Gamecocks are one of six SEC schools ranked
Gamecocks are one of six SEC schools among the Top 11 teams ranked
Gamecocks are one of six teams in the Southeastern Conference in the Preseason Top 40
Team fresh off last weekend's Garnet & Black World Series
Michael Roth to captain Garnet Team; Matt Price to captain Black Team
2011 - 62 games played with 58 starts, hit .268 (56-for-209) with 10 doubles, six triples, two homers and 38 RBI as well as 29 runs scored ... His six triples is a single-season school record ... Threw out potential winning run at home plate in bottom of the 10th helping lead South Carolina to 2-1 win over Florida in game one of the championship series at the College World Series (6/27) ... 1-for-3 with a run scored in 7-1 win over Virginia at College World Series (6/21) ... 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI in 8-2 win over Connecticut (6/12) ... 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 4-2 loss to Georgia (5/27) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 7-3 win over Auburn (5/25) ... 4-for-5 with career-high four RBI in 9-5 win over UNC Asheville ... RBI triple in 7-6 loss at Ole Miss (5/8) ... A pair of hits and two runs scored in 10-2 win over Auburn (4/30) ... Career-high four hits with a double and two RBI in 13-4 win at Mississippi State (4/24) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 8-2 win at Mississippi State (4/22) ... Game-tying RBI single in 4-3 win over Kentucky (4/2) ... Two-out game-tying RBI in 4-3 win at Florida (3/27) ... 3-for-5 with a solo home run in 9-2 win at Florida (3/25) ... 3-for-5 with career-high four RBI in 8-4 win over Wofford (3/16) ... 2-for-3 in 5-2 win over CSU Bakersfield (3/12) ... Earned Tom Price Award as MVP for the Gamecocks in the SC-Clemson series ... Pinch-hit three-run homer in 5-4 win over Clemson (3/8) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored in 6-3 win over Clemson (3/4) ... 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI in 14-1 win over Furman (3/1) ... 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in 9-4 win over Southern Illinois (2/27) ... had a two-out two-run single in 4-0 win over Southern Illinois (2/26) ... Made first appearance in Gamecock uniform in 2-1 win over Santa Clara; was hit by a pitch in only plate appearance (2/19).
COLLEGE - Lettered in 2008 and 2009 at Wofford ... Hit .304 (55-for-181) as a sophomore in 2009 with eight HR and 30 RBI ... Was named to 2009 Wallace Award Watch List ... Started 46 games, also had nine doubles, two triples ... Played for the Vermont Mountaineers in the summer of 2009 in the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Named to 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball, one of only three players from the Southern Conference selected ... Started 53 games in the outfield, missing six due to injury ... Was second on the team with a .348 batting average, third on the team with ten home runs and 111 total bases ... Perfect 8-of-8 on stolen bases ... Led team by being hit by pitch 14 times ... Opened the season with three hits, including a home run, against St. Peter's (2/23) ... Had three RBIs against Albany (2/29) ... Against Rider (3/18) was three-of-three with two home runs and a double for three RBIs ... Had season-high six putouts at UNC Greensboro (4/12) ... Against North Carolina A&T (4/29) had three hits and scored a run ... Played for the Kauai Menehunes of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League during the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL - Four-year letterwinner for Riverside High School and coach Chris Bates ... Team posted a 97-18 record in his four seasons and were ranked in the top ten nationally on three occasions ... Won state championships in 2004 and 2006 ... Named All-Region three times and Offensive MVP his senior season ... Participated in the 2007 Big League World Series ... Played in the Phil Nevin National Classic in California twice ... Selected to play in the North-South All-Star game ... Career high school stats include a .370 batting average, five home runs, 60 RBIs, 75 runs and 30 stolen bases ... Also lettered in basketball for three seasons at Riverside, earning All-Region honors twice and team MVP honors twice.
PERSONAL - Born Jacob Scott Williams on 7/11/89 ... Parents are Scott and Lori Williams.