Named to the All-Summit League First Team at first base after starting 57 games ... Led the league with 17 home runs, including four in the final five games of the regular season plus one against Arkansas in the season finale during the NCAA Fayetteville Regional ... Hit two home runs in a game twice coming at Kansas and at home against Fort Wayne in a 4-for-4 effort with four RBI and four runs scored ... Finished the year with a .268 batting average and ranked second in the league with 52 RBI ... Scored 44 runs and added nine doubles and two triples ... Posted the sixth-most putouts in ORU’s single-season history with 517 and recorded a .991 fielding percentage.
Earned Summit League Newcomer of the Year and was named First Team All-League after a breakout season with the Golden Eagles ... Led the team in RBI with 55 on the season which was second-best in the conference ... Batted .397 with 69 base hits, including 11 doubles ... Tied for the team lead with eight home runs ... Held a .448 slugging percentage and a .328 on-base percentage ... Picked up 13 walks on the season ... Hit his first career home run in an ORU uniform against South Dakota State March 18 ... Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBI in ORU’s series opening win against North Dakota State April 1 ... Leads the team with 16 multiple RBI games and is third with 19 multiple hit games ... Also posted a 20-game hit streak from march 16 to April 23.
PRIOR TO ORU
Spent two seasons at Seward County CC where he earned First Team All-American honors as well as All-Conference and All-Region recognition ... Finished his JUCO career with a .409 average, 18 home runs, 57 doubles and 123 RBI ... Broke the single season record for doubles with 37 ... Went 5-for-9 with two home runs, a double and four RBI in a game against Midland last season ... Played at Liberty High School under head coach Scott Cooper where he earned All-State, All-Conference accolades as well as being named a Rawlings All-American.
Parents are Dave and Virginia Williams ... Married to his wife, Susie ... Majoring in business administration at ORU ... Choose ORU because of the coaches and facilities ... Also recruited by Oregon, Oklahoma, Dallas Baptist, UC Santa Barbara and Western Kentucky ... Father played baseball at Cal Poly ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter and favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Angels.