2011 SEASON RECAP: Left an imprint on the record books during his final season with the Tide ... was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 30th round of the 2011 MLB Draft ... set the school record for appearances in a career with 88 ... his 23 career wins ranks him tied for sixth all-time at UA ... his 240 career strikeouts ranks him seventh all-time ... his 278.0 innings pitched ranks him sixth all-time ... the 1,182 batters faced by Kilcrease sets him at fourth all-time in the UA annals ... was named to the Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Team ... was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 19 ... earned the team high in wins with eight as part of his 8-4 record in 16 starts ... tossed two complete games including one in which he held the No. 2 South Carolina Gamecocks to only one earned run ... sported a 3.12 ERA, holding batters to a paltry .255 batting average against for the season ... threw 101.0 innings allowing only 35 earned runs ... struck out 88 batters, 25 of which were looking, both team highs ... went 4-4 in 10 starts during SEC play ... struck out 38 in 66.1 innings of work with a 3.79 ERA against league competitors.
SENIOR (2011): Tallahassee Regional:UCF-Game 1: In game one of the Regional, he went 7.0 innings against Central Florida, allowing two earned runs on four hits while walking four and striking out a career-high-tying 10 batters to earn his eighth win of the season ... Golden Knight hitters batted a lowly .167 against Kilcrease in the Regional opener ... his start marked the 88th appearance of his career, setting the Alabama school record. SEC Tournament: Pitched 8.0 strong innings to help Alabama defeat No. 2 seed Arkansas in the opening game of the SEC Tournament ... tied his season and career-high with 10 strikeouts ... allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits with one walk. South Carolina (G1): Threw a gem to stifle the No. 2 Gamecocks on Thursday night (5/19) ... threw 9.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on five hits while walking three and striking out five to earn his sixth win of the season ... only allowed one extra-base hit and held hitters to a lowly .156 batting average. Auburn (G1): Started game one of Saturday's twinbill ... went 6.0 innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out four Auburn batters (5/14). LSU (G1): Went 1.2 innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out on Tiger batter (5/6) ... the 1.2 innings marks his shortest outing of the 2011 season. Mississippi State (G1): Started game one of the weekend series vs. Mississippi State (4/30) ... went 5.0 innings, allowing three earned runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out two batters. Florida (G1): Started Friday's game, earning his third loss of the season vs. the Gators (4/22) ... went 6.0 innings, allowing four runs - all earned - on 10 hits while walking and striking out one batter apiece. Tennessee (G1): Earned his fifth win of the season in game one of the Tennessee series (4/14) ... went 7.0 innings, allowing two runs - both earned - on seven hits while walking three and striking out five. Vanderbilt (G1): Started the first game of the Vandy series (4/8) ... went 4.0 innings, allowing six runs - five earned - on seven hits, while striking out and walk two apiece. Arkansas (G1): Started the Friday game to earn his second SEC win (4/1) ... went 7.0 innings, allowing two runs - both earned - on six hits while walking two and striking out seven ... did not allow an extra-base hit in the game. Kentucky (G1): Started Friday's game and earned the win (3/25) ... earned the complete game shutout, allowing only seven hits while striking out six ... the complete game shutout was the first of Kilcrease's career and the complete game was the third during his time at UA ... of his 21 non-strikeout outs, 14 were on the ground - including two double plays - while only five were in the air. Mississippi (G1): Started the first game of SEC play (3/18), earning his first loss of the season ... went 7.0 innings, allowing four runs - two earned - on five hits while walking one and striking out five. EIU (G1): Got a no decision after throwing 7.0 innings ... allowed one unearned run on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. NWSU (G2): Went 7.0 innings vs. the Demons, allowing two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out a career-high 10 batters (3/5) to earn his second win of the season. USA (USA Classic): Went 4.1 innings, allowing five runs - all earned - on seven hits while striking out three and walking two. Alcorn State (G2): Started game two of the weekend series (2/19), going 6.0 innings and tying a career-high with eight strikeouts and walking one to earn the victory ... gave up one earned run, ASU's only earned run of the weekend.
