Verizon Academic All-District IV Second Team selection ... Compiled 5-2 mark with 3.53 ERA in 63.2 innings before breaking pitching hand on April 12 ... Struck out 71 with 31 walks and had one complete game in nine appearances, all starts ... Struck out five and allowed five hits in six innings to get win in lidlifter versus Austin Peay ... Allowed three runs and struck out nine in six innings at Troy State ... Pitched seven innings, giving up six runs, three earned, with six strikeouts, in win over Eastern Michigan ... Allowed seven runs, two earned, on 11 hits, in seven innings versus Tennessee Tech ... Had then career-high 10 strikeouts in eight innings versus Southwest Missouri State, allowing three unearned runs ... Struck out career-high 16 in complete-game win over Austin Peay, giving up just five hits ... Gained fifth straight win with seven innings at New Orleans, striking out five ... Suffered first loss at New Mexico State, giving up five runs on 11 runs and striking out 13 ... Took loss versus Western Kentucky, allowing four runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts.
Named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Sun Belt Honor Roll... Went 7-1 with 3.59 ERA in 82.2 innings with 14 starts, including 5-1 in conference play ... Blue Raiders were 11-3 in his starts ... Struck out 60 and walked 43, as opponents batted .222 against the lefty ... Batters hit just .205 with runners on base ... Got the win against UNC-Asheville in first career outing, going five innings and striking out six ... Got no decision after tossing 5.2 innings versus Southeastern Louisiana ... Threw six shutout frames with seven strikeouts against Trevecca, getting his second win ... Got third straight victory after striking out seven in 5.2 innings at Arkansas State ... Allowed two runs in six innings versus New Orleans ... Won fourth straight decision with six innings and three strikeouts at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Suffered first loss versus Florida International ... Tossed seven shutout innings with five strikeouts in win at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Struck out seven in eight innings in another victory, versus New Mexico State ... Got no decision in second game of doubleheader at Western Kentucky, throwing 5.1 shutout innings in 1-0 loss ... Went the route versus South Alabama, allowing two runs with four strikeouts in conference championship clinching victory ... Gave up two runs in seven innings versus UNO in conference tournament, striking out five in no decision ... Played for Harwich Mariners in Cape Cod League at the end of summer, going 2-0 with 2.31 ERA in four outings ... Allowed three runs in 11.2 innings while striking out 10.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Mack Hawks at Oakland HS ... Part of first back-to-back state champions in school history as junior and senior ... Went 38-2 in OHS career and did not lose a game for final two years, compiling marks of 10-1, 6-1, 11-0 and 11-0 from freshman through senior campaigns ... Four-time All-District selection ... Earned All-Region three times and two-time All-State honoree ... Daily News Journal Pitcher of the Year twice ... MVP of USA Classic as freshman ... Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.
John Douglas Williams ... Born December 19, 1981 ... Son of Larry and Debby Williams ... Majoring in Concrete Industry Management.