Trent Thornton to MLB

Posted by Don Hutchins on Mar 30 2019 at 05:00PM PDT






 SCP 2012 TRENT THORNTON - Ardrey Kell HS/University of North Carolina made his Major League Baseball debute on Sunday, March 31 for the Toronto Blue Jays. Trent started the game; pitched 5 Innings; gave up 2 Hits; 0 Runs and 0 Walks. Trent struck 8 to break the franchise K record for debute outings. 

Trent is the all time record holder for Win % (100%) for the South Charlotte Panthers with a perfect 12-0 record. Following All State seasons at Ardrey Kell, Trent was an All American and an All ACC performer at UNC for the Tar Heels where he pitched in the College World Series. He was drafted in the 5th Round by the Houston Astros in 2015 advancing to AAA the past two seasons with the Fresno Grizzlies where he set the Pacific Coast record for consecutive strike outs (14). 

Trent joins 5 former South Charlotte Panthers on opening day MLB rosters and is the 8th SCP alum to make the SHOW.

Alex Wood - Cincinnati Reds / Ty Buttrey - California Angels / Jeffrey Springs - Texas Rangers / Whit Merrifield - Kansas City Royals / Luke Bard - California Angels. 




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