Columbia Baseball BIO
21 George Thanopoulos

2014: Selected to the All-Ivy League second team … Named to the Gregg Olson Award watch list as college baseball’s breakout player of the year … Tied for the team-high with 15 appearances and three saves, while making seven starts … Posted a 5-2 record with a 2.60 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 52 innings … Threw three hitless innings of relief to earn the win at South Florida (3/1) … Picked up the save at Kennesaw State, shutting down the Owls in the final inning (3/9) … Went 1.1 frames with a strikeout and just one hit allowed at UTSA (3/15) … Made first start of the year at Texas A&M, going six innings with two strikeouts and three runs allowed (3/18) … Struck out a season-high nine batters, giving up just two hits in 4-0 shutout of Brown (3/31) … Notched third win of the year with six strikeouts and two earned runs allowed against Dartmouth (4/5) … Matched season-best with nine K’s in six innings, leading Lions to 13-3 victory over Princeton (4/13) … Shutout Cornell for six frames, allowing three hits while sitting down seven for fifth win (4/19) … Saw relief action in both games of the Ivy League Championship Series, holding Dartmouth scoreless in both appearances (5/10) … Held Texas Tech scoreless for four innings at the NCAA Regional (5/30).

2012: Appeared in 13 games out of the bullpen ... pitched to a 3.27 earned run average during Ivy League play ... threw two scoreless innings in 7-5 win vs. Army ... gained the victory with 2 2/3 strong innings of work in 14-6 win over Brown ... struck out three and gave up one hit to close out 10-1 win at Harvard ... worked around inherited runners to pitch two scoreless innings in 9-6 win at St. John's ... tossed two scoreless innings in 5-1 win at Cornell ... struck out the side in the ninth inning to close out 13-3 win at Penn to complete doubleheader sweep.

At Redlands East Valley: Four-year letterwinner in baseball ... captain as a senior ... Citrus Belt League first team as a senior ... batted .421 as a senior with five home runs and 28 RBI ... named Redlands United School District's Spring Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Personal: Plans to major in economics ... son of Georgia and Tom Thanopoulos ... uncle, Billy Thanopoulos, played football at Columbia and aunt, Anastasia Thanopoulos, played volleyball at Columbia ... George Tom Thanopoulos, b. January 18, 1993.

Year
ERA
W-L
App.
GS
CG
SHO/CBO
SV
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO   
2012 4.05 1-0 13 0 0 0/0 0 20.0 20 11 9 13 14
2014 2.60 5-2 15 7 0 0/2 3 52.0 43 22 15 18 40
Total 3.00 6-2 28 7 0 0/2 3 72.0 63 33 24 31 54
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Outfield
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Highland, Calif.
High School: Redlands East Valley
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