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17 Ethan Wortkoetter

2016: Made 20 appearances, one start…compiled a 4.97 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched, allowing 16 runs (14 earned) on 21 hits with 33 strikeouts and 16 walks…held opposing hitters to a career-best .219 batting average…allowed just one unearned run and three hits in 6.0 innings pitched in conference games with opposing hitters managing a .130 average…11 of his 20 appearances resulted in scoreless outings…made his first career start against South Carolina on May 10, going a career-long 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on three hits with a career-high-tying five strikeouts against two walks…tied his career-high in strikeouts again in his next outing on May 15 with five against VCU…also totaled four Ks in his first outing of the year against Fordham on February with 1.2 innings of scoreless work in relief…recorded at least one strikeout in 17 of his 20 appearances

2015: Made 29 appearances, tied for second-most on the team … Posted a 3-3 record with a 3.34 earned run average, lowest in the Blue Hose bullpen … Earned saves against No. 22 Indiana (2/20) and Holy Cross (3/2) …  Logged 35.0 innings, striking out 35 with 18 walks … Earned wins against Delaware State (2/15), Richmond (3/6) and South Carolina (4/14) … Averaged a 9.0 strikeouts per game ratio, second-highest in the bullpen … Held opponents to a .295 batting average … Righthanded batters hit .263 against him … Struck out a season-high four against No. 7 UCF … Threw a season-long three innings against Gardner-Webb (3/16) and UCF (3/20) … Did not walk a batter in six straight appearances, a span of 7.0 innings.

2014: Tied the school Division I record for appearances in a season, with 30 (finishing 15)… Earned four saves… Struck out a team-best 51 batters and pitched 58.1 innings, second-most on the team… Held opponents to a team-best .248 batting average… Won three games, third-most on the team, and ranked third with a 4.32 earned run average… Earned wins against UNC Asheville (3/15), Charleston Southern (5/4) and UCF (5/10)… Earned saves against USC Upstate (2/21), Auburn (2/28), Winthrop (4/12) and Longwood (4/26)… Struck out a season-high five in five innings against UNC Asheville (3/15)… Registered at least two strikeouts in six straight appearances… Went seven appearances without allowing a walk, spanning 9.1 innings… Fanned four in three games against Pitt (3/11), Western Carolina (4/8) and UCF (5/10)… Threw a season-long six innings against Coastal Carolina, allowing two runs. 

High School: Played pitcher and catcher for Greer High School in Greer, S.C.... Earned All-Conference honors as a senior and led the team in strikeouts and innings pitched in his final year... Gave up only 21 hits in 70 innings pitched, with 72 strikeouts and less than 15 walks.

Personal: Bryan Ethan Wortkoetter was born in Greer on February 20, 1995... Son of Bryan and Joni Wortkoetter... Cites his father as his biggest athletic influence... Majoring in Business Administration.

Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greer, S.C.
High School: Greer HS