LSU Gold
Position
Infield
Height
6'1
Weight
176
Class
Junior
Hometown
Chula Vista, Calif.
High School
Helix HS
B/T
R-R
Experience
2L

2021 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2021 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (April 12, 2021)
SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (March 15, 2021)

Superb player who has a chance to enjoy a spectacular career at LSU … a very polished defender on the infield with good hands, and he possesses a very strong, accurate arm across the diamond … at the plate, he has a very contact-oriented approach and uses the middle of the field, but also has some home run power to the pull side.

2022 Season
Started all 62 games for LSU (55 starts at shortstop, seven starts at second base), batting .286 (63-for-220) with 14 doubles, six homers, 36 RBI and 54 runs scored … batted .349 (22-for-63) on the year with runners in scoring position … batted .294 (5-for-17) in the NCAA Hattiesburg Regional with two doubles, five RBI and one run scored … Thompson’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning of LSU’s June 4 NCAA Regional game at Southern Miss tied the contest at 6-6, and the Tigers went on to win, 7-6, in 10 innings … Thompson hit .467 (7-for-15) in the Vanderbilt series (May 19-21) with one homer, four RBI and five runs scored … 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in LSU win at Alabama (May 8) … unloaded a two-run homer to highlight a five-run fourth inning in victory over UL Lafayette (April 19); the dinger erased a 2-1 deficit and sparked the Tigers to an 8-4 win … launched sixth-inning solo homer at Mississippi State (April 9), breaking a 3-3 tie and lifting LSU to 4-3 win … 5-for-13 in Auburn series (March 31-April 2) with one double, three RBI and two runs scored … batted .417 (5-for-12) in the Florida series (March 25-27) with two doubles, four runs and one RBI … launched a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning on March 4 vs. Oklahoma, lifting LSU to the win at the Shriners College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston; the dinger was Thompson’s second walk-off homer of his career, he also hit a 13th inning walk-off homer in 2021 to defeat UTSA, 10-9.

2021 Season
Played in 62 games (61 starts), batting .250 (53-for-212) with four doubles, one triple, eight homers, 26 RBI, 32 runs and five steals … started 51 games at shortstop and 10 at third base … voted 2021 Freshman All-SEC and named to the NCAA Eugene Regional All-Tournament Team … batted .333 (6-for-18) in the regional with two doubles and two RBI … his RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning of the regional championship game vs. Oregon (June 7) provided a vital insurance run as the Tigers posted a 9-8 victory … Thompson’s crucial two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning on May 7 at Auburn extended LSU’s lead from 7-6 to 9-6 and accounted for the final margin of victory … named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for the second time on April 12 after he batted .600 (9-for-15) with one triple, three RBI and six runs scored in four games during the week of April 6-11 … in the Tigers’ series win at Kentucky (April 9-11), Thompson hit .667 (8-for-12) with one triple, two RBI and three runs scored … Thompson’s two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning April 10 at Kentucky gave LSU a vital insurance run in the Tigers’ 8-6 win … named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for the first time on March 15, as he batted .381 (8-for-21) in five games and played a huge role in LSU’s extra-innings wins over UT San Antonio on March 13 and 14 … Thompson launched a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th inning on March 13 to lift the Tigers to a 10-9 victory … the next day, with LSU trailing 12-9 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Thompson unloaded a one-out, two-run blast to narrow the deficit to 12-11; LSU went on to tie the game in the 10th and win it in the 11th by a 13-12 score.

Prior to LSU
The No. 53 ranked player in the country by Perfect Game … a 2019 Perfect Game All-American and the 2019 Grossmont League Player of the Year … also named 2019 First-Team All-California Interscholastic Federation.

Personal
Parents are Troy and Joanna Thompson … has one older brother, Mason … born January 9, 2002, in San Diego, Calif.

Thompson’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 three times; most recently vs. Kennesaw State (6/3/22 – NCAA Regional)
Hits: 4 vs. Bethune-Cookman (3/13/22); vs. UT San Antonio (3/14/21)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (5/10/22)
Doubles: 2 vs. Kennesaw State (6/3/22 – NCAA Regional); at Florida (3/26/22)
Triples: 1 at Kentucky (4/11/21)
Home Runs: 1 14 times; most recently at Vanderbilt (5/19/22)
RBI: 3 four times; most recently vs. Kentucky (5/26/22 – SEC Tournament)

 

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