Crimson Tide gives up three in the 16th inning to fall to No. 2 LSU, 11-8
CAREER AWARDS 2013 Second Team NCBWA Freshman All-America 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
FRESHMAN (2013) Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger ... was a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association second team Freshman All-American ... garnered SEC All-Freshman Team honors ... set an Alabama freshman record with 12 saves, which tied for the third most saves in a single-season ... his 12 saves also rank ninth on the Alabama career saves list ... was ninth in the SEC in saves ... finished the year with a 2-3 record and a 3.38 ERA in a team-high 26 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... finished the year with 43 strikeouts in 42.2 innings pitched, while holding opponents to a .220 batting average ... appeared in 13 conference games, posting a 0-2 record with a 2.66 ERA and seven saves ... had 19 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched against SEC foes ... made three appearances in the postseason, recording a save in the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, also took a loss in the NCAA Regional against No. 26 Troy ... earned his 10th save after allowing a base hit in the final inning of the extra-innings victory over No. 1 Vanderbilt ... after allowing two walks, he struck out the final three batters to earn his ninth save of the year in the opener against Missouri (5.10) ... picked up his eighth save in the second game of the Texas A&M series (4.27), allowing one walk in one scoreless, hitless inning with one strikeout ... struck out five batters in four scoreless innings versus No. 2 LSU (4.20) when he allowed two hits and walked four ... was charged with the tough-luck loss in his longest relief performance of the year at No. 18 Mississippi (4.14), when he struck out three in 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on six hits and three walks ... pitched the final inning in the 5-0 victory over No. 9 Arkansas (4.6), allowing no runs or hits in the process ... threw the final inning of the Southeastern Louisiana (4.2) game, allowing one hit and striking out three ... struck out the final batter of the series opener at Auburn (3.28) to record his team-leading fifth save ... threw two scoreless innings in relief of Spencer Turnbull at Georgia (3.24) to record his fourth save of the season and secure the Tide's first shutout of the year, allowing two hits with four strikeouts as the Tide swept the Bulldogs ... also had the save in the series opener against Georgia (3.22), throwing 1.1 scoreless innings without allowing a hit ... earned his second save of the year against Jacksonville State (3.20), after pitching one scoreless inning and striking out one ... went for one inning of work in the Saturday game versus Tennessee (3.16), allowing one walk with a strikeout ... threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in the series opener at No. 5 Louisville, allowing one a hit, two walks, two hits by pitch, while striking out one ... earned his second career win after throwing 4.1 innings versus Tulane (3.3), allowing his only run on a solo home run and struck out a career-high six batters. ... threw the final three innings against Florida Atlantic on Feb. 23, to pick up his first career save, when he allowed one earned run in the ninth inning ... threw 1.2 innings in a relief appearance in the win over No. 21 Southern Mississippi, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk ... got the win in his Alabama debut when he threw 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball in the season opener against VMI (2.15).
HIGH SCHOOL Helped Russell County High School compile a 41-12 record in 2012 ... posted a 6-2 record with a 0.73 ERA in 57.2 innings pitched as a senior ... held opponents to a .135 batting average while striking out 85 batters and walking only 14 ... did not allow an earned run in his final seven appearances of the 2012 season ... was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region second team selection by Perfect Game USA ... named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American first team prior to his senior season ... ranked as the No. 18 prospect in Alabama and No. 364 nationally by Perfect Game USA ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... was a 2011 class 5A honorable mention all-state selection as a pitcher by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... posted a 10-1 record and a 2.01 ERA in 2011 ... finished his junior season with 66.1 innings pitched, 115 strikeouts, seven complete games, three shutouts, and a .180 opponent batting average ... selected as a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason HS Underclassmen All-American in 2011 ... high school head coach was Tony Ramus.
PERSONAL Selected by theCleveland Indiansin the 27th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... born Raymond Orlando Castillo on March 23, 1994 ... son of Raymond and Kelly Castillo ... has two sisters, Sara and Samantha ... participated in student government and Association of Christian Athletes ... majoring in human performance exercise science.