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      T.J. Thornton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Worth, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage HS

Last College:
Indian River CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
LHP

B/T:
L/L

PITCHING
Season GP-GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K W-L Saves WHIP BAA ERA
2011 17-3 -- -- 27.2 29 11 10 2 11 15 1-1 1 1.45 .284 3.25
2012 8-2 -- 0-1 15.0 14 9 9 3 6 10 0-0 -- 1.33 .255 5.40
Total 25-5 -- 0-1 42.2 43 20 19 5 17 25 1-1 1 1.41 .274 4.01
MISC. PITCHING / FIELDING TOTALS
Season GP-GS BF 2B 3B WP HBP Balk SFA SHA PO Asst E Fld %
2011 17-3 116 5 1 2 -- 1 2 1 -- 2 -- 1.000
2012 8-2 65 0 2 1 2 -- -- 2 1 4 -- 1.000
Total 25-5 181 5 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 6 -- 1.000
2011 - JUNIOR
• Pitched in 17 games in his first season with the Vols, making three starts.
• Finished with a 1-1 record, one save and 15 strikeouts in 27.2 innings of work.
• His 3.25 ERA was the best on the team among pitchers that had at least nine appearances.
• Picked up a win in his UT debut, allowing just one run on three hits and striking out three in 3.0 innings against New Orleans on March 9.
• Tallied a save in his next appearance with another three-inning effort, this one against Alabama A&M on March 15.
• Longest outing of the season was 4.0 innings as he was saddled with a no-decision in a start against Middle Tennessee State on May 10 after yielding two runs on five hits.
• Lone loss of the year was to Belmont on May 17 when he was touched for two runs (one earned) on two hits in 3.0 frames.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
• Was the ace of the Indian River staff in 2010, going 6-5 with a 3.83 ERA in a team-high 77.2 frames spanning 15 appearances.
• Twice named the FCCAA Pitcher of the Week as a sophomore in 2009 when he made 11 appearances in his first collegiate campaign.
• Posted a 3-4 record with a 4.12 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 59.0 innings of work.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Fla., where he was coached by Carm Mazza.
• Lettered all four years and was a team captain in his final two seasons.
• Was named the 2008 South Florida Sun-Sentinel 3A-2A-1A Player of the Year, Palm Beach County Player of the Year, all-state and all-county as a senior after going 10-1 with a 1.20 ERA and 90 strikeouts.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Thomas John Thornton
• Born December 3, 1989, in Laguna Hills, Calif.
• Son of Mike and Susan Thornton
• Has one brother, Will
• Credits his parents and high school coach Carm Mazza as his biggest influences
• Chose Tennessee over South Carolina and College of Charleston
• Recipient of the Hattie Ogle McGriffin Athletic Scholarship
• Academic major: Sociology - criminal justice.
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