Aaron

Hill

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Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Visalia, Calif.
High School: Redwood HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2003 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
2003 Baseball America First-Team All-American
2003 Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American
2003 USA Today Second-Team All-American
2003 ABCA Second-Team All-American
2003 ABCA First-Team All-South Region
2003 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
2003 SEC All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (April 14, 2003)
2002 United States National Team Member
2001 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American

Extremely gifted player who signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after being selected in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2003 draft ... played as the Tigers' starting shortstop in 2003 and 2002 and was a part-time starter in the outfield in 2001 ... helped lead the U.S. National Team to the silver medal at the 2002 World University Baseball Championship in Messina, Italy ... batted .400 (10-for-25) in seven games at the tournament with four doubles, three homers, eight runs and 10 RBI ... finished the entire 30-game summer schedule in second place on the Team USA squad in RBI (24), runs (23), doubles (10) and homers (3); the U.S. team posted a 23-7 overall mark ... the seventh-round selection of the Anaheim Angels in the 2000 major-league draft.

JUNIOR SEASON (2003)
Culminated his LSU career with a brilliant campaign, earning SEC Player of the Year honors while batting a team-high .358 (95-for-265) with 27 doubles, four triples, nine homers, 68 runs and 67 RBI ... the only player to start in all of LSU's 68 games (60 at shortstop, eight at third base) ... finished No. 1 in the SEC in doubles, runs scored, walks (47) and on-base percentage (.466) ... hit .398 (49-for-123) in SEC regular-season games with 16 doubles, five homers and 30 RBI ... struck out just 21 times in 321 plate appearances ... led the Tigers with a .400 (36-for-90) average with runners in scoring position ... completed his career with 50 doubles, No. 7 on the all-time LSU list; his 27 doubles in 2003 marked the second-highest single-season total in school history ... recorded one hit in eight trips to the plate in the College World Series ... 5-for-15 in NCAA Super Regional versus Baylor with one homer, five RBI and four runs scored ... 4-for-13 in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with two doubles, six RBI and three runs in the Tigers' three games ... his NCAA Tournament totals were a .278 (10-for-36) average with two doubles, one homer, 11 RBI and eight runs scored in eight games ... hit .429 (6-for-14) in the SEC Tournament with one double, five RBI and five runs ... named SEC Player of the Week (April 14) after batting .538 (7-for-13) in series versus Ole Miss, collecting three hits in each of the final two games ... became first LSU player in six years to hit for the cycle when he went 5-for-5 versus South Carolina (April 5).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002)
Appeared in 56 games (54 starts) at shortstop, batting .329 (73-for-222) with 18 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 46 runs and 47 RBI ... batted .369 (24-for-65) with runners in scoring position ... hitless in eight at-bats in the NCAA Super Regional at Rice ... batted .278 (5-for-18) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with two homers, three runs and three RBI ... 3-for-16 in the SEC Tournament with two doubles, one run and three RBI ... hit a spectacular .373 (44-for-118) in SEC regular-season games with 10 doubles, two triples, five homers, 27 runs and 21 RBI ... named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Player of the Week April 10-14, as he batted .450 (9-for-20) in four games versus Tulane and Georgia with two homers and six RBI ... also named LSWA Player of the Week March 26-30 after hitting .692 (9-for-13) with eight RBI in three games against Southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi State ... 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in win over Mississippi State (March 30) ... 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a two-run single versus Tulane (April 10) in the Louisiana Superdome.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Appeared in 46 games (34 starts) as a left fielder/DH, batting .299 (40-for-134) with five doubles, one triple, five homers and 36 RBI ... hit .348 (16-for-46) with runners in scoring position ... batted .262 (16-for-61) in SEC regular-season games with one double, four homers and 19 RBI ... played in a reserve role during the post-season, going 0-for-3 at the plate in four games ... launched first-inning grand slam which sparked LSU to win at South Carolina (April 7) ... 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI at Arizona State (March 2) ... 3-for-6 with a homer, two RBI and three runs vs. Florida (March 16) ... outstanding collegiate debut in three-game series vs. Kansas State (Feb. 10-11), as he was 6-for-13 at the plate with one double, two RBI and four runs.

HIGH SCHOOL
Enjoyed a brilliant four-year career at Redwood High in Visalia, batting .521 (164-for-315) with 36 doubles, 13 triples, 15 homers, 99 RBI, 125 runs and 77 stolen bases ... as a senior, he hit .565 with 16 doubles, seven triples, nine homers, 24 RBI and 21 steals ... named the West Yosemite MVP in 2000 and Co-MVP in 1999 ... an all-Region 8 selection and the Fresno Bee Area Player of the Year ... also lettered three years in football (wide receiver, punt returner) and three years in soccer (forward).

PERSONAL
Full name is Aaron Walter Hill ... father is Walter Hill ... interests include playing the guitar ... chose to attend LSU because of its "academic and athletic reputation, and for the experience of a lifetime" ... credits his father with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ... born March 21, 1982.

Hill's LSU Career Statistics 

Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
2001 46-34 134 27 40 .299 5 1 5 36 15 17 6-7
2002 56-54 222 46 73 .329 18 2 9 47 20 20 10-11
2003 68-68 265 68 95 .358 27 4 9 67 47 21 9-11
Total 170-156 621 141 208 .335 50 7 23 150 82 58 25-29

Hill's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 (seven occasions)
Hits: 5 vs. South Carolina (4/5/03)
Runs Scored: 4 (twice)
Doubles: 3 vs. Florida (3/14/03)
Triples: 1 (several occasions)
Home Runs: 1 (several occasions)
RBI: 4 (several occasions)
Stolen Bases: 2 (three occasions)

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