Chad Green Named to Big East Second Team


Published on May 22 2013 9:15 am
Last Updated on May 22 2013 9:15 am
Written by Millie Lange

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. - Louisville junior righthander Jeff Thompson was honored as Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year while a school record-tying 10 Cardinals earned All-Big East accolades during Tuesday night's Big East baseball awards ceremony at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort.

A First Team All-Big East honoree, Thompson (Greenville, Ind./Floyd Central HS) was 10-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 14 starts and 90.1 innings pitched this season. The conference leader in wins and strikeouts, Thompson has won each of his last four starts and ranks third in the league in ERA while opposing batters are hitting just .174 against him. 

Joining Thompson as First Team All-Big East selections were junior designated hitter Jeff Gardner and sophomore righty closer Nick Burdi.

The Cardinals, who equaled last year's record-setting 10 All-Big East selections, had four players named Second Team All-Big East Tuesday -- junior righthanded pitcher Chad Green, junior outfielder Coco Johnson, sophomore shortstop Sutton Whiting and junior third baseman Ty Young. Earning Third Team All-BIG EAST honors from Louisville were senior second baseman Nick Ratajczak and junior outfielders Adam Engel and Cole Sturgeon.

Green (Effingham, Ill./Effingham HS), who teamed with Thompson to give Louisville the league's best starting duo, was 9-2 with a 1.63 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 14 starts and 88.1 innings pitched.