17 Connor Etheridge
17 Connor Etheridge
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
Position: RHP
Last School: Sacred Heart-Griffin
Bats/Throws: R/R

Stats: 2017 2015

2017 (Junior): Struck out eight batters in three and 2/3 innings of work against Bowling Green (2.26) to help shutdown the Falcons... Tossed eight strikeouts against Bowling Green (2.26)... Earned his first start of the season against No. 17 Georgia Tech (3.5), tossing four complete innings... Struck out a career-best 12 batters to clinch the opening conference series against EKU (3.10), only giving up four hits en route to shutting out the Colonels... Tossed 14 scoreless innings over the course of three games, including striking out 22 batters during that span (3.5-18). 

2016: Logged two one inning scoreless outings in Illinois State series (2/19-21/16) ... Registered four innings of work against WKU while allowing zero runs ... Recorded his first win of 2016 against Northern Illinois when he logged 4.2 innings of scoreless work (3/12/16) ... Provided two innings of scoreless relief against EKU (3/19/16) ... Made his first start of the season against No. 3 Vanderbilt, went two innings and struck out three (3/29/16) ...  Started his second game of the season at Lipscomb went two innings (4/12/16) ... Picked up his third win of the season at SEMO (5/21/16) logging two innings in the latter stages of the game ... Etheridge finished 3-2 with a 4.17 ERA in 23 appearances for the Bruins during regular season action … Notched three starts and 20 relief appearances and finished with the second-lowest ERA on the team … He registered 49 strikeouts in 49.2 innings pitched … Finished 2-1 with a 4.08 ERA in conference games … Finished third on the team in appearances … Recorded his first win of 2016 against Northern Illinois when he logged 4.2 innings of scoreless work (3/12/16) … Finished the season with three-straight scoreless appearances.

2015: Logged 15.2 innings pitched over the course of 15 appearances ... Finished with a .517 earned run average. 

Prior to Belmont: All-State… Team Captain.. He was named to the Central State Eight All-Conference Team.. posted an 8-2 record with a 1.43 ERA last season at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. In 53.2 innings of work he struck out 55 and walked 20 while holding his opponents to a .218 batting average.

Personal: Born Connor James Etheridge on May 2, 1996 in Springfield, Ill… Son of Steve and Sandy Etheridge… In High school Connor was  an Eagle Scout, NHS member and was part of his Student Council Executive Board… Brother to Clark and Carter... Exercise Science Major.