11 Mario Hollands
11 Mario Hollands
Birth Date: 08/26/1988
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: El Cerrito, Calif.
High School: El Cerrito HS
Position: LHP
Made 13 starts in 14 appearances and was primarily the Gauchos' Saturday starter...Posted a 6-6 mark with a 4.74 ERA...His 89.1 innings pitched were first on the team while his 49 strikeouts were second...Tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout on Mar. 6 vs. Loyola Marymount, striking out 10 and facing just two batters over the minimum in the 1-0 win...Honored as Big West Pitcher of the Week, one of Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week and was named National Pitcher of the Week by www.recruitingcloser.com...It was the first one-hitter thrown by a Gaucho since Mike Tresemer did so in 1986...Shut down No. 1 UC Irvine on May 23 with a seven-inning, two-run, six-hit performance while striking out three...Opened the season by pitching eight scoreless innings vs. Cal State Bakersfield, allowing just four hits while striking out six...Went at least six innings in all but two of his starts, although was forced to leave one of those after being hit with a batted ball...Was in line for the win at No. 5 Cal State Fullerton on May 2, after pitching eight strong innings allowing six hits and five runs while striking out four...Won consecutive starts on Apr. 4 vs. Pacific and Apr. 10 at UC Davis. 2008
Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year
Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
Ping! Third Team All-American

Became the first Gaucho in history to record Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors...Also took home hardware being named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team by Collegiate Baseball as well as being selected to the All-Ping! All-American Third Team...Ranked ninth in the Big West in ERA as well as wins and was third in home runs allowed...Pitched in 14 games, all starts...Was second on the team with seven wins...Had a 4.03 ERA...Finished third on the team with 61 strikeouts...Recorded 82.2 innings, good for third best...Gave up only three home runs, tied for the least among starting pitchers...Tossed his first career complete game in a 10-2 victory over 12th-ranked Cal State Fullerton on May 3...He gave up just four hits and struck out five Titan batters...Allowed no runs and only three hits while striking out eight in six innings in his first appearance of the season, a victory over Marist on Feb. 23...Won three starts in a row against USC, Cal Poly, and Cal State Fullerton...Struck out a season-high nine batters in an eight-inning victory against UC Riverside on May 17. 2007
Redshirted. High School
Played for Brian Nicholas at El Cerrito High School, where he pitched and played outfield and first base for the Gauchos...Went 7-2 with an ERA of .60, 89 strikeouts and only 12 walks...As a junior, tallied a record of 9-2 with an 1.00 ERA, 82 strikeouts and 16 walks...Selected First Team All-League after his junior and senior campaigns...Selected Second Team All-League as a sophomore...Named Pitcher of the Year as a junior and senior...Earned MVP honors as a senior...Named one of "The Nation's Best 50 Pitchers to Watch" by Student Sports...Also recruited by Cal, Oklahoma, USC and UC Irvine. Summerball
Played for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska Summer League...Went 3-1 in seven starts with a 3.47 ERA for the Oilers... In 33.1 innings pitched, Hollands allowed a mere 22 hits, while striking out 25, surrendering only 13 walks. Personal
Born August 26, 1988 in Oakland, Calif...Majoring in sociology at UCSB...Full name is Mario Eduardo Lemus Hollands...Chosen as the No.5 prospect in the Alaskan Summer League...If he was not on the hill, he would be playing tennis...Goes by the nickname "Rio"...Roots for the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, and Oakland Raiders...Aspires to either work for Nike or play professional baseball...Favorite athletes are Tiger Woods and Roger Federer...Most memorable sports moment was throwing a no-hitter...Enjoys watching "Michael Clayton" and "Good Will Hunting"...Tunes into "The Office" on television...Subscribes to "GQ" and "Newsweek" magazines...Would choose either Denzel Washington, Will Smith, or Tiger Woods to play him in a Hollywood movie about his life...Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the weather...Lists Charles Tillman as the best player faced in baseball...Would invite Morgan Freeman, Barack Obama and John Stewart to dinner if he could...Best baseball advice received was given to him by his dad: "If you stay ready you don't have to get ready"...Has one sister, Tanya...Son of David Hollands and Maria Lemus Hollands.
2009    6-6     14-13   1       89.1    90      48      47      37      49      12       0       4.74

Innings Pitched9twicetwice
Strikeouts10vs. Loyola Marymount3/6/09
Walks7vs. Cal Poly4/25/09
Runs8at UC Riverside5/16/09
Earned Runs8at UC Riverside5/16/09
Hit Batters3at Fullerton5/2/09