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Matt WilliamsClass: Junior
Previous School: Centennial HS
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.
2010: Started 54 games … posted a .360 batting average with 30 RBIs and 52 runs scored … had 22 doubles, two triples and four home runs … stole 10 bases … his 22 doubles tied for second-most in a season in school history … had two hits, driving in two runs and scoring another in a 10-4 win at Kennesaw State (2/19) … was 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in a 5-2 victory over Morehead State at the Hughes Brothers Challenge (2/26) … had four hits, including two doubles, with a RBI and a run scored in 6-3 triumph over Lehigh at the Hughes Brothers Challenge (2/27) … was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored in an 8-4 victory over Manhattan (3/19) … had two hits, including a two-run home run, scoring twice in a 14-8 triumph over High Point in game one of a doubleheader (4/3) … drove in three runs, with two hits, including a triple and stole a base in a 12-9 win over No. 26 VMI (4/16) … went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored in a 9-6 victory over No. 26 VMI (4/17) … had three hits, driving in two runs in an 8-7 win at Presbyterian (4/23) … had two hits, including a home run, at Elon (4/27) … had three hits, including a double, a stolen base, two RBIs and a run scored in an 11-2 victory over Gardner-Webb (4/30) … had a home run and a double, driving in two runs and scoring one in a 7-5 win at Charleston Southern (5/7) … went 3-for-4 with a double, scoring three runs in an 8-2 triumph over Winthrop (5/20) … had two hits, including a home run, a walk, a stolen base, a RBI and two runs scored in a 9-7 victory over Winthrop in an elimination game at the Big South Baseball Championship (5/28).
2009: Started all 54 games … hit .283 with 49 runs scored and 18 RBIs … had 12 doubles, a triple and 12 stolen bases … received a team-high 24 walks … made 10 errors in 190 chances for a .963 fielding percentage … singled home game-tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a 4-3, 10 inning victory over South Alabama (2/21) …had four hits, including a double, stole a base, scored twice and drove in two runs in a 12-2 win over Temple (3/6) … had two hits, two stolen bases, scored two runs and had two RBIs in an 18-13 victory over William & Mary (3/11) … had three hits and scored two runs in a 12-1 win over Lafayette (3/19) … singled and walked three times, scoring four times in a 19-5 victory at High Point (3/22) … went 2-for-3 with a walk, scored two runs and knocked in another in a 9-7 win at VMI (4/4) … went 14 consecutive games without an error from March15 through Apr. 4 … went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI in an 5-3 victory over Winthrop (4/17) in the first game of a doubleheader … had three more hits in the nightcap, including a run-scoring double, in a 10-5 win over Winthrop (4/17) … had two hits, a walk and scored three runs in a 10-9, 11-inning victory at Gardner-Webb (4/26) … had two hits, one a double, walked and scored two runs in a 20-10 victory over High Point in the Big South Championship (5/21) … went 14 consecutive games without an error from Apr. 7 through May 21.
Prep: Graduate of Centennial High School … named all-state and was district Player of the Year runner-up in 2008 … two-time all-region and all-midstate team member … three-time all-district … hit .458 with 18 stolen bases and defensively, turned 21 double plays.
Personal: Son of Dale and Janice Williams … birthday is Aug. 29.