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2004 Baseball Roster

John Williams

Class: SR-3L
Position: LHP
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190 pounds
Previous School: Oakland HS
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

2003 (Junior): Veteran lefthander who struggled with control and consistency all season ... Posted 3-5 record with 54 strikeouts in 74.1 innings in 16 appearances, 13 of them starts ... Went four innings in season-opener versus Jacksonville State, allowing three runs on six hits ... Tossed six innings and gave up three runs on five innings versus Kansas ... Allowed four runs on nine hits against Purdue to get his second straight loss ... Struck out 12 on Saturday versus New Mexico State, getting no decision ... Worked 6.2 innings at Louisiana-Lafayette to get his first win, allowing five runs on eight hits ... Got his second straight victory with a complete-game against Florida International, allowing four runs, one earned, on eight hits with seven strikeouts ... Gave up five runs, two earned, on eight hits in 5.1 innings at Arkansas State, getting no decision ... Roughed up against South Alabama in six-plus innings ... Struggled through 4.1 innings at Western Kentucky, giving up nine runs, seven earned, on 10 hits with four strikeouts ... Worked 2.1 innings on Sunday versus New Orleans before leaving after being hit with a line drive ... Made the first relief appearance of his career after 35 starts on Sunday at Lipscomb, working two innings and allowing one run with three strikeouts ... Struck out one and allowed a hit in two-thirds of an inning at Vanderbilt ... Was a disaster in first game at Arkansas-Little Rock, giving up three runs on three hits in just one-third of an inning ... Came back with perhaps best start of year, going the distance in victory over Louisiana-Lafayette to put Blue Raiders in finals at Sun Belt Conference Tournament, allowing two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts ... Had another bad outing in Starkville Regional, lasting two-plus innings and giving up eight runs on eight hits versus Missouri.

2002 (Sophomore): 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 ... Came up big when it mattered most, going the distance in defeating Louisiana-Lafayette at the SBC Tournament, putting the Blue Raiders in the championship game ... Allowed just two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts.

2001 (Freshman): 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.

High School: 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.

Personal: John Douglas Williams ... Born December 19, 1981 ... Son of Larry and Debby Williams ... Majoring in Concrete Industry Management.

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