Carlos Tavera, Logan Austin, Andrew Gross Turn in Strong Pitching Outings
UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play
UTA Moves into First Place in Sun Belt; Series Resumes on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mavs Host Texas A&M on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Gould
Daniel James Fans Six in Four-Inning Save
- Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)
- Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll (2014-15)
Versatile weapon as a junior, was the opening-day starter in centerfield before earning the everyday shortstop job for 35 starts, also making seven starts at each center and third base … Despite a slugging start got hot for the final three months to finish by hitting .258 (49-for-190) with 21 runs, 11 doubles, one triple and 22 RBI, sporting a .353 on-base and a .326 slugging percentage … Had a 22-30 walk-strikeout ratio … Reached base safely in 41 of his 49 starts … Stole four bases, laid down a team-high four sac bunts and hung two sac flies …Committed only 10 errors, fielding .954 … Excelled in Sun Belt play, hitting .312 (34-for-109) with 16 runs, 10 doubles, one triple and 16 RBI, owning a 14-15 walk-strikeout ratio, stealing six bases and fielding .971 … In his 37 starts at shortstop, hit .307 with 10 doubles, 20 runs, one triple and 17 RBI, fielding .950 … Hit .250 at home and .250 on the road … Was a .324 hitter in day games, hitting .269 in games won and .244 in games lost … Hit .333 in May and .283 in April … Batted .289 with runners on base, was 3-for-7 with the bases loaded, and hit .316 with runners in scoring position … Totaled 18 two-out hits and 17 two-out RBI … Collected 13 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Ran up a nine-game hitting streak during the year, ending the year on three straight … Reached base safely a season-high 10 straight games and in six consecutive to end the year … As the opening-day centerfield starter, going 1-for-4 … Drove in two runs at SFA in the series finale … After getting off to a .128 start through the March 11, collecting three RBI on a double and two hits in the finale vs. Milwaukee … Had four two-hit games, with hits in nine games, over a 10-game stretch, raising the average to .209 … Had six hits in a series sweep over No. 20 Louisiana, including a three-hit game with three RBI to help clinch the series … Ended the year with multiple hits in three straight games.
Appeared in all 58 games with 54 starts … Hit .266 (54-for-203) with 49 runs, 10 doubles, three triples and one homer, driving in 23 runs … Had a .360 slugging and a .374 on-base percentage … Drew 29 walks, was hit by eight pitches and struck out 51 times … Hung three sac flies and laid down seven sac bunts … Stole 9-of-12 bases … Hit .231 (25-for-108) in Sun Belt games with 19 runs, six doubles, two triples and 14 RBI … Hit .290 with runners on base and .274 with runners in scoring position … Had four two-out RBI … Had 15 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games … Made 35 starts at third base and 19 at shortstop … Hit No. 2 in the order 39 times … Reached base safely in 47 of 54 starts … Had five three-hit games … Went for three RBI vs. Texas State … Drew three walks at Little Rock … Stole three bases and scored four runs at Stephen F. Austin.
Played in 51 games with 46 starts, hitting .242 (40-for-165) with 30 runs, eight doubles, one triple, two homers and 16 RBI … Drew 18 walks and struck out 41 times … Stole 2-of-3 bases … Laid down a sac bunt and hung a sac fly … Had a .339 slugging and a .344 on-base percentage … Had a walk-off hit in a 5-4 win over South Alabama … Had 12 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games … Hit first career homer in a three-RBI game at Georgia Southern on April 12 … Had a pair of two-walk games … Was hit by eight pitches … Made four starts at third base, one at second base and 41 in the outfield.
Earned four letters for coach Greg Harvey at Heath High School … Earned first-team all-district, all-area and all-state honors in 2014 … Was the 2014 team MVP … Led team to the 2012 4A State Championship … Named THSBCA All-Star in 2014 … Also played football for two years under coach Mickey Moss.
Son of Richard and April Williams … Has a sister, Jordan (22) and brothers Jacob (17) and Jett (13).
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