2003 (Freshman): Righthander who started in the midweek with a great degree of success for most of the year ... Posted 4-1 mark with 4.58 ERA in 13 appearances with 10 starts ... Struck out 58 in 55.0 innings and picked up victories in three of his final five starts of the season ... Blue Raiders were 8-2 in his 10 starts ... Opponents batted just .238 against the righthander, with lefties hitting only .213 ... Tossed two scoreless innings with one strikeout in first collegiate appearance, at Tennessee Tech ... Struck out five, allowed three runs and gave up five hits in 5.2 innings in first start, versus Samford ... Got first win in opening game of a doubleheader at Memphis, striking out nine in 4.2 innings while allowing one run on three hits ... Suffered loss to Memphis at home in a very strong outing, striking out three and allowing four earned runs in 7.1 innings ... Tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout against Belmont, allowing just two hits through eight innings ... Struck out career-high 11 in victory over BU in a one-hour, 49-minute contest, the shortest game of the season ... Picked up his first career save with three innings of one-hit ball on Sunday versus New Orleans, striking out two ... Made his first weekend start in second game of doubleheader versus Lipscomb, working 6.1 innings to get the win and giving up one run on five hits with eight strikeouts ... Drew his first conference start in second game at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Came back with a strong outing in second game of SBC Tournament, again against UALR, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings with six strikeouts.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Steve Garland at Soddy Daisy HS ... Three-time All-District selection ... Named All-Region and All-State as junior and senior ... Posted 18-7 career mark at SDHS ... Threw 10 inning-contest with 23 strikeouts as sophomore ... Went 5-0 as sophomore and 9-2 as junior ... Also lettered one year in bowling.
Personal: William James Church ... Born October 7, 1983 ... Son of Jerry and Connie Church ... Undecided major.