BOSTON, Mass. – D3Baseball.com announced the inaugural 2012 All-Region teams and major award winners Friday afternoon. Earning a spot on the All-New England Third Team was relief pitcher Jeff Thomas (Redwood City, Calif.), marking the second postseason award of the year for the righty closer.
A total of 713 players were nominated by their respective Sports Information Directors. The ballots were voted on by SID's, the D3Baseball.com staff and contributors.
In his first season with the Beacons, Thomas tied the single-season saves record with five. He went on to finish the year with a 0.49 ERA and made a team-best 12 appearances. In a combined 18.1 innings of relief, the California native struck out 13 batters and allowed only three extra base hits. Thomas faced a total of 64 batters and held them to a mere .141 average. Of the four runs scored while Thomas was on the hill, only one was earned.