#31 Wes Thigpen
Position: C
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 204
Year: Senior
Hometown: Luling, LA
High School: Hahnville HS
Other College: Meridian [MS] CC
Experience: 1 Letter

Co-starred behind the plate as a junior, splitting starts with another junior catcher, Cody Freeman • Lone Bulldog from Louisiana and one of three State players that advanced their baseball careers at Meridian Community College.

Appeared in 40 games, making 30 starts behind the dish • Hit .225 with a double, four home runs and 17 runs batted in • Shared starting duty with Cody Freeman • Made his Mississippi State debut as the opening day starter against Rhode Island (Feb. 19) • Collected a pair of singles, drew a walk and scored three runs in a 3-for-4 showing • Registered five multiple-hit games, including season-best three-hit plate performances at Alabama (Apr. 25) and at LSU (May 20) • Delivered his fourth two-RBI game on the final weekend in a series-opening game against defending NCAA champion LSU (May 20) • Strung together season-best five-game hitting and RBI streaks (March 17-28) • Launched four home runs, all against SEC competition and two during a 3-for-7 series at Florida • Charged with one error and compiled a .996 fielding percentage to rank among the SEC's top fielding receivers • Threw out 10 opponent baserunners attempting stolen bases • Team's third-best batting average (.455) in 10 games as a non-starter • Hit .263 and played error-free defense in 17 SEC starts (20 SEC games played).

Two-year catching standout at Meridian (Miss.) Community College • Coached by Chris Rose • Hit .371 with 66 hits, including 15 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs • Drove in 50 runs en route to All-Region 23 honors as a sophomore • Started 54 of 58 games for the Eagles in 2009 • Served as team captain for 2008-09 • Helped the MCC Eagles claim the 2009 Region 23 championship • Caught all 55 games as a freshman in 2008 • Hit .370 with 17 extra-base hits, including six home runs • Earned All-MACJC honors as a freshman on Meridian's state championship team • MCC teammate of current Bulldog infielder Jarrod Parks • Phi Theta Kappa honor society member at MCC.

Three-year starter as a catcher and first baseman at Hahnville High School in Boutte, La. • Hit .417 and drove in 47 runs with 23 extra-base hits as a senior in 2007 • Also pilfered eight bases in nine attempts • Earned all-district, all-parish and coaches all-state honors as a senior • Hit .380 with 38 RBI en route to earning all-state, all-district and all-parish honors as a junior in 2006 • Member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club • Played summer league baseball in 2007 and 2008 with Bill Hood Baseball, coached by Chris Wescott.

Born Wesley Joseph Thigpen on June 20, 1989 in Kenner, La. • Son of Sarah and Billy Thigpen of Luling, La. • Majoring in kinesiology.

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