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USC OF Dom Thompson-Williams to begin pro baseball career

South Carolina's Dom Thompson-Williams leaves the field after the Gamecocks win over Duke Saturday at Founders Park in the NCAA Baseball Tournament's Columbia Regional.
South Carolina's Dom Thompson-Williams leaves the field after the Gamecocks win over Duke Saturday at Founders Park in the NCAA Baseball Tournament's Columbia Regional. gmelendez@thestate.com

South Carolina outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams will forego his senior season at South Carolina and begin his pro baseball career, he announced on Twitter Tuesday night.

Thompson-Williams was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round, No. 158 overall, last week.

“I've officially signed w/ the NY Yankees. It's been so great Columbia!” Thompson-Williams said on Twitter. “This will always be my home away from home! Wish me luck #SpursUp”

The Iowa native spent only one season at South Carolina after playing at Iowa Western Community College for two years.

Thompson-Williams made a big impact on the USC program during his one year in Columbia, starting all 64 games in the outfield for the Gamecocks.

He finished second on the team in batting average at .321 and led Carolina in runs scored (58), doubles (17), triples (3), total bases (124), slugging percentage (.517) and stolen bases (18).

Thompson-Williams was also second on the team in home runs with eight and third in RBIs with 41.

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