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Clete Thomas
Clete Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lynn Haven, FL

High School:
Mosley

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
11/14/1983

2005
Baseball America Preseason Third-Team All-America selection ... Named the SEC's best outfielder and preseason First-Team All-SEC by Baseball America.

SUMMER 2004:
Participated in Team USA Trials and also played for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League ... Hit .241 in 33 games with five doubles, a team-leading three triples and three home runs ... Drove in 15 and swiped eight bases ... Teammates with current Tiger Josh Bell.

2004:
Outstanding sophomore season, leading Auburn in seven statistical categories: batting average (.329), runs (53), hits (71), stolen bases (24), triples (6), and slugging percentage (.514) ... Second on club in RBI (45), walks (35) and on-base percentage (.429) ... Named Second-Team All-SEC by SEBaseball.com ... Second in SEC in triples, tied for third in stolen bases and tied for ninth in walks ... Hit .319 in SEC games, leading the team in runs (25), triples (5), RBI (29), slugging percentage (.569) and on-base percentage (.409) ... In SEC games, was first in the league in triples, tied for eighth in RBI and tied for 10th in slugging percentage ... In last 13 games of season, hit .377 (20-for-53) with 17 R, 5 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI ... Hit .356 versus right-handers, .373 with runners on base and .361 with runners in scoring position ... Hit a team-leading .359 at Plainsman Park ... Accounted for all four runs in Tigers' 4-3 win over Georgia on May 16, going 2-for-4 with 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B, 3B ... Team-high 23 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games ... 8-for-13 (.615) in South Carolina series with 4 R, 8 RBI, 2B, 3B, HR ... In last 18 games of season scored 20 runs and drove in 20 ... Reached base safely in 36 consecutive games until streak was snapped on April 25 against Miss. State ... Reached in 52 of 56 games ... Hit .517 (15-for-29) with 13 RBI during seven-game hitting streak, Apr. 30-May 14 ... Season-best eight-game hitting streak (.515, 17-for-33) from Feb 24-Mar. 7 ... 6-for-12 with 5 R, 4 RBI, 3 XBH in Florida series ... Hit .362 (21-for-58) in 15 games, from March 13-April 6 ... Swiped a pair of bases seven times this year ... Hit leadoff for Auburn in 13 game span from Feb. 27-March 19, posting a .400 (20-for-50) average with 17 runs and 11 stolen bases ... Scored 15 runs in seven game stretch in late February-early March.


2003
Hit .297 with 41 runs, 10 doubles, four triples, two homers, 11 stolen bases ... Third on club with 76 hits ... Hit .355 in eight postseason games, including a .438 (7-for-16) clip in the NCAA Regional ... Hit .267 (4-for-15) in SEC Tournament ... Third on team in hitting during May with a .348 average (24-for-69) ... Hit safely in 11 of last 12 games of season, including a seven-game hitting streak from May 11-24 (.394, 13-for-33, 8 R, 4 SB) ... In back-to-back games against Mercer (5/13) and Ole Miss (5/16) was 6-for-8 with 5 R, 2 3B, HR ... 5-for-12 in Ole Miss series ... Double shy of the cycle after going 3-for-4 in Friday game vs. Ole Miss ... Started all 63 games, 60 in right field and three in left field ... Only AU newcomer to start every game this season ... Second on club with 11 stolen bases ... Scored a career-high 3 R and had 2 SB vs. Mercer on May 13 ... An excellent defensive outfielder, made several outstanding diving catches, including one catch for third out of eighth inning to save two runs in win over Miss. State in rubber game of series ... Game-winning RBI in rubber game of Alabama series after beating out a potential double-play ball ... Hit first career home run with a towering blast to right field at Georgia (3/29) ... 3-for-6 in last game of Kentucky series (3/23) ... Went 3-for-5 in series finale (3/16) against UT, including game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning ... Combined 7-for-9 with 4 2B in back-to-back games on March 9 and 11 ... Went 5-for-5 with 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB against North Carolina on March 9 ... 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 8-Feb. 23 ... Hit .395 (17-for-43) with 10 RBI during streak ... 20 multi-hit games, with seven three-hit games.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner for Doug Lee at Mosley High School ... During four year career hit .401 with 155 hits, 129 runs, 34 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs, 95 runs batted in and 41 stolen bases in 123 games ... Hit .371 with 10 doubles, three triples, four homers and 26 RBIs as a senior in leading Mosley to the Florida 5A State Championship and a 25-9 record ... Helped Mosley to 101 wins during four-year career ... Named to 6A All-State team by Florida Sports Writers Association as a junior after hitting .495 with 41 runs, 13 doubles, five home runs and 33 runs batted in ... Helped guide Mosley to 26-6 mark and berth in Florida 6A Regional Finals as a junior ... Hit .369 with two homers and 20 runs batted in as a sophomore ... During freshman season hit .346 with six doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs in 26 games.

PERSONAL
Michael Clete Thomas was born on November 14, 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Son of Mike Thomas and Kim Gann ... Has two younger siblings, Cayla Thomas (17) and Alex Gann (4) ... Father, Mike played baseball at Gulf Coast Community College ... Member of 1996 U.S. South Region Champs that advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. ... Major: Undecided.