Position
Infield
Height
5'10
Weight
190 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Bradenton, Fla.
B/T
L
High School
Manatee HS

Updated 7/5/05

2005 Second Team All-SEC
2004 NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player
2004 First-Team All-Louisiana
2003 Second-Team All-SEC
2003 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2003 Second-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft: 37th round in 2004 (Cleveland)

2005 Season
Tremendous versatile infielder started at least one game at third base, second base, first base and designated hitter in 2005 … Was the Tigers’ starting shortstop last season, but underwent offseason shoulder surgery … Played in 237 games in four-year career with 217 starts; belted career-high seven homers this season … Drove in all three LSU runs at the SEC Tournament, collecting two hits in games vs. Miss. State (5/25) and Tennessee (5/26) … Connected on first homer (5/26) since April 12 with a fifth-inning solo blast off of SEC Pitcher of the Year Luke Hochevar in LSU’s 5-1 loss to Tennessee … Was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Tigers’ SEC Tournament opener vs. Mississippi State (5/25) … Tied a career high with four hits in division-clinching win at Mississippi State (5/22) … Instrumental in the Tigers 6-5 comeback series opening win over Kentucky (5/6); lined a two-run double in the seventh which proved to be the winner … Posted a five-RBI game in the Tigers’ 20-3 blasting of Arizona State (3/13); connected on his second career grand slam in a 12-run fourth inning … The homer was one of four consecutive dingers by the Tigers in the inning — the first time the feat was accomplished in the program’s history … Went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run vs. No. 1 Tulane (3/8); drilled his homer over the scoreboard and onto Nicholson Drive … Maintained a 20-game hit streak — the longest of the Smoke Laval era — dating back to May 15, 2004 and ending at Houston (2/25).

2004 Season
Appeared in 62 games with 60 starts (30 at shortstop, 29 at second base, one at DH), batting .343 (81-for-236) with 11 doubles, four triples, five homers, 42 RBI and 42 runs scored … finished No. 5 in the SEC in triples and No. 9 in the league in batting average … ended the season riding a 15-game hitting streak … hit .352 (37-for-105) in SEC regular-season games with six doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and 16 runs … batted .432 (32-for-74) on the year with runners in scoring position … 3-for-9 in the College World Series with one RBI and two runs … 3-for-9 in NCAA Super Regional versus Texas A&M with one RBI and one run … named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, batting .455 (5-for-11) with one double, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and two runs … 3-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBI in regional final versus College of Charleston … hit a cumulative .378 (14-for-37) in LSU’s nine postseason games with one double, one triple, one homer, nine RBI and five runs … batted .462 (6-for-13) in Mississippi State series (March 26-28) with two doubles, four runs and one RBI … tied career-high with four hits versus Mississippi State on March 28 … produced five three-hit games during the season: at UCF (Feb. 15), vs. Houston (March 5), vs. Southeastern La. (March 13), at Ole Miss (May 23), vs. College of Charleston (June 6).

2003 Season
Started 66 games (60 at second base, six at first base), batting .304 (79-for-260) with 13 doubles, three triples, five homers, 54 RBI, six steals and 46 runs scored … hit .287 (37-for-129) in SEC regular-season games with three homers and 25 RBI … finished No. 9 in the SEC in walks with 33 … hit .303 against left-handed pitchers after batting just .115 against southpaws in 2002 … 1-for-8 in the College World Series with one RBI … 3-for-13 in the NCAA Super Regional versus Baylor with one double, one run and three RBI … collected three RBI in the Super Regional championship game … batted .385 (5-for-13) in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one homer, four RBI and three runs, earning all-tournament honors … hit .265 (9-for-34) for the entire NCAA Tournament with one homer, one double, eight RBI and five runs … LSU’s second-leading hitter in the SEC Tournament, batting .417 (5-for-12) with two doubles, three RBI and seven runs … compiled a 13-game hitting streak from April 12-May 2, batting .377 (20-for-53) during the streak … batted .357 (25-for-70) with 15 RBI in the month of April … batted .400 (6-for-15) to help LSU to a three-game sweep at Georgia (March 21-23) … collected four RBI with a two-run single and a homer at Arkansas (May 16) in an LSU victory which clinched the SEC championship … also collected four RBI with a double and a triple in win at Alabama (March 29).

2002 Season
Appeared in 52 games (39 starts), batting .292 (49-for-168) with 11 doubles, two triples, one homer, 26 RBI and 29 runs … hit .328 (22-for-67) in the second half of the season after batting .267 (27-for-101) in the first half … started 25 games at first base, 11 games at second base and three games at DH … batted .306 (19-for-62) with runners in scoring position … 1-for-3 in the NCAA Super Regional versus Rice … 3-for-10 in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double, two walks and two RBI … for the entire NCAA Tournament, he hit .308 (4-for-13) with one double, two RBI and three runs … 3-for-15 in the SEC Tournament with one double, one RBI and one run … posted an outstanding .333 average (22-for-66) in SEC regular-season games with five doubles, one triple, one homer, 18 RBI and nine runs … first career LSU homer was a pinch-hit grand slam April 14 versus Georgia; also added a two-run single in that contest to total a career-best six RBI … 7-for-12 in the Arkansas series (April 26-28), with at least two hits in all three games … 7-for-14 in series at Houston (Feb. 22-24), with three hits in each of the final two games … 4-for-4 with three runs scored versus Mercer (Feb.17).

High School
A baseball and football letterman at Manatee High … an all-state and all-area selection … batted .496 in 1999 with 12 homers and 65 RBI … helped lead his team to the 1997 District 6A championship.

Personal
Full name is Michael Blake Gill … parents are Michael and Peggy Gill … has one brother, Adam … credits his high school coach, Dwayne Strong, with having a great influence upon his athletic career … majoring in general studies at LSU … born October 26, 1981.

Gill’s LSU Career Statistics

Year
G-GS
AB
R
H
Avg.
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB-SBA
2002
52-39
168
29
49
.292
11
2
1
16
15
22
2-2
2003
67-66
260
46
79
.304
13
3
5
54
33
27
6-8
2004
62-60
236
42
81
.343
11
4
5
42
26
18
3-4
2005
56-52
219
41
70
.320
11
1
7
48
16
34
8-8
Totals
237-217
883
158
279
.316
46
10
18
170
90
101
19-22

2005 Season Highs
At-Bats: 5 (14 times, last vs. Southern, 5/3)
Hits: 4 (twice, last vs. Miss. State, 5/22)
Runs Scored: 3 (twice, last vs. Ole Miss, 4/15)
Doubles: 2 (vs. Rice, 4/6)
Triples: 1 (vs. Northwestern State, 4/12)
Home Runs: 1 (seven times, last vs. Rice, 6/4)
RBI: 5 (vs. Arizona State, 3/13)
Stolen Bases: 2 (at Arkansas, 4/23)

Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 (twice, last at South Carolina, 3/19/04)
Hits: 4 (four times, last vs. Miss. State, 5/22/05)
Runs Scored: 3 (several occasions, last vs. Ole Miss, 4/15/05)
Doubles: 2 (vs. Rice, 4/6/05)
Triples: 1 (several occasions, last vs. NW State, 4/12/05)
Home Runs: 1 (several occasions, last vs. Rice, 6/4/05)
RBI: 6 (vs. Georgia, 4/14/02)
Stolen Bases: 2 (at Arkansas, 4/23/05)

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