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  Jared Willis

Jared Willis

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Logan, W.Va.

High School:
Logan HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
07/24/1984

B/T:
R/R

2007:Appeared in 34 games with 19 starts and posted a .295 batting average ... Hit .481 when leading off an inning ... Finished the season with two home runs, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored ... Posted a .367 on-base percentage with 10 walks against just 13 strikeouts ... Collected nine multi-hit games, including a three-hit game March 18 against Oakland.

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 Willie Walker ... Hit .237 in 35 games ... Tallied nine doubles and 12 RBI.

2006: Played in 29 games with 17 starts ... Hit .209 in 67 at-bats with two home runs and nine RBIs ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and two walk at Toledo on March 31 ... Had Ohio's only inside-the-park homer in 2006 at Buffalo on April 22 ... Drove home two runs against Youngstown State on March 29 ... Hit .290 with the bases empty, but just .100 with runners in scoring position.

2005: Appeared in 34 games with 13 starts, 10 as the designated hitter ... Had a batting average of .323 with 21 hits in just 65 at bats ... Had a team-best five pinch hits ... Collected four multiple-hit games ... Hit .423 vs. left-handed pitching ... Advanced runners in 50% of his opportunities ... Had a season-best five-game hit streak ... On April 12 in a game against Otterbein, had three hits including a double while knocking in a run ... Also had three hits in as many at bats in a game versus Miami on March 26 ... Recorded a hit in four-straight games in which he played from April 3-12.

2004: Appeared in 39 games with 27 starts as a freshman ... Hit .287 with a home run, 16 RBIs and 20 runs scored ... Collected his first collegiate hit in the series opener at Western Kentucky, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored ... Posted his first career home run in the last game of the season against Akron on May 23 ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored against James Madison on March 10 ... Had the game-winning hit against Western Michigan on May 2 as the Bobcats won 6-5 in 11-innings, earning the series sweep ... In a three-game set at Ball State batted .381 (8-for-13) with three runs scored and an RBI ... Started the last 12 games of the season for Ohio at second base.

HIGH SCHOOL: An all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior, also making the AAA all-tournament team ... Helped lead his team to the class AAA state championship and No. 1 state ranking as a sophomore as well as a No. 43 national ranking by Baseball America ... Class AA sectional champions as a senior ... Top prospect for Collegiate Baseball Magazine as a junior ... Recipient of the George W. Rulon National American Legion Player of the Year award and American Legion West Virginia Player of the Year as a senior ... Logan High School valedictorian ... member of the Key Club, student council and the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: A civil engineering major ... Son of Jim & Debbie Willis ... Born on July 24, 1984.