Earned consensus freshman All-America honors (Baseball America, Perfect Game, NCBWA and Louisville Slugger) after a standout freshman season • Appeared in 29 games, including six starts, and had a 1.37 ERA in 91.2 innings, ninth best in school history • Finished with a team-high 12 wins against just one loss • His 12 wins were a UNC freshman record and are tied for fifth-most in school history • Also recorded a team-high eight saves, spending most of the season as the top bullpen arm for the Tar Heels • Second-team All-ACC selection • Allowed just 14 earned runs and walked just 19 batters in 91.2 innings • Struck out 81 batters, third-most on the team, while keeping opponents to a .204 batting average • Allowed an earned run in just nine of 29 appearances • Tossed at least seven innings in four of his six starts, including a 7-inning, 2-run win in the College World Series against LSU • Struck out five and retired 12 batters on just 48 pitches in relief during Carolina's regional-clinching win over Florida Atlantic (6/3) • Named to the NCAA Chapel Hill All-Regional team for his performance • Went 6.2 scoreless and hitless innings and struck out seven batters in relief against NC State in the ACC tournament (5/25)• Carried a no-hitter into the eighth and recorded a season-high eight strikeouts against Gardner-Webb (3/12).
Ardrey Kell High School
Ranked No. 370 nationally by Perfect Game and No. 12 in the state of North Carolina • Rated No. 10 in the state by Impact Baseball • Coached by Hal Bagwell all four years at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, N.C. • Team captain senior year • Also played basketball • Member of National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society • Member of Knights in Action community service.
Trent Edward Thornton is the son of Jeff and Patty Thornton • Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. • Birthday is Sept. 30 • Father played football at Indiana as quarterback • Grandfather, Jerry, played football and baseball at Kansas • Uncle, Wes, played football at Davidson.