UALR Baseball BIO
7 Bryson Thionnet
2014: Started all but one game with all 53 starts in center field… Homered nine times to finish his career with 22 home runs to tie Guy Guiffre’s school record for home runs in a career… Was second on the squad with 31 RBI, 12 RBI, 10 HBP’s and tied for third with nine stolen bases… Hit a walk-off grand slam in the 16th inning of UALR’s win against Troy on April 18… Had his only multi-homer game on April 20 as the Trojans took the series win against Troy… Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored against UIC on Feb. 28… Hammered a three-run homer against Ole Miss on May 8 as the Trojans fell to the Rebels… Posted a 3-for-5 night with two doubles against UAPB on March 12 in a 9-3 win… Went on a 10-game hitting streak from March 15-March 30 and had at least one RBI in five straight games from March 19-March 28… Came around to score three runs while collecting two hits in the 14-7 win over Georgia State on April 4… Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as UALR knocked off Grambling on April 29… Helped the Trojans best Texas State on May 11 going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a homer in the 3-2 win… Finished the season with a .446 slugging percentage.
2013: Played in and started 50 games as a junior in 2013 … Started all 50 games in centerfield after spending the majority of his sophomore season as an infielder and relief pitcher … Hit .282 with a team-leading 10 home runs in 2013 … His 10 homers ranked seventh in the Sun Belt Conference … Added 14 doubles and two triples to post a team-best .565 slugging percentage … Tied for the team lead with 31 walks on the year … His 40 RBI ranked second on the team … His 10 stolen bases ranked eighth in the Sun Belt … Played in and started 28 games during Sun Belt play .. Saw his batting average (.302), slugging percentage (.583) and on-base percentage (.414) all increase during conference play … Totaled 14 multi-hit games on the season, including a pair of three-hit games … Ranked second on the team with 11 multi-RBI games, including three four-RBI performances … Put together an eight-game hitting streak from April 28-May 10 … Went 2-for-3 with a homer, a triple, four RBI and two runs scored in a 6-5 win over Evansville (Feb. 17) … Hit a homer, drove in three runs and scored twice in a 13-1 win over SIU Edwardsville (Feb. 24) … Totaled three hits, including a solo homer, and stole three bases against Milwaukee (March 9) … Finished with two hits, three RBI and two runs scored at Austin Peay (March 10) … Went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two runs scored against Louisiana-Lafayette (April 13) … Hit a solo homer in game two of UALR’s doubleheader upset of No. 10 Oklahoma (April 16) … Totaled three hits, eight RBI and three runs scored over UALR’s doubleheader sweep of Western Kentucky (April 28) … Finished with multiple hits in four of UALR’s final five games of the season.
2012: Spent the majority of his sophomore season as a starting infielder, before emerging as the team’s closer late in the year … Started all 44 games he appeared in as a position player, including 24 starts at shortstop, 19 starts at third base, and one start at second … Hit .213 over 155 at-bats with 30 runs scored, eight doubles and 24 RBI … Made 13 appearances with one start as a pitcher, going 1-3 with a team-leading four saves … Totaled 16 strikeouts over 17.1 innings with a 7.79 ERA … Displayed his abilities as a two-way player in a 6-4 win over FIU on April 22, hitting a three-run homer in the sixth inning before working a perfect ninth for his second save … Recorded his first save against Bradley on Feb. 26, striking out three batters in an inning of work to seal off a 7-5 win … Three of his saves came in conference play, as he finished off wins over Louisiana-Lafayette (April 29) and ULM (May 4) … Made his first start on the mound in the regular season finale against Arkansas State (May 19) … Worked a season-long 5.2 innings and held the Red Wolves to one run over the first five innings in an eventual 7-3 loss … Had eight multi-hit games on the year, with a season-high three hits against South Dakota State on March 6 … Was 10-for-14 on stolen base attempts with a season-high two steals against Central Arkansas on May 8.
Prior to UALR: Spent two years at Connors State College, batting .371 as a freshman ... Played for head coach Perry Keith.
High School: Earned All-City, All-Conference and honorable mention All-State accolades at Moore High School ... Went 6-2 with a 1.61 earned run average as a senior while batting .413 ... Compiled a 5-1 record as a junior in 2008 while hitting .418 ... Helped the Lions to a runner-up finish at the 6A state tournament in 2008 ... Earned a 4.0 GPA and won the 6A Ferguson Jenkins Award for his efforts as a citizen and student-athlete ... Played for head coach David Hinckley.
Personal: Full name is Bryson Hart Thionnet ... Born Jan. 17, 1991 in Norman, Okla. ... Son of Loyd and Terry Thionnet ... A criminal justice major.