SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011) 2011 first-team All-West Coast League (SP)
Outlook Veteran and versatile reliever was a workhorse for UK out of the bullpen as a junior ... Led UK in appearances in 2011, serving as a closer, lefty specialist and long reliever ... Overhand left-handed delivery presents matchup issues to left-handed hitters ... Durable strike thrower doesn't issues walks, allowing only one in 2011 ... A tough competitor, has the ability to appear in all three games of a weekend series ... Tossed 15.1 innings in the fall and was a dominating starter during the summer in the West Coast League, earning all-star honors.
Summer Had a dominating summer for the Wenatchee AppleSox in the West Coast League ... Appeared in 14 games with 10 starts for the AppleSox, earning first-team All-West Coast League as a starting pitcher ... Posted a 7-1 record and a 1.83 ERA in 64 innings, striking out 63 and walking only six ... Allowed only 41 hits ... Lost his first outing of the summer, then reeled off seven consecutive wins ... Won five consecutive outings from June 9-June 28 ... Tossed six shutout innings in his second start of the summer without a walk and six strikeouts ... Third outing came in a 2-0 win, tossing seven shutout frames ... Allowed one run in seven innings in his next start, picking up a win ... Notched a win in relief vs. Ports on June 24, tossing one perfect frame with two strikeouts ... Tossed seven shutout innings in a start vs. Klamath on June 28, allowing only four hits with 13 strikeouts ... Hurled a summer-high eight innings in a 2-1 win vs. Walla Walla on July 3, allowing one run on three hits, striking out eight ... Issued only one walk in the final 46 innings he threw on the summer ... Tossed a one-hit seven-inning shutout in a win over Kelowna on Aug. 4, striking out three.
2011 One of UK's top relievers in his first season in Lexington, serving as a late-inning reliever, long reliever and as a lefty specialist ... Made a team-high 28 appearances, posting a 1-2 record and a 3.16 ERA ... Had two saves in 37 innings, walking only one with 28 strikeouts ... Made 17 appearances in SEC play, with a 0-1 record and a 4.71 ERA and one save ... Went 1-1 with a 1.12 ERA in 11 non-SEC games, with one save and 17 strikeouts in 16 innings ... Went 1-2 with a 2.73 ERA in home games and 0-0, 3.86 in eight road games ... In 11 games he pitched in that UK won, went 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA and two saves, striking out 13 in 17.2 innings ... Had a 1.53 ERA in 12 night games ... Inherited a team-high 38 runners with 19 scoring ... Allowed earned runs in only eight of his 28 relief outings ... Had three outings allowing two or more earned runs, allowing two runs on March 19 vs. Tennessee, allowing two in 2.2 innings vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt and four runs in 0.2 innings at No. 3 Florida in the season finale ... Without his four-runs allowed at Florida, Phillips would have finished with a 1-2 record, a 2.23 ERA and two saves in 36.1 innings ... Tossed a career-high three innings vs. Middle Tennessee State, allowing only one run ... Picked up first career win with one out vs. Niagara on March 13 ... Picked up first career save with 1.2 perfect innings vs. Indiana ... Notched second career save with 2.2 innings vs. Georgia, allowing one run with two strikeouts ... Hurled 2.2 shutout innings vs. No. 12 Arkansas on April 23.
Junior College Attended Lower Columbia College in Longview, Wash., playing for coach Kelly Smith ... Led team to NWACC championship in 2010 ... In 71 innings pitched, he posted a 1.52 ERA while scattering 53 hits and striking out 83 and walking just seven batters ... Did not allow a single homer...Named 2010 NWACC tournament MVP.
High School Attended Tenino High School in Tenino, Wash., playing for coach Jesse Elam ... Named first-team all-league junior and senior years ... Named all-area for Lewis County.
Personal Full name is Alex Barry Phillips ... Born on May 11, 1990 in Olympia, Wash. ... Son of Roger and Kimberly Phillips ... Has one Brother, Joshua (16).