Senior RHP Leads Nation With 10 Wins
Williams Notches Nation-Best 10th Win, Houchins Goes 4-for-4
Townsend Records Team-Best Sixth Game-Winning RBI
Pirates Record Season-High 22 Hits; Houchins Has Four Hits
Mabry Ties Career-High With Six Strikeouts In Win
An all-conference candidate ... Named 12th recipient of the honorary No. 23 jersey (11th different player) after former ECU Head Coach Keith LeClair ... Leader both on an off the field ... 2013: Appeared in 18 games making 15 starts in first year of the Pirate program ... Posted a 6-2 record tying Jeff Hoffman with the team lead in wins ... Allowed 55 runs (48 earned) on 122 hits in 96.0 innings for a 4.50 ERA ... Fanned 45 batters while walking 17, which ranked second in Conference USA and 72nd nationally ... Worked at least six full innings in eight starts ... Allowed three or fewer runs in seven starts ... Recorded at least five strikeouts four times with a season-high seven at Elon (Mar. 27) ... Made ECU debut getting the start against No. 25 Virginia (Feb. 16) ... Gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings with a pair of punch outs in a no-decision ... In next three starts notched wins against Boston College (Feb. 22), St. John's and Monmouth (Mar. 9) going at least seven full frames in each outing ... First relief appearance was against Campbell (Mar. 13) where he allowed one run on one hit in one-third of an inning ... Improved to 4-0 with win at Jacksonville (Mar. 16) despite allowing six runs (all earned) on a season-high 13 hits with five strikeouts ... Suffered first loss at No. 28 Houston (Mar. 23) giving up four runs (all earned) on seven hits in 6.1 innings ... Had a strong showing against instate rival NC State (Apr. 2) surrendering four runs (two earned) on seven hits in seven frames ... Also ranked among the staff leaders in starts (t1st), innings pitched (second), win-loss percentage (2nd/.750), strikeouts (third) and appearances (t4th) ... Pirates posted an 11-4 record with Williams as the starter ... Posted a 4-2 ledger with a 4.75 ERA as a starter ... Notched wins in relief against Elon (Mar. 27) and Gardner-Webb (Apr. 30) - both coming on the road ... Had five quality starts ranking third on the team behind Jeff Hoffman (11) and David Lucroy (seven) ... When on the bump, ECU outscored its opponents 117-94 ... Fanned multiple batters in 12 of 18 appearances ... Recorded multiple assists on nine occasions ... Picked off lone runner against St. John's (Mar. 2) ... Allowed three of six inherited runners to score ... Posted an ERA of 1.20 or better when working the first (1.20), second (0.60), fourth (0.00) and ninth (0.00) frames ... Sported a 1.000 fielding percentage recording four putouts and 23 assists in 27 chances ... Turned a pair of double plays (Monmouth and Gardner-Webb) ... Allowed three home runs - all solo shots ... Started against Southern Miss (May 25) in the Conference USA Tournament allowing five runs (all earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts in a no-decision ... Made eight starts in league play posting an 0-1 record with a 5.36 ERA ... Surrendered 27 runs (25 earned) on 62 hits with 17 strikeouts in 42.0 frames ... Had four starts against nationally ranked opponents going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA.
West Valley College (2011-12): Two-year player for coach Rich Wiens ... Helped the Vikings to a 41-32 two-year record ... As a freshman posted a 2-1 ledger with six saves out of the bullpen ... Struck out 29 while allowing just three walks in 41.0 innings on his way to Second-Team All-Golden Gate Conference honors ... Moved into a starting roll as a sophomore where he was 8-4 with a 2.20 ERA and three complete games ... Worked 98.1 innings striking out 64 and walking nine ... Fanned four or more batters in eight outings with a season-high seven against Chabot (Mar. 6) ... Picked up lone save at Mission (Mar. 10) ... Named first-team all-conference and took home Golden Glove honors.
Ann Sobrato High School: Seven-time letterwinner for the Bulldogs (baseball 4, basketball 3) ... Member of Bulldogs team under coach Ulises Gutirrez that record 71 wins over a four-year period ... As a freshman posted a 2.33 ERA as a reliever ... Followed rookie season with a 3-4 record and one save ... Fanned 21 batters while walking eight in 46.1 innings and sporting a 2.42 ERA ... As a junior tossed five complete games on his way to a 9-2 ledger ... Struck out 54 while allowing just five walks in 66.1 innings ... Closed out prep career with a 5-3 record (seven complete games) and one save ... Continued to show solid command walking five and striking out 52 in 70 innings and sporting an impressive 1.50 ERA ... Four time honor roll recipient ... Played travel ball for Terry Hardtke and the Hardtke World of Baseball Braves.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Arthur Williams ... Born November 1, 1991 ... Son of Arthur and Arlene Williams ... Has two siblings (Lindsay and Jessica) ... Father was a quarterback at St. Cloud State and spent 15 years as a professional golfer ... Intended major is criminal justice ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of 2012 ... Named to 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 8.0 vs. St. John's (3/2/13); strikeouts: 7 at Elon (3/27/13); walks: 3 (twice, last at Houston 3/23/13); hits: 13 at Jacksonville (3/16/13); runs: 6 (3 times, last vs. Rice 4/7/13); earned runs: 6 (twice, last vs. Rice 4/7/13).