ABCA names Thompson Third Team All-American

Ryan Thompson (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Ryan Thompson (photo by Bennett Scarborough)


BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell junior Ryan Thompson picked up his second All-America honor Tuesday, earning Third Team accolades from the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Thompson was also named Second Team Louisville Slugger All-American as a reliever, setting league and Campbell records for ERA with a slim 0.88 mark, currently leading the nation. He garnered Big South Pitcher of the Year and First Team all-conference honors.

Thompson tied a school record with 10 saves in 31 appearances, which ranks second all-time in CU single-season history. The Turner, Ore. native also boasted a 9-1 record, tying him for third on the single-season charts with teammate Heath Bowers (9-0, 2013) and Cory Satterfield (9-4, 1988).

He pitched 71 2/3 innings, allowing only seven earned runs and six extra base hits. Thompson also fanned 57 and held opponents to a .201 average.

Thompson, Campbell's first ever conference pitcher of the year, was also named to the 2013 Big South All-Tournament team.

Thompson and Michael Felton were both named First Team ABCA Atlantic All-Region on Monday, while Heath Bowers picked up Second Team honors.

Ben McQuown and Brent Graham were also named All-American by various outlets this season.

McQuown picked up Second Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and a Third Team nod from Baseball America, while Graham was named Fourth Team All-American by College Sports Madness.

Felton was named Second Team All-American by both the ABCA and the NCBWA last season, becoming Campbell's first ever Division I baseball All-American.

The Camels finished 2013 49-10, winning the Big South's North Division Championship and runner-up in the league's championship game. A school record nine Camels were named All-Big South, including Thompson as the conference's Pitcher of the Year, and Greg Goff as the Coach of the Year.