Sioux City East's Dom Thompson-Williams has the best batting average in Class 4A, at .556.
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In May, Sioux City East's Dom Thompson-Williams was named the Gatorade Iowa Baseball Player of the Year. Since Iowa's one of the only states that plays high school baseball in the summer, the award was for last year's performance.
He's been even better this year.
Thompson-Williams has the best batting average in Class 4A, at .556. That's after hitting .544 as a junior. Through 12 games this season, he has 25 hits, 16 runs, and 14 stolen bases, to go along with two home runs.
He says the big numbers don't surprise him.
"This year I've been working on pulling it," said Thompson-Williams. "I've been playing high school since I was a freshman. I feel like I'm so in front of everyone, so it's not really nerve wracking or anything. It's just a normal thing to me. They say I have quick hands and I get around to it and just pull it wherever it goes. It just goes on smooth and I keep hitting the ball, seeing the ball perfectly."
Thompson-Williams will play baseball and football at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, which he hopes leads to an NCAA Division one scholarship.
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