2002: Appeared in 18 games as a sophomore, all out of the bullpen...tied for second on the team among relievers in opponent batting average (.267), giving up 20 hits in 18.0 innings of work...used as a short-term reliever/set-up man, posted five multiple-strikeout games, including a career-best three-strikeout performances on three occasions...struck out the side in 1.0 inning of relief against Nicholls State (April 2) and at South Florida (May 11)...longest outing of the year came at Memphis when he tossed 1.2 innings while striking out three...recorded shutout performances in 10 of his outings, and did not allow a hit in seven appearances...closed out the last two games Tulane played in at the Conference USA Tournament, allowing only one hit in 2.0 innings.
2001: Appeared in 24 games as a true freshman, 20 as a relief pitcher, three as a defensive replacement and one as a pinch runner...led the team and ranked tied for seventh in Conference USA in games finished (13)...finished second on the club in saves (3) and opponent batting average (.233) while recording a 2-0 record...held opponents without a hit in nine appearances...had nine multiple-strikeout games, including a career-high three Ks in 2.0 innings against Pepperdine (Feb. 17)...longest outing of the year came against Siena (March 10) when he struck out two and scattered three hits in 2.1 scoreless innings to earn a save...earned wins vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 6) and vs. Temple (Feb.11)...pitched one scoreless inning of no-hit baseball vs. Georgia State (March 2) to pick up his first career save...also had a save vs. Cincinnati (March 24).
Summer Ball: Played with Team LeBreton of the NORD All-American League in 2002...helped the squad win the league title and advance to the AAABA World Series where they finished runner-up.
High School: Four-year letterman at Newman High for coach Billy Fitzgerald, seeing time at center field and on the mound...helped the Greenies win four District 9-2A Championships and the state title as a senior...twice earned all-district and all-metro honors...as a senior, earned Baseball Factory third-team All-America honors and all-state recognition...named team's best defensive player as a sophomore and earned the John Overloy Team MVP Award as a junior and senior...a three-sport star at Newman, lettering three times in football and four years in soccer, voted team captain and MVP of all three squads as a senior...earned all-state football honors twice and helped the Greenie soccer team win the state title as a junior.
Personal: Full name is William Brightman Walter...born Sept. 22, 1981 in New Orleans, La...son of William and Cathy Walter...has one sister, Dana...undecided on major.