Last Updated: August 19, 2013
Mountain West Academic All-Conference team (2013)
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Made 16 appearances, earning one start ... finished the season with an 0-2 record and 9.75 ERA ... struck out 13 batters in 12 innings pitched ... named Academic All-MW ... threw 1.2 innings of shutout relief in a 4-3 win over Pacific on April 2.
2012 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted the 2012 season.
PRIOR TO FRESNO STATE: Played for Delta College ... first-team All-Big 8 Conference ... team was California State Junior College Champion ... starter and winning pitcher in state junior college semifinal game ... relieved and was the winning pitcher in the elimination game to reach the semifinal game ... posted a 3.32 ERA after 14 appearances ... struck out 37 batters en route to a 4-2 record ... played summer with Catch All Baseball.
HIGH SCHOOL: (2010) Calaveras High School Male Athlete of the Year ... first-team All-Mother Load Conference ... went 51 innings with 82 strikeouts ... Calaveras High School basketball team MVP. (2009) First-team All-Mother Load Conference ... Calaveras High School basketball team MVP.
Personal: Born April 10, 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. ... son of Julie Cates and Burke Gillis ... has six younger siblings including four brothers: Tyler, Nate, Evan and Cody; and two sisters, Ciara and Taryn ... two former teammates play for San Jose State and another for Oregon State ... hobbies include playing basketball and video games ... favorite athlete is Cliff Lee ... biggest athletic thrill was winning the junior college state championships ... most admires his dad because "he pushed me to succeed" ... chose Fresno State because of the winning tradition.
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