Socastee’s Thompson gives verbal commitment to CCU

Socastee High junior baseball standout Dylan Thompson solidified his college plans on Tueaday, and they don’t involve a very long commute.

The Braves’ ace pitcher verbally committed to play college baseball at nearby Coastal Carolina, just a short drive down Highway 544 from Socastee High.

The Chanticleers land a top right-handed pitching prospect from the Class of 2015. Thompson went 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA and had 64 strikeouts in 59 2/3 innings last season and led the Braves to the Lower State Finals.

Thompson, who also stars on the Socastee basketball team, was one of the Braves’ top hitters. The Chants will likely use him primarily as a pitcher.

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