Baseball America Selects Adams, Thompson Freshmen All-Americans
July 3, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Virginia second baseman David Adams and right-handed pitcher Jacob Thompson have been named to the Baseball America Freshmen All-America teams announced by the publication. Thompson was selected a first team All-American while Adams was named to the second team. Virginia was the only school with two representatives.
Adams started all 62 games for the Cavaliers at second base and had 49 RBI. He led the team in runs scored (57) and ranked third in hits (76) as he collected 8 doubles, 4 triples and 5 home runs while hitting .318. His 57 runs tied for fifth all-time in a single season, and he tied for the third-most games by a Cavalier in a season. Farrell finished fifth on the team with a .324 batting average as he collected 48 hits, 19 runs and 32 RBIs. He started 45 of 58 games and had 9 doubles, 1 triple and two home runs.
Thompson was named second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. He posted a 10-4 record with a 2.60 ERA in 16 starts. He fanned 77 batters in 100 1/3 innings. He became one of only four Cavaliers all-time to win 10 games in a season. The 16 starts tied for the single-season record while he became only the eighth Cavalier to throw 100 innings in a single season.