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.
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