USA Baseball Olympic qualifier hero Luke Williams homers in first MLB start

USA Baseball Olympic qualifier hero Luke Williams homers in first MLB start
10/06/2021
The 24-year old helped the US National Team qualify for the Olympics, with his .444 batting average. He is now 3 for 5 since he was called up to the big leagues.

Luke Williams blasted a walk-off home run to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, on Wednesday, 9 June.

It was his first Major League Baseball (MLB) start. Williams made his MLB debut the previous night, going 1 for 1.

Williams, 24, starred for the United States at the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier. He started all four games of the winning campaign, going 8 for 18 (.444), with a home run and 6 RBIs.

"I don’t know if I’ll have words to describe that moment,” Williams told MLB.com. “It was pretty incredible, you know? I’m still trying to figure it all out."

Williams started the game in center field and batted seventh. He then moved to third base. He went 2 for 4, hitting a double and two-run walk off home run.

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