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#27 Will Piwnica-Worms
Position: Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
City/State: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Ladue Horton Watkins
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Will Piwnica-Worms Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 02/14/2012

2011
  • Tabbed Capital One Academic All-District III
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
  • An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
  • Started 52 of 54 games in which he appeared
  • All 52 starts came in center field
  • Hit .264 with 52 hits, 31 RBI and 32 runs scored
  • Had a team-best 15 doubles
  • Had two homers and two triples
  • Posted a .391 slugging percentage
  • 21 of 31 RBI came in ACC games
  • Stole a team-high 21 bases in 23 attempts
  • Finished the year with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, committing no errors in 144 chances
  • Had 12 multi-hit games, with a season-high four hits against Clemson
  • Had three-hit games against La Salle, North Carolina, Wofford and Wake Forest
  • Had six multiple-RBI games, with a season-high three RBI against Clemson and Wake Forest
  • Hit home runs against Boston College and Miami
  • Had a four-game hitting streak
2010
  • Tabbed ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
  • An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
  • Started all 56 games in center field
  • Hit .313 with 68 hits, 44 RBI and a team-high 49 runs scored
  • Hit .371 with runners in scoring position
  • Posted a .516 slugging percentage with 16 doubles, six homers and a team-high five triples
  • Had a team-high 27 extra-base hits
  • Batted .298 in Duke's 30 ACC games
  • Drew 20 walks on the way to a .386 on base percentage
  • Stole 10 bases
  • Made only one error in 153 opportunities in the outfield
  • His one error came against Virginia Tech on May 14, snapping a 109-game errorless streak
  • Totaled 18 multi-hit games including two four-hit outings
  • Drove in two or more RBI eight times with three four-RBI outings
  • Hit in the 3-4-5 spots in the batting order in 42 of his 56 games
  • In the series against North Carolina, hit .500 (7-for-14) with five RBI, a double, a triple and a home run
  • Doubled three times and drove in three runs against Davidson
  • Played for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League, starting 34 of the team's 44 games in the outfield
2009
  • Named to the ACC All-Academic Baseball Team
  • Appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Named to the Ping! All-Freshman Baseball Team
  • Started all 59 games for Duke in center field
  • Hit .317 with 30 RBI and 37 runs scored
  • Hit 13 doubles, four triples and three home runs
  • Went 7-for-11 stealing bases
  • Made just one error, which was in his second game, and ended the season on a 57-game errorless streak
  • Ranked second on the team with 24 multi-hit games
  • Hit all three of his home runs against ACC teams
  • Hit his first career home run in a series-clinching 10-9 win over No. 1 North Carolina
  • Had 12 multi-hit games in a 16-game span from March 20 to April 8
  • Had multiple hits in five consecutive games from March 29 to April 4
  • Went 2-for-5 with three RBI in a 10-7 win over No. 17 Clemson
  • Hit .308 with runners in scoring position
  • Drove in 10 two-out RBI
  • Went 5-for-13 with a triple and home run in the series against No. 1 North Carolina
  • Played with the Brainerd Lunkers in the Northwoods League during the summer
  • Hit .210 with 10 RBI and 16 runs while playing 42 games
High School
  • A four-year letterwinner at Ladue Horton Watkins
  • A first-team all-state selection, first team all-metro and first team-all conference choice as a senior
  • Tabbed Suburban East Player of the Year as a senior
  • Tabbed the third best prospect in Missouri by Perfect Game USA
  • Named first team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Batted .455 with 22 extra-base hits, including 10 doubles, 10 home runs and two triples as a senior
  • Drove in 35 RBI, scored 30 runs and stole six bases
  • Went 7-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 45 innings during his senior year
  • Set school records for career home runs (14), season home runs (10) and wins in a season (7) during his senior year
  • Batted .411 with 25 RBI, 27 runs and 14 extra-base hits as a junior
  • Went 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA as a junior
  • Hit .463 as a sophomore and went 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA
  • Also lettered three years in soccer and twice in football
  • Set school records for career goals (48) and goals in a season (21)
  • Named Suburban South Conference Player of the Year and first-team all-state in soccer as a senior
  • Was a kicker and punter on the football team
  • Named first-team all-conference as a sophomore and second-team as a junior
  • A member of the National Honor Society
  • Earned a spot on the 4.0 Honor Roll for three years
  • Earned the St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar-Athlete Award
  • Collected the Dartmouth Book Award as a junior
Personal
  • Born William David Piwnica-Worms on April 1, 1990
  • The son of David and Helen Piwnica-Worms
  • Has a sister, Katie
  • Uncle, Bill Piwnica, played shortstop at the University of Minnesota from 1979-83 and earned All-Big Ten honors twice
  • Uncle, Mark McKenzie, is the head coach at Concordia University and coached the USA Baseball 16U National Team in 1998
  • Uncle Mark was also an assistant coach on the USA Baseball 16U National Team in 2008
Piwnica-Worms' Overall Batting Statistics
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SB-A
2009 .317 59-59 218 37 69 13 4 3 30 .454 7 9 39 .357 7-11
2010 .313 56-56 217 49 68 16 5 6 44 .516 20 8 25 .386 10-16
2011 .264 54-52 197 32 52 15 2 2 31 .391 13 11 40 .333 21-23
Career .299 169-167 632 118 189 44 11 11 105 .456 40 28 104 .359 38-50

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