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Thompson’s dreams pitch perfect

Posted: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2012

Siuslaw senior Jacob Thompson will play for the Beavers baseball team on a full scholarship beginning in the fall. Photo by Ned Hickson/Siuslaw News Jacob Thompson (far right) gets a tour of Beaver baseball’s Goss Field at OSU during a two-day visit to the campus last weekend. (courtesy photo)

Jacob Thompson remembers the summer of his eighth-grade year very well. It was the summer he made the “bigs,” at least as far as little league is concerned. After winning the state title, he and his team advanced to the regionals before stepping onto the field during the opening round of the Little League World Series.

“It was overwhelming — and amazing — all at once,” Thompson says now, some four years later and sitting in the Siuslaw High School library. Thompson can’t help but smile thinking of the experience.

He then catches himself. “I can’t believe it was that long ago. They always say to enjoy the moment because it goes by fast.

“ It’s true.”

For the complete article see the 11-24-2012 issue.

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