|Hometown:||Richmond Hill, Ga.|
2011: Made 15 starts for the Pirates as a redshirt junior ... Went 8-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 111 2/3 innings pitched, giving up just 104 hits while striking out 104 batters and walking 48 ... Earned second-team All-Peach Belt Conference and ABCA All-Southeast Region honors ... PBC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 15) ... Led the PBC in innings pitched while ranking second in strikeouts, sixth in wins and 10th in ERA ... Ranked 18th in NCAA Division II in total strikeouts ... Struck out 11 in a four-hit complete-game shutout of No. 1 Southern Indiana on Feb. 12 ... Struck out 13 in a complete-game four-hitter to defeat Salem International, 2-1, on Feb. 19 ... Held Montevallo and Flagler to no earned runs in Peach Belt wins on April 23 and March 26, respectively ... Hurled a complete-game 8-4 win over Columbus State in the PBC Tournament on May 9 ... Also notched PBC regular season wins over Francis Marion and Columbus State ... PBC Presidential Honor Roll honoree.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Played for three seasons at Augusta State University ... Made just four appearances in 2010, going 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA in 8 1/3 innings pitched ... Went 2-5 with a 6.54 ERA and one save in 18 appearances as a sophomore in 2009 ... Struck out 41 batters in 53 2/3 innings pitched ... Went 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in six appearances as a freshman in 2008.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for four seasons at Richmond Hill HS ... Team MVP as a junior and senior ... All-Coastal Empire honorable mention honoree for the Wildcats.
PERSONAL: Born William Scott Strickland on June 8, 1989, in Little Rock, Ark. ... Hometown is Richmond Hill, Ga. ... Son of Sharon and Sandy Strickland ... Brother, Sean, played baseball at LaGrange College ... Majoring in middle grades education ... Enjoys playing golf ... Lists Roger Clemens as a favorite sports personality.