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Baseball: Dixon's Thomas headed to Indy

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:46 a.m. CDT

John Thomas is going to be running with the Greyhounds this fall.

The Dixon High School senior recently committed to play baseball at the University of Indianapolis, a Division-II school with an enrollment of 5,345 students. The Greyhounds are members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Thomas visited the Indy campus in mid-April, and worked out with the baseball team. There is a local connection to the school, as one of the assistant coaches is Al Ready, a former coach at Sauk Valley Community College. Gary Vaught is the head coach.

“Their athletic facilities are second to none,” Thomas said, “and I really liked the coach, the school – everything. The campus, it’s really compact, so it’s easy to get to classes. It’s not too big, a really safe campus, clean – it’s just a really nice environment for me.”

The Greyhounds finished the 2013 season 27-20 and did not qualify for the postseason, but are annually one of the top teams in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. They wound up 19-17 in league play.

“They’re a very competitive program,” Thomas said. “They’ve had a lot of NCAA Tournament appearances, and that’s what I’m looking forward to. I’d like to see a championship in my time there.”

Thomas is batting .343 this season, with 14 runs batted in, three triples and two doubles. On the mound, he is 2-7 with a 7.39 earned run average in 36 innings.

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