29  Thomas Young
Thomas Young

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Panther Creek HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 165

Position:
RHP

B/T:
L/R


2013 (Freshman): Made four relief appearances out of the bullpen, tossing a combined 3.2 innings ... Struck out five against four walks, surrendering four runs on eight hits in his first season ... Made his collegiate debut at McCormick Field against UNC Asheville (April 3), tossing a career-long two innings while recording a career-high three strikeouts ... Pitched an inning of two-hit, shutout relief against the nationally-ranked Clemson Tigers (April 24); Summer League: Played for the Waynesboro Generals in the Valley League ... Pitched in nine games, all in relief, before leaving the team at the beginning of July ... Struck out seven batters against five walks in seven innings of work ... Recorded a 10.28 ERA, allowing eight earned runs during his time on the mound ... Posted a summer-high, two strikeouts in fanning both batters he faced in two-thirds of an inning of relief work against the New Market Rebels on June 8.

Prior to Western Carolina: Played prep baseball at Panther Creek HS for head coach David Hall ... Was the first-ever Panther Creek High baseball player to commit to a Division I baseball program ... Hit .382 as a junior, striking out just four times in 68 at bats ... Played with the Cary Independent baseball team that finished runner-up in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer Baseball League during the summerm prior to his senior season.

Personal: Is the son of Charlie and Becky Young ... Has two siblings - Chick and Tricia Young ... His father, Charlie, played collegiate baseball at the Univ. of Alabama.

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Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 2.0, at UNC Asheville (4/3/13)
Strikeouts: 3, at UNC Asheville (4/3/13)
Walks: 1, four times (MR: TENNESSEE TECH, 5/3/13)

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