Former UTA Star Playing with the Vallejo Admirals
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Will Olson Belts First Career Home Run
• 2016-17 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll
AS A JUNIOR (2016): All-Sun Belt Conference second team … Led SBC with nine wins … Finished season 9-4 with a 3.05 ERA, striking out 64 in 103.1 innings pitched … Held opposing hitters to a .244 average … Was first UTA pitcher since Lance Day in 2012 to throw 100 innings in a season … Earned SBC Pitcher of the Week honors on April 18 after throwing a complete-game, three-hit shutout of Georgia Southern on April 15 … Struck out a career-best 10 hitters in that shutout of the Eagles … Threw at least 5.0 innings in all but one start on the season and went at least 6.0 innings in each of his final nine starts of the year … Earned first career win with six-strikeout performance in 5.1 frames of work at Baylor (2/24) … Threw consecutive 8.0-inning, shutout performances vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/5) and Arkansas State (3/12), striking out seven hitters in those starts without a walk.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON (North Central Texas College): Played in TX/NM Juco All-Star Game … NJCAA Academic All-Conference … Recorded a 2.62 ERA in conference play as a freshman … Tabbed 20 walks in 62 innings pitched sophomore year … Played summer ball for Liberal Bee Jays … Finished the summer with a 4-0 record, 1.105 WHIP, 30 strikeouts and three walks … Captured third place in the NBC World Series, 21st in the nation with the Liberal Bee Jays.
CANEY CREEK HS: Second-team All-District pitcher as a sophomore … First-team All-District shortstop as a junior … First-team All-District pitcher as a senior … Went 6-4 with a 2.43 ERA senior year … Member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Paul and Stephanie Simmons … Has one brother, Ramsey and one sister, Jewell … Business/Information Systems major.
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