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Matt Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Millikan

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
3B

Birthdate:
03/24/1979

Experience:
3L

05/05/2013

Baseball Drops Another Heartbreaker at Kansas

Newman stout in first start since April 12.

2000: Experienced third baseman who started 58 games at the position ... Hit.256 with 29 RBI ... Went 2-for-4 at Cal State Fullerton ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI against Texas A&M (March 3 and 5) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against Oral Roberts (March 11) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI at Oklahoma (March 24) ... Was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI at Missouri (April 8) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI versus Kansas (April 28).

1999: Played in and started 64 games ? Hit .318 with 14 doubles, 19 home runs and 67 RBI ? Also stole nine of ten bases and had a .981 fielding percentage ? Hit a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning to secure a win over Mississippi (Feb. 14) ? Had a 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 12-March 5 ? Hit .333 with 17 RBI, 16 runs and five home runs during that time ? Was 7-for-12 with three RBI and two runs scored in a three game series with Missouri (March 19-21) ? Hit two home runs with three RBI in 15-14 win over McNeese State (March 31) ? Went 3-for-4 with five RBI and a home run against Mary Hardin-Baylor (April 6) ? Hit .455 against No. 11 Texas (April 9-11) ? Drove in five with two home runs and three runs scored ? Notched his 100th hit with an RBI single in the fifth against Texas (April 11) ? Was 3-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high six RBI against Texas-San Antonio (April 20) ? Tied a Baylor record with five hits in five at-bats at Iowa State (May 16) ? Also had four RBI and scored four times ? Hit .357 with one home run and five runs scored at the Waco Regional (May 28-30) ? Was 5-for-12 (.417) against Oklahoma State in the NCAA Super Regional (June 4-6) ? Earned honorable mention on the all-Big XII team.

1998: Started in 59 of 62 games as a true freshman, mainly at third base ... Put together 16 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games ? First start came in the second game of the year at No. 24 Arizona (Feb. 6) ? Went 4-for-8 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in the last two games of the series ? Hit a three-run home run against Arkansas-Little Rock (Feb. 14) ? Went 1-for-3 with one home run, three RBI, two runs scored and two walks against No. 11 Michigan (Feb. 21) ? Was 6-for-9 (.667) with a home run, three doubles, four RBI and seven runs scored against Iowa State (March 28-29) ? Also led the Bears in average for the three-game series and his slugging percentage was 1.333 ? Also led the team in average in the three-game series at Missouri ? Was 5-for-9 (.556) with two doubles and six runs scored ? Went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Kansas (April 5) ? Hit .385 (5 for 13) with three RBI, a double and three runs scored in the Big 12 Tournament ? Put the Bears ahead to stay against Missouri with a two-out base hit that scored two.

High School: Played baseball for coach Dan Peters at Millikan High School ? Hit .389 and drove in 36 runs as a senior ? Also had eight doubles, a pair of triples, five home runs and was successful on all seven stolen base attempts ? Millikan went 24-7 and advanced to the 1997 C.I.F. Southern California championship game ? Named first team all-C.I.F. and all-Moore league ? Drafted in the 34th-round by the Kansas City Royals in the 1997 Major League Baseball draft ? Also lettered in football.

Personal: Son of Everett Williams and Carol Rendon ? Born March 24, 1979 ? Also recruited by Southern California, UCLA, Miami, Arizona State and Nebraska ? His father played football at Baylor from 1974-77 ? Majoring in general studies.

Williams' Career Hitting Stats

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB SO SB-A PO A E FLD
1998 .304 59-51 184 50 56 18 1 9 38 103 .560 34 54 2-3 22 70 21 .814
1999 .318 64-64 239 59 76 14 1 19 67 149 .623 41 23 9-10 494 32 10 .981
2000 .256 61-58 195 39 50 12 0 2 29 68 .349 34 23 3-7 40 7 15 .964
Total .294 184-173 618 148 182 44 2 30 134 320 .510 109 100 14-20 556 109 46 .919
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