Baseball set for thre games at New Mexico this weekend
Spent a majority of the 2012 season in the bullpen ... During summer 2011 played for the Bethesda (Md.) Big Train in the Cal Ripken League where he went 0-1 with three saves and a 3.41 earned run average in nine appearances ... Competed for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast Collegiate League during summer 2011 ... Made nine starts (69.2 innings) and finished with a 2.44 earned run average ... Played for the Quincy Gems (Quincy, Ill.) of the Prospect League ... Went 1-2 with a 4.19 earned run average in three starts and two relief appearances ... Member of the ABD Bulldogs team in San Bernardino, Calif., that won the 2007 Junior Olympic West Championship Tournament ... Was also a member of the Braves scout team ... Participated in the Perfect Game 2008 National Showcase, 2008 West Coast Top Prospects Showcase and 2007 Rising Juniors National Showcase.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Made a total of20 appearances with 18 coming in a relief role ... Served as the closer in the early portion of the season before being utilized more in middle relief ... Recorded first win of the season with five innings of relief against Air Force on March 30, his longest outing of the season ... Second victory came at UNLV when he tossed 3.1 innings in relief allowing no runs, no hits and no walks while striking out season-high five batters ... Also notched five strikeouts in his first start of the season, 4.0 innings at Cal Poly on March 23 ... Other start came in season finale against New Mexico at the Mountain West Tournament in Last Vegas (May 26) ... His two saves on the year came vs. Pacific on Feb. 25 and against Cal State Northridge on March 4 ... Had a record of 2-0 in Mountain West play in eight relief appearances ... Walked eight and struck out 17 over 19.1 innings pitched.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Was a starting pitcher in his first 10 appearances before moving to the bullpen in late April ... Made three relief appearances before his start at UNLV on May 20 ... Allowed just one run over 6.2 innings in those relief stints with a win over Brigham Young on May 13 ... Winning pitcher with 6.1 innings of work at UNLV on May 20, allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts ... Picked up the victory in SDSU's win over No. 14 California on March 4 ... .Went seven innings, allowing a run on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts ... .Retired 13 of the final 14 hitters he faced including 11 in a row from the third through sixth innings ... His seven strikeouts in that contest tied his career high which he set in his previous outing vs. University of San Diego on Feb. 25 ... Recorded another victory in his next outing in the win over New Mexico on March 18 ... His seven innings against both California and New Mexico were his longest outings of the season.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2010
Made 10 appearances in his first season of college baseball including six starts ... Had season debut delayed due to injury ... His first appearance came on March 13 vs. Fresno State when he tossed a perfect ninth inning striking out two ... First outing in a starting role was at New Mexico on March 28 when he went 5.1 innings and took the loss in a one-run contest ... Earned Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors the following week during series at nationally-ranked TCU ... In the series finale he held the Horned Frogs scoreless for seven innings before departing with a 1-0 lead ... SDSU would win the game but he was not involved in the decision ... Had a season-high six strikeouts in seven innings in next start at Air Force on April 11, another no decision ... The Air Force and TCU contests represented his longest outings of the year.
Won four varsity letters as a baseball player at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, Calif. ... Coached there by Kevin Bowler ... As a first baseman, batted.375 with 25 RBI and seven home runs during his senior season ... A first-team all-Sierra League honoree as a junior when he hit .431 with three home runs.
Ethan R. Miller was born Nov. 19, 1990, in Upland, Calif. ... Son of Jack and Amy Miller ... Brother, Josh, played basketball at University of San Diego as a freshman and finished his career as a starting forward at Biola College ... Enjoys movies, music and the beach ... Favorite athlete is Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson ... Was also recruited by Long Beach State, Hawai'i, UC Riverside and Cal ... A criminal justice major at San Diego State