#4 Will Locante
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Memphis, Tenn./Briarcrest HS (Univ. of Tennessee)|
2011 (JUNIOR): Earned Honorable Mention All-America by the NAIA … Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Voted First Team All-TranSouth after posting an 8-2 record and a 2.11 ERA with 118 strikeouts in 81.0 innings of work in 14 appearances and 13 starts … Allowed just 51 hits and opponents batted .179 … Ranked second nationally in strikeouts per nine innings (13.11), third in total strikeouts, seventh in opponent batting average and eighth in hits allowed per nine innings (5.67) … Recorded seven double-digit strikeout efforts in 13 starts … Named TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week twice during the season … Allowed two runs on four hits in 4.2 innings in season opener versus Missouri Baptist, striking out five but getting no decision … Suffered 2-1 loss against McKendree Univ. with both runs scoring in the bottom of the seventh, tossing 6.1 innings and giving up three hits with eight strikeouts … Allowed two earned runs on four hits versus Brewton-Parker for another no decision … Struck out 12 in complete game at Freed-Hardeman for first victory of the year, giving up one run on four hits … Roughed up versus Trevecca Nazarene, allowing seven runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings … Posted 12 strikeouts at Blue Mountain in complete-game win, allowing one run on two hits … Struck out 10 and gave up two runs on seven hits in seven innings versus Ottawa Univ. … Recorded 13 strikeouts in complete-game shutout at Bethel Univ., giving up just three hits, earning TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week honors … Collected 10 punchouts while allowing one run on five hits in complete game against Martin Methodist … Struck out 13 again in six innings of one-hit ball at Lyon College, garnering TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades … Allowed two unearned runs on two hits in complete game versus Mid-Continent … Worked 5.2 innings against Bethel in TranSouth Championships opener, giving up five runs, one earned, on four hits with eight walks and seven strikeouts … Registered career-best 14 strikeouts in seven innings of one-hit ball versus William Jewell in opener of NAIA Championship Opening Round.
BEFORE CUMBERLAND: Played two seasons at the Univ. of Tennessee … Posted 3-1 record with 6.43 ERA on 22 hits with 31 strikeouts and 15 walks in 21.0 innings of work … Appeared in 24 games, second most on the club … Recorded 2-0 mark with 8.71 ERA in SEC action … Earned first win in collegiate debut versus Oregon State, allowing one hit in one-third of an inning … Allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work against West Virginia ... Worked one-third of an inning against Ohio, allowing one run on three hits ... Tossed an inning the next day, giving up one hit ... Logged scoreless inning against Western Kentucky ... Made SEC debut with two-thirds of an inning against Auburn, striking out one … Struck out season-high four batters while taking the loss in two innings of work at East Tennessee ... Surrendered two runs on one hit in one-third of an inning at Alabama ... Allowed just one earned run during a stretch of five outings in the month of April that spanned 3.2 innings and included action against Appalachian State, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee, LSU and ETSU ... Allowed two runs without a hit against Arkansas … Collected his 12th scoreless outing of the season at Kentucky ... Worked an inning at Middle Tennessee, giving up one run on one hit … Picked up back-to-back wins in his final two appearances of the season at Vanderbilt ... Worked scoreless inning with two strikeouts and followed that by allowing one run with three strikeouts in two innings … Appeared as pinch runner and scored a run against Louisville and Lipscomb … Pitched in team-high 26 contests as sophomore, compiling 1-1 record and one save with 7.36 ERA, striking out 20 and walking 18 in 22.0 innings of work … Did not allow a hit or a run in six of first eight outings of the season … Tossed one perfect inning against Xavier to pick up victory on opening weekend … Struck out two in one inning versus Eastern Kentucky … Gave up three hits but no runs in two-thirds of an inning against Kennesaw State … Tossed perfect frames against Marshall and Morehead State and one-third of an inning versus Connecticut … Took the loss in first game at South Carolina, giving up three runs on two hits in one inning … Allowed two runs in one-third of an inning versus LSU … Tossed two scoreless innings in two outings at Ole Miss … Gave up three runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning against Florida … Allowed four runs on just one hit with three walks in one-third of an inning at Mississippi State … Gave up one run on no hits with a walk and did not get an out at Georgia … Allowed two runs on three hits with three walks in 1.2 innings at Auburn.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-State selection for coach Allen Pavatte at Briarcrest Christian School … Named First Team All-American by Louisville Slugger … Earned All-State and All-Region accolades as junior and senior and named Team MVP and Best Pitcher as senior … Posted 8-2 record as senior with 1.01 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 65.1 innings of work … Entered senior season as Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America selection … Recorded 6-3 mark with 2.68 ERA and 102 strikeouts as junior ... Participated in 2007 Worth Showcase... Played for Team Tennessee in 2007 Junior Sun Belt Classic and also pitched for Dulins Dodgers in the B.E.S.T. World Series during summer of 2007... Earned three letters in wrestling, making state tournament in 112-pound weight class as freshman … Also earned three letters in football … Member of National Honor Society and Latin National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: William Mario Locante … Son of Bill and Jeanne Locante … Born February 2, 1990.