Virginia Beach, Va.
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5-10 / 180
BAYLOR CAREER RECORDS BOOK
1st in home runs by a shortstop (17) ... t-6th in sacrifices (23) ... 8th in Big 12 batting average (.342) ... t-5th in Big 12 triples ... 8th in Big 12 slugging percentage (.580) ... t-3rd in Big 12 sacrifices (10).
Hit .167 (10-for-61) with one double, one home run, 11 RBI and seven runs scored ... Produced three sacrifice flies and two sacrifice hits ... Was 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts ... Went 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly against Texas (10/14).
Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League ... Named league's 85th-best pro prospect by Perfect Game Crosschecker ... Hit .257 with 37 hits, nine doubles, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored and five stolen bases in 40 games.
Unanimous first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection ... Played and started 58 games, all at shortstop ... Hit second (27 games), third (13 games) and fourth (18 games) in Baylor lineup ... Played 24 Big 12 games, all starts ... Finished third on team in batting average (.321) ... Shared team lead in hits (71) and home runs (9) ... Led team in doubles (17), RBI (59), total bases (125), extra-base hits (31) and walks (35) ... RBI total tied for seventh in Big 12 ... Was tied for second on team in runs scored (49) ... Also was second on team in triples (5) and slugging percentage (.566), best among players with at least 150 at bats ... Triples total tied for second in Big 12 ... Hit .361 (35-for-97) in Big 12 play, third on team and eighth in the league ... Posted a .649 slugging percentage in conference games, second on team and fourth in Big 12 ... Scored 25 runs in league action, second on team and tied for seventh in conference ... Shared conference lead with three triples in league play ... Tallied team-best 63 total bases in Big 12 action, sixth in conference ... Led team with 27 RBI in conference games, tied for sixth in league play ... Scored 25 runs in league action, second on team and tied for seventh in Big 12 ... Averaged 1.04 runs scored per game in conference play, second on team and in conference ... Hit .436 (51-for-117) with runners on base and .400 (30-for-75) with runners in scoring position, both best on team ... Was even better in Big 12 play, hitting .473 (26-for-55) with runners on base, best on team, and .469 (15-for-32) with runners in scoring position, second on team ... Was 2-for-3 with bases loaded ... Hit .338 (23-for-68) with two outs, tying for team lead in two-out hits, and led team with 25 two-out RBI ... was 10-for-27 (.370) with team-best tying 12 two-out RBI in Big 12 play ... Finished second on team with 19 multiple-hit games and lead team with 15 multiple-RBI performances ... Shared team lead in both categories in Big 12 play, collecting 10 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... Enjoyed two eight-game hitting streaks and ended season on a six-game run ... Also had a 10-game hitting streak in Big 12 action ... Hit .342 (41-for-120) at Baylor Ballpark ... Finished third on team with a .297 average (30-for-101) away from Baylor Ballpark ... Seven of nine home runs and 10 of 17 doubles were in road games ... Hit .400 (10-for-25) with five doubles, a home run, seven RBI, nine runs scored and seven walks in seven postseason games ... Did not go hitless in three consecutive games all season and was hitless in back-to-back games only three times ... Hit safely in 43 of 58 games on season ... Reached base safely and/or produced an RBI in 54 of 58 games on the season ... Reached base safely in 17 consecutive games during March and April ... Went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Stephen F. Austin series opener (2/16) ... Was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI against Oral Roberts (2/24) ... Hit a game-tying, two-run home run in Baylor's eventual 5-4 victory over San Francisco at the Pacific State Bank Tiger Classic (3/2) ... Named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (3/26) after going 11-for-17 (.647) with five runs, three doubles, two triples, a home run and nine RBI in four games ... Was 2-for-4 with two triples, two RBI and two runs scored against Texas Southern (3/20) ... Went 9-for-13 (.692) in the Texas Tech series (3/23-25) ... Was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in middle game against Red Raiders (3/24) ... Produced the 23rd five-hit game in Baylor history, going 5-for-5 with a double, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Texas Tech series finale (3/25) ... Was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs scored in series finale at 18th-ranked Texas A&M (4/29) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI, three runs and two walks in series opener at Nebraska (5/11) ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Big 12 Championship, hitting .375 (6-for-16) with three doubles and five RBI in Baylor's four games ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored against 11th-ranked Missouri (5/25) ... Tied career high with four walks and added a two-run single against Oklahoma (5/26) ... Was 2-for-5 with an RBI double in title game against Texas A&M (5/27) ... Earned all-tournament honors at the NCAA Houston Regional, going 4-for-10 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and five runs scored in Baylor's three games ... Had a solo home run and scored twice against 16th-ranked TCU (6/1) ... Was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored against Prairie View A&M (6/2).
