Praise Thorsen’s baseball career could have been over after a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm.
Instead, a relatively new procedure has him playing his best ball of his life.
Thorsen, a Myrtle Beach senior, pitched another region shutout Tuesday night with a three-hit complete game against Georgetown. The victory kept the Seahawks in a tie for first place in Region VII-AAA; it also proved the Myrtle Beach ace’s right arm has successfully taken to the plasma-rich platelet injection he was given last year as an alternative to the well-known Tommy John surgery.
“I still feel healthy,” Thorsen said. “I don’t think it set me back that much.”
While he missed time his junior year following the injury and treatment in Columbia, his statement is sounding more true as this year progresses. Against the Bulldogs, Thorsen piled up 12 strikeouts.