By: Brendan C. Hall, USA TODAY High School Sports | August 12, 2018
Cypress Ranch (Texas) right-hander Matthew Thompson sat comfortably in the 94-95 mph range in Sunday night’s Perfect Game All-American Classic, at Petco Park. And while a few arms reached a few ticks higher on the radar guns, nobody on the mound threw a 12-6 curveball with this kind of late life:
This 12-6 hammer curve on Matthew Thompson….have mercy pic.twitter.com/luanSfVLbE
— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallUFA) August 13, 2018
The 6-foot-3 Thompson, a Texas A&M commit, used this dramatic breaking ball to throw a perfect inning, sandwiching two strikeouts around a 5-3 putout from Bobby Witt Jr.