Name: Scott Thomson
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Leading the South Penn League All-Stars to a 10-4 win over Corrigan's Insurance of Baltimore (formerly Johnny's), going 3-for-3 with a grand slam June 27 at Taneytown Memorial Park
Residence; hometown: Westminster
Occupation: Works at Wakefield Valley Golf Club in Westminster
Education: Attended Old Dominion University and plans to get his bachelor's degree at Western Maryland College in the fall; graduate of Westminster High School
Family: Mother: Janice, secretary at a law firm in Westminster; Father: Stephen, teacher at Westminster High School; Sister: Staci, sophomore at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.
Activities/hobbies: Golfing and fishing
Accomplishments: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and three each in basketball and football at Westminster High; All-County selection in baseball for four years at Westminster; All-Big Eight conference selection three years in high school; first-team All-Metro selection his senior year in high school; a member of the Crown All-Star team his senior year. All-Freshman Sunbelt player at Old Dominion; a first-team All-Sunbelt selection in his junior and senior years. In his junior year, he was Player of the Year for the state of Virginia. Pre-season All-America nominee in his junior and senior years.
Recipient's comments: "As far as baseball's concerned now, I'm just in it for the fun. Playing a team like Johnny's . . . really pumped me up. Right now, we're [Taneytown Cardinals] 16-4. The last couple of weeks we've been a little lucky to be winning. We're just getting the timely hitting. In the beginning of the season, we were hitting the ball a lot better. And if things can gel like the beginning of the year, I think nobody should be able to touch us."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.