Monday, December 10, 2012

Travis Thompson, ambidextrous pitcher - Illinois

Travis Thompson
High School: Mt. Carmel Golden Aces HS 2012
City: Mt. Carmel, Illinois

College: Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois
Viking Baseball bio

Hanover College in Indiana (Sophomore)

Position: Switch Pitcher, INF
Height/Weight: 6-1, 173 lbs.
Bats: Left
Throws: Both, Ambidextrous
Velocity: 81 mph fastball in 2011

Glove: custom Rawlings uniglove

About the Rawlings Ambi Glove

We went to Rawlings Custom Shop in St. Louis, the same firm that makes gloves for major league baseball players. We had seen an article about a Creighton University player throwing with both hands against the University of Evansville team.
“This year we got in touch with the right person, who has made 10 of these unigloves. He normally charges $500 but this one was $200; he sent it to us for approval.”
We wanted the uniglove so if I wanted to change pitching arms during the game, I used to have my dad throw me a different glove from the dugout. That counted as a trip to the mound, and a coach or manager is allowed only so many trips before the pitcher has to be removed. And a pitcher cannot take two gloves to the mound. Thus the uniglove.

Aces go .500 on season, lose to Olney Tigers

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012  by KIM BOSAW 
The Mt. Carmel Golden Aces baseball team got behind early and let the Olney Tigers score three runs in the 1st inning on their way to a 6-2 win at Dee White Field on Thursday. Ambidextrous pitcher Travis Thompson started the game for Mt. Carmel throwing with his right arm, but after walking in a run in the 1st he switched and finished the game with his left arm.

Baseball Aces get first win

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012
Mt. Carmel High School’s Golden Aces baseball team opened the season with a 10-8 win over Robinson at Dee White Field Saturday. Mt. Carmel had to come from behind and scored eight runs in the sixth inning for the victory.
Travis Thompson took the win on the mound after relieving Tyler Winschief in the sixth. Winschief had three strikeouts and no walks but gave up six hits and hit two batters. Thompson had one strikeout, one walk and gave up one hit.

Switch pitcher Thompson switching schools
May 30, 2013

Mt. Carmel’s unique switch pitcher Travis Thompson is taking his talents elsewhere next year. After a frustrating freshman season at Augustana College, where he got few looks on the mound or at the plate, the sophomore-to-be is transferring to Hanover College in Indiana. (source: Daily Republican Register)

Travis pitching right handed - YouTube

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