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#15 Darin Gillies
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 214
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hollister, Calif.
High School: San Benito
Experience: 3 Letters

College Beat: Baler alum Gillies earns first win at ASU (By Connor Ramey, San Benito County Today/April 16)

Overview:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology in May 2015
  • Three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • May 12, 2014, Pac-12 Player of the Week
  • His 84 career apperances rank sixth in school history, and he is one of only seven pitchers in school history with 80 or more career appearances
  • Started at least one game in all four seasons at ASU, including 10 his freshman season, one his sophomore season, 14 as a junior and three as a senior
  • Four-year letterwinner who started 28 career games
  • Tallied a 4.62 career ERA and a 9-16 career record with 165 strikeouts in 195 innings pitched
  • Six-time Scholar Baller honoree.  

Senior (2015):

  • Threw 49.1 innings, most on the team among relievers, in 28 appearances, including three starts, and went 3-6
  • Struck out a career-best 58
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • started on Sunday’s in the first three weekends of the season before he moved to the bullpen
  • Made an appearane in all three postseason games in the Fullerton Regional, including 1.2 innings vs Clemson (5/30), .1 innings against Cal State Fullerton (5/31) and 1.2 innings against Pepperdine (6/1). Threw a perfect eighth inning against the heart of Clemson’s order and recorded two outs in the ninth in ASU’s regional-opening win. Conceded three runs on three hits to take the loss in ASU’s final game of the season against Pepperdine
  • Allowed just one run in four appearances over his final nine innings pitched in the regular season
  • Went five innings, the longest relief outing of his career, and stranded eight runners on base, including four in scoring position, and was responsible for just one run and struck out six in a win over No. 17 USC (5/22)
  • Tied his career-high for strikeouts as a relief pitcher with five and threw two perfect relief innings in the eighth and ninth against Washington State (5/15) before a run in the 10th gave him the loss
  • Was the pitcher of record in all three games at No. 13 Cal as he earned the win with 1.1 scoreless innings (5/1), and took the loss in back-to-back games (5/2-3) after he allowed one run and three runs, respectively
  • Retired nine of the 10 batters he faced, including six straight to end his three-inning relief outing at Arizona (4/22)
  • Pitched 2.2 perfect innings of relief and had one strikeout vs Utah (4/2)
  • Earned his first win of the season in 1.1 relief innings vs New Mexico (3/18)
  • Struck out five in 2.2 innings in his first start of the season vs Oklahoma State (2/15)
  • Threw 5.1 innings against No. 1 TCU and did not allow an earned runs and struck out five in his second start (2/22)
  • Struck out a career-high seven in a five-inning no-decision vs CSUB (2/27), his last start of the season
  • In his first relief appearance of the season, threw three shutout innings with four strikeouts vs Long Beach (3/6)
  • Did not allow a hit and struck out four in three innings against LBSU (3/8) to record his second consecutive hold

Junior (2014):

  • Made 14 starts with a 3-4 record and a 4.90 ERA, including a 3.46 ERA in 10 Pac-12 starts
  • Tossed 71.2 innings, third most on the team
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Recorded 50 strikeouts with 35 walks, and held opponents to a .278 batting average, second lowest among the team’s starting pitchers
  • Pitched three innings of relief in the season opener vs Baylor (2/14) before moving back to the starting rotation for the rest of the season
  • Made six quality starts
  • His sixth quality start of the season against No. 9 Oregon (5/11) netted him Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in his career as he held the Ducks to just two hits and no earned run in six innings
  • Against Stanford (4/19) he allowed just one run on four hits and a walk as he tossed the Devils’ only complete game of the season and the first since Trevor Williams on April 12, 2013, vs USC
  • He recorded a no-decision vs Cal (4/13) where he scattered two hits across seven scoreless innings, matched his season high with six strikeouts and allowed just two runners to move into scoring position (marked his second career start in which he did not allow an earned run dating back to a five-inning bout against USC on April 15, 2012)
  • In his fourth start of 2014 against Washington (3/16) he did not allow an earned run in six innings and also matched his season high with six strikeouts in a no-decision
  • He did not allow an earned run in 12 1/3 consecutive innings from March 9 against Tennessee until the fifth inning against Oregon State March 23
  • Allowed just two runs in five innings to help the Devils clinch a series win over No. 4 Oregon State (3/23)
  • Tied his season high with six strikeouts over six innings to earn his first win of the season vs Santa Clara (2/27)
  • Earned the win in the final regular season game of the season after he scattered two earned runs on seven hits across five innings
  • Two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Fall ‘13 and Spring ‘14)
  • Named Phill Lowery Comeback Player of the Year at the team’s annual awards banquet

Sophomore (2013): 

  • Made 28 appearances and finished with a 2-2 record and one save
  • Started the first Sunday game of the season before moving to the bullpen for the duration of the season
  • Had a stretch of seven scoreless appearances from April 24 to May 10
  • Did not allow a run in 20 of his appearances and did not allow a hit in 13
  • Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Recorded his first career save on May 5 against Stanford
  • Tossed 34.2 innings with 28 strikeouts and 17 walks
  • His .230 opposing batting average was the fourth lowest on the team
  • Threw a season-high four innings and struck out a season-high five against Oregon April 7
  • Allowed just one hit in 3.2 scoreless relief innings across consecutive road wins over USC April 13-14, including two scoreless innings April 13
  • Threw one perfect inning June 2 against Columbia in his first NCAA Regional action
  • Two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Spring '13, Fall '12)
  • Competed for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate League this summer

Freshman (2012):

  • Made 13 appearances, including 10 starts
  • Third on the team with starts and fourth with 39.1 innings pitched
  • First on the team among true freshmen in innings pitched, appearances and strikeouts
  • Made his first career start vs. UC Riverside on Feb. 25 and gave up two runs on three hits while striking three and walking three in the loss
  • Recorded a season-high seven strikeouts in five innings in a start vs. Utah Valley March 14
  • Earned his first collegiate victory after giving up no earned runs on five hits in five innings in an 8-1 win over USC April 7
  • Struck out five in his first collegiate appearance, as a reliever vs. Western Michigan on Feb. 18

High School:

  • A 2011 graduate of San Benito High School
  • Earned four varsity letters in baseball, serving as team captain in both his junior and senior season
  • Started all four years of high school
  • Was selected as an All-Tri-County League pick in each of his four seasons
  • Was named his team's MVP in 2010 as well as the Tri-County League's Pitcher of the Year
  • Was the San Benito High School Male Athlete of the Year in 2010 and was a California All-Star pick
  • Played in the 2010 Area Code Games
  • Went undefeated in league play over his career on the mound
  • Missed part of his senior season due to a broken wrist, but returned to pitch in the postseason

Personal: Son of Paul and Janice...has an older sister, Janessa...enjoys fishing and hunting...chose ASU because it was his "best chance to win a Pac-12 championship and National Championship"...says The Sandlot is his favorite movie...lists two-time Cy Young Award winner and Ken Knutson protege Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants as his favorite player...born November 6, 1992.

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Innings
Starter: 8.0, at Stanford (4/19/14)
Reliever: 5.0, at USC (5/22/15)
K's: 7, vs CSU Bakersfield (2/27/15)

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