Before Tech: A junior college transfer from Summerville, Ga., Willingham is a 6-4 right-handed pitcher from Snead State Community College in Alabama … As a member of the 2016 class, was ranked as the No. 8 right-handed pitcher in the state of Georgia and the No. 177 righty nationally by Perfect Game … A 2015 PG Underclassmen All-American High Honorable Mention at Chattooga … Appeared in 14 games on the mound for Snead State CC, including making 11 starts last year as a freshman … The righty, who also played in the field at first and third base, went 5-2 on the season with three complete games, a 3.66 ERA and at total of 48 strikeouts over 66.1 innings pitched … lettered for two seasons at Snead State CC, spending time at pitcher and third base … was named captain his second year … Named a third-team NJCAA Academic All-American … A three-time Dean’s List student at Snead State … A four-year letterwinner at Chatooga and earned captain honors his final two years … was a two-time Rome News Tribune all-Area selection and first-team all-Region for 7-AA.
Personal: Full name is Amos Lee Willingham … Son of Jan and Britt Willingham … Has one sister — Tori (24) … Cousin, Russ Mitchell, played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010-11, while cousin Lee Mitchell played baseball at Georgia (2001-03) before advancing to the Florida Marlins farm system (2003-10) … Intends on majoring in civil engineering.
Coach Danny Hall on Willingham: “We dipped into the JUCO route to get him. He grew up in Georgia and again is a 6-4 right-hander that’s a really good pitcher. He is already throwing 90 or better with a good breaking ball and a good change up. He is a really smart kid.”