Former Buc Thornburg Earns All-Star HonorsJune 7, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former CSU pitcher Tyler Thornburg will take part in the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game, as announced last week by the league. Thornburg will represent Class A Wisconsin in the game, which is set to take place on June 21 in Davenport, Iowa.
“I’m very honored for the opportunity to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game,” said Thornburg. “It should be a great experience as well as a chance to learn with so many great players there. All I can do is control my work ethic and intensity on the field, continue to do well and be a part of many more all-star games to come. God willing, the rest will take care of itself.”
A third-round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Thornburg boasts a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.31 in 2011 and has struck out 50 batters in 48 innings pitched. Most recently, he threw a complete game for a 2-0 win over Kane County, giving up just five hits and striking out eight. Earlier this year, Thornburg was named the sixth-best overall prospect and the fourth-best pitching prospect in the Brewers organization.
“We are very proud of Tyler on his selection to the all-star game,” said CSU head coach Stuart Lake. “He was a player that worked very hard in his time at CSU and has earned everything he has accomplished. CSU baseball has been blessed to have several quality people like Tyler to represent our baseball program and our university.”