|High School:||J.L. Mann|
Batting Average: .299
At Bats: 194
Home Runs: 14 (SoCon-3rd; NCAA-20th)
RBI: 52 (SoCon-10th; NCAA-76th)
Slugging Pct.: .567 (SoCon-DNQ; NCAA-70th)
On-Base Pct.: .472 (SoCon-2nd; NCAA-30th)
Walks: 54 (SoCon-1st; NCAA-6th)
Hit by Pitch: 14 (SoCon-3rd)
Sacrifice Flies: 5 (SoCon-6th)
Stolen Bases: 1-1
Putouts: 89 Assists: 1 Errors: 2 Fielding Pct.: .978
CAREER: Has played in 113 of 118 games with 105 starts over the past two seasons … enters his junior season with a batting average of .281 (101-359) with 15 doubles, 17 home runs, 60 runs scored and 80 RBI … begins the 2014 campaign in 13th place in school history with an on-base percentage of .429.
SOPHOMORE (2013): Started the season at first base but mostly saw action as the designated hitter following an ankle injury suffered against VCU (3/2) … ranked among the SoCon leaders in six categories and missed out on placing in slugging percentage due to his number of at bats … named second team all-conference by the coaches and media … cracked the top 10 in The Citadel’s single-season record book in home runs (tied 10th) and hit by pitch (sixth) … hit nine of his home runs in SoCon games … returned from that ankle injury to blast home runs in his first three at bats and finish with four hits and a career-high five RBI against Samford (3/8) … that game launched a career-high nine-game hitting streak that included a 7-14 weekend against Wofford (3/15-17) that earned him SoCon Player of the Week honors … produced a walk-off sacrifice fly that plated Hughston Armstrong in the bottom of the ninth in a win over Appalachian State (4/21) … saw a streak of 44 straight games reaching base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch snapped against North Carolina (5/1) … had his second multiple home run game of the season when he had two along with a pair of singles and a double for a career-high five hits while matching his career best with five RBI against Furman (4/27) … slugged his first career grand slam and again had five RBI against Charleston Southern (5/14) … selected to participate in the TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb., on July 3 … advanced past the first round with four home runs but his three in the second round left him short of reaching the finals.
FRESHMAN (2012): Played in 57 of 58 games and batted .261 (43-165) with five doubles, three home runs, 14 runs scored and 28 RBI, ranking third on the team in the latter category … drew a team-high 27 walks and did not commit and error in 143 fielding chances … had a four-hit game with four RBI against Winthrop (3/14) and went 3-3 against Minnesota (3/24) … doubled, homered and drove in four runs against Delaware (2/25) … knocked in three runs against North Florida (5/2) and Furman (5/13) … added home runs against Samford (4/6) and Georgia Southern (4/28).
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of J.L. Mann High School … lettered three times in baseball … earned all-region, all-county and all-state honors … hit 14 home runs his junior season … helped team win region championship.
PERSONAL: Son of Edward and Kimberly Thompson … given first name is Leonard … majoring in sports management and administration.