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Thomas Dillard

Thomas  Dillard

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Oxford, Miss.

High School:
Oxford

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
C/OF

Experience:
HS

08/21/2017

Baseball #RebsOfSummer Recap

Summer Ball in the Books for 15 Rebels

07/07/2017

Baseball #RebsOfSummer Update – July 7

14 Rebels Playing in Collegiate Leagues This Summer

2017: Played in 48 games, making 45 starts (35 in left field, 10 at designated hitter) … Belted four home runs, two from each side of the plate … Hit .206 with 17 runs, eight doubles and 12 RBI … Ranked third on the team in walks (25) and recorded a pair of outfield assists … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Hit his fourth homer of the year with a solo blast in the second at No. 10 Arkansas (4/28) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the win over No. 19 Kentucky (3/23) ... Homered from the left side of the dish versus No. 15 Vanderbilt (3/18) ... Belted his second homer of the season, his first from the right side of the plate, versus Nicholls (3/14) ... Hit the first home run of his career with a two-run blast against UNCW (2/24) ... Tallied three hits for a new career high in a victory over Arkansas State (2/21) ... Hit a team-best .500 in three starts vs. No. 6 East Carolina, helping the Rebels earn the series sweep (2/17-2/19).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Briarcrest Christian High School in Cordova, Tennessee, where he earned three letters before moving to Oxford, Mississippi to attend Oxford High School as a senior, earning another letter under head coach Chris Baughman … Named a top-500 prospect by Baseball America … Tabbed as the No. 77 player nationally as well as the No. 3 player in Mississippi, including the state’s top catcher, by Perfect Game … Posted a .388 batting average with 35 doubles, 17 triples and 33 home runs throughout his high school career … Earned 2016 Louisville Slugger first team All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball … Collected Rawlings-Perfect Game second team All-America and Southeast All-Region first team accolades … Named the 2016 Mississippi Player of the Year by Perfect Game … As a senior, hit .438 and led the nation with 16 home runs to help Oxford earn its second straight state championship … Named USA TODAY’s Mr. Baseball in the state of Mississippi, also earning first team All-USA honors … Selected to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen in 2016 … Played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field … Competed in the 2015 Area Code Games … Hit .406 with 12 doubles, seven triples and nine homers as a junior … Also lettered in football and bowling … Graduated with honors, landing on the honor roll and serving as a member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Kris Dillard … Born: Aug. 28, 1997 … Has two older sisters, Rachel and Katie … His grandfather, Wilson Dillard, played halfback on the Ole Miss football team from 1949-52 … Would like to become a sports agent following his playing career … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

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