ARLINGTON, Texas – Georgia Tech sophomore pitcher Connor Thomas was tabbed the National Pitcher of the Month for the month of April by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) today.
Thomas, a native of Omega, Ga., dominated on the mound for the Jackets during April, posting a 1.41 ERA in four starts, with a 2-0 mark. Thomas worked 32 innings, allowing only 22 hits and four walks, striking out 43 while holding opponents to a .195 average. He tossed two complete games in April and fanned 17 in a win over Wake Forest.
Following his 17-strikeout performance in the complete-game in over Wake Forest on April 28, Thomas was one of eight players recognized by Collegiate Baseball as a National Player of the Week on Monday, April 30, and was tabbed the Perfect Game/Rawlings College Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, May 1.
A 5-foot-11, 156-pound southpaw, Thomas is 5-3 with a 3.04 ERA in 13 games in 2018. He has a save in 80 innings, allowing just eight walks and striking out 93 on the year.
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2018 WINNERS :
Player of the Month – Feb. – NC State’s Brett Kinneman. March – Clemson’s Seth Beer. April – Eastern Kentucky’s Alex Holderbach.
Pitcher of the Month – Feb. – Ole Miss’ Brady Feigl. March – Auburn’s Casey Mize. April – Georgia Tech’s Connor Thomas.