First pitch for Saturday's contest is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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2015: BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll – April 13 … Preseason All-BIG EAST … Made 14 starts on the mound for the Hoyas as a senior … Compiled a 2-6 record with a 4.52 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 69.2 innings … Struck out a season-high six on three different occasions – March 1 at Davidson, March 13 vs. Western Michigan and April 2 vs. Creighton … Pitched a season-high 6.2 innings on April 10 at Villanova … Allowed just one earned run in three-straight starts, April 2-18 and again May 8-22.
2014: BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll - 3/11...Made 18 appearances, including four starts... Compiled a 5-2 record and a 3.18 ERA in 51.0 innings... Led the pitching staff in ERA and tied for the team lead... His 50 strikeouts was second on the team... He set a career high with eight strikeouts in each of his final two starts of the season, May 3 against Villanova and May 10 at Butler... Threw five scoreless innings in relief, with seven strikeouts, to help lead the Hoyas to come-from-behindwin over South Dakota State on March 9.
Pitched for the Falmouth Commodores in the prestigious Cape Cod League in 2014. He finished the regular season with nine appearances, eight of which came out of the bullpen. He registered a 1-0 record with a 1.35 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13.1 innings. In the postseason, he made two appearances with a 3.60 ERA. He started the deciding third game of the second round, going four innings in a non-decision as Falmouth won to advance to the championship round.
2013: Appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts ... Finished fourth on the team in strikeouts (34) ... Threw six innings and struck out a season high five batters against Iowa (3/9) ... Threw a season high seven innings while yielding only two runs and striking out five against Princeton (3/17) ... Picked up the win in six innings of work against South Florida (3/30) ... Threw 3.2 scoreless innings of relief while striking out two against Louisville (4/26).
2012: Appeared in 16 games, all coming in relief ... Led all freshman in ERA (4.26) ... Compiled 12 strikeouts while allowing nine earned runs in 19 innings ... Made first career appearance against Charleston Southern (2/18) throwing 1.1 scoreless innings striking out one ... Struck out the side in one inning pitched against Coppin State (2/22) ... Threw a season high three innings against Seton Hall (5/4) giving up no runs on three hits.
"Matt is a projectable left-handed pitcher with a good arm. Once he is able to focus on baseball, I expect him to make a significant jump. His high level of athleticism and work ethic should accelerate his development." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown
Left-handed pitcher ... 6-1, 185 ... A three-year letterwinner at Hatboro-Horsham ... Plays club baseball for the Philly Bandits ... Selected to play in the Carpenter Cup in 2009 and 2010 ... Earned all-conference honors in American Legion in 2008 and 2009 (as a pitcher and first baseman) ... Went 2-4 with a 3.34 earned run average and 39 strikeouts in 29.1 innings in 2009 ... In 2010 as a junior, hit .328 with 15 RBI while striking out 27 batters in 17 innings ... Coached by Pete Moore at Hatboro-Horsham and by Dave Amaro with the Philly Bandits ... Also played quarterback and defensive back for the football team.
Hollenbeck's Career Highs
|IP:||7.0||3x, MR - 5/10/14 at Butler|
|H:||9||4/7/13 at Saint Mary's|
|R:||7||4/12/14 at Creighton|
|ER:||7||4/12/14 at Creighton|
|SO:||8||2x, MR - 5/10/14 at Butler|
|BB:||7||3/24/13 vs. UConn|
|HBP:||1||8x, MR - 4/27/14 at St. John's|