|Hometown:||Redondo Beach, Calif.|
|Previous College:||El Camino College|
Projected number two starter for the Gauchos, will bring senior leadership to the team.
Led Gaucho pitching staff with 22 appearances, including nine starts...Finished 4-3 with a 5.34 ERA in 87.2 innings pitched...Second on the team with 55 strikeouts...On March 29, went the distance against Big West Champion Cal State Northridge allowing four runs and striking out five...Picked up a victory against rival Cal Poly in final start of the season, going seven innings and allowing only three runs.
El Camino College
Team captain at El Camino College...Coached by Greg Bergeran...All South Coast Conference as a sophomore...Posted a 5-6 record with a 3.15 ERA striking out 48 batters in the process...Drafted by Texas Rangers in the 27th round of the 2000 MLB draft.
Played first base, outfield and pitched for Redondo Union High School...Coached by Tim Ammentorp...Stole 30 bases as a junior...Also participated in soccer, cross country and basketball.
Born January 3, 1981 in Philadelphia, PA...History major...Roots for the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and 76ers...Favorite athletes are Curt Schilling, Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan and Randall Cunningham...Favorite flicks are *61and Remember the Titans...Enjoys watching Cops, Friends and The Simpsons...Favorite aspects of Santa Barbara are the location and the people...After finishing baseball and school would like to coach baseball and teach History...Has two siblings, Tim and Alexander...Son of Timothy Thompson and Barbara Haynes.