9 Brett Pill
9 Brett Pill
Birth Date: 09/09/1984
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Covina, Calif.
High School: Covina HS
Position: First Base
B/T: R/R
Experience: 2V

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)


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