Strong right-handed hurler with good command who will likely begin his Aztec career in a relief role ... Played summer ball for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal ... Member of the Arsenal team that advanced to the quarterfinals for the World Wood Bat Association World (WWBA) Championships in October 2011 ... Named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason California Region All High School Senior Team prior to his final season of prep baseball in 2012
Earned four letters as a varsity baseball player at Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif. ... Was coached there by Randy Thompson ... Earned first-team all-Mission League and all-CIF honors as a senior ... Also named Mission League Pitcher of the Year ... Compiled a record of 9-3 with a 1.44 earned run average ... Named to the Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Team ... Second-team MaxPreps California all-state selection ... Was named a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason HS Underclassmen All American in both 2010 and 2011.
Cody J. Thompson was born June 29, 1994, in Northridge, Calif. ... Son of Rob and Allise Thompson ... Was also recruited by Long Island University ... Favorite athlete is Mike Trout ... Plans for a career as a sports trainer ... Interested in marine biology ... A kinesiology major at San Diego State.