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Eric Williams
Eric  Williams

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Carmel, N.Y.

High School:
Trinity-Pawling HS

Last College:
Arizona State

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
OF

Bats / Throws:
S / L

About Williams... Switch-hitting veteran centerfielder who will provide depth... has excellent range and an accurate arm... student of the game... plays a solid centerfield...spent the summer of 2007 with the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League... transferred to Wake Forest from Arizona State prior to the 2006 season... majoring in psychology... born Jan. 9, 1985 in Carmel, N.Y... son of Charles and Beverly Williams.

In 2007... Appeared in 39 games with 34 starts in centerfield... hit .215 with 22 runs scored and 10 RBIs... made just one error in 94 chances... had a six-game hitting streak March 6-13... had a hit in 11 of 12 games from Feb. 24 to March 13... had six multi-hit games on the year.

In 2006... Started 40 of the 45 games in which he played, all in center field... made only two errors on the season for a .978 fielding percentage... hit .215 with 20 RBIs on the season... walked 23 times, third-most on the team... went 2-for-4 with three RBIs against UNC Wilmington on Feb. 18.

In 2004 & 2005 at Arizona State... played in seven games for the Sun Devils in 2005... registered an RBI single in one of two official at-bats.... sat out the 2004 season as a redshirt... was slated to play for the Sanford Mainers in the NECB but did not play due to injuries.

Background... A 2003 graduate of Trinity-Pawling School in upstate New York (Pawling, N.Y.)... earned four varsity letters in baseball and soccer... captain of baseball team his junior and senior years and in soccer in 2003... coached in baseball by Doug Boomer and in soccer by Bill Dunham... played for the nationally-known Bayside Yankees in the summers of 2002-03... helped lead Bayside to the CABA World Series Championship in 2003 and was named to the all-tournament team and earned the Golden Glove Award... robbed a three-run home run in the first inning of the championship game at the CABA World Series... named team MVP his junior and senior years... hit .550 with 22 stolen bases in 14 games as a senior (.804 on-base percentage)... named All-New England Prep first-team as an outfielder in 2003... All-Founders League outfielder and named the league offensive MVP as a senior... graduated cum laude from high school... earned the sportsmanship award.

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