2008 - Pitched in 21 games with a pair of starts ... Finished with an 0-1 record, one save and a 6.00 ERA in 27 innings pitched ... Struck out 27 batters and yielded 12 walks ... Worked 0.1 scoreless innings of relief with a strikeout in 7-5 win over James Madison in NCAA Regional ... Also worked 0.2 scoreless innings of relief with a strikeout in 5-4 loss to NC State in NCAA Regional ... Worked one scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts in 10-1 win over Wofford (4/23) ... Pitched 1.1 perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts in 6-0 win at Clemson (4/16) ... Earned first career save with three innings of work in 13-7 win over Kentucky (3/29) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 5-3 win over College of Charleston (3/26) ... Worked a perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 10-3 win over Mississippi State (3/23) ... Worked career-high 5.2 innings and allowed one run on two hits with career-high six strikeouts in 2-1 win over Presbyterian (3/10) ... Made first career start vs. East Carolina and went four innings allowing four runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks (2/24)... 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2007 - Competed in four games in relief ... Compiled a 2.45 ERA in 7.1 innings with 10 strikeouts ... Pitched a career-high 3.2 innings and struck out four batters allowing just two runs, unearned, to Vanderbilt (3/31) ... Pitched one scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts in 9-2 win over UNC Asheville (3/20) ... 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2006 - Sat out and received medical redshirt after labrum surgery.
2005 - Appeared in four games ... Did not allow a run in 2.2 innings with two strikeouts and two walks ... Named to President's List after fall of 2004 and Dean's List after spring of 2005 ... University scholar ... Named to 2005 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four years at Lexington High School under former Gamecock infielder Tommy Williams (1977-80) ... Three year all-state, all-region, Mr. Baseball finalist, region player of the year, North Carolina-South Carolina select team ... 4.86 GPA, Palmetto Fellow, National Honor Society ... Played two summers with South Carolina Diamond Devils, Charleston AAU team that won two national championships.
PERSONAL - Born Stephen Craig Thomas on 10/10/85 ... Parents are Bill and Jo Thomas.