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PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... son of Karen and Tim Sparks ... has two sisters, Michelle and Shannon ... majoring in political economy.

WASHINGTON
2013: Has made 10 starts, all in right field, this season ... started in right field in the season opener at UC Davis, going 1-for-3 ... saw action in two of four games at Lamar, starting the third game of the series vs. the Cardinals ... knocked a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning of the March 2 game vs. Cal Poly ... belted a two-run homer as the starting right fielder March 5 vs. SeattleU ... 2-for-3 in that SeattleU game ... started all three games at LSU in right field ... 3-for-11 in the series ... started two of three at UCLA in right field ... hit by a pitch in a pinch-hit appearance March 19 vs. Portland ... 1-for-2 March 30 at Oregon in only start of that series.

2012: Appeared in 15 games, mainly as a pinch hitter, pinch runner and defensive replacement in right field ... singled as a pinch hitter March 31 (game two) at Oregon State ... 1-for-1 with a run scored and a stolen base April 9 vs. Gonzaga ... played summer ball for the Bend (Ore.) Elks and led the West Coast League with a .392 batting average ... earned first-team all-league for Bend.

2011: Played in 28 games, starting nine, as a true freshman ... all nine starts came in the outfield (four in right, three in left, two in center) ... notched a hit in first game, Feb. 20, vs. Air Force ... first start was March 10 vs. Dallas Baptist ... 1-for-1 with an RBI and two HBPs March 12 vs. DBU ... 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI April 12 vs. SeattleU ... top game came in a start May 14 vs. Oregon State, when he was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two RBI ... doubled and scored on a bases-loaded walk for the winning run in the ninth inning as the UW beat Oregon State, 7-6, in that one... went 3-for-5 over two games at Arizona in the final series of the season ... played summer ball for the Neptune Beach Pearl of the Far West League.

BELLARMINE PREP HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two varsity letters under coach Mike Rodriguez ... served as a captain as a senior ... played as a freshman, junior and senior, missing sophomore season due to injury ... helped team to a 20-13 record and a second-place district finish as a senior, when he hit .355 with 24 RBI ... named second-team All-WCAL and earned an all-state nomination as a senior ... batted .344 with 15 RBI as a junior, when the Bells went 23-11 and took third in the district ... graduated from Bellarmine with a 4.00 grade point average.

 

 

GETTING TO KNOW WILL SPARKS

Favorite baseball player:

Hunter Pence because everything he does is goofy, but he is still a stud.

First memory of baseball:

Hitting a home run in tee ball.

Favorite movie:

The Shawshank Redemption

Interesting fact:

My dad and I have gone to every MLB stadium except for Miami 

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