Coach Corbin Quote: Josh had a good summer and we expect for him to pitch a lot of important innings for us. Right now he will be used in a middle relief role and he has the type of aggressiveness and demeanor to close as well.
2006: Made 13 appearances, including one start and recorded a 5.24 ERA ... Struck out 22 batters with six walks in 22.1 innings ... Had a 5.82 ERA in four SEC appearances ... Pitched an inning of scoreless relief against Georgia Tech (6/4) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Threw an inning of scoreless relief against the Yellowjackets the day before as well with two strikeouts ... Gave up two runs on four hits in two innings of relief work against LSU (5/13) ... Allowed two runs on four hits in 3.2 innings of relief against Tennessee (5/5) ... Pitched 0.2 innings of one hit relief against Kentucky (4/30) ... Gave up a run on two hits in 1.2 innings of relief in first game of doubleheader against Alabama (4/22) ... Threw 2.1 innings of three-hit scoreless relief against Western Kentucky (4/11) with four strikeouts and no walks ... Made first career start against Austin Peay (4/5) and went 3.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks ... Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt's school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) ... Pitched an inning of scoreless relief against Belmont (3/22) and Tennessee Tech (2/22) ... Gave up three runs on four hits in two innings of relief in his first collegiate appearance in the season opener against San Diego (2/17) ... Pitched for the Torrington Twisters of the New England Collegiate Baseball League over the summer. Helped lead the team to the Southern Division championship after going 4-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 10 appearances, including six starts. Struck out 30 with 18 walks in 42.1 innings.
High School: One of the top baseball prospects in the nation at Hamden Hall ... A Louisville Slugger and National High School Baseball Coaches Association All American in his senior year ... Was the Gatorade Connecticut High School Player of the Year ... Was the 27th ranked pro prospect in the country by Baseball America ... An AFLAC All-American in 2004 ... Played for Team USA Youth National Team in 2003 ... Helped lead team to league championship in 2004 ... Was an all-league pick throughout his four years of high school ... Set the school strikeout record with over 400 in his career ... Earned five varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball ... Was the team captain in baseball his senior year ... Started on the varsity since the eighth grade ... Played summer ball for the Long Island Titans and helped lead them to a 43-5 record.
Personal: Joshua Alexander Zeid ... Born 3/24/87 .... Son of Ira and Karen Zeid ... Has a sister, Emily ... An English major... Favorites include the movies Boondock Saints and Bull Durham; Sandy Koufax, Michael Vick, Will Smith and Everybody Loves Raymond ... Considers Sandy Koufax to be the greatest baseball player of all-time.