Thompson, Ibesate tied for longest hitting streak in college

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Apr 19, 2016

Tyler Thompson of Anchorage didn’t waste any time extending his hitting streak.

The Pacific Lutheran University third baseman delivered a first-inning double to push his consecutive hits streak to 15 games.

Thompson, a senior, is hitting .308 on the season with six home runs and 24 RBIs in 38 games.

Thompson’s streak tied him with Juneau’s Lance Ibesate of the University of Jamestown for the longest among Alaska college players.

Ibesate, a senior second baseman, is hitting .362 with one home run and 30 RBIs in 44 games.

Here is a look at the longest hitting streaks by Alaskans playing college baseball this season:

*15 – Tyler Thompson, Pacific Lutheran University

15 – Lance Ibesate, University of Jamestown

13 – Sagan Osborne, Dickinson State University

*10 –  Scooter Bynum, Western Arizona College

*8 – Ben Ross, Blue Mountain Community College

8 – Ryan Caron, Dawson Community College

*6 – Stephen Ferntheil, Mayville State University

6 - Dimitri Torres, Mesabi Range JC

5 – Adam Manzer, Sonoma State University 

4 – Willy Homza, Brown University

4 – Aaron Miller, Mayville State University

4 -- Matthrew Wixon, Bemidji State Univeristy

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This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.