Softball


Hollie Pinchback
Hollie Pinchback
31

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Katy, Texas

High School:
Cinco Ranch

Height:
5-4

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/L

2011 - Senior: All-Big Ten Second Team ... Getterman Classic All-Tournament Team ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started and played the entirety of all 49 contests in right field ... Hit .275 with 44 hits, including eight homers, five doubles and a triple, to go with 37 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 160 at bats ... owned a .357 on-base mark with 20 walks and one hit by pitch ... Played perfect defense on the season, completing 45 putouts and four assists without recording an error ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored during the Illini's victory over McNeese State on Feb. 12 ... Totaled two base knocks, including a double, an RBI and a run scored against UTSA on Feb. 12 ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Pittsburgh on Feb. 19 ... Led the Illini offense at the Blue & Gold Felsberg Memorial Tournament, connecting for seven hits, plating nine runners and scoring two more runs ... Opened the ESPN Citrus Classic with a 2-for-4 game with her second homer of the season against Temple on March 4, knocking in four runs and scoring two more ... Imposed her will on the Longwood pitching staff on March 5, finishing 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored ... Connected for two singles to go with two RBIs, two runs scored and a walk against San Jose State on March 19 ... Was 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against Penn State on April 3 ... Hit her second collegiate triple and walked twice to score two runs against Ohio State on April 9 ... Went 2-for-5, including a double, with two runs scored and an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader at Purdue on April 13 ... Finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI in the second game of the April 17 doubleheader against Michigan ... Had a clutch weekend against Northwestern, hitting two home runs - including a two-run walk-off, on April 30 before drilling another two-RBI shot over the center field fence against the Wildcats on May 1 ... Drew a season-best three walks in addition to two RBIs and a single at Iowa in the first game of the May 4 doubleheader in Iowa City, Iowa.

2010 - Junior: All-Big Ten Second Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in and started all 53 Illini contests, one of six to do so ... Batted .296 in 162 plate appearances ... Totaled 48 hits, including 10 doubles, one triple and nine home runs ... Second among Illini in RBIs with 44 ... Accumulated 87 total bases on the season ... Walked 24 times ... Hit .333 against Big Ten opponents, totaling 18 hits ... Nine of her 18 hits against Big Ten opponents went for extra bases as she totaled five doubles and four home runs ... Was 3-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI against Long Beach State on Feb. 13 ... Knocked in two runs on two hits with one run scored against UC Riverside on Feb. 20 ... Notched two hits, two RBIs and one run scored against Nevada ... Drove in four runs and scored two more against Radford on Feb. 27 ... Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored against Florida Gulf Coast ... Knocked in three runs to go with two runs scored and two hits against Loyola-Chicago on March 24 ... Was 1-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs against Eastern Illinois on April 15 ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs against Southern Illinois on April 21 ... Recorded three RBIs on two hits with one run scored and one walk against Iowa on May 5.

2009 - Sophomore: All-Big Ten Third Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (3/30) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Finished second on the team with a .350 batting average and 48 hits ... Started all 46 games in left field ... Was third in the Big Ten with 29 walks on the year ... Led the Illini in RBIs (38), doubles (13) and slugging percentage (.533) and was second in on-base percentage (.467) ... Had 13 multi-hit games on the season ... Hit safely in eight consecutive games from Feb. 21-28 ... Set an Illinois single-game record with five hits against No. 16 Ohio State on April 12, also driving in five runs ... Was named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 30 after slugging 1.222 and batting .556 with two home runs, six RBIs and four runs in leading the Illini to wins over Loyola Chicago and Michigan State ... Had five RBIs and a grand slam in the win over No. 11 Northwestern on April 25 and five RBIs against No. 16 Ohio State on April 12 ... Was 2-for-3 with three RBIs against McNeese State on Feb. 20 ... Was 3-for-4 against Marshall on Feb. 15 ... Earned team Slugger Award.

2008 - Freshman: Started 58 games and played in all 62 ... Finished third on the team with 40 RBIs, including seven home runs ... Also had 12 doubles and 10 multi-hit games ... Drove in a season-best four runs against Indiana on April 26 ... Had three RBIs against Bradley (April 9), Ohio State (March 30) and UIC (March 25)... Had two doubles, three runs and two RBIs against BYU on March 8 ... Had a season-best three hits against UIC on March 25 and against Bethune Cookman on Feb. 9 ... Smashed first career home run against Florida Gulf Coast in the opening weekend of play.

High School: Led high school to the district title in 2006 ... Batted .328 with four doubles, two triples, two home runs and 14 RBI in 2006 under coach Judy Whitlock ... Named All-Greater Houston second team as an outfielder in 2005 ... Two-time first team all-district ... Earned back-to-back team MVP awards ... Played for the Houston Power coached by John Glowacz ... Also led volleyball team to the district championship twice.

Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1988 ... Daughter of James and Teri Pinchback ... Has two younger brothers, Trevor and Jake ... Majoring in elementary education ... Enjoys community service, shopping and reading ... Member of the National Honor Society and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Getting to Know Hollie: Favorite Food: Mexican ... Favorite Pro Team: Houston Astros ... Favorite TV Show: The Hills ... Favorite Music Artist: Rascal Flatts ... Favorite Movie: Harry Potter ... What do you like most about being a Fighting Illini? "TRADITION." ... What I've learned from Coach Sullivan: "Game speed all the time. Always give it your all because you don't know when you won't be able to play anymore."

Pinchback's Career Statistics

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg. % BB HBP OB % SF SH SB-Att. PO A E Fld. %
2008 .270 62-58 163 19 44 12 0 7 40 77 .472 18 8 .365 3 2 0-1 9 1 2 .833
2009 .350 46-46 137 22 48 13 0 4 38 73 .533 29 1 .467 0 0 1-1 45 3 4 .923
2010 .296 53-53 162 37 48 10 1 9 44 87 .537 24 6 .400 3 0 0-1 26 7 1 .971
2011 .275 49-49 160 34 44 5 1 8 37 75 .489 20 1 .357 1 0 0-1 45 4 0 1.000
Total .296 210-206 622 122 184 40 2 28 159 312 .502 91 16 .395 7 2 1-4 125 15 7 .952
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