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updated: 11/14/2012 8:45 PM

Thorson, Hall make college decisions

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Elgin Community College pitcher Bobby Thorson, a Kaneland High School graduate, signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to continue his career at Division I Campbell University in North Carolina.

Thorson, who helped Kaneland to a Class 3A state championship will join a Campbell program that broke 10 single-season records last year when it won a program-best 41 games. The Camels finished the season ranked in the national Top 10 in batting average, runs scored, hits, stolen bases, on-base percentage and hit by pitches.

Campbell plays in the Big South Conference.

Hall to Tusculum: Crystal Lake South senior Tyler Hall, an all-area player last season, has committed to play baseball for Division II Tusculum University in Tennessee. A right-handed pitcher Hall helped the Gators to a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division title and a regional crown last season when he went 8-1 with a 1.89 ERA, 51 strikeouts, 0 walks and 5 complete games. He held opponents to a .201 batting average in 59 innings pitched.

"Tyler has worked very hard to make this achievement possible," said South coach Brian Bogda. "He isn't the biggest in stature but he works as hard as anybody. I really have appreciated Tyler's leadership and the way he works with the younger players in our program. I look forward to coaching Tyler this spring and watching him continue to grow as a ballplayer in our program."

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