Crimson Tide to honor the 1983 CWS Team on Saturday
CAREER AWARDS SEC Freshman of the Week, March 26, 2012
SOPHOMORE (2013) Appeared in 20 games with six starts on the mound for the Tide ... was 1-0 with two saves and a 4.77 ERA in 54.2 innings pitched ... finished the year with 50 strikeouts, including a career-high 10 strikeouts against Missouri on May 12 ... tied for eighth in the SEC in batters struck out looking with 24 ... made 13 appearances out of the bullpen before making his first start of the season ... was 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA during SEC play ... made nine appearances with five starts, totaling 37.1 innings pitched with 35 strikeouts in conference play ... lasted just 3.0 innings in the start against Auburn in the SEC Tournament ... struck out three in 2.2 innings in relief to help Alabama post a 5-4 win over Vanderbilt in 10 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on a hit and two hit batters in game two of the series ... did not factor into the decision, but gave his team a chance to win with a quality start in the comeback victory against Missouri (5.12), when he rung up a career-high 10 batters in 6.2 innings pitched and allowed three runs on eight hits ... came away with a no-decision in the series finale at No. 15 Mississippi State (5.5), after throwing five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits with five walks and five strikeouts ... in his third start of the year, he threw a career-high 7.1 innings and picked up his only win of the season against Texas A&M (4.27) ... threw 7.1 scoreless innings against the Aggies before allowing two runs with one out in the eighth ... started the Saturday matchup with No. 2 LSU (4.20), but did not factor into the decision after striking out five in 5.2 innings pitched, while allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks ... did not factor into the decision in his first start of the season at No. 18 Mississippi (4.13) when he allowed two runs on two hits and four walks in 5.2 innings pitched ... threw a scoreless inning in the victory over No. 9 Arkansas (4.6), striking out two and hitting one ... threw one scoreless inning versus Southeastern Louisiana (4.2), allowing one hit and striking out two ... made his 10th appearance of the year against Jacksonville State (3.20), providing the Tide with two perfect innings, while striking out two of the six batters he faced ... struck out one batter in 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings in the first game of the Louisville series ... came in to get the final out versus Auburn (3.5), allowing a hit and a walk in the process ... got the save for 2.2 innings of work versus Samford (2.26), allowing a solo home run and one walk with three strikeouts ... appeared in one game of the series against Florida Atlantic (2.24), recording the final out in the finale at the Owls, retiring the only batter he faced ... pitched the final inning in the win versus No. 21 Southern Mississippi, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit, a walk and a hit by pitch, with one strikeout ... threw the final 2.1 innings in the series finale against VMI (2.17) to record his first career save, after allowing one hit and had three strikeouts.
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.