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Thompson Selected to the 2022 Natural State Baseball All-Arkansas Team

MONTICELLO, Ark. – The 2022 Natural State Baseball All-Arkansas Collegiate Team was announced this past week and Weevils Baseball’s very own Cade Thompson was selected as the second baseman for this year. Thompson is one of 5 players from the Great American Conference to appear on this year’s team, and is the only GAC selection outside of rival Southern Arkansas University.

A former GAC Rookie of the Year, two-time All-GAC performer, first-time recipient of ABCA All-Central Region, as of this year, and now a 2022 All-Arkansas Collegiate Team member, Thompson’s junior season with the Weevils was nothing shy of a career best, posting a career best in runs scored (51), hits (66), RBIs (51), doubles (16), and home runs (12).

After the conclusion of the Weevils’ 2022 Great American Conference Tournament run, Thomson closed out the year with a .355 average, ranking 2nd for UAM and twelfth in the GAC. The Texarkana, Texas native places in the top 10 of the GAC in on-base percentage (.474, 7th), hits (66, T10th) doubles (16, T8th) and stolen bases (13, T8th).

Check out the full release: 2022 Natural State Baseball All-Arkansas Collegiate Team

Thompson’s total stats concluded the 2022 baseball season as following:

Full Team:
Catcher – Brett McGee, Southern Arkansas (.312, 16 home runs, 74 RBI)
First – Luke Rice, Arkansas-Rich Mountain (.444, 7 home runs, 63 RBI)
Second – Cade Thompson, Arkansas-Monticello (.355, 12 home runs, 51 RBI)
Third – Brandon Nicoll, Southern Arkansas (.333, 14 home runs, 84 RBI)
Shortstop – Riley Orr, Southern Arkansas (.372, 66 runs scored, 56 RBI)
Left Field – Adam Bland, Hendrix (.319, 50 runs scored, 23-23 stolen bases)
Center Field – Jay French, Central Baptist (.441, 76 runs scored, 61-67 stolen bases)
Right Field – Demias Jimerson, National Park (.398, 14 home runs, 61 RBI)
Designated Hitter – Trace Shoup, SouthArk (.338, 9 home runs, 61 RBI)

Starting Pitcher – Jeremy Adorno, Southern Arkansas (15-0, 2.83 ERA, 136 strikeouts)
Starting Pitcher – Alan West, Lyon (10-3, 2.72 ERA, 134 strikeouts)
Starting Pitcher – Tyler Cleveland, Central Arkansas (7-2, 2.93 ERA, 101 strikeouts)
Relief Pitcher – John Henry Fowler, Hendrix (3-1, 1.64 ERA, 5 saves)
Relief Pitcher – Evan Taylor, Arkansas (5-0, 3.65 ERA, 2 saves)
Pitcher – Connor Noland, Arkansas (8-6, 3.65 ERA, 113 strikeouts)
Pitcher – Jack Hodgins, Hendrix (8-2, 3.48 ERA, 85 strikeouts)

Honorable mention:
Yadier Medina (Arkansas Tech); Shelby Quiggins (Arkansas Tech); Garon Johnson (Central Baptist); Jack Roney (Crowley’s Ridge); Tyrus Wells (Ecclesia); Jalen Reece (Ecclesia); Joel Barker (Harding); Chris Witzke (Harding); Rally Miller (Hendrix); Dillon Thomas (Henderson State); Cade Tucker (Henderson State); Brayden Bebee (Henderson State); Greyson Stevens (Henderson State); Spencer Taack (Henderson State); Joe Weatherford (Lyon); Aaron Hurd (Lyon); Eric Helms (North Arkansas); Colby Vavruska (North Arkansas); Aaron Hogue (North Arkansas); Caleb Wilson (North Arkansas); G. Allen (Ouachita Baptist); Cooper Timmons( Ouachita Baptist); Chris Sutton (Southern Arkansas); Jacob Machuca (Southern Arkansas); Ty Manning (Southern Arkansas); Tucker Burton (Southern Arkansas); Fox Locke (South Arkansas); Cayden Wallace (Arkansas); Chris Lanzilli (Arkansas); Robert Moore (Arkansas); Zack Morris (Arkansas); Michael Turner (Arkansas); Brady Tygert (Arkansas); Hayden Arnold (Little Rock); Canyon McWilliams (Little Rock); Noah Dickerson (Little Rock); Chase Cripps (UAM); Daegan Covington (UARM); Drake Fontenot (UARM); Hunter Hicks (UCA); Trent Gregson (UCA); Rennie Arjona (Ozarks); Dru Didway (Ozarks); Nicholas Jones (Williams Baptist); Dezmond Cordova (Williams Baptist); Isaac Williams (Williams Baptist); Nick Allred (Williams Baptist)
 

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