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Hollister Named ABCA All-Region Pitcher of the Year

EWING, N.J. - Frostburg State senior Billye Hollister (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) was named the 2006 American Baseball Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year, Monday afternoon. He was also one of four pitchers selected to the ABCA all-region first team.

Hollister capped a stellar career for FSU posting a 10-1 record and one save in 15 appearances this spring. In 86.2 innings of work, he struckout 80 batters, had a 2.18 earned run average and threw two shutouts. He also limited opponents to a .198 batting average.

He is currently 13th in the NCAA Division III ranks in wins and 74th in ERA.

Hollister pitched 5.2 innings allowing just two runs, one earned, while striking out four to earn the win as the Bobcats downed Montclair State 6-2 in the opening round of the 2006 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Baseball Regional. The victory marked the first-ever NCAA Tournament win for FSU.

For his career, Hollister is 26-7 overall with 230 strikeouts and a 2.98 ERA.

FSU finished the season with a 29-13 overall record.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780