|High School:||Covina HS|
TITANS `05: Was one of four Titans to play in all 64 games last season, making 62 starts at first base Flirted with a .400 average for the first third of the season, earning him a spot on the Wallace Watch List (an award for the nation's top collegiate baseball player) as they expanded the field of nominees Shared the team lead with Ronnie Prettyman, with a .327 batting average Led the conference in hits with 85 Also shared the second-most home runs (10) with Danny Dorn (10) for the Titans behind leader Sergio Pedroza (16); was also just one off the team lead in RBI with 57 Led the team in multi-hit games, collecting two or more hits on 25 occasions Tallied four hits on two occasions, and three on eight occasions Had the third-longest hitting streak on the team, collecting hits in the first 13 games of the season (he hit .431 over the streak that lasted from Feb. 4 to Mar. 6) Collected five RBI on two occasions, once on Mar. 1 where he went 4-for-6 against San Diego State, the other against the then No. 1 Tulane Green Wave, going 3-for-4 in the series opener Led the Big West Conference in hits (85), putouts (546), and plate appearances (292), ranking second in RBI (57) and runs scored (55) Was named to the Fullerton Regional All-Tournament team, going 8-for-19 (.421), driving in seven to help the Titans advance Named to the All-Big West Conference second team Was drafted in the 45th round (No. 1377 overall) of the MLB Amateur Draft by the New York Yankees.
TITANS `04: Appeared in 50 games, making 16 starts at first base and a pair of outfield positions Hit .312 on the year with 16 runs scored and 17 RBI Had probably two of the biggest hits of the season for the Titans - his pinch-hit double led to the tying run against Jered Weaver and Long Beach State on May 21 in a 2-1 Titan victory, and his pinch-hit triple ignited a three-run rally against Texas in the championship game at the College World Series Made just two errors in 112 chances (.982) in the field Was 4-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs scored in the season-opener at Stanford on Jan. 30 Had seven multi-hit games Drove in a career-high three RBI twice against Fresno State (March 20) and Cal Poly (May 1) Was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored in the postseason Hit .474 (9-for-19) in his first five games with three doubles, six runs scored, and three RBI.
TITANS `03: Granted a redshirt season.
COVINA H.S.: Was a three-year letterman at Covina H.S. (Calif.), where he pitched and played shortstop for Coaches Charlie Beal and Ryan Merrill Cleaned up his senior year, when he garnered Co-Valley Vista League MVP honors in addition to first-team All-San Gabriel Valley and first-team All-CIF honors Batted .421 with six homers and 21 RBI while posting a 6-1 record and 2.54 ERA on the mound Helped Covina to a 19-5 record, a league championship and a CIF quarterfinal appearance Received a first-team all-league selection as a sophomore (.386, two homers, 15 RBI) and junior (.416, 3.28 ERA) Also a two-time first-team all-league basketball player An outstanding scholar, Pill graduated 16th in his class, earning the President's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and a CIF Scholar Athlete of the Year candidacy.
PERSONAL: Born on September 9, 1984 in San Dimas, Calif. Nickname is Pilly Parents are Michael and Kelly Pill Has a younger brother (Tyler) Majoring in business management Says his parents and brother are his greatest influences Wears No. 9 because it was the number his father wore Would like to see Texas & Miami added to the Titans' schedule Likes to play video games and eating in his spare time His greatest sports thrill is winning the 2004 College World Series Received the Castleberry Coaches' Award this summer (2005) for the Orleans Baseball Club Models his game after Derek Lee Favorites include: New York Yankees (team) For Love of the Game (movie), Kevin Costner (actor), Kenny Chesney (musical artist), Baseballamerica.com (web site)