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Chris Williams
Player Profile:
Chris Williams 2537145
Position: C/INF
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.
Other College: Golden West College
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Stats

Catcher and infielder who was one of the team’s most versatile players in 2016 ... saw significant action at first base and third base along with limited action at catcher in 2016 ... No. 34 ACC prospect for the 2017 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2016: Hit .245 with 34 runs, five doubles, one triple, eight homers, 38 RBIs, a .342 on-base percentage, 18 walks, 12 hit-by-pitches and two steals in 57 games (52 starts, including 39 at first base and 13 at third base) ... tied for seventh in Tiger history in hit-by-pitches ... had 15 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... hit .322 with four homers and 13 RBIs after the sixth inning ... had five homers and 19 RBIs in the last 15 games ... Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection after going 6-for-15 with one homer, six RBIs, four runs and three walks in four games ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI, three runs and two hit-by-pitches against Maine on Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and game-tying, run-scoring single in the ninth inning against No. 22 Boston College on March 20 ... went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, his first as a Tiger, double, walk and steal at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 26 ... went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, four runs and a hit-by-pitch at Western Carolina on March 30 ... went 2-for-4 with a game-tying, two-run single in the sixth inning against Pittsburgh on April 3 ... hit a two-run homer to tie the score in the seventh inning at Georgia on April 5 ... went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk against No. 9 NC State on May 7 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs at Georgia Southern on May 13 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer, four RBIs and two runs at Georgia Southern on May 15 ... hit the game-winning home run in the 11th inning at Notre Dame on May 19 ... went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk at Notre Dame on May 21 ... went 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk against No. 8 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 26; led off the ninth inning with a single and scored the go-ahead run ... went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, three runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against No. 11 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 29 ... went 2-for-5 with a homer, five RBIs, three runs and a walk against Western Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 3 ... went 2-for-3 with a run and walk against No. 18 Oklahoma State in the Clemson Regional on June 4 ... played for Long Beach in the California Collegiate League in the summer, where he hit .233 with four runs, three doubles, one triple, 10 RBIs and one steal in 17 games.

Before Clemson: All-state, conference MVP and team MVP in 2015 at Golden West College, where he was coached by Bert Villarreal ... member of the conference champion in 2015 ... all-state as a senior ... league MVP as a senior ... all-league selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... member of the conference champion as a junior and senior ... lettered four times in baseball at Garden Grove High School, where he was coached by Ricardo Cepeda.

Personal: Majoring in management ... born Chris Kenichi Williams on Nov. 23, 1996 in Garden Grove, Calif.

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