Cowboys Score Four Runs in Decisive Frame, Hold Off Bears' Comeback Effort to Sweep Season Series From MSU
MSU Lifts Lid on MVC Season With Three-Game Series Against Defending League Champs
Matheny, Peebles, Voit Lead MSU's 17-Hit Attack
MSU Wins Two of Three in Series, Taking 10-4 Win in Opener Before Falling in Second Game of Twinbill
Senior Shortstop Caps 3-for-5 Day With Two-Out, Walk-Off Hit in 3-2 MSU Victory
Background: Thompson joins the Bears from Jefferson College, where he helped his club to Junior College World Series appearances in each of his two seasons...Named to the NJCAA All-Region XVI team as a sophomore after going 12-1 with a 2.16 ERA and 97 strikeouts over 91.2 innings pitched...Went 9-5 with a 3.24 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 72 innings pitched as a freshman...A four-time all-conference and all-district performer as a prep at Southern Boone and South Pemiscot High Schools, he was an all-state honoree as a senior in 2010...Also competed in football and basketball at the prep level.
Personal: Tyler Andrew Thompson is the son of Johnny and Tammy Thompson...Born June 21, 1992, in Washington, Mo...Plans to major in physical education at MSU.