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Nate Williams
45  Nate Williams
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Valley Center, Kan.

High School:
Valley Center

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
07/05/1992

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

04/13/2013

Wildcats Respond with 11-4 Win at Iowa

K-State scores three runs in each of the first two innings

04/07/2013

K-State's Run-Rule Victory Completes Sweep of Tech

Wildcats score six runs in fifth inning en route to 10-run win

04/04/2013

K-State Ready For Test From Texas Tech

The Wildcats are looking to win their third-straight series over the Red Raiders

04/02/2013

Witt's Career Night Leads K-State to 9-1 Victory

Wildcat senior registered five hits and hit his first home run since 2010

03/27/2013

K-State Set For First Big 12 Road Series

Wildcats looking to snap six-game losing streak to the Bears and pick up first series win in Waco

Honors
All-Big 12 Freshman Team (2012)

Game-Highs (through 2014)

Category Highs Opponent (last time) Date
IP 7.2 OAKLAND 3/2/13
H 7 vs. Coastal Carolina 2/21/13
R 6 CAL POLY 3/8/13
ER 5 2x (WEST VIRGINIA) 3/15/13
K 7 BETHUNE-COOKMAN 3/22/13
BB 5 BETHUNE-COOKMAN 3/22/13

Junior (2014)
Did not pitch due to a medical redshirt


Sophomore (2013)

  • Second on the team with 5 holds
  • Finished 6th in the Big 12 with a .221 opponent batting average
  • Posted a 1-0 record and 1.39 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 32.1 innings out of the bullpen
  • Surrendered one run in final 12 appearances
  • Allowed one run in six postseason appearances (0.82 ERA) ... Gave up 2 hits and 3 walks but no runs in 4.0 innings in Super Regional at Oregon State
  • Began the season in the rotation, going 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 7 starts
  • Threw a season-high 7.2 innings in start vs. Oakland on March 2 ... Allowed 2 runs (one earned) on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5
  • Fanned a season-high 7 in start on March 22 vs. Bethune-Cookman ... Did not allow a run in 6.0 innings in March 22 start


Freshman (2012)

  • One of K-State's most-used relievers that earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman team
  • Went 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 23 relief outings, but tallied six saves, the most ever by a Wildcat freshman
  • Finished the season fifth in the Big 12 in saves and ninth in K-State history for both a season and a career
  • Allowed just three of 21 inherited runners to score
  • Earned his first-career save against Hartford on March 10, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings
  • Also worked a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts against No. 21 Texas to pick up his first Big 12 save
  • Set a season high with three strikeouts at Missouri on April 21
  • Worked a career-long three scoreless innings with a strikeout against Nebraska Omaha on May 6
  • Was brilliant against Kansas on May 15, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings with a season-high tying three strikeouts to earn his first-career win
  • K-State freshman-record-setting sixth save came at Texas Tech on May 17 when he tossed 0.2 scoreless frames with a strikeout


MLB Draft
Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 38th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign

Valley Center HS
A four-year letterwinner for the Hornets under head coach Chad Gerwik... Led team to a regional championship in 2008 and 2010, earning first team all-league, all-metro and all-state honors as a senior... Went 6-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of work... Also lettered three years in football and basketball.

Personal
Nathan Dean Williams was born July 5, 1992, in Pueblo, Colorado ... Son of Dwayne and Pamela Williams ... Has two siblings, Zach and Meagan ... Majoring in social sciences.

Season ERA W-L G-GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO WP HBP
2012 4.50 1-3 23-0 0 0/0 6 34.0 32 18 17 10 22 1 5
2013 2.81 4-3 24-7 0 0/1 0 67.1 55 25 21 33 54 6 5
Career 3.38 5-6 47-7 0 0/1 6
101.1
87 43 38 43 76 7
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