30 - Thomas Phillips
Thomas Phillips
Born: 03/04/1987
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: C.E. Jordan
Position: 1B
Bats/Throws: R/R
Weapon: Sr.

COACH BARLOW SAYS: "Thomas was one of the most feared hitters in the NEWMAC and concluded his career as arguably the greatest MIT offensive player in the program's history. He was a top run producing hitter for us since his freshman year and received recognition around the region by being named both 2nd Team All-New England as well as NEWMAC Player of the Year."

2009: earned NEWMAC "Player of the Year" honors...selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Second Team...named Second Team All-New England at the First Base position and was invited to play in the University vs. College All-Star Game in Brockton, Mass...received NEWMAC First Team All-Conference recognition...honored as National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Hitter of the Week (3/23-29)...named NEWMAC "Player of the Week" (3/23-29)...named CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic First-Team All-District...earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors...voted MIT's "Most Valuable Player" by his teammates...appeared and started in each of the team's 39 games...posted a .430 batting average...ranked 24th in the country in slugging percentage (.800), 32nd in home runs per game (.31), 35th in on base percentage (.534), and 87th in batting average...ranked first in the NEWMAC in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, home runs (12), and walks (32)...led the conference defensively in both putouts (344) and chances (359)...ranked second in the conference in RBI (50), total bases (108), and sacrifice flies (5)...led MIT or ranked highly in nearly every major offensive statistic...combined to go 2-for-6 (2 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SF) in a doubleheader vs. Vassar (3/15)...went 2-for-5 (2B, 2 RBI, BB) vs. RIC (3/17)...2-for-3 (3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Roger Williams (3/20)...combined to go 3-for-7 (R, 2 2B, 5 RBI, BB, SF) in a doubleheader vs. Oberlin (3/21)...2-for-4 (2 R, 2B, BB) vs. Hamline (3/22)...combined to go 6-for-6 (4 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 3 BB) in a doubleheader vs. Chicago (3/23)...went 2-for-5 (R, 2B, RBI) vs. Colby (3/24)...combined to go 6-for-7 (3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, HPB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Wheaton (3/28)...went 2-for-4 (R, 2 RBI, SF) in a conference game vs. Springfield (4/10)...combined to go 4-for-7 (5 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, BB, SF) in a conference doubleheader vs. Coast Guard (4/13)...3-for-5 (2B, 2 RBI, SB) vs. Eastern Nazarene (4/15)...combined to go 2-for-5 (4 R, HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB, SB) in a conference doubleheader vs. Clark (4/18)...combined to go 5-for-5 (2 R, 4 RBI, BB, SF, 2 SB) in a doubleheader vs. Newbury (4/19)...2-for-5 in a NEWMAC playoff game vs. Babson (4/23)...went 4-for-5 (4 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB) in a NEWMAC playoff game vs. Clark (4/25)...2-for-2 (2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, HBP, SB) vs. Fisher (4/29)...went 1-for-1 (2 R, 2 BB, HBP) in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/1)...1-for-3 (R, 2B, RBI, BB) vs. Fitchburg State (5/4)...earned a win in relief (3 IP, H, R, ER, 2 K, 0 BB) in his only pitching appearance of the season vs. Minot State (3/20).

2008: named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team...started in each of the team's 37 games and batted a team-best .326...led team in batting average, hits (42), RBI (34), doubles (15), total bases (65), on base percentage (.418), and slugging percentage (.504)...2nd on the team in home runs (2) and walks (18)...went 3-for-5 (3 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI, HBP) in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Gustavus Adolphus (3/25)...3-for-4 (R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Middlebury (3/26)...1-for-3 with 2 RBI and a walk vs. Castleton State (3/28)...combined to go 3-for-6 (3 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI) in a doubleheader vs. Newbury (3/30)...3-for-5 with an RBI and a walk in a conference game vs. Coast Guard (4/3)...2-for-3 (2B, 2 RBI, BB) in a conference game vs. Clark (4/8)...went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk vs. Fisher (4/9)...2-for-5 with an RBI vs. conference opponent Clark (4/17)...combined to go 3-for-6 (2 R, 2 2B, RBI, BB, HBP) in a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/19)...went 2-for-4 (R, 2B, RBI, BB) in a doubleheader vs. Wesleyan (4/20)...1-for-2 (R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SF) in a NEWMAC Tournament game vs. Springfield (4/23)...went 2-for-4 in a NEWMAC Tournament game vs. Wheaton (4/24)...went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal game vs. Wheaton (4/26)...2-for-4 (R, 2B, RBI) vs. Williams (5/3)...threw a perfect scoreless inning of relief in his only action on the mound vs. Southern Maine (3/24).

