Congratulations to senior, Riley Thompson, who signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Louisville Cardinals today. Thompson verbally committed to UL as a sophomore.
“Riley is the first player I’ve had at this level of talent. I won’t be surprised to see him pitch 95mph or 96mph this season. I consider Coach Dan McDonnell a friend, and I can’t think of a better place for a young man to go for his college career. UL’s baseball program is second to none and I know Riley’s going to be in good hands,” said CAL head baseball coach, Tim Brown.
Thompson came to CAL in the 6th grade and has played for Coach Brown and the Centurions since his 8th grade year.
“I chose Louisville because it is just a good fit for me,” said Riley. “It’s a great program and close to home so my family can come watch me play.”
Riley’s parents, Dennis and Susie Thompson, thanked Coach Brown and all of Riley’s coaches for their support. “We pray that Riley uses his gift to glorify God,” said Mr. Thompson.
Thompson thanked his friends and family who came from all over the state to attend the signing ceremony. CAL Director of Athletics, Brad Morgan, after reminding Riley that he will always be a part of the CAL Athletic family, closed the ceremony in prayer.
Thompson was named 7th region player of the year last season as a junior. He is undecided on his major and looks forward to playing for the Cardinals next fall.