Kaleb Thomas’s first collegiate baseball season is in full swing.
Thomas, from the Brighton Reservation, is a freshman outfielder and pitcher at Clarks Summit University in northeast Pennsylvania. The campus of the Christian college is close to Scranton and about a two-hour drive from both New York City and Philadelphia.
As of late March, Thomas had appeared in five games with one start. He had no hits through his first five at-bats.
Thomas scored his first college run March 9 in a 13-4 loss to Cairn University. He also made his pitching debut that day, tossing four innings of five-hit ball with three strikeouts and eight runs allowed.
His only other appearance on the hill came March 23 when he pitched one scoreless inning against Wells. He allowed one hit and fanned one batter.
Clarks Summit entered April with a 2-6 record.
Thomas isn’t the only college baseball player in his family. His older brother, Trevor, plays for Warner University in Lake Wales. Their parents are Gene and Michele Thomas.