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Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas
Class: Jr.
Number: 44
Position: OF
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Merrick, N.Y.
High School: Calhoun HS

As a Junior (2014)

  • Started in all 50 games played
  • Selected first team all-conference (second straight year)
  • Chosen as lone America East Baseball Scholar-Athlete selection with 3.53 GPA in management
  • Ranked second in America East in home runs (6) and fifth in RBI (35)
  • Hit .270 with 50 hits, including 15 extra-base hits
  • Collected four postseason RBIs (in 6 games)
  • Stole 11-of-13 bases
  • Registered six outfield assists
  • Named Player of the Week in the America East on April 8 and April 21
  • Homered twice in two different games
  • Compiled 14 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games
  • Hit clutch two-out, two-strike RBI single in ninth to give BU 4-3 victory over Stony Brook in America East Championship elimination game
  • Blasted a grand-slam against Maine on April 20
  • Went 4-for-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI at St. Bonaventure on April 23
  • Went 2-for-3 with 2 home runs an 6 RBI against Maine on April 20
  • Went 3-for-4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI against UMBC on April 6
  • Went 2-for-4 with a home run at Hartford on March 23
  • Went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI and a home run at JMU on February 21
  • Had nine-game hit streak in mid-April
  • Member of the Fall AD Honor Roll (3.3 GPA or above)
  • Selected to America East Baseball All-Academic Team (second straight year)

As a Sophomore (2013)

  • Started all 55 games
  • First team ABCA All-Northeast Region, meaning he was one of top 3 outfielders in 39-team region
  • Only position player in the America East on all-region team
  • Led America East in batting average (.371), walks (school-record 45), slugging percentage (.522), on-base percentage (.517), tied for second in runs scored (42), and tied for third in RBI (37) and home runs (5)
  • Ranked third in the nation in on-base percentage (school-record .517), 19th in base-on-balls per game (0.82), 23rd in base-on-balls and 48th in average
  • 10-game hit streak from May 1-18
  • 17 multi-hit games
  • 9 multi-RBI games
  • Went a perfect 3-for-3 with 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, 2 walks and a stolen base against Albany on May 18
  • Set career highs in hits (4) and RBI (5) against North Carolina A&T on March 9
  • Went 3-for-5 with a home run, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored against UMBC on March 17
  • Switched to outfield after playing catcher and DH as freshman
  • Named America East Player of the Week on March 4
  • Named America East first team All-Conference (unanimous selection)
  • Named to America East All-Academic team - only first team all-conference player also on academic squad
  • Named to Binghamton’s AD Honor Roll for GPA of 3.3 or higher during Spring Semester

As a Freshman (2012)

  • Started all 41 games played
  • Named to America East All-Rookie Team
  • Season batting average of .296
  • Led team and ranked second in America East in walks with 29
  • Led team and ranked fifth in conference with .424 on-base percentage
  • Second on team in two-out RBI with 13
  • Had 12 multiple hit games
  • Led team in multiple RBI games with seven
  • Went 3-for-5 with two RBI, one run scored and one stolen base in game 2 of twinbill at Temple on March 24
  • Went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored in consecutive appearances on April 7 and April 11 at Stony Brook and at Cornell
  • Missed nearly three weeks with jaw injury and returned for final series against UMBC and belted third home run of season and drove in six runs in three games
  • Had three hits in three America East tournament games (.300)

In High School

  • Three-year letterwinner at Calhoun High School
  • One of most prolific players in school history
  • First team all-state catcher as senior
  • Named Long Island Player of Year by Newsday
  • Led team to perfect 15-0 conference record and No. 1 seed for AA playoffs in 2011
  • Hit .485 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 23 games as senior
  • Two-time team captain who led Calhoun to record of 45-9 and one Nassau AA title in last two seasons
  • In three-year career compiled 113 hits, 100 runs, 20 home runs and 96 RBI and a .461 average
  • Career home run total is most in school history and second-most on Long Island over three-year span
  • Twice named Newsday All-Long Island
  • Playoff MVP of 2010 Nassau County Championship
  • Diamond Award winner as best position player in Nassau County
  • Inaugural winner of Ryan T. Caulfield Award given to best catcher in Nassau County
  • MVP and Outstanding Catcher for Rawlings Grand Slam Challenge and Long Island All-Star Challenge
  • Set school record with three home runs in a game
  • Threw out 60 percent of baserunners
  • Finalist for Wendy’s Heisman Award given to the top student-athlete in New York State
  • Scholar student and member of National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society
  • Volunteer with Long Island March of Dimes

Personal

  • Parents are Brooks and Linda Thomas
  • Enrolled in School of Management

CAREER HIGHS

  • Runs: 3, 6x, last against UMBC (4-6-14)
  • Hits: 4 (2x) last at St. Bonaventure (4-23-14)
  • RBIs: 6 against Maine (4-20-14)
  • Doubles: 2 (2x) last at St. Bonaventure (4-23-14)
  • Home Runs: 2 (3x) last against Maine (4-20-14)
  • Walks: 4 at VMI (3-2-13)
  • Stolen Bases: 2 at North Carolina A&T (3-10-13)

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