Marla Thompson - 2013
2012 (Freshman): Made 14 appearances with 25.0 innings pitched ... Posted a 1-2 record with a 1.12 ERA ... Struck out eight batters ... Picked up first collegiate win against La Salle by pitching two perfect innings of relief in the 8-0 win.
High School: Attended Screven County High School ... Played for Head Coach Billy Pollock ... Four-time all-region selection ... Earned all-state as a junior and named region pitcher of the year as a junior ... 81-27 career record with 724 career strikeouts ... Finished senior season with 1.05 ERA, 210 Ks and eight shutouts ... Posted an 0.48 ERA in 147 innings of work as a junior with 191 strikeouts ... Salutatorian of her class and earned AP Scholar Award.
Personal: Born Marla Jean Thompson on July 7, 1993 in Statesboro, Ga. ... Daughter of Mack and Judy Thompson, both are graduates of Georgia Southern ... Grandfather, Jesse M. Thompson played baseball at Mercer and played three seasons in the Yankees’ minor league organization ... Hobbies include painting, going to the lake and kneeboarding ... Chose Georgia Southern because it was the place she would fit in the best and feel most comfortable ... Majoring in Geography with a minor in Mathematics.