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Westminster Christian SS David Thompson breaks home run record

Westminster Christian sophomore shortstop David Thompson is Miami-Dade County's new home run king...and could be on his way toward one of the greatest careers the county has ever seen.

And he did it with an inning for the ages.

Thompson, who entered the state final four with 17 homers, hit two more in the same inning Monday to break the county's single-season home run record of 18 previously set by Monsignor Pace's Adrian Cardenas in 2006.

Thompson also tied the state record of 19 shared by Miramar Florida Bible's Frankie Figueroa (1996), Merritt Island's Tommy Parrott (1999) and Tampa Catholic's Donnie Scott (1978).

And the record-breaker was an inside-the-park home run that followed a shot that left the park to begin a 9-run fourth inning that brought Westminster back from a 4-0 deficit.

Oh yeah, the Warriors won 13-5 and are headed to Tuesday's Class 2A final where they will try to win back-to-back state championships. Westminster faces St. Petersburg Shorecrest Prep at 4 p.m. at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie.

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Bryan Wolfe

Not only is he a tremendous baseball player and overall athlete, he is a tremendous individual. In an age of pompous athletes that care more for themselves than they do about the game or other individuals, David is a breath of fresh air. I am excited to have watched him develop into the young man that he is, and I am excited to follow the remaining two years of his high school career. He will have the opportunity to go down as one of the best athletes in Dade County, as well as being a great leader and role model.

Shaun Johnston

You are the man wolfe. It is good to see that the baseball team has brought us back to where we were in the 90's, and david has the chance to be a first round draft pick while being able to play wherever he wants in football. That sounds alot like another former warrior, but congrats to him and congrats to the team. Great day to be a warrior.

Margaret Davis

Not only is David a GREAT baseball and football player, which takes a lot of brains, he's my GREAT-NEPHEW! I am so proud and amazed at him!

haha

the fences are 250 ft this kid sucks

Kyle Parker

David Thompson SUCKS DICK!!!!!!!!! Hope he tears his ACL and ends his career.

christian baez

the future

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