USC's John Thomas Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
LOS ANGELES – USC baseball's John Thomas was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Tuesday after leading the Trojans to a series sweep at Washington this past weekend.
Thomas posted some career best numbers for USC on the road, leading the Trojans to their first sweep of a Pac-12 opponent since 2015.
The senior utility player came on as a defensive replacement in the opening win of the series, but really did his damage in Saturday's comeback, going a career best 5-for-5 at the plate and driving in a career high four runs. The Trojans would battle through two rain delays and a three-run deficit to win the Saturday contest 7-5, with Thomas driving in the game-winning runs in the sixth inning.
In Sunday's 11-3 win, Thomas helped the Trojans jump out to a hot start, driving in two runs with a double in the first inning.
For the weekend, Thomas led USC going 6-for-10 (.600) at the plate and driving in a team-high six runs. He also played an excellent first base for much of the series, recording 13 putouts without an error.
This is the first conference weekly honor of Thomas' career and the first for a Trojan this season. After a shaky start to the campaign, USC is currently on a six-game winning streak and 9-6 overall on the year. The Trojans take on San Diego at home tonight at 6 p.m.