Strong right-handed hurler with good command who will work primarily out of the Aztec bullpen and make an occasional start again in 2015 ... Competed for the Edenton (N.C.) Steamers during the summer of 2014 ... Compiled a record of 3-0 with one save and a 2.18 earned run average ... Struck out 39 and walked only nine in 41.1 innings v Played for the Kitsap Bluejackets in the West Coast League during summer 2013 ... Named to the honorable mention all-WCL team after making 12 relief appearances with one save and a 1.05 earned run average ... Had 26 strikeouts and six walks in 25.2 innings ... Played 2012 summer ball for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal ... Member of the Arsenal team that advanced to the quarterfinals for the World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) Championships in October 2011 ... Named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Team prior to his final season of prep baseball in 2012.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Among his 20 appearances during the season were four starts including three on Tuesdays and one on a Saturday v Was involved in three contests during the Mountain West Tournament, facing New Mexico on March 22 and UNLV on May 24 and in the title game on May 25 ... In those three appearances he tossed a total of 4.1 innings allowing a run on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... In the championship game went 2.1 innings surrendering no runs on three hits with no walks ... First start came in the middle game of the series at Nevada on April 12 ... Started each of the next three Tuesday contests following that outing ... Longest appearance was 5.2 innings of relief against Air Force on April 5 when he allowed no runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts while recording a win ... Longest start was 5.1 innings vs. UC Riverside on April 15 (no runs, two hits, three walks, four strikeouts) ... His four strikeouts in that game were a season high matching the total he had in the contest vs. Air Force ... Compiled a record of 4-1 with a 1.07 earned run average in games at Tony Gwynn Stadium this season (seven appearances, two starts) ... Notched his first career save as an Aztec in the win at Fresno State on May 17 tossing the final 3.2 innings allowing no hits and just two base runners (walk, error) ... Opponents hit just .222 against him.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Made one start and had one relief appearance as a freshman ... Start came on Feb. 24 vs. Oregon State when he allowed five runs on five hits and took the loss ... Relief stint came against Seton Hall on March 2 as he tossed one inning and gave up three runs on four hits ... Also had season-high two strikeouts in that contest.
Earned four letters as a varsity baseball player at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif. ... Was coached there by Randy Thompson ... Earned first-team all-Mission League and all-CIF honors as a senior ... Also named the Mission League Pitcher of the Year ... Compiled a record of 9-3 with a 1.44 earned run average ... Named to the Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Team ... Second-team MaxPreps California all-state selection ... Was named a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason HS Underclassmen All American in both 2010 and 2011.
Cody J. Thompson was born June 29, 1994, in Northridge, Calif. ... Son of Rob and Allise Thompson ... Enjoys going to the beach and fishing ... Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw ... Plans for a career in professional baseball ... Was also recruited by CSU Northridge, Long Island University and CSU Los Angeles ... A psychology major at San Diego State.