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Thomas

Girard

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#8

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
High School: Avon Old Farms

Bio

2019: Led the team in appearances with 28 … went a perfect nine-for-nine in save opportunities to lead the team … tied for third in the ACC in saves … notched his first career save against Richmond (2/26), working the final 1.0 frame, allowing one walk while recording a pair of strikeouts … earned his second save of the season in the series finale at Virginia (3/10), working the final 1.1 frames, allowing no runs on one walk, while recording one strikeout to clinch the series for the Blue Devils … collected his third save in the series opener with Pittsburgh (4/6), covering the final 2.0 frames, collecting three strikeouts … picked up his fourth save of the season in the midweek matchup at NC Central (4/9), working 1.0 frame to close out the contest … earned his fifth save of the season in the series opener with Virginia Tech (4/12), covering the final 2.0 frames to shut the door … notched his first win of the season in the series finale with Virginia Tech (4/14), tossing 2.1 frames, allowing only one hit while recording a career-high six strikeouts … picked up his sixth save of the season in the series opener at Clemson (4/19), throwing the final inning, recording one strikeout while not allowing any hits … collected the save in the second game at Boston College (4/27), working 2.0 hitless innings while collecting a trio of punchouts … notched a save in the opening game of the VCU doubleheader (5/5), going 2.1 innings, yielding one hit and one walk while striking out four … covered 2.2 innings in the opening game of the ACC Baseball Championship against Notre Dame (5/21), scattering two hits and two walks while recording a career-high tying six strikeouts.

2018: Made eight relief appearances, posting a 4.91 ERA ... Allowed six earned runs in 11.0 innings, totaling 10 strikeouts ... Made his collegiate debut February 25 against Bucknell, striking out two batters in a scoreless inning of work ... Pitched for the Mystic Schooners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League over the summer ... Earned NECBL Week 4 Honor Roll accolades ... Named to the NECBL All-Star Game.

High School: Named first team All-Founders League honors as a senior ... Garnered 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America accolades ... Tabbed to the Northeast All-Region first team ... Named the 2016 East Cobb Baseball Pitcher of the Year ... Collected 2017 17u Perfect Game Tournament Pitcher of the Year distinction ... Rated among the nation's top 500 overall prospects and the No. 360 right-handed pitched by Perfect Game ... Also tabbed as the organization's No. 3 overall prospect and No. 2 right-hander in the state of Connecticut.

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BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/9/19
BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/8/19
BASE: Vanderbilt Postgame Press Conference 6/8/19