JACKSON, Tenn. - 12/8/2003 - The Union University baseball team has added Patrick Williams of Cordova, Tennessee to this year's roster. Williams signed to play his final two seasons with the Bulldogs starting in January. He played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis.
Williams, at 5-foot-10 and 170 lbs., will play the outfield for the Bulldogs this spring. His tremendous speed will give him an advantage in the vast spaces of Union's Fesmire Field. Andy Rushing, Union's head baseball coach, says of Williams, "He has the chance to be the best outfielder I've ever coached. He's one of the top defensive players in the state and can also handle the bat." Williams will most likely start right away for the Bulldogs and can hit in several different spots in the lineup.
Williams earned the 2003 Defensive Player of the Year award and was an All-State performer at the junior college level in both 2002 and 2003. At Southwest Tennessee, he posted a .351 batting average and tallied 25 stolen bases. While in high school at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee, Williams led his team to a District Championship as a senior in 2001.
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