2011 - JUNIOR YEAR
Went 5-5 with five saves in 24 appearances (41 IP) with a 4.83 ERA, striking out 33 ... Five saves tied for ninth in the SEC at the end of the regular season ... Four of five saves come in the first 13 games of the season and all nine decisions came after that ... First three wins came in April, when he was 3-1 with a save in seven appearances ... Inherited 37 runners, allowing 14 to score (38 percent) ... Retired the first hitter he faced 90 percent (18-of-20) of the time ... Did not surrender a home run in his first 16 outings ... Earned the win against Alabama in game two of the doubleheader (5/14), throwing 2/3 of an inning and benefiting from Auburn's five-run seventh ... Suffered a second consecutive loss when a strike out-wild pitch turned into a 10th-inning winning run at Samford (5/10) with two outs in the inning ... Did not record an out while facing four batters (1B, 2 BB, HBP) and took the loss on Sunday against Georgia (5/8) ... Picked up a second straight win with two innings of relief against Ole Miss (4/21), entering with the game tied, 2-2, and leaving with Auburn ahead, 6-3 ... Allowed one run on three hits to move to 4-3 ... Earned a save (4/15) and a win (4/16) on back-to-back nights at #21 LSU ... Recorded the final two outs in Friday's 8-7 win, entering with a man on third and Auburn up, 8-6 to get the save ... Returned on Saturday with men on first and second and two outs in the seventh of a 1-1 game and threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out two as Auburn clinched the series with a 3-1 win when Casey McElroy hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth ... Picked up the win on Friday at Kentucky (4/8), entering in the two outs in the seventh and Auburn down 7-6 ... Allowed two runs on two hits with two strike outs in 1 1/3 innings before Auburn scored six times in the eighth en route to a 12-9 win ... Pitched twice against #1 Vanderbilt, taking the loss on Sunday (4/3) when he was charged for four runs in an inning of work ... Credited with a hold for his 1 2/3 IP against Troy (3/29), entering in the sixth with AU up 1-0 and two men on and one out ... Got out of the jam without allowing a run to score and threw a scoreless seventh ... Took a win and a loss against No. 9 Arkansas, throwing a career-long 4 2/3 innings in the 6-5 extra-innings loss on Friday (3/18) and then throwing 1 2/3 on Sunday (3/20) to get the win ... Blown save on Friday was just the second of the season for him, both of which resulted in one-run losses ... Threw twice against #7 Arizona State, taking the loss in the opener (3/11) and then throwing 2/3 of an inning in Sunday's (3/13) come-from-behind 10-8 win ... Earned a two-inning save in the 6-2 win over Memphis (3/8), entering with Auburn up by three, a man on first and none out in the eighth ... Fanned a career-high three in the outing ... Picked up a pair of saves at the CofC Classic ... Earned the save against New York Tech (3/4), entering with two on and one out in the ninth ... Allowed one of the runners to score before stranding two to end the game ... Threw two innings to get the save against No. 18 College of Charleston (3/5), entering with Auburn ahead, 7-2, and the bases loaded and none out ... Allowed two of the runners to score but held the Cougars off the board the rest of the way ... Was in line for the save on Friday night against Radford (2/25) before an error in the outfield in the ninth turned into the tying run ... Threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing the unearned run on two hits while striking out two ... Earned a save in his first career appearance by throwing the final 3 1/3 innings in the 12-5 season-opening win over Arkansas State (2/18) ... Allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out three ... Entered with men on first and third and two out and struck out the first hitter he faced to end the inning.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (Northwest-Shoals CC)
Played for David Langston ... Was 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings, striking out 26 in 2010 ... Was 5-2 with a 4.76 ERA in 56 2/3 innings in 2009, striking out 48.
Played for Trent Patterson at Lauderdale County HS.
Ethan Clay Wallen ... Born on Jan. 30, 1990 ... Son of Billy and Buffy Wallen ... Has four siblings; Anthony, Emma, Ella and Ivy ...Brother, Anthony, played basketball at Francis Marion ... Majoring in supply chain management.