Baseball

Kevin Ziomek - 35

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Amherst, Mass.

High School:
Amherst

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
LHP

Bats/Throws:
Right/Left

Kevin Ziomek

07/16/2014

Pro