Thornburg named to National All-Star LineupMarch 17, 2010
Courtesy of the College Baseball Foundation
LUBBOCK, Tex. – The accolades keep rolling in for Tyler Thornburg following his dominant performance against No. 6 University of Florida this past weekend. The pitcher/right fielder for the Charleston Southern baseball team was recently named Big South Conference Pitcher of the Week, and now the College Baseball Foundation announced he had been named him to its weekly “National All-Star Lineup”.
Thornburg (3-1) threw a complete-game gem to lead the Buccaneers to a 6-3 upset victory over the highly-ranked Gators March 14.
He held Florida to season lows in both runs (3) and hits (7), while striking out a career-high 11 batters. Of the season-low seven hits, only three were of the extra-base variety. He only walked three and posted a .212 opponent batting average.
Thornburg struck out the last two batters in the bottom of the ninth to give CSU the victory. The complete game was the second of his career, as he also went the distance against Presbyterian College March 22, 2008.
He currently leads the Big South in strikeouts (30) and wins this season, and his 25.2 innings pitched are second in the league.
The Buccaneers return to action at 2 p.m. today with a home matchup with Savannah State University.
The College Baseball Foundation releases its "National All-Star Lineup" each week, giving accolades to the past week’s top performers. The "National All-Star Lineup" is nominated by college coaches, staff, and baseball media contacts.
The College Baseball Foundation (CBF) is dedicated to preserving college baseball history and recognizing standout teams and individuals who have influenced the collegiate game.
Established as a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization, the CBF hopes to not only catalog the sport’s history, but to foster an appreciation for the historical development of college baseball and its impact on our culture. The Foundation continues to place importance on the increasing public awareness of college baseball and to create exposure for those who play the greatest game ever played.
THIS WEEK’S NATIONAL ALL-STAR LINEUP
Jordan Ballard-Virginia Military, Senior
Taylor Berlin-Hardin Simmons, Junior
Brett Bochy-Kansas, Junior
Derek Cape-Lindsey Wilson College, Sophomore
Justin Franklin-Ferrum College, Junior
Bryan Fogle-Erskine College, Senior
D.D. Hanks-South Alabama, Senior
Jabari Henry-Florida International, Freshman
Neil Holland-Louisville, Junior
Mario Hollands-UC Santa Barbara, Junior
Beau Martin-Ouachita Baptist University, Sophomore
Mike McGee-Florida State, Junior
Anthony Rendon-Rice, Sophomore
Kurt Schulter-Stetson, Freshman
David Schulze-Samford, Senior
Tyler Thornburg-Charleston Southern, Junior
Taylor Jungman-Texas, Sophomore
Coach Steve Kittrell-South Alabama