Thompson named A-10 Pitcher of the Week

RICHMOND, Va. – Sophomore pitcher Sean Thompson has put the VCU Rams on the map so far thus season, earning the Black & Gold's first accolade in the 2016 campaign. Thompson was recognized on Monday afternoon as the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week for the week of Feb. 29, as announced by the conference office.

Thompson fought through his first two starts of the season, collecting a 2-0 record over that span. However, he broke through with his best performance of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The second-year righty tossed 7.0 innings of scoreless ball, only allowing two hits and three walks in striking out six. The game set the tone for the Rams three-game set with the Marist Red Foxes this past weekend at The Diamond, where VCU swept all three games over the boys from Poughkeepsie.

The Rams now look ahead, as their next game comes this Wednesday afternoon, when VCU takes on Old Dominion at The Diamond at 3 p.m.