20 - Chad Hockin
Chad Hockin
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Upland, Calif.
High School: Bonita HS
Position: RHP
B/T: R/R
Experience: HS

SUMMER 2013
Played for the Medford Rogues of the West Coast League with fellow Titans Christian Coronado and Niko Pacheco, advancing to the WCL playoffs…was evaluated as the No. 6 prospect in the league by Perfect Game…on the mound made 11 appearances and five starts…finished the summer with a 2-1 record and 4.69 ERA… tossed 30 and 2/3 innings and struck out 17.

 

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2013 graduate of Bonita High School in La Verne, Calif…played his senior season for head coach John Knott at Bonita HS and three seasons (2010-12) at Damien High School for head coach Al Leyva…with Bonita in 2013, helped the Bearcats to a 25-4-1 record, appearance in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs and Hacienda League championship…was named first team all-Hacienda League after finishing the year with a 1.40 ERA and five wins on the mound. In 35 innings, recorded 45 strikeouts…played third base during his three seasons at Damien HS, and was a two-time all-Sierra League second team pick (2011 & 2012) and three-time Defensive Player of the Year (2011-13)…during his junior season batted .279 with one home run and 14 RBIs…as a sophomore batted .416 with six home runs and 17 RBIs…batted .516 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs during his freshman year…following his senior season received all-academic honors…also played football at Damien during his freshman and sophomore seasons.


PERSONAL

Born in Upland, Calif…parents are John Hockin and Erin Killebrew…has three older brothers (John, Robert, Garrett) and one younger brother (Grant)…major is communications…grandfather Harmon Clayton Killebrew (June 29, 1936 - May 17, 2011), was signed by the Washington Senators in 1954 at the age of 17. During his 22-year career in Major League Baseball, was named an American League All-Star 13 times, the 1969 American League Most Valuable Player and a six-time American League home run leader. In 1984, Killebrew joined baseball’s immortals with his election into the Hall of Fame…uncle Cam Killebrew was drafted by Texas Rangers in the 25th round of the 1978 Major League Draft and spent three years in professional baseball…has volunteered with Miracle Fields, a charity his grandfather started…models his game after his grandfather and writes “HK3” on the mound before every outing…enjoys golfing, snowboarding, mountain biking and fishing…favorites include: Kyle Lohse, Jeff Locke (baseball players), Target Field (baseball stadium), Harmon Killebrew (athlete), Mac Miller (musical artist), Minnesota Twins (baseball team), “61” (movie), “Cat in the Hat” (book), Charlie Sheen (actor), sushi (food).