#24 Ethan Hollingsworth
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: Joliet, Ill.
High School: Plainfield South
Experience: High School

Notable: One of six MAC players named to the preseason Wallace Watch List ... deemed the best pitcher in the conference in preseason MAC review ... named one of conference's top three starters in preseason report ... willl share captain honors with Billy Morrison and Joe Sheets in 2008.

2007: Broncos’ No. 1 pitcher, leading WMU with a 4-4 record ... named Second Team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC ... named team’s Most Valuable Pitcher ... did not allow a home run and gave up just one triple in 74.0 innings pitched ... had a team-low 2.55 ERA, ranking third best in the MAC ... had a 2.60 ERA in conference play, sixth best in the MAC ... tallied a team-high 54 strikeouts, 45 of those coming against conference opponents ... threw 74.0 innings, fifth most in the MAC, in 11 starts ... surrendered just 30 runs (21 earned) and 18 walks, while holding opposing batters to a .264 batting average ... pitched a complete game, striking out seven, in a 4-3 win over Kent State (3/23) ... recorded a season-high eight strikeouts in just six innings pitched in a 3-1 win over Bowling Green (3/30) ... struck out seven and did not allow an earned run in eight innings in a 3-1 win vs. Toledo (4/20) ... never allowed more than three earned runs in a single game ... struck out six batters against Ball State (4/27) and Central Michigan (5/11).

2006: Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America ... earend MAC Freshman of the Year award, becoming just the second player ever at WMU to do so, and First Team All-MAC ... named MAC Pitcher of the Week (4/10) ... appeared in 13 games, starting 12 ... totaled a 9-3 record with a 3.21 ERA in 81.1 innings pitched ... led starters in pitching wins (9), fewest runs allowed (35) and lowest opponents’ batting average (.241) ... struck out a team second-best 66 batters ... fanned a career-high 12 batters in 7.2 innings against Akron (4/9).

High School: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Plainfield South ... named all-conference and all-area (2003-05) ... led team to a 25-11 record, as well as conference and regional championships in  2002.

Personal:  Son of Phil and Tammy Hollingsworth ... born May 4, 1987 in Joliet, Ill. ... father attended Joliet Junior College ... mother attended Governor’s State ... has a sister, Jen ... business major.