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  Willie Walker

Willie  Walker

Player Profile


Marysville, Ohio

High School:
Fairbanks HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200




2007:Earned All-MAC Second Team honors for the second consecutive season ... Led Ohio and finished sixth in the MAC during the regular season with 45 RBI ... Finished second on the team with a .362 batting average, good for third in the conference at the end of the regular season ... Ended the year on a 13-game hitting streak and recorded 21 RBI in the final 12 games of the season ... Hit .379 in MAC games, fifth in the conference at the end of the regular season ... Struck out just 19 times in 188 at-bats and drew 17 walks on the year ... Collected a career-high five hits May 8 against Dayton, the only five-hit performance by a Bobcat on the season ... Tied for the team lead with 13 multi-RBI games, including four games with four RBI ... Was 4-for-7 with the bases loaded and hit .438 with runners in scoring position ... Hit .420 and recorded 21 RBI with two outs in the inning ... Appeared and started in 50 games, all in centerfield.

2006 Summer League: Played for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate league along with current Ohio teammates Kurt Smith, Matt Stiffler and Jared Willis ... Hit .220 in 28 games ... Did not make an error in 56 chances.

2006: Earned All-MAC Second Team honors ... Led the MAC and Ohio with a career-high .377 average ... Led the MAC in league-only games with a .429 average ... Led the team - and finished second in the MAC - with four triples ... Finished second on the team in home runs (4), RBIs (39), slugging (.571) and on-base percentage (.441) ... Ranked in the top 10 in the MAC in batting average, triples, runs, RBIs, on-base percentage, and slugging ... Recorded an 18-game hitting streak, which is tied for the second-longest Ohio streak since the MAC began tracking such streaks in 1975 ... Finished second on the team with 21 multiple-hit and nine multiple-RBI games ... Hit a team-best .402 against right-handed pitching and was Ohio's best when leading off an inning with a .556 average ... Advanced runners 60% of the time and drove runners home with less than two outs 70% of his opportunities ... Led the team with four sacrifice flies ... Committed just one error in 86 chances in center field and led Ohio with five outfield assists.

2005: Started in 37 games, all in centerfield ... Had seven multiple-hit games, including a season-high four hits at Duquesne on April 20 ... Finished with a .253 average in 154 at-bats ... Was fifth on the team with six doubles ... Knocked in four runners and had a double and a home run on April 15 against Marshall ... Had a double and a home run while scoring four times in that four-hit game at Duquesne ... Recorded a hit in five-consecutive games from May 9-15 ... Had three hits in eight at-bats with the bases loaded ... Committed just two errors in 74 chances with five assists in centerfield.

2004: Played a key role on the team as a freshman, appearing in 50 games with 35 starts ... Hit .273 with a homer, 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored ... Also stole two bases on the season ... Recorded his first collegiate hit on Feb. 22 at Western Kentucky coming up with a pinch-hit two-run single ... Hit his first collegiate home run, a game-winner, in the eighth against Akron on May 22 ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored at Miami on March 28 ... Posted a 2-for-3 performance with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI at Youngstown State on April 27 ... Hit .313 (21-for-67) in conference games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in baseball four years ... Named team MVP and Cy Young Award winner ... Career 15-3 pitching record and .467 batting average ... Led his team to a first place finish in WCOC and second and third place finishes in district his junior and senior season.

PERSONAL: A business major ... Son of Steve & Cindy Walker ... Born March 5, 1985.