Huskies head to LSU this weekend for a three-game series.
Here's the second portion of the three-part preview of the Diamond Dawgs' 2013 campaign.
Huskies take the field for real a week from today at San Diego State.
PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... son of Karen and Tim Sparks ... has two sisters, Michelle and Shannon ... majoring in political economy.
2013: Played in 15 games and made 10 starts, all in right field before season was cut short by injury ... 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 29 at Oregon in only start of that series, which turned out to be his final game of the year.
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.
WILL SPARKS' CAREER STATISTICS