JUNIOR (2010): Compiled an 8-3 record and a 2.85 ERA in 34 appearances during the 2010 season ... made a career-high 16 SEC appearances ... led the league in appearances and ranked second in ERA ... was 3-1 with a 4.10 ERA in four postseason appearances, three as a starter ... named Most Outstanding Player at 2010 NCAA Atlanta Regional, working 13 innings and allowing three runs on 11 hits with 13 strikeouts and four walks ... the right-hander threw 206 pitches in two appearances in Atlanta ... made two appearances at the 2010 NCAA Atlanta Regional ... threw six innings in relief and held the Yellow Jackets to two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks ... was the winning pitcher in the championship-game win over Georgia Tech on June 7 as the Crimson Tide won its first road regional since 1983 ... a four-time player of the week honoree by the Tide coaching staff ... made 27 straight relief appearances before moving into the starting role ... tossed first career complete game in UA's 6-3 series-clinching win over No. 14 Mississippi on May 16 ... made first career SEC start against No. 3 Florida on May 9.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Kilcrease was one of the Tide's most consistent arms ... made 23 appearances on the mound for the Tide ... compiled a 4-4 (.500) record with two saves and 4.14 ERA ... had two midweek starts against Troy (March 3) and Samford (March 10) ... compiled 1-0 record and 3.68 ERA (7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K) in those two starts ... UA went 1-1 in his two starts ... also made 20 relief appearances ... posted 3-3 (.500) record, two saves and 3.83 ERA (37.2 IP, 32 H, 20 R, 16 ER, 15 BB, 33 K) out of the pen ... recorded 12 scoreless relief outings ... retired the first batter in 15 of 20 relief outings ... stranded a team-best 16 of 22 inherited runners ... suffered first career loss to SE Missouri State (3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) on Feb. 21 ... earned four-inning win and recorded six strikeouts against Samford on March 11 ... tossed 3.1 scoreless innings against Mississippi on March 21 ... retired 10 of the 11 batters he faced against the Rebels ... earned lone save of the season against UAB (1 IP, 2 K) on March 24 ... suffered first blown save at Florida (0 IP, 2 H, 0 R) on March 27 ... tossed 3.1 scoreless innings and added four strikeouts against the Gators on March 29 ... added two scoreless innings against Tennessee on April 4 ... picked up second win of season against Kentucky (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) on April 24 ... notched second career SEC win at Mississippi State (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) on May 2 ... recorded one win and one save in two relief stints against No. 11 Arkansas (May 9-10) ... earned the win with 2.1 scoreless innings in series-clinching win on May 9 ... notched save in series finale, retiring all three batters he faced with tying run at third base in ninth inning ... he made one relief appearance during the three-game exhibition series against Cuba ...allowed one unearned run and recorded one strikeout on Dec. 17.
FRESHMAN (2008): Made 14 appearances in his rookie season at Alabama, including two starts and 12 relief stints ... posted 3-0 record and 3.27 ERA ... worked 33 innings and allowed 12 runs (13 unearned runs) and 46 hits with 13 walks and 26 strikeouts ... did not allow an earned run (15.2 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K) in any of his three wins ... UA posted a 2-0 record in his two starts ... stranded six of eight inherited runners ... made his Alabama debut against Cal Poly on Feb. 23 ... recorded first win of his career against Samford (3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) on March 12 ... recorded second win of the season with season-best five-inning relief stint against Jacksonville State (5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K) on March 25 ... made back-to-back midweek starts against Lipscomb (7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K) and Samford (3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) in mid-April ... season-high seven innings and seven strikeouts against Lipscomb on April 22 ... allowed five unearned runs in no decision at Samford on April 29 ... made SEC debut against Florida on May 10 ... pitched in three postseason games for the Tide against Kentucky, LSU and East Carolina ... made postseason debut with one-inning stint against Kentucky at 2008 SEC Tournament in Hoover on May 23 ... also pitched against LSU on May 24 ... made NCAA Regional debut against East Carolina on June 1.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A 2007 graduate of Glenwood Academy in Phenix City, Ala. ... a three-year starter for the Glenwood Gators for Coach Tim Fanning ... a two-time Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball All-American (2006 and 2007) ... a two-time First-Team AISA All-State selection by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) in 2006 and 2007 ... the 2007 AISA Player of the Year by The Birmingham News and AWSA ... named to the 2007 ASWA Super 10 ... voted the 2007 ASWA Pitcher of the Year ... played on two AISA AAA state championship teams (2005 and 2007) ... posted a 24-3 (.889) career record with 0.64 ERA with 204 strikeouts and only 21 walks ... as a senior in 2007, he posted a 12-1 (.923) record with a 1.10 ERA ... hit .350 with 30 RBI and six stolen bases ... his team posted a 38-13 overall record in 2007 and advanced to the AISA AAA state championship ... named Most Valuable Player of the championship series ... earned a win in game one of championship series with a 4-2 victory over Faith Academy ... tallied three hits and four RBI in game two of championship series, including a two-run single and a two-run double, as the Gators posted a 12-6 win en route to the sweep ... as a junior in 2006, he went 11-1 (.917) on the mound with a 1.18 ERA, recording 102 strikeouts and seven walks in 77.1 innings ... participated in the 2005-06 World Wood Bat Association 16-and-Under Championship, the PUMA Team One Showcase, the Troy University Showcase, the Two-Year Underclassmen Team Camp at Auburn and the Blue-Grey Classic in Baton Rouge, La ... full name is Nathaniel Scott Kilcrease ... son of Jerry and Tammy Kilcrease ... has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Rachel.