Williams is one of several candidates to vie for the wide-open battle for first base. A good contact hitter with an aggressive approach at the plate, he has diligently worked on his glove work at first after having spent much of his high school career behind the plate. Williams will get a long look at the first sack, and at the very least, be a valuable bat off the bench. 2001: Spent most of the season as a key pinch-hitter off the bench for Coach Cooke ... made first collegiate start as the DH against Williams & Mary, collecting his first hit with a single ... drew a key bases-loaded, pinch-walk in the nine-run eighth of the 15-13 comeback win over The Citadel ... started a pair of games late in the season at first, going 2-for-4 with an RBI against Wake Forest, and 1-for-4 at Western Carolina. 2000: Appeared in six games, all as a pinch-hitter. Other: Named to third team FHSAA All-State Class 2A in 1997 ... set St. Edward's record with .563 average that year ... all-area as a senior ... selected as the DH for the Southern Collegiate Wooden Bat League All-Star Game in summer of 2000 ... also named all-state Class 3A first team goalkeeper for soccer as a senior .