When it comes to balancing the academic demand of Binghamton’s School of Management with playing Division 1 baseball, Thomas has a great plan. “The academics come first,” Jake told BPM. “Baseball ends at some point so getting the grades I need is what’s important to me.”
“Jake will enter Binghamton as their top catching prospect. Jake is solid behind the plate and has a quick release with good arm strength,” Jake’s travel ball coach Shaun Manning said. “This is a great pickup for Coach Sinicki and the Bearcats.”
Thomas finished the 2010 season with a .493 batting average, seven home runs, 35 RBI. He also turned it up on the postseason. He hit .625 with one home run, six RBI and 10 runs scored in the playoffs. For his success on the field, the Nassau County coaches named him the 2010 Cody Award Recipient as Conference AA Playoff MVP, which goes out to the player who demonstrates great baseball ability, sportsmanship and team play.
“Jake is a tremendous young man and a fierce competitor on the baseball diamond,” Manning added. “He swings the bat exceptionally well and possesses great speed, which makes him a rare commodity as a catcher. Defensively, he is very versatile having played catcher, outfield and third base for the Storm.”