SFA leads a pack of seven teams within one game of first-place in conference play with 12 games to go.
'Jacks move into sole possession of first place with the win on Friday over the Lions.
Lumberjacks avenge early-season loss to Patriots with convincing 8-3 win.
SFA moves into a three-way tie for first place in the SLC with its fifth-straight win.
'Jacks pound out 13 hits in walk-off effort over Oral Roberts.
McLennan CC: Played in 49 games as a sophomore, hitting .272 with 12 doubles and 18 RBI in 2012 for the Highlanders.
Magnolia HS: A four-year letterwinner for coach Dale Westmoreland ... a three-time all-district section... as a senior (2010), batted .495 and showed his speed on the base paths with 12 stolen bases ... named All-Montgomery County, District Defensive MVP, and second team all-state ... earned a nod to play in the All-Greater Area Houston All-Star Game and the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game ... batted .400 with five steals as a junior (2009) ... played summer ball with the Houston Banditos.
PERSONAL: Born in Houston, Texas to parents Connie and Joe Thornell ... has a brother Kyle currently on the roster at McLennan CC... signed with Texas A&M out of high school ... both parents attended Texas A&M ... grandfather played in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and his father pitched at Hill Junior College (Hillsboro, Texas) ... majoring in university studies ... aspires to be a coach following his playing career ... in his spare time enjoys fishing, bowling and working out.