Thom, who will play for Bellarmine next season, led New Albany in home runs with eight, doubles with 12 and RBIs with 45. Paired with a .412 batting average, Thom was certainly a cornerstone in New Albany heading into the postseason ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A coaches’ poll.
Thom had a down year after a strong sophomore campaign but bounced back big. He went from zero to the career-best eight homers.
“I didn’t have too good of a year last year. This is the best year I had. It was good to end my four years on that at least,” Thom said.
Thom committed to Bellarmine in October and said he had his best off-season conditioning and preparing for his senior year. Thom will play for Jeffersonville native Larry Owens at the Division II program in Louisville.
“He’s a great coach. I can’t wait to see what he can teach me and what I can do at Bellarmine,” Thom said.