2007: appeared and started in all of the team's 34 games as a hitter...batted .303...tied for 2nd in the NEWMAC in homeruns (5), 3rd in homeruns/game (0.15), 6th in RBI's/game (0.85) and tied for 6th in RBI's (29)...led team in homeruns, slugging percentage (.496), and sacrifice flies (5)...tied for team lead in games and games started...second on the team in RBI's and total bases (59)...3rd on the team in walks (15) and plate appearances (140)...tied for 3rd on the team in triples (1)...enjoyed 10 multiple hit games...recorded a team best 11 multiple RBI games...combined to go 3-for-5 (R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, BB) in a doubleheader vs. Oberlin (3/26)...3-for-4 (2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, SF) vs. Middlebury (3/27)...2-for-3 with two RBI's and a sacrifice fly in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Colby (3/29)...combined to go 3-for-7 (4 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB, SF) in a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (4/1)...1-for-3 with a run in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Wheaton (4/7)...went 2-for-5 with a double and 2 RBI's in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/14)...2-for-5 with two RBI's and sacrifice fly in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Springfield (4/21)...2-for-3 with two key RBI's and a walk in the first round of the NEWMAC Tournament vs. Springfield (4/26)...3-for-5 with two runs in a NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal match-up vs. Coast Guard (4/28)...1-for-2 (3 R, HR, 3 RBI, BB) vs. Newbury (5/4)...combined to go 3-for-6 (2 R, RBI, 2 BB) in a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/5)...went 2-for-4 with a run and double vs. Suffolk (5/6)...1-for-3 (2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB) vs. Fitchburg State (5/8)...appeared in 8 games, all in relief as a pitcher...posted a 1-0 record and an E.R.A. of 7.07 over 14.0 innings of work...tied for team lead in winning percentage (1.000)...tied for 3rd on the team in games in relief...threw 1.1 innings of scoreless and hitless ball in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Oberlin (3/26)...was excellent in relief (2.1 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 2 K) to pick up the win in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Colby (3/29)...picked up a key out and gave up no runs in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (4/1)...was effective (2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, 0 BB, 0 K) in a NEWMAC Semifinal game vs. Wheaton (4/28)...threw 2.2 innings (3 H, R, ER, 0 BB, 3 K) vs. Worcester State (5/1).

2006: received NEWMAC Player of the Week honors (3/27-4/2)...had an excellent rookie campaign starting in each of the team's 35 games batting .379...led team in hit by pitches (6)...2nd on the team in on base percentage (.464), walks (14) and triples (2)...3rd on the team in batting average, runs (23), hits (44), total bases (56), and slugging (.483)...3-for-4 (R, 4 RBI, HBP) vs. Wentworth Institute (3/23)...combined to go 4-for-6 (2 R, 2 3B, 4 RBI) in a doubleheader split with defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/27)...4-for-5 (3 R, 2B, 2 RBI) vs. Hartwick (3/28)...combined to go 2-for-4 (2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB) in a doubleheader vs. Thomas (3/30)...combined to go 4-for-6 (2B, 2B, 4 RBI, BB) in a doubleheader vs. Elms (4/1)...2-for-3 with a walk vs. Brandeis (4/3)...1-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch vs. conference opponent Wheaton (4/5)...2-for-3 with a run scored and walk in the first game of a conference doubleheader vs. Worcester Polytechnic (4/15)...2-for-4 with an RBI vs. conference opponent Wheaton (4/18)...3-for-4 with a run and a double in the first round of the NEWMAC Tournament vs. Coast Guard (4/27)...combined to go 3-for-7 with a run and an RBI in two vs. Wheaton in the NEWMAC Tournament (4/29 and 4/30)...hit his first career homerun, a two run shot, vs. UMass-Boston (5/4)...combined to go 2-for-5 (2 R, RBI, BB) in a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/6)...made four appearances, three of them starts, on the mound...0-0 record with a 5.54 ERA over 13.0 innings of work...got the start vs. Hartwick (3/28) and went 4 innings (3 H, 2 R, ER, 3 BB, K) in a no-decision...started vs. Plymouth State (4/12) and received a no-decision going 4 innings and giving up 2 runs, both of them earned.

PERSONAL: son of Jane and Harry Phillips...majoring in economics...born on 3/4/87...hobbies include lifting weights, golf, and intramural sports...favorite sports team is the Carolina Panthers...lists The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and Monty Python and the Holy Grail as his favorite book and movie.

HITTING
YearGP-GSAVGABRH2BHRRBIBBSB
200635-35.37911623445121140
200734-34.30311922366529150
200837-37.326129214215234180
200939-39.4301354158121250326
Totals145-145.3614991071803820134796