William Raines made a second appearance at Cooperstown Dreams Park as an assistant coach with the South Carolina Sting (SC) during Week 5 in 2009. The first was in Week 4 of 2005 as a player for the Carolina Sting (SC).
As a player at Cooperstown Dreams Park, William was on a team undefeated through pool play with an average of .87 runs allowed per game. Although losing the quarter final game, William remembers getting two hits in the loss to go along with hitting his first home run. He finished the week with a .471 batting average.
William attends Blacksburg High School (Blacksburg, SC) and was the MVP of the Junior Varsity Wildcat baseball team. He has also received Academic Awards, Coaches Award, Beta Club awards, and was named to the All-Region team. William is also a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of his church's youth group.
After high school, William hopes to play baseball in college and has considered several schools in the South Carolina area. Once in college William plans on majoring in Education so that one day he can teach Mathematics and coach baseball.