perfect Game … Named to Perfect Game's 2013 Preseason Underclass All-America team (high honorable mention) … Helped Milton High School to the Class AAAAAA state title in 2013, followed by a runner-up finish in 2014 … All-state and two-time all-region selection … Named Athlete of the Week by the Johns Creek Neighbor … Won the Home Run Derby at the Georgia Dugout Club All-State Game in Columbus, Ga.

PERSONAL: Full name is Jack Raymond Thompson … Born Sept. 17, 1995 … Parents are John Thompson and Stacey Edwards ... Majoring in economics.

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