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      Nick Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

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2014 - SENIOR
• Threw five no-hit innings of relief in the Vols' season opener vs. Purdue (Feb. 16), striking out two to earn the victory.
• Struck out six and allowed just three hits and two runs over 6.0 innings to earn his second win of the campaign against No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 21).
• Earned his third win of his senior campaign by throwing 7.0 innings allowing one run on two hits, one walk, and striking out five in a 13-2 victory over Quinnipiac (Feb. 28).
• Suffered his first loss of the year in a 3-1 defeat at No. 24 Arizona State (March 7).
• Tossed 6.0 shutout innings at Missouri (March 14) striking out four and throwing 109 pitches, while receiving a no decision.
• Threw 8.0 innings striking out four and firing 106 pitches against Auburn (March 23).

2013 - JUNIOR
• Made 18 appearances including eight starts, going 2-4 with a 5.02 ERA over 61.0 innings of work.
• Struck out career-best 56 hitters beating his 2012 total by one.
• Opposing hitters hit .264 off of him.
• Fired 3.2 innings of scoreless relief, his longest career outing out of the bullpen, striking out four and allowing just one hit at UNLV on Feb. 17.
• Struck out the side on nine pitches in the ninth inning against Alcorn State on March 10.
• Did not allow a run in 13.0 consecutive innings over the span of eight relief appearances from Feb. 17-March 13.
• That streak came to an end on March 13 when he yielded one run in 2.0 innings against Western Kentucky, but he picked up his first win of the year after the Vols won the game on an walk-off HBP.
• Made his first start of the season in the opening game of a doubleheader against Missouri on March 23, allowing three runs - two earned- on five hits in 4.1 innings.
• Lasted 7.0 innings in his second start, giving up four earned runs while striking out seven at No. 3 Vanderbilt.
• Threw 7.0 strong innings at Kentucky (April 13) to pick up his second win, allowing three earned runs on four hits.
• Gave UT a season-high 8.1 innings against Ole Miss on April 20, allowing five runs on 10 hits.
• Fired another strong outing at Florida (April 27), yielding two runs on seven hits while striking out five in 6.2 innings.
• Recorded career high 10 strikeouts against Texas A&M on May 17.

2012 - SOPHOMORE
• Led the Vols with 12 starts during the 2012 campaign, in addition to making 10 other appearances out of the bullpen for a total of 22 trips to the mound.
• Posted a 3-5 record and three saves with a 4.33 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 72.2 innings of work.
• Opposing hitters hit just .264 off of him.
• Started the season as the team's closer, earning saves against Northern Illinois (Feb. 18), Texas (March 3) and Ball State (March 7) before moving into the starting rotation.
• First win of the year came out of the bullpen vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 25), before winning games at Georgia (March 18) and vs. Vanderbilt (May 4) as the starting pitcher.
• Struck out a career-high eight in a personal-best 8.2 innings of two-run ball to claim the victory over the Commodores.
• Allowed just one hit in 4.1 shutout innings against Kentucky on March 25, but it came off the bat of his brother, Michael.
• Pitched for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League during the summer of 2012.
• Struck out 18 batters and allowed just eight hits in 14.1 scoreless innings over eight relief appearances.

2011 - FRESHMAN
• Took over the role of UT's closer during his freshman year, finishing with a 2-1 record, team-high four saves and 6.48 ERA in 23 relief appearances.
• Four saves rank as the second-most by a freshman in Vol history.
• Struck out 30 batters in 33.1 innings and helped close out three of the team's four shutouts on the year.
• Recorded saves against Milwaukee (2/19), at Alabama (4/16), MTSU (5/10) and Auburn (5/19).
• First two career wins came against Ole Miss (3/26) and in the regular-season finale against Auburn (5/21), while his lone loss was at the hands of Indiana (3/5).
• Fanned a career-high five in 2.0 innings to earn the win over the Rebels.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Matt Buckner.
• Helped lead the Admirals to three consecutive state championships, going 19-0 with 137 strikeouts and an 0.85 ERA during his three seasons on the varsity squad.
• Farragut was 125-14 during that span.
• Also played first base, hitting .326 with 18 home runs and 77 RBIs during his prep career.
• Earned all-state, all-district and all-region honors in both 2009 and 2010 and was named a 2010 Honorable Mention Louisville Slugger High School All American.
• Finished his senior campaign with a perfect 9-0 record and one save while posting a team-leading 0.88 ERA.
• In 63.1 innings of work, he allowed just eight earned runs on 26 hits while striking out 95 batters and walking just 29.
• He also had a solid year at the plate, hitting .331 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Nicholas Matthew Williams
• Born Nov. 15, 1991, in Indianapolis, Ind.
• Son of Mike and Elaine Williams
• Has two siblings, Michael and Taylor
• Michael is a senior catcher at the University of Kentucky
• Credits his family as his sports biggest influence
• Lists signing with Tennessee as his biggest thrill in sports
• Recipient of the J Steven Maples Endowment Fund
• Majoring in economics
• Recipient of the Catherine & Paul Mountcastle Scholarship Fund and the Jack & Nichole Lindsay Endowment
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