TCU's Hamilton, Thompson Earn WAC Baseball Honors
DENVER, COLO. (April 17) - TCU first baseman Mark Hamilton and right-handed pitcher Shawn Thompson have been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the week of April 10-16.
Hamilton, a senior from Hurst, Texas (Bell HS), hit .636 (7-11) in a three-game sweep of Hawai`i-Hilo last week. In an 11-5 win on Thursday, Hamilton reached base in all five plate appearances with a home run, a triple, two singles and was hit by a pitch. On Saturday, he helped TCU erase a 7-1 deficit by tying a school record with three doubles. He scored four times in the series and drove in seven. In the series, Hamilton had a slugging percentage of 1.364 and an on-base percentage of .714.
Thompson, a senior native of Missouri City, Texas (Elkins HS),
s first complete game of the season in a 2-1 victory over Hawai`i-Hilo on
Thursday. Thompson allowed one run in the first and then blanked the
Vulcans the rest of the game. In the final eight innings, no runners
advanced past second base and he retired the side in the second, fifth,
sixth, eighth and ninth innings. He gave up five hits, one walk and
out four in the game.