Strong right-handed hurler with good command who is expected to work out of the bullpen when the season gets underway … Could see some mid-week starting duty … Played for the Conejo Oaks of the California Collegiate League during summer 2016 … Made five appearances(28.2 innings), finishing with a record of 1-1 and a 3.45 earned run average … 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 … 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 World (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 2016
Ten of his 16 appearances came as a starter … Included in those starts were six consecutive games in which he served as the No. 3 weekend starter (March 29 through May 1) … Picked up his first win of the year on April 10 vs. UNLV … In that game he tossed 8.1 innings allowing two unearned runs on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts … Second victory came at New Mexico on April 24 in a five-inning start … Recorded other win against Air Force on May 15 in final home game of the season … Had a season-high five strikeouts on five occasions, last time in the win over Air Force on May 15 … Longest relief outing was 6.2 innings vs. Fresno State on March 4, a game the Aztecs lost in 10 innings … Posted a record of 3-2 with a 4.65 earned run average in conference games.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Moved into the role of Tuesday starter on March 24 … Recorded his first win of the year vs. UC Riverside in a start on Feb. 19 … Had won three of his last four appearances (three starts, one relief) with one no decision prior to the conference tourney … That run began with a seven-inning outing in a win over Cal State Northridge on April 28 ... Tossed a complete-game shutout at the University of San Diego on May 5 in which he allowed four hits with a walk and strikeout … It was one of two complete games by an SDSU pitcher during the season … Notched a victory at Air Force on May 9 when he tossed the final four frames in a game won by SDSU in 10 innings … Threw 3.1 innings of relief vs. St. Mary’s on May 16 allowing a hit while striking out six … Had a season- and career-high eight strikeouts at No. 19 UC Irvine on April 14 … Recorded seven strikeouts in six innings of work vs. UC Riverside on Feb. 19 … Ranked seventh in the Mountain West in strikeouts with 69 and had almost a four-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Among his 20 appearances during the season were four starts including three on Tuesdays and one on a Saturday … 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 … 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 social science major at San Diego State.