UALR Baseball BIO
20 Sam Thoele

2014: Made 15 appearances on the mound with eight starts in route to compiling a 1-3 record and a 3.70 ERA… Racked up 41 strikeouts in 48.2 innings allowing only 37 hits and didn’t allow a run as a reliever… Made his UALR debut with a perfect inning in relief in an 11-2 win at Louisiana Tech on Feb. 26… Pitched 3.1 scoreless frames when he appeared in both games of a double header against Arkansas State on March 15… Worked 2.2 innings against South Alabama on March 22 allowing just two hits… Took a no-decision against Georgia State on April 5 despite giving up just two runs in seven innings while striking out nine… Pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven to earn a no decision against Troy on April 19… Earned his win with a seven-inning, two-run performance against Arkansas State on May 16... Named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or greater.

Parkland College:  Played for two seasons with the Cobras under head coach Matt Kennedy… Named All-Conference, Second Team his sophomore season… Named a National Junior College Athletic Association Academic All-American.

Dietrich HS:  Played for the Maroons under head coach Jamie VanScyoc… Helped Dietrich HS win in the first round of playoffs all four years of high school… Named the MVP of the Maroons after finishing his junior and senior seasons with the team’s ERA award… Named to the All-Area team his senior season.

Personal:  Born Oct. 17, 1992 in Effingham, Ill.… Lives in Montrose, Ill.… Son of Roger and Kelly Thoele… Has one brother, Charlie, and one sister, Heidi… Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in sports management.

Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Montrose, Ill.
High School: Parkland JC
Experience: 1 Letter