Summer 2012: Had nine strikeouts in a six-inning no-hitter on July 29 to lead the Bourne Braves to a win against Harwich in the Cape Cod League. Finished with a 2-4 record overall to go with a 3.95 ERA and 36 strikeouts in nine starts and 41.0 innings pitched.
2012: Earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors. Was 9-4 with a 4.00 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 78.2 innings and 15 starts. Earned his conference leading ninth win of the season at WVU on May 5. Picked up eighth win of the season after allowing just two hits and only one unearned run with six strikeouts in series-clinching win at USF on April 21. Improved to 7-1 on the season with his second straight win after allowing two earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings against Seton Hall on April 14. Had best outing of the season on April 6 at Georgetown with 7.0 innings of shutout work and five strikeouts to earn win and improve to 6-1. Lost his first game of the season on March 31 against Villanova after allowing five runs (two earned) on eight hits with two walks in season low 4.2 innings. Struck out a career-high 11 while earning his fifth win of the season during his 6.2 innings of work against Cincinnati on March 24. Improved to 4-0 on the season with the win against Ball State on March 17 after allowing three runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Earned a no-decision after allowing five runs on eight hits in season-low 4.0 innings pitched against Alabama on March 10. Earned his team-leading third win of the season after allowing only one run with five strikeouts in a career-best 7.0 innings pitched in Cards' 3-1 victory over Pepperdine on March 3. Improved to 2-0 on the season after allowing just one run on three hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 solid innings against Oakland on Feb. 25. Had a career-high eight strikeouts in a career-long 6.0 innings pitched while earning the win in the Cards' 4-3 win over Illinois. Allowed three runs on three hits in the victory over the Illini.
Summer 2011: Was selected as the Top Pro Prospect and an All-Star in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Playing for the Keene Swamp Bats, he was 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA and 15 strikeouts in two playoff starts. His best outing came in his final start on Aug. 8 when he had 10 strikeouts with only five hits in 6.2 innings of shutout baseball to earn the win against Holyoke. Thompson finished his summer at 4-2 overall with a 1.60 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 10 starts and 50.2 innings pitched.
2011: Finished 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 39.1 innings pitched. Made 18 appearances on the mound, including five starts. Came out of the bullpen for 4.1 innings of shutout relief allowing only three hits with five strikeouts to earn the win in the Cardinals' victory over St. John's at the BIG EAST Championship. Had a scoreless inning of relief at No. 15 Connecticut on May 14. Pitched 1.0 inning of shutout relief against Vanderbilt on May 10. Suffered first loss of the season after giving up only one unearned run on two hits with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of relief at Seton Hall on May 5. Allowed four runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings of work in a starting role against Georgetown on May 1. Made fourth start of the season and pitched 3.0 shutout innings against Indiana on April 19. Allowed only two unearned runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings against Kentucky on April 12. Suffered worst outing of his career allowing six runs on six hits in 1.0 inning of relief at WKU on April 5. Had a career high seven strikeouts in a career-long 5.1 innings of work while allowing one run on one hit against WKU on March 29. Earned first career win in first career start allowing only one unearned run on one hit while matching career best four strikeouts against Kent State on March 22. Extended career-opening scoreless stretch to 9.1 innings with 1.0 inning of shutout relief on March 19 against Xavier. Came out of the bullpen for a career-long 4.0 innings of shutout relief with four strikeouts at USC on March 15. Pitched 1.0 shutout inning of relief on March 12 at Pepperdine allowing one hit with two strikeouts. Gave up just one hit with one strikeout in one inning of shutout relief against Morehead State on March 1. Allowed just one hit with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings of shutout relief in collegiate debut in Louisville's win over Minnesota at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.
High School: Thompson earned All-State Honorable Mention as a senior after finishing with a 9-1 record on the mound with a 1.39 ERA, 104 strikeouts and one save for Floyd Central High School, where he was coached by Casey Laduke. He also earned All-Conference honors as a junior after finishing 5-3 on the mound with a 2.09 ERA and 64 strikeouts, while his sophomore season featured a 6-4 record with a 3.35 ERA and 53 strikeouts. He played summer baseball with the Indiana Bulls. Along with three years of baseball, he also earned three letters in football and basketball at Floyd Central. He was an All-State and All-Conference selection on the gridiron as a tight end and defensive tackle for the Highlanders.
Personal: Born Jeffrey Thompson on Sept. 23, 1991, in Louisville, Ky. Son of Latonia and Jeff Thompson. Has one sibling, Jordan. Majoring in sport administration at the University of Louisville. After college, he plans to play professional baseball. People with the greatest influence on his athletic career are his parents, who always supported him and pushed him to be the best he could be. Favorite movies are Notorious, Friday and Next Friday. Enjoys watching SportsCenter and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. Favorite cereal is Cheerios. Favorite candy bar is Snickers. Enjoys eating at Famous Dave's BBQ. Favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. Enjoys listening to rap and hip-hop.