The Elizabethtown, Ky., native is the league's only player hitting over .400 at this point in the season. He has raised his season totals to a .416 average, .500 on-base percentage and .701 slugging percentage with seven doubles, five home runs and 28 RBI.
Western Kentucky and South Carolina. Thomas caught all 36 innings during the four-game span. Opponents attempted only one stolen base against one of the SEC's best defensive backstops, a successful one by the Gameocks on Sunday that ended his streak of 103.2 consecutive innings without allowing a steal.
Kentucky (17-7, 3-3 SEC) will return to action against Xavier on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday night, but was pushed back a day due to the threat of inclement weather in Lexington.
The Cats travel to No. 7 Vanderbilt this weekend.