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Will Ray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evansville, Ind.

High School:
Evansville Central HS

Last College:
Olney Central College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
RHP/INF

Birthdate:
07/31/1995


05/07/2017

@HerdBaseball Completes Sweep of WKU in Shutout Win

Will Ray pitched seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts

05/06/2017

@HerdBaseball holds off WKU in Game Two, 10-9

Tommy Lane was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs scored and a homer

04/30/2017

Pastrana and Pitching lift @HerdBaseball past Old Dominion

Reynaldo Pastrana with a go ahead solo home run in the ninth

04/21/2017

@HerdBaseball Routs FIU, 22-6

Coach Waggoner has won 250 games at the helm of the Thundering Herd

04/16/2017

Niggemeyer Throws Complete Game Shutout Win at Florida Atlantic

Herd's first nine inning complete game shutout since 2004

03/24/2017

Marshall at Southern Miss - Game One (By Joe Harper)

Marshall baseball at Southern Miss on March 24, 2017. Photos by Joe Harper of Big Gold Photography.

2018 (Senior): Appeared in six starts as a pitcher before suffering a season ending injury to his throwing arm ... held a team-low 1.57 ERA ... pitched 34.1 innings allowing just six runs ... Struck out 24 batters, holding the opposing team to a .226 batting average ... Appeared in 38 games with 34 starts at first base and DH ... held a .269 batting average with 39 hits and 23 runs ... Recorded a complete game shutout against UAB allowing just five hits in nine innings with six strikeouts ... Helped shutout Florida A&M 9-0 in 4.2 innings in his first start of the season .. Recorded three hits, two runs, and a walk at WKU ... batted .429 against Western Carolina amassing 5 RBIs on three hits while scoring two runs himself. 

2017 (Junior):
Appeared in 50 games, starting in 45 … used primarily as an infielder and a pitcher … held a .240 batting average at the plate with a .378 on-base percentage and a .338 slugging percentage … had 37 hits, 31 runs scored, 10 RBIs, nine doubles and two home runs … tied for the team-high in stolen bases with nine … ranked tied for eighth in C-USA games only for stolen bases with six … walked 24 times … had a season-high three hits at Western Carolina (Feb. 25) and against UTSA (March 18) … scored a season-best four runs in the game at Western Carolina … had 10 multi-hit games … reached base safely in 10 straight games … pitched 44.1 innings on the mound with 14 appearances and six starts … had a 3-3 record and three saves … allowed 25 runs on 49 hits and had 28 strikeouts … wins came against ETSU (March 8), Morehead State (April 26) and WKU (May 7) … tossed seven shutout innings with a season-high seven strikeouts against WKU … finished in the field with 74 putouts, 77 assists and 10 errors for a .938 fielding percentage … named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.


Olney Central College (2015-16):
Appeared in 57 of 58 games as a sophomore … batted .320 with 10 doubles, four triples, six home runs and drove in 39 RBIs … led the team in runs scored (60), OBP (.483), walks (41), HBPs (18), and triples … went 3-0 with one save on the mound in 16.2 innings … batted .273 with two home runs as a freshman … had a 1-0 record with one save and a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings on the mound.

 
High School: Attended Evansville Central High School … named to All-Southern Indiana Athletic Conference (SIAC) and All-Metro first team as a sophomore and a senior … All-SIAC second team as a junior … honorable mention 4A All-State, All-Metro Player of the Year and Tri-State Hot Stove League Player of the Year as a senior.
 
Personal: Born on Aug. 31, 1995 … son of Gregg and Patricia Ray … has two siblings, Lauren and Nolan … majoring in business management.

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