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Kyle Thornell
Kyle  Thornell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Magnolia, Texas

High School:
Magnolia

Last College:
McLennan CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
INF

Experience:
2L

03/20/2016

Lumberjacks Smack Privateers 16-6 in Seven-Inning Series Finale

Kendrick and Vaughan each notch four hits in run-rule victory at Jaycees Field

03/19/2016

Pair of UNO Grand Slams Dooms ‘Jacks on Friday Night

SFA falls to New Orleans 19-11 in Friday night slugfest at Jaycees Field

03/12/2016

SFA Can’t Hold Off Central Arkansas in SLC Opener

Lumberjacks jump in front 7-0 but fall 9-7 in Conway

02/27/2016

Pinkston's Walkoff Blast Caps 13-11 Comeback Against Sacred Heart

Lumberjacks register second-straight comeback win over Pioneers

05/18/2015

Thornell Earns All-SLC Second Team Honors

Junior led the SLC in four different categories in conference play

2016 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA DI South Central All-Region Second Team
2016 All-Southland Conference First Team (3B)
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (4/25/16)
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (5/2/16)
2015 All-Southland Conference Second Team (DH)
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (3/30/15)

2016 (Senior):
 Cemented his status as one of the premier players in the Southland Conference and one of the best to ever put on an SFA uniform by the time his final leg of his collegiate baseball was in the books...Played multiple positions in the 'Jacks' infield while taking part in all but one of the team's 60 games and making 58 starts...Posted a slash line of .342/.472/.617 that featured the best on-base and slugging percentage numbers among the SFA ranks...Boasted the second-highest on-base percentage, third-highest slugging percentage and ninth-best batting average among all Southland Conference players...Finished the season with 67 hits, 47 runs, a team-high 33 walks, 49 RBI and 29 extra-base hits that included 15 doubles, three triples and a team-best 11 home runs...Among all Southland Conference players, was fourth in total RBI, second in home runs, fourth in total bases (121) and second in hit by pitch (18)...Racked up 10 outings of two or more RBI...Tied an SFA single-game record by hammering a pair of home runs as part of a career-high six RBI day in a 7-1 home Southland Conference win over Incarnate Word (4/22)...Struck for a season-best four hits during a three-RBI, two-run outing in SFA's 13-4 Southland Conference win at Abilene Christian (4/30).

2015 (Junior):
 Appeared in 48 games with 47 starts ... .301 batting average ... .412 on base percentage ... Team-high .524 slugging percentage ... 50 hits in 166 at bats ... Drew 20 walks ... Six doubles ... Ranked third nationally with eight triples ... Led SFA with five home runs and 30 RBI ... Compiled seven multi-RBI outings ... Three stolen bases ... 18 putouts with six errors.

2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 45 games making 39 starts in the infield, as a sophomore ... .256 batting average ... .374 on base percentage ... .496 slugging percentage ... 133 at bats ... 34 hits ... 22 runs ... 30 RBI ... eight doubles ... three triples ... six home runs, two versus A&M-Corpus Christi (4/5), and one against New Mexico (4/8), Abilene Christian (4/17), Sam Houston State (5/4) and Houston Baptist (5/17) ... season-high five RBI vs. A&M-Corpus Christi (4/5) ... committed only three errors with 209 put outs.

Before SFA: Spent one year at third base for McLennan Community College, hit nine home runs with 44 RBI ... Second team all-conference selection ... 34th round draft choice by the Colorado Rockies in 2013... Two-year letterwinner playing infield for Magnolia.


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