Bradley Strong drives in game-winner; Jacob Hoyle hits 13th homer
2014 (Freshman): Made 14 appearances on the season including one start ... Finished with a 1-1 overall record and a 5.62 ERA, surrendering 14 runs, 10 of which were earned ... WCU won eight of the 14 games in which he appeared ... Struck out 11 batters while walking 14 on the season ... Recorded seven strikeouts in 14 appearances on the year ... Made his collegiate debut with a two-inning outing against No. 2 Mississippi State (Feb. 16), recording his first career strikeout against four walks ... Threw a career-long 3.2 innings at home against La Salle (March 2), scoring his first career victory over the Explorers ... Struck out a career-best three in 2.1 innings of work in a neutral field game against Buffalo (March 8) ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll. Summer League: Scheduled to play for the Alexandria (Va.) Aces in the Cal Ripken League.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played both first base and pitched as a prep at Collins Hill ... Was a three-year varsity letter winner and was named a Gwinnett County All-Star and third team all-region as a senior ... Finished with a career ERA around 2.10, tossing 45 innings his final two seasons ... Tallied 50 strikeouts including 40 as a senior ... Hit seven home runs with 16 doubles in his career ... Played for 643 DP Athletics Baseball and East Cobb Baseball during the offseason ... Pitched a perfect game at the age of 14 in USA Baseball's 16U Championship tournament ... Was a Georgia Dugout Club Top 100 selection his final three seasons ... Also played basketball as a prep where he was a two-year varsity letter winner.
Personal: Full name is Nathan Gerard Williams ... Is the son of James and Mary Jo Williams ... Has a younger sister, Maggie.