Played 34 games for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League ... Hit .243 (26-for-107) with 16 RBI, 18 runs, nine doubles, three triples and five stolen bases.
Played and started all but one game at shortstop ... First Baylor true freshman to start at shortstop since Jace Brewer in 1999 ... Most home runs (eight) by a Baylor freshman since Matt Williams had nine in 1998 ... Most home runs by a Baylor shortstop since Jace Brewer also had eight in 2000 ... Tied Zach Dillon for team lead with 22 multiple-hit games, including two three-hit games and a career-high four-hit game against Texas A&M (4/23) ... Tied for second on team with nine multiple-hit games in Big 12 play ... Tied for fourth on team with nine multiple-RBI games, including six three-RBI contests and a career-high four-RBI game at Missouri (4/29) ... Enjoyed a nine-game hitting streak in Big 12 play ... Hit safely in 11 of 12 conference home games, including each of first nine ... Scored 21 runs in Big 12 play, tied for seventh in the league ... Tied for seventh in conference with eight doubles in Big 12 play ... Had two triples in Big 12 games, tied for fourth in league action ... Established Baylor single-season record with 17 total sacrifices ... Tied Baylor record with eight sacrifices in Big 12 play ... Joined Oklahoma State's Jordy Mercer (10) and Murray State's Justin Young (9) as the nation's only freshman shortstops to commit 10 or fewer errors ... Nation's only freshman shortstop to start at least 60 games at shortstop and commit 10 or fewer errors ... Only two of 10 errors were fielding errors (others were throwing errors) ... Committed a fielding error in season's second game and did not commit another fielding error until season's 61st game ... Had a stretch of 30 games from early April to early June with only two errors ... Tied for team lead with 232 at bats, the first Baylor true freshman to at least share team lead in that category ... Hit .375 (3-for-8) with bases loaded ... Tied for team lead with 19 two-out RBI ... Led team with eight two-out RBI in Big 12 play ... Hit first career home run, a three-run shot, against UT Arlington (2/14) ... 3-for-5 with an RBI at Houston (3/14) ... Hit safely in each of first five Big 12 games ... Went 5-for-9 (.556) with three runs and two RBI in two games against the Jayhawks ... 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs and an RBI in Kansas series opener (3/17) ... Lone missed game of season was the second game of the Kansas series (3/18) ... Career-high four walks in Texas series opener (4/13) ... Hit .636 (7-for-11) in Texas A&M series, hitting safely in all three games (4/21-23) ... 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs and a three-run home run in Texas A&M series finale (4/23) ... Led team with a .400 average (10-for-25) in seven postseason games with eight runs, three doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI, a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .483 on base percentage ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Big 12 Championship after hitting .556 (5-for-9) with two doubles, three home runs, four runs and six RBI in three games ... 2-for-3 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI against Texas (5/25) ... Had a three-run home run, walked and scored twice against Texas Tech (5/27) ... Earned all-tournament honors at the NCAA Houston Regional after hitting .313 (5-for-16) with a double, a home run, four runs and four RBI ... 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and three RBI against Arizona State (6/4).
Prepped at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Va. ... Played shortstop and earned four letters for head coach Jimmy Hunt ... Four-time All-Beach selection ... Three-time Commonwealth Games participant ... Hit safely in 49 of 51 games over final two seasons, including all 22 games as a junior ... Led Princess Anne to a 23-6 record and state title in 2005 ... Earned first-team All-Tidewater, all-region and all-state and team MVP honors as a senior ... 2005 United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... Hit .525 with eight home runs, 12 doubles, five triples, 42 RBI, 13 stolen bases, a 1.024 slugging percentage, 25 walks, 47 runs and a .621 on base percentage as a senior ... Led Princess Anne to a 16-6 record in 2004 ... Hit .423 with two home runs, six doubles, three triples, 17 RBI, seven stolen bases, a .653 slugging percentage and a .494 on base percentage as a junior.
Full name is William Thomas Weems ... Born July 28, 1987, in Norfolk, Va. ... Son of Billy and Carolyn Weems ... Father was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball player at Clemson and later played in the Houston Astros organization ... Father also served as a baseball assistant coach at Old Dominion ... Mother played tennis at Clemson and coached at Old Dominion ... Sister, Christi, was a three-time All-American with the Virginia Tech dance team ... General studies major.