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Former Gamecock Dom Thompson-Williams promoted, returning to SC

Former South Carolina outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams
Former South Carolina outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams

Former Gamecocks star Dom Thompson-Williams is returning to South Carolina.

Thompson-Williams, who is in the Yankees organization, has been promoted from Staten Island Single-A Short Season to the Charleston RiverDogs, the Single-A affiliate of the Yankees.

Thompson-Williams, who is in his second season of professional baseball, was hitting .277 for Staten Island with seven doubles, three homers and 22 RBIs. He also had seven stolen bases.

He also played for Staten Island last season and hit .246 with eight doubles, three homers and 16 RBIs in 56 games. The RiverDogs are playing at Columbia on Tuesday night at 7:05 and again Wednesday night at 7:05.

Thompson-Williams was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB draft.

He played one season at South Carolina after transferring in from junior college and hit .321 with 17 doubles, three triples, eight homers and 41 RBIs. Thompson-Williams had a .418 on-base percentage and had 18 stolen bases.