University of Miami

UM slugger David Thompson named ACC Player of Week again

David Thompson hit four home runs last week, including two grand slams.
David Thompson hit four home runs last week, including two grand slams. Miami Herald staff

David Thompson’s breathtaking week for the University of Miami baseball team earned him his second consecutive Player of the Week honor from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Thompson, a junior out of Miami Westminster Christian, shared his most recent honor with Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart.

Talk about an amazing four-game week. Thompson ripped four home runs over that span, including grand slams against Army and Wake Forest. He set a career high with seven RBI in Friday’s victory over Wake Forest.

Last week’s output included two doubles, a triple, four home runs, 13 RBI and 23 total bases — all the more impressive considering Thompson returned this season after sitting out 32 games last season after surgery because of his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He had a rib removed in the surgery.

Thompson has helped lead Miami to an 18-7 record (6-3 ACC) and No. 13 national ranking by Baseball America. Entering the week he led the nation with 39 RBI and ranked second in the ACC in home runs with eight, and had the No. 2 slugging percentage (.732) and second-most total bases (71).

The Hurricanes return to Mark Light Field at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a game against Florida Gulf Coast.

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