2019 (Freshman): Made seven appearances including six out of the bullpen and one start … Tossed a combined five innings on the year with an ERA of 23.40 over a small sample size … Struck out five against 19 walks and two hit batters … Made his collegiate debut at the Keith LeClair Classic against Utah (March 2) … Earned his first career start against Gardner-Webb (March 20) … Tossed a career-long 2.0 innings against VMI (April 27), striking out a career-high four ... Named to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played for former WCU assistant coach, Eric Filipek, at T.C. Roberson HS, where he was a part of the state 4-A championship, 31-3 team as a junior ... Two-time WMAC All-Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Tabbed second-team All-WNC by the Citizen-Times as a senior ... Selected to the Collegiate Baseball 2018 High School All-America second team ... Earned Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year accolades as a junior featuring a perfect 11-0 record and a gleaming 0.76 ERA ... He struck out 61 batters in 55.1 innings of work ... Named to the NCBCA 4-A All-State team and to the Citizen-Times All-WNC team ... Played showcase baseball in the summer for the Southern Athletics.
Personal: Full name is Eric Michael Wallington ... Is the son of Danette West and Michael Wallington ... Has one sibling, Taylor.
Career Game Highs:
- Innings Pitched: 2.0, VMI (4/27/19)
- Strikeouts: 4, VMI (4/27/19)
- Walks: 5, VMI (4/27/19)