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Western Illinois junior outfielder Deion Thompson has been named Summit League Player of the Week for the week of May 14-20. This is the Bloomington native's first career weekly award. 

 

Thompson batted .389 (7-18) over the week,with seven RBI, three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, two walks and two stolen bases. His most prolific performance came on Friday (May 18), when he went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a double and home run in the series finale win at Omaha.

 

Thompson and the Leathernecks finished the regular season with a 14-12 record in Summit League play, good for second place. That is tied for the most Summit League wins for WIU since 2006.

 

Western Illinois will now play third-seeded North Dakota State Wednesday in the first round of the Summit League Tournament in Tulsa, OK.