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Jefferson Thiel
Jefferson Thiel

RS Junior

Bothell, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225





Born August 25, 1980, in Kirkland, Wash. ... parents are Rick and Kay Thiel ... a pre-arts & sciences major.

2002 (Junior) – Underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow prior to the season and sat out the year rehabilitating ... 2001 (Sophomore) – After starting the year on fire, struggled with an elbow injury that limited his action from mid-season on ... missed exactly a month from March 25 to April 25 and then saw limited time in the final month ... was batting .415 before the injury was diagnosed and then played three more games (going 0-for-9) before taking the month off ... 17-for-41 before the injury and 7-for-48 afterwards ... hit safely in 11 of his first 12 games ... had at least one RBI in nine of those games ... on opening day, singled with two out in the bottom of the ninth to drive home Justin Drake with the winning run in a 6-5 win over BYU ... 2-for-3 with an RBI triple the following day vs. Kentucky ... 5-for-13 in UC Riverside series ... 5-for-8 with five runs and two solo homers in three-game series vs. Southern Utah ... other homer was also a solo shot May 4 vs. Oregon State... 2000 (Freshman)– Showed both top-notch skill and durability during his first college season, starting 44 of the Huskies’ 56 games behind the plate ... first-team Freshman All-America selection by USA Today Baseball Weekly ... had a two-run single in his first career start, Feb. 17 vs. Creighton ... drove in four runs in the Huskies’ 16-11 win at Southern Utah ... drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of the Huskies’ 8-7 come-from-behind win over Washington State ... went 2-for-5 in back-to-back games at WSU ... doubled home two of the UW’s seven runs in the seven-run ninth inning at Wichita State ... the Dawgs won that game 15-10 ... 3-for-4 with a homer and a double in Washington’s 3-2 win over Washington State ... his homer in that one tied it at 2-2 in the seventh ... batted .400 (8-for-20) with eight runs, three homers and five RBI over five games against Washington State ... tied for sixth in the Pac-10 after being hit by a pitch 12 times, sixth-most in UW history ... in three games during the Huskies’ trip to Cuba last fall, batted .556 (5-for-9) with four runs, four RBI and two home runs.

Juanita High School
Earned three letters as a catcher for coach Gary Groenen ... a three-time All-KingCo pick as a catcher and DH ... all-Eastside catcher as a junior and senior ... led the KingCo in home runs and RBI as a junior ... Eastside player of the year and an all-state pick as a senior ... graduated with a 3.8 grade point average.

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