Crimson Tide gives up three in the 16th inning to fall to No. 2 LSU, 11-8
Crimson Tide limited to three hits by Tigers' starter Aaron Nola
Crimson Tide to honor the 1983 CWS Team on Saturday
The second game of the season between Crimson Tide and Blazers set for 6:05 PM
FRESHMAN (2012): Named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 26 ... in 15 appearances, he started nine times including two "quality starts," one at LSU (April 14) and one against Mississippi (March 24) ... was second on the team with a 3.71 ERA ... posted a 1-4 record with a team-leading 46 strikeouts in 63.0 innings ... had five starts and 10 appearances during SEC play, posting a 0-3 record with 28 strikeouts in 44.2 innings pitched against conference foes ... matched his season-high with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings against Georgia (May 17) ... held Kentucky (May 11), the SEC's third best hitting team, to no runs on four hits in 4.0 innings in the series opener ... did allow two batters to reach in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, pitching out of jams in all three innings ... pitched a career-high tying 7.0 innings in the second game of the series at LSU (April 14) ... faced a career-high 29 batters, but came out on the losing end of a pitchers duel, after allowing three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts ... in game two of the series against Mississippi (March 24), he pitched 7.0 innings while allowing two runs on three hits ... struck out six batters and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a leadoff single to start the seventh inning ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week on March 26, after his performance against the No. 17 Rebels ... threw 4.0 innings in a starting role as the Tide defeated Southern Mississippi, 8-3 (March 13), allowing two earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and a walk ... left the game after 4.0 innings with a 3-2 lead and did not factor into the decision ... made his second start against Arkansas Pine-Bluff (Feb. 26), throwing 5.0 innings while allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts ... in his first start for the Tide, he allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits in 3.0 innings pitched in the series finale against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 19), with four strikeouts and three walks.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... 2011 class AHSAA 5A Pitcher and Player of the Year ... selected to the Super All-State Team following his senior season ... finished his career at Walker High School with 243.1 innings pitched, 325 strikeouts and a 1.92 ERA ... had a 7-2 record with one save as a senior, when he recorded 115 strikeouts in 66.0 innings pitched, with a 1.38 ERA ... threw two perfect games as a senior and struck out a career-high 17 hitters in a game against Northwest Rankin HS ... named a preseason Southeast Region Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game ... named to the Birmingham News all-state team as a junior ... played in the 2010 North/South all-star game ... was a three-time Eagle Elite Pitcher of the Year ... threw a no-hitter as a freshman ... selected to the Eagle Elite Team in 2008 ... also played four years of basketball and was named the 2011 AHSAA Class 5A All-Area Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born William Justin Kamplain on Feb. 13, 1993, in Jasper, Ala. ... son of Charles and Dawn Kamplain ... has two sisters, Erin and Ashley ... majoring in human performance exercise science.