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William Block
William Block

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pembroke Pines, FL

High School:
Nova

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
Inf

Birthdate:
09/27/1986

B/T:
R/R


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The most accomplished offensive player in FAU history
FAU record-holder in hits (290), runs (221), RBI (191), total bases (498), at-bats (875), games started (222) and assists (529)

Senior (2009): | Season Stats | Finished his four-year FAU career owning virtually every batting record in program history... an everyday player in each of the past four seasons, no player in FAU history started more games (222), had more hits (290), runs (221), RBI (191), total bases (498), at-bats (875) or assists (529)... Block hit .337 as a senior in 2009, leading the team in extra-base hits (29), RBI (52), runs (48), slugging % (.593), total bases (118), triples (4) and was tied for the team-lead in homers (9)... started in 51 of FAU's 56 games at second base and made five appearances as a relief pitcher... began the season hitting safely in 7 of FAU's first eight games as the Owls started the season 7-1... hit four doubles and two homers in that early-season stretch... had 7 RBI in FAU's first four games... made his first career pitching appearance in FAU's season-opening weekend against Fordham (2/22), working 1 2/3 innings of three-hit baseball... would go on to make five pitching appearances, three of them without allowing a run... had three multiple-hit games in FAU's first five Sun Belt Conference contests, including going 4-for-9 with three RBI in a two-game sweep at Louisiana-Lafayette in mid-March... homered, doubled and had a pair of RBI against No. 2 Miami (3/25)... lit-up Bethune-Cookman and Bryant University in a five-game homestand at FAU Stadium from April 15-19, going 12-for-24 with 12 RBI, three doubles, a homer and six runs in five games... Block passed former teammate Mike McKenna (2005-08) on FAU's all-time homerun list when he hit is 42nd career homer in the second inning against Bryant (4/18)... finished one homerun shy of the school's all-time record... broke the school's all-time record for career doubles in that series against Bryant... hit a game-tying triple in the eighth inning in the series-finale with Bryant (4/19) to allow FAU a four-run comeback win... owned a season-average above .300 from April 18 through the rest of the season... was terrific in clutch situations at Arkansas State and vs. FIU in late-May to allow FAU a pair of series' victories and eventually a spot in the postseason league tournament... broke FAU's all-time RBI record on a three-run triple in the eighth inning which gave Florida Atlantic a 10-6 comeback victory over Arkansas State (5/10)... reached safely all five times he came to the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with his eighth homer, scored three times and drove in three to lead FAU over FIU (5/14)... finished his final three games 7-for-12, during a three-game weekend series victory over FIU, tying the school's all-time record for hits in the regular season finale vs. FIU (5/16).

Junior (2008): | Season Stats | Posted a .347 batting average, hit 12 HR's and totaled 47 RBI...led the club with 71 runs scored which is the fourth-best single-season runs total in FAU history...had an outstanding second half of the season after going without a home run and driving in just nine through the first 27 games...named to the Sun Belt Conference Championship All-Tournament Team, going 7-for-18 (.389 BA) spanning FAU's five post-season games in Lafayette, LA (May 21-24)...finished the regular season ranked 29th nationally in runs scored (61) and 43rd in runs per game (1.2)...one of just two players to start every game...played excellent defense at second base...batted either third or fifth in the lineup in 50 of FAU's 60 games, helping FAU's offense rank among the nation's top-10 in runs, home runs and walks...his 16 doubles was a team-high...drew 34 walks and stole 13 bases in 18 attempts--all team-high's..went on a 16-game hit streak early in the season (Feb. 27-March 20)...hit two home runs and went 3-for-5 in FAU's historic win over No. 1 Miami (4/9)...hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning and had a season-high five RBI against South Florida (4/22)...clutch game-tying home run against Arkansas State (5/11) to allow FAU a tie and clinch a berth into the SBC post season tournament...three homers and 11 RBI spanning six games during the week of May 6-11, with two doubles in a 20-3 win over Arkansas State (5/10)...equaled an FAU record with three stolen bases at FIU (5/17)...had 22 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games...hit .354 in Sun Belt Conference games, scoring 30 runs and driving in 22 in 28 games...named a pre-season All-American by numerous college baseball publications.

Sophomore (2007): | Season Stats | Hit .344 on the season with 26 multiple-hit games and 14 multiple-RBI games...started 57 of 58 games...went 8-for-13 with 10 RBI and two runs scored in three game series against New Orleans...tied for third on the team with 59 RBI...led the squad with 33 RBI in Sun Belt play...named to Sun Belt All-Conference first team and ABCA All-Region first team.

Freshman (2006): | Season Stats | First hit as a collegiate player was a home run against Tennessee...ended his freshman campaign as an Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team recipient after finishing second on the team with seven home runs, first with 41 runs scored and third with 33 RBI...led the league after being hit by 18 pitches...fourth on the squad with 17 multiple-hit games and third with eight-multiple RBI games...had a season-high three hits in six contests and three RBI in two...carried a .333 batting average in conference play.

High school: A two-time Class 5A State Champion at Nova High School under Pat McQuaid...named first-team all-state, a high school All-American and a three-time all-county honoree...earned 2005 hitter-of-the-year honors.

Summer league: Played for the Florida Bombers in 2004-05...team won the WWBA National Championship in 2005.

Personal: Intercultural communication major...born Sept. 27, 1986, in Miami, FL...son of Donna and Billy Block.

Career Batting Stats
Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006....  .283  56-54   187   41   53   8   1   7   33   84  .449  10  18  47   1  .375   1   4   5-12    89 139  13  .946
2007....  .344  57-57   244   61   84  15   3  18   59  159  .652  22   9  52   4  .412   4   1   8-13    43  95   8  .945
2008....  .347  60-60   245   71   85  16   0  12   47  137  .559  34   7  37   3  .438   2   0  13-18   130 135   9  .967
2009....  .337  52-51   199   48   67  16   4   9   52  118  .593  18  14  30   6  .427   1   1   4-8    110 160  15  .947
TOTAL...  .330 225-222  875  221  289  55   8  46  191  498  .569  84  48 166  14  .415   8   6  30-51   372 529  45  .952

Career Pitching Stats Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 2009.... 5.06 0-0 5 0 0 0/0 0 5.1 7 4 3 4 4 2 0 1 24 .350 0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL... 5.06 0-0 5 0 0 0/0 0 5.1 7 4 3 4 4 2 0 1 24 .350 0 0 0 0 0

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