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25  Ka'ai Tom
Ka'ai Tom

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kaneohe, Hawaii

High School:
Saint Louis

Last College:
Fort Scott

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
OF

Experience:
JC

B/T:
L/R


03/08/2014

Reed, Thomas Homer in No. 22 Baseball's 24-1 Pounding of Ball State

Wildcats Get NCAA-Leading Eighth Homer from Reed, Six RBI from Thomas

Statistics

2014 Game-by-Game

• 2013 NYCBL Summer All-Star

Outlook
One of the top junior college recruits in the nation, can have an immediate impact on the UK outfield ... The first Hawaiian born player in UK history ... Is a good runner with surprising power for his size, with an ability to fill the gaps with line drives ... Put up monster junior college stats, including a .387 average with 11 homers and 57 RBI in 2013.

Summer
Played in 34 games in the New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Sherrill Silversmiths ... Batted .278 (27-for-97) with 27 runs, four doubles, two triples, six homers and 25 RBI ... Owned a 20-20 walk-strikeout ratio and stole 14-of-18 bases ... Reached base safely in 29 of 34 games ... Had a two-homer game on June 5, going 2-for-2 with four runs scored, also drawing a pair of walks ... Hit over .300 for the first 30 games of the summer, before going 1-for-13 to finish at .278.

2013
Transfer from Fort Scott Community College ... Coached by John Hill ... Batted .387 with 11 home runs and 57 RBI in 53 games.

High School
Played high school ball for coach George Gusman at Saint Louis High School ... Three-time all-state selection ... Won back to back conference championships as a sophomore and junior ... Honored as a scholar athlete his freshman and senior years ... Won a state championship in football as a junior.

Personal
Full name is Blaze Ka'ai Tom...Born on May 24, 1994 in Honolulu, Hi. ... Youngest son of Bobbie Tom ... Has two older brothers, Jordan (29) and Kainoa (23), and a sister, Mari (26) ... Father played baseball at Washington State ... Grandfather played baseball at Oregon ... Brother, Jordan, played baseball at Oregon State ... Brother, Kainoa, played baseball at Hartnel Junior College.

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