Tigers turn sights to C-USA Tournament next week at Rice
2012 Appeared in 47 games and made 27 starts ... Hit .248 with a home run and nine RBI, eight doubles and a triple ... Drew 24 walks and sported a .408 on-base percentage ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored against Kennesaw State (2/25) ... Was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two RBI against Siena (3/17) ... Hit first career home run against Rice and finished day 1-for-3 (3/25) ... Had two hits against Tulane with a run scored (4/1) ... Posted second three-hit game with a 3-for-4 performance at Southern Miss (4/20).
2011 Played in 21 games in first season at Division I level...Made NCAA debut against Evansville (2/20/11) as a pinch hitter...Collected his first career hit against Saint Peter's (3/12/11)...Had a key pinch-hit single in the Tigers' 6-5 victory over Southern Miss (4/8/11) in the series opener...Also came up big as pinch hitter in sweep of UAB (4/16/11) with two runs scored and a single...Made eight appearances as a pinch runner and scored seven runs on the season...Finished the year error-free in the field...Tallied six defensive assists and five putouts.
Prep Was a four-year letterwinner at second base for former Tiger Phil Clark at Bartlett High School...Helped the Panthers to three-straight 30-win seasons (100 wins in three years), including a 35-5 finish and a TSSAA Tennessee State runner-up in 2008...Earned All-Metro, All-District 14-AAA and All-District 14-AAA Tournament honors in his prep career...Was an All-Region 7 pick in 2010.
Personal Son of Greg and Stacey Willis...Undecided on a major...Also lettered as a golfer at Bartlett High School.