The Wolverines prevailed, 11-3, in game one of a doubleheader against Minnesota.
Sophomore (2014) ... Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch List ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (May 13) ... Made 16 appearances with 15 starts for the Wolverines ... Earned five wins and save while sporting a 3.24 earned-run average and 63 strikeouts in 89 innings pitched ... Opponents hit just .244 off of him ... Was second in the Big Ten in pickoffs with 10 ... Struck out a career-high eight batters, allowing just five hits and a run in 7.2 innings in a win over Iowa (May 23) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Earned the win against Ohio State (May 10), pitching eight innings and allowing no run while striking out three ... Did not allow a run and struck out seven in seven innings of work at Houston (Feb. 22) ... In four innings in a win at Central Michigan (May 6), did not allow a hit and struck out five ... Had four strikeouts and allowed two hits in 3.1 innings to pick up the save in a win over Kansas (May 18) ... Pitched 6.2 innings and did not allow a run, striking out four in a win over Minnesota (April 5) ... Allowed just two hits in 5.2 innings in a start vs. Iowa (March 29).
Freshman (2013) ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 4, March 25 and April 8) ... Made 14 starts on the mound for the Maize and Blue ... Was 7-3 with a 3.51 earned-run average and 47 strikeouts in 82 innings pitched ... Opponents hit just .234 off of him ... Pitched in two of Michigan's five shutouts in 2013 ... Led the Big Ten with nine pickoffs ... Tied for sixth in the conference with the seven wins ... Four of his wins came in Big Ten games ... Pitched a complete-game, striking out seven and allowing just one hit in seven innings in a win over Western Illinois (March 23) ... Went a season-high eight innings, striking out four and allowing four hits and an unearned run in the win over Michigan State (April 6) ... In his collegiate debut at California (Feb. 17), struck out three and gave up five hits and a run in seven innings ... Earned the win against Saint Louis (March 2), allowing just two hits and striking out five in six innings of work ... Did not allow a run and gave up just four hits in seven innings in a win at Northwestern (April 21) ... Struck out five and gave up an earned run in seven innings in a victory against Minnesota (March 30) ... Earned his first win as a collegian against Fordham (Feb. 23), allowing five hits and two runs in 5.2 innings ... Gave up three hits and two runs in 6.1 innings against Iowa (May 4).
Prep ... Mt. Pleasant (2012) ... Varsity letterwinner (2010, '11, '12) ... First Team All-Michigan (2010) ... Saginaw News Dream Team and Player of the Year (2011) ... Saginaw Valley League Player of the Year (2011) ... Went 8-3 on the mound his senior season at Mt. Pleasant ... In 2010, was 11-1 with a 0.76 ERA ... Morning Sun First Team selection (2010, '11) ... All-District (2010, '11) ... Helped Mt. Pleasant to a state semifinal berth in 2011 ... Had a 52:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2011 ... Was on the championship team at the Urban Youth Academy in 2011 ... Was on the Honor Roll all four years and and was an Academic All-SVL selection three years.
Personal ... Given name: Evan Riley Hill ... Born Aug. 18, 1993 ... Son of Rich and Mary Hill ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts ... Undecided major.