Falcons play back-to-back doubleheaders in April 19-21 series in Fresno, Calif.
Thorne hit by pitch with bases loaded to draw game-winning run in ninth.
White strikes out six in eight innings pitched.
Falcons take on four teams in three days, March 1-3, in Florida.
Falcons fall 3-2 in game one and win 13-3 in game two.
Junior (2014): Played in 51 games, making 44 starts...started 43 games in center field and one in right...fourth on the team with a .234 average...and tied for third with three home runs...had 34 hits and scored 24 runs...second on the team with six stolen bases...had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 76 chances in the field...batted .279 in Mountain West play...had three-hit games against Fresno State, Kansas State and UNLV...homered against Fresno State, Kansas State and San Jose State...scored three runs against Fresno State...Academic All-Mountain West.
Sophomore (2013):Appeared in 31 games, making nine starts...drew nine walks in 52 plate appearances...on base percentage of .346 was .175 points above batting average...four of seven hits went for extra bases...had a double, two hits, two walks and two runs scored in a game vs. San Diego State.
Freshman (2012):Led Falcon freshmen with 51 games played and 47 starts...five triples ranked second in the Mountain West and was the fourth-most by a freshman at Air Force...second on team with 29 RBIs and third with three home runs...34 hits and 21 runs scored...stole four bases...second on team with 20 walks...led team with 18 RBIs in MW play...led team with nine multi-RBI games...second on team with eight-game hitting streak...had a 12 game reached base streak...College Sports Madness MW player of the week on Feb. 28...had six hits and eight RBIs in a weekend series vs. San Diego State...three hits and four RBIs in a game vs. UNLV.
HIGH SCHOOL (Fort Bend):Set school single-season records for home runs (10) and slugging (1.268)...helped lead Fort Bend to district title as a senior...two-time academic all-state...played summer ball for the Houston Heat, coached by Vinny Sinisi.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 31...nickname is DT...major is managment...on the Commandant's list twice and on the Dean's list...hobbies are learning new things...favorite food is chicken...favorite movie is Braveheart...person in history he'd like to meet is Jesus...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Robert and Susan Thomas.
Getting to know David:
Something most people don't know about life at the Academy:We get paid every month.
Who's had the biggest influence on your sports career and why:My dad, he's always supported me in all my activities.
Most noteworthy thing(s) about your hometown:Best restaurants.
Favorite MLB team:Texas Rangers.
Favorite MLB player:Josh Hamilton.
What/who do you enjoy listening to?Rap.
How did you spend your summer?Survival Training and jumping out of airplanes.
Favorite quote:"There are no great heroes without great battles" -Anon
Why I came to the Academy:"Above all, I came to the Academy so I could make a difference in other people's lives. By providing one of the best educations money can buy and being filled with top notch facilities, the academy positions you for success in the Air Force and in the business world. I also decided to go to the Academy because I felt the call to serve my country."
Thomas' Career Stats
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Saturday, May 28 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Baseball vs Nevada 1:00 PM Championship Central Track at NCAA Preliminary Round 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 8 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Track at NCAA Outdoor Championships All Day Thursday, June 9 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Track at NCAA Outdoor Championships All Day Friday, June 10 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Track at NCAA Outdoor Championships All Day Saturday, June 11 Sport Opp/Event Time Media Track at NCAA Outdoor Championships All Day
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