Albert Lea’s Jake Thompson signed by Marlins

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(ABC 6 News) — Wednesday brought fantastic news for an Albert Lea native and now-MLB athlete.

Jake Thompson will have a future in baseball after being signed by the Miami Marlins. Thompson spent his college career at South Dakota State, Kentucky and then Oklahoma State, where he and the Cowboys played in the Stillwater Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament this past season.

As an Albert Lea HS Tiger, Thompson was the Big Nine Conference Player of the Year his senior season as well as the Section 1AAA MVP. During this past season at Oklahoma State, Thompson was named an All-American after a 67-rbi and 14-home run season.