7 Thomas Peter
Thomas  Peter

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
San Ramon, Calif.

High School:
California HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
03/30/1994


05/18/2017

Rogers Ropes Two Triples in Thursday Night Fixture

Toppers Fall in Series Opener, Look to Bounce Back Friday at FIU

05/14/2017

Currie's Eighth-Inning Scamper Clinches Senior Day Win

Toppers Overcome Early Deficit, Take 2-of-3 in Final Home Weekend

05/12/2017

Peter Leads Toppers to Series-Opening Win Over FAU

Senior Goes 3-for-4 with Three XBH, Adds Game-Saving Outfield Assist

05/11/2017

C-USA Series Preview, WKU vs. Florida Atlantic, May 12-14

Nine Hilltopper Seniors to be Honored Before Sunday Afternoon Finale

05/07/2017

Toppers Fall in Series Finale at Marshall

Bryson Smith Nets Two Hits, Ciocco Starts Perfect Thru Three

2017 (RS Senior): After three straight seasons which were cut short due to injury, Peter's determination and resilience allowed him to start 52 games for WKU, including his final 42 in right field ... Those 52 starts matched the number from his previous three years combined ... Led the club with a .527 slugging percentage, 11 homeruns, 16 doubles, 108 total bases, 39 runs batted in and 12 times hit by pitch ... Ranked second on the Hilltoppers with a .288/.355/.527 slash line ... Tied Colie Currie for the team lead with 18 multi-hit games, while leading WKU with 13 multi-RBI contests ... In Conference USA play, led the club with 18 extra-base hits (seven homeruns and 11 doubles), 22 runs scored and 24 driven in, starting all 30 games and slashing .295/.333/.557 ... Had multi-homerun games at Middle Tennessee (March 24) and Austin Peay (April 25), with a career-high four runs batted in in each contest ... His second long ball against the Governors broke a 17-17 tie in the top of the eighth inning, ending up as the eventual game-winner for WKU in a 22-17 victory; joined Kevin Lambert and Wyatt Featherston as Hilltoppers with multi-homerun contests on the evening as WKU slugged a season-high 8 dingers ... Also tied a career-best with three runs scored in Clarksville while matching Steven Kraft's team season-high of nine total bases with a pair of walks to boot ... In a 6-4 Hilltopper win vs. Florida Atlantic on May 12, Peter almost single-handedly defeated the Owls by going 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits; with the score at 5-4 in the top of the eighth, he threw out the potential game-tying run at the plate, then hit a solo shot in the bottom half to extend the cushion ... Broke a 2-2 tie vs. Valparaiso on Feb. 18 with a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, ending up as the eventual game-winner for WKU in a 4-3 victory ... After his slash line reached a season-low of .241/.348/.362 on March 14, Peter responded with a .368/.386/.721 mark over the following 16 games to raise his numbers to a season-best .310/.367/.556 through 35 contests ... Led WKU with 27 hits against left-handed pitching (.380 batting average), 28 with runners on base, 21 with two outs, 17 with runners in scoring position, while batting 4-for-7 with the bases loaded.

2016 (RS Junior): Peter was one of WKU's best hitters through the first month of the season before he suffered a torn hamstring that would keep him out for the rest of the year ... Through the opening 16 games, Peter seemed to be enjoying his new spot at first base as he had a .310 batting average, .354 on-base percentage and .493 slug on 22 hits, 15 runs, five doubles, two homers and a team-high 21 RBI at the time ... He was named the C-USA Hitter of the Week on February 29 after tallying eight RBI, seven hits, three runs and the first two home runs of his career at the Bulldog Invitational ... One of the homers came in dramatic fashion as it was the game-winning, two-run bomb down the left-field line to give WKU the 8-7 win at Georgia ... Peter produced a four-hit game in the series-deciding win against Youngstown State and had three three-RBI contests.

2015 (Junior): Peter entered 2015 in competition for the starting second baseman job and made five starts at the position in February before a hand injury cut his junior campaign short ... He had three hits and scored two runs with a .167 average before the injury.

2014 (Sophomore): Peter started 31 games, 30 of which came at third base, and appeared in the first 33 games of the season before a wrist injury ended his season on April 11 ... He was batting .250 with 10 RBI, six doubles and 26 hits before his season-ending injury ... Peter was WKU’s best hitter in two-out situations in 2014, boasting a .400 clip (12-of-30) while posting nine of his 10 RBI with two outs on the board ... His defense was much improved on the hot corner after committing 10 errors as a freshman ... Peter committed just two errors in WKU’s first 30 games and finished the season with five overall ... He entered the season with a seven-game reached base streak and extended it to 21, the longest career streak of any active Hilltopper, by reaching base safely in each of WKU’s first 14 games in 2014.

2013 (Freshman): Peter saw significant action during his rookie campaign, picking up 36 starts, 29 of which came at third base ... Was a contributor from the get-go, tallying a pair of hits in three of his first four starts ... He finished the season with a freshmen-high seven multiple-hit performances, which included a career-high three hits in a sweep-clinching win over rival Middle Tennessee State ... Peter spent the majority of his starts at the top of the lineup and finished fifth on the team with 22 runs scored ... Was solid on the hot corner for WKU, assisting on 45 putouts.

At California HS: Started three years at California High School, earning first team all-league honors in 2012 ... Named team captain in 2012, while also earning team MVP honors ... Selected to the All-North Coast Team ... Hit .471 in his senior season, including 10 doubles, two home runs and 11 stolen bases ... Top the league charts in slugging percentage, on-base percentage and batting average.