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Chris

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Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

REDSHIRT SENIOR (2019)
6-5, 13 App, 12 GS, 5.92 ERA, 73 IP, 97 52 R, 48 ER, 13 BB, 70 K
• Signed free agent deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks
• Two-time American Athletic Conference Player of the Week
• Made 13 starts with one appearance out of the bullpen
• Finished ranked in the career top 10 at UCF – seventh in walks allowed per nine innings at 2.01, first in combined shutouts with eight, second in intentional walks with six, 10th in strikeouts with 209, fifth in batters faced with 1,080, fourth in flyouts with 245, fifth in groundouts with 278 and ninth with six runners picked off
• Recorded five quality starts
• Threw at least five innings in 10 outings
• Tossed a season-high seven innings against UConn (3/30), at Tulane (5/4) and vs. Tulane in the American Athletic Conference Tournament (5/21)
• Struck out at least five batters in in 10 games
• Set a season-high with eight strikeouts against Jacksonville (3/2) and against Memphis (4/27)
• Capped career with a 16-12 record and a 3.60 ERA

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2018)
15 GP, 15 GS, 4-3, 2.81 ERA, 93 IP, 79 K, 76 H, 38 R, 29 ER, 17 BB, .223 BA
• Ranked the 71st MLB Draft eligible pitcher by D1Baseball.com
• Finished with a conference best 1.64 walks per nine inning tally
• Recorded a 4.65 strikeout-to-walk ratio, good for third in The American
• Was the only pitcher to make a start in every weekend series
• Only walked three or more batters on one occasion
• Finished the year ranked seventh in the league in hits allowed per nine inning at 7.35
• Extended into the eighth inning, matching career high, in three games
• Held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in 10 games
• Topped 100 pitches six times, including a career-high 124 at UConn (4/8)
• Did not allow a run in three consecutive starts against Siena (3/10), Chicago State (3/16) and ECU (3/24) for a shutout streak of 24 innings
• Worked seven shutout innings with a career-high nine strikeouts against Savannah State (2/23)
• Tied career-long outing with eight innings against Siena (3/10) without allowing a run or a walk to go along with eight strikeouts
• Closed regular season with seven strikeouts over eight innings against Tulane (5/17), allowing three hits, one walk and two earned runs
• Credited with two starts as a designated hitter

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2017)
• Started in 12 games and appeared in 23 games as a pitcher
• Pitched 78 innings with 48 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA
• Threw three strikeouts and only allowed one earned run in four innings vs. North Florida (2/21)
• Struck out five batters and only allowed one earned run in four innings at Bethune Cookman (3/21)
• Recorded six strikeouts and held the opponents scoreless in a winning effort (7 IP) vs. USF (5/19)
• Tallied seven strikeouts without allowing a run in a win vs. USF in The American Tournament (5/26)
 
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016)
• Made 16 appearances
• Tossed 15.2 innings with 12 strikeouts and a 2.30 ERA
• Made collegiate debut with a one-out appearance against Siena
• Threw 2.2 innings of shutout ball against Jacksonville

REDSHIRT (2015)
• Was a member of the UCF club baseball team

PRIOR TO UCF
• Three-year letterwinner for head coach Jeron Hamilton at Cardinal Gibbons High School
• Served as the Chiefs’ team captain as a senior
• Named CGHS Team MVP following senior campaign
• 2013 All-County Honorable Mention by the Sun-Sentinel
• Played for the Palm Beach Extreme coached by Doug Jennings
• Competed with the South Florida Elite Squad at the PG World Series

PERSONAL
• Born  Aug. 24, 1995 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
• Son of Steve and Holly Williams
• Majoring in mechanical engineering

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