Kevin Hilton

#4 KEVIN HILTON – RHP
Height: 6-2 Weight: 190
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: San Diego, California
Resides: San Diego, California
High School: Point Loma (San Diego, California)
College: California State University, San Marcos (San Marcos, California – “Cougars”)
Draft: n/a
Born: 8/31/91 Opening Night Age: 27
Classification: ROOKIE

Career Highlights: Second season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired from the Texas AirHogs along with Jonathan Moroney on 8/9/19 in exchange for four players to be named later…joins Goldeyes with a career 4-10 record with a 4.70 ERA in 26 appearances, 18 of them as a starting pitcher…has one career complete game…has one career game finished…132.0 career innings pitched, allowing 157 hits, 40 walks, and seven home runs…85 career strikeouts…has averaged just 2.7 walks and 0.5 home runs per nine innings during career…2019 American Association All-Star with the AirHogs…pitched 1.0 scoreless relief inning for the South Division in the American Association All-Star Game on July 23rd at CHS Field in St. Paul…played college baseball at California State University, San Marcos in San Marcos, California…10-7 with two saves and a 4.19 ERA for the Cougars from 2012-14 in 57 games, 13 of them starts…majored in Kinesiology…played at Point Loma High School in San Diego, California

2019
Texas (American Association/Ind.): 3-8 with a 4.62 ERA for the AirHogs in 15 games, all of them starts…97.1 innings pitched, allowing 112 hits, 29 walks, and five home runs…struck out 55…traded from the AirHogs to the Goldeyes on 8/9 along with Jonathan Moroney in exchange for four players to be named later…ranked tied for third in the American Association in innings pitched at the time of the trade…American Association All-Star…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 15 starts…walked two batters or less in 11 of 15 starts, and walked three batters or less in 13 of them…pitched 6.0 innings or more in 10 of 15 starts, including eight starts of 7.0 innings or more…started and took no-decision on 5/19 vs. Winnipeg, allowing two unearned runs in 5.2 innings while striking out four…started and won on 6/5 vs. St. Paul, allowing one earned run in 7.2 innings with five strikeouts…started and won on 6/10 at Chicago, allowing one unearned run in 7.1 innings with six strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 6/26 at St. Paul, allowing one earned run in 7.2 innings while striking out four…started and won on 7/18 vs. Milwaukee, pitching 8.0 shutout innings with nine strikeouts…pitched 1.0 shutout relief inning for the South Division in the American Association All-Star Game on 7/23 at CHS Field in St. Paul…started and took no-decision on 7/31 vs. Cleburne, allowing three earned runs in 7.0 innings with four strikeouts

2017
Texas (American Association/Ind.): 1-2 for the AirHogs with a 4.93 ERA in 11 appearances, eight of them in relief…had one complete game…finished one game…34.2 innings pitched, allowing 45 hits, 11 walks, and two home runs…struck out 30…made professional debut on 7/8 vs. Salina, pitching 2.0 shutout relief innings with one strikeout…worked 3.0 relief innings and allowed one earned run while striking out one on 7/19 vs. Wichita…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts on 7/22 vs. Sioux Falls…made first career start and took the loss on 7/30 vs. Gary SouthShore, allowing five earned runs in 5.0 innings while striking out four…allowed one earned run in 3.0 relief innings on 8/21 vs. Salina, striking out one…pitched 4.2 shutout relief innings on 8/26 at Wichita, striking out six…started and earned first career win with a complete game on 8/31 vs. Salina, allowing four earned runs in 9.0 innings with eight strikeouts

Rick Forney on Kevin Hilton: Kevin is a starter that’s having success in the league and has pitched well against us this year. I’m glad we were able to get Kevin and Jonathan (Moroney) here. Hopefully they can help us.