Right-handed Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 156lbs.
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Central, La.
High School: Central HS
Experience: 1 Letter


Talented pitcher that capped off his high school career by leading Central High School (located just north of Baton Rouge) to the state championship last spring ... has loose arm action with a very good 12-to-6 curveball that displays a lot of bite ... also has a good downhill angle with his fastball because of his overhand delivery ... fastball sits in the upper 80s and touches the low 90s, and numbers could get higher as his body develops.

Prior to LSU
Three-time all-district pitcher at Central High School; led the Wildcats to the 2017 state championship ... 2017 Baton Rouge Metro Player of the Year ... 2017 first-team all-state and all-metro selection ... participated in the 2017 Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Star game ... posted a 7-4 record and a 1.09 ERA in his senior season, allowing just nine earned runs in 57.2 innings ... recorded 30 walks and 71 strikeouts ... fired a three-hitter in Central High’s state semifinal win over Sam Houston High.

Full name is Ma’Khail Johnathan Hilliard ... parents are Keith and Lisa Hilliard ... has two older siblings, Jabori and Christian ... on choosing to attend LSU – “I love the atmosphere, the coaches and the chance that I have to become a better baseball player.” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born August 25, 1998, in Baton Rouge, La.

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