General: A solid left-handed starter ... Improved as his freshman year went along ... Will be one of the team's top starters ... Coming off of a freshman All-American season.
2001: Named freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... Went 7-1 with a 3.59 ERA ... Limited opponents to a .222 batting average ... was second on the staff in wins ... had fewest losses among regular starters ... Hurled the Blue Raiders to a share of the SBC title with his first nine inning complete game ... Pitched well in no-decision at Western Kentucky ... Hurled first complete game and shutout with 1-0 decision over Ark.-Litttle Rock ... Pitched six solid innings in a no-decision against UNO ... Picked up a win against Arkansas State ... Struck out seven against Trevecca ... Earned first collegiate start against UNC-Asheville, striking out six in five innings.
High School: Played for Coach Mack Hawks at Oakland High School ... A part of first back-to-back state champions in history ... Went 38-2 in his career at Oakland and didn't lose a game for the final two years of his career ... Four-time All-District pick ... Three-times named All-Region and two-time All-State winner ... Daily News Journal Pitcher of the Year twice ... MVP of the USA Classic as a freshman.
Personal: John Douglas Williams was born 12/19/81 ... Son of Larry and Debby Williams ... Hopes to play professional baseball ... Is undecided on a major ... Enjoys fishing ... Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.