SENIOR (2013) Made four appearances all out of the bullpen, throwing a total of 3.2 innings ... threw a third of an inning against No. 1 Vanderbilt on May 18, retiring the only batter he faced ... gave up three runs in a third of an inning against UAB (4.16) ... threw a season-high two innings against Samford (3.19), allowing three runs on five hits with a strikeout ... made his first appearance of the season in the final game of the Tennessee series on March 17, throwing a scoreless, hitless inning with one strikeout.
JUNIOR (2012) Finished his third year at the Capstone with 44 career appearances, more than any other player on the 2013 Crimson Tide roster ... finished the season with a 2-3 record, two saves and a 6.07 ERA in 19 appearances ... made four starts during the season, including two quality starts ... his 43.0 innings pitched ranked sixth on the team ... was 2-2 with a save in nine appearances, two as a starter, during SEC play ... recorded his second save of the season against Georgia (May 19) to close out the season, throwing a scoreless ninth inning ... retired all nine batters he faced in 3.0 innings to record his first career save, at Samford (April 24) ... picked up the win against Vanderbilt (April 21), allowing one run on two hits with one walk in 2.0 innings of relief ... made his fourth start of the season against No. 3 LSU (April 13), pitching 3.2 innings and taking the loss after allowing eight runs on five hits with three walks, a hit batter and two strikeouts ... pitched 3.2 innings in the second game of the series against Auburn, recording two strikeouts and allowing one hit to grab his first win of the season (April 7) ... threw a career-high 7.0 innings with a career-best eight strikeouts against UAB on March 27 ... had a no-hitter through 6.1 innings, before allowing a pair of singles in the seventh (allowed a one-out walk in the first, then retired 18 straight batters) ... made five appearances out of the bullpen before making his first start of the season (fourth of his career) on March 11 against Oral Roberts, throwing 6.0 innings, allowing only one earned run and getting five strikeouts ... made third appearance of the season against Arkansas Pine-Bluff (February 26), threw 1.0 inning and faced three batters ... retired the only two batters he faced in the series finale against Florida Atlantic (February 19) ... threw one inning in the season opener against Florida Atlantic (February 17), allowing four unearned runs with two strikeouts.
SOPHOMORE (2011) Provided solid relief to pair with midweek starts throughout the season ... appeared in 20 games and started three ... his 20 appearances ranked second on the team ... finished with a 2-3 record and a 4.57 ERA ... was 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in nine appearances during SEC action ... Tallahassee Regional: Florida State-Game 4: went 2.0 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out one. Florida State-Game 2: went 3.1 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits while walking and striking out one batter apiece ... South Carolina: came in for a relief appearance in game two of the series (May 20), went 1.0 inning, allowing one hit, walk and strikeout ... Auburn: provided relief work in game two of doubleheader (May 14), throwing 1.0 inning, allowing one hit and no runs. ... LSU: threw 1.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits against the Tigers (May 6) ... Mississippi State: threw 1.0 inning versus the Bulldogs (April 30), allowing one earned run on two hits while walking one batter to earn his first SEC win of the season ... Southern Mississippi: went 2.1 innings, allowing one earned run on one hit while walking two ... Florida: went 0.1 inning, allowing three runs on three hits while walking one Gator (April 23) ... Tennessee: started game two of the doubleheader and took the loss in the 1-0 game (April 16), going 4.0 innings, allowing only one earned run on six hits while striking out one ... MVSU: came in for 2.0 innings of relief, allowing one hit versus the Delta Devils (April 12) ... Vanderbilt: provided 3.1 innings of relief in game three (April 10), allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out one ... Arkansas: threw 3.0 innings of relief in game three of the series (April 3), allowing two hits and striking out one ... UAB (Regions): got his second start of the season, taking the loss after going 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts ... Jacksonville State: made his first career start (March 23), earning the win after 6.1 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, with one walk and three strikeouts ... Mississippi: came in for 1.0 inning, retiring the Rebels in order (March 18) ... Eastern Illionis: Threw the final inning of a combined shutout against the Panthers (March 12), after retiring all three batters he faced on six pitches ... Troy: went 1.2 innings, giving up one unearned while walking one and striking out two ... USA Classic: went 1.2 innings against South Alabama, giving up three runs on three hits while walking two and striking out two ... Alcorn State: made one appearance in the series, going 2.0 innings with four punch outs and one walk on Feb. 20.
FRESHMAN (2010) Made five relief appearances against Illinois-Chicago (Feb. 27), Stony Brook (March 12), Jacksonville State (March 30), UAB (April 6) and Samford (May 12) ... had a 1-0 record ... made a relief appearance at Samford (0.2 IP, 1 H) on May 12 ... allowed one hit and one of three inherited runners to score ... notched first collegiate win with a two-inning stint against Jacksonville State on March 30 ... in those two innings, retired six of the eight batters he faced (1 H, 1 BB) and threw 30 pitches (18 strikes) ... made his Alabama debut with a scoreless seventh inning against Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 27, working one perfect inning and recorded two strikeouts ... threw 10 pitches, including seven strikes in that debut.
HIGH SCHOOL Selected by the New York Mets in the 46th round of the 2009 MLB Draft ... played for Wes Brooks at Oxford High School ... posted a 14-6 (.700) record on the mound during his junior and senior seasons and recorded 153 strikeouts in 124 innings ... was 8-3 with 1.80 ERA for the Yellow Jackets as a senior ... logged 98 strikeouts in 67 innings of work. ... named to the 2009 Birmingham News class 6A all-state team ... named to the 2009 ASWA All-State team ... 2009 All-Calhoun County selection ... went 6-3 with a 2.33 ERA as a junior and posted one shutout and 55 strikeouts in 57 innings ... 2008 All-Calhoun County selection and was named the 2008 Calhoun County all-tournament team ... attended numerous high school all-star games and showcases, including the 2008 Alabama North-South all-star game in Huntsville, the 2007 Southeast Underclass Showcase, the 2008 WWBA 17-and-under Championships, and the 2008 East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland, Fla., where he joined Bama teammates Brett Booth and Andrew Miller ... was one of nine UA signees rated in the Top 500 by Perfect Game Crosschecker.
PERSONAL Born John Howard Pilkington on Oct. 2, 1990 ... son of John and Doris Pilkington ... has one brother, Russ ... majoring in general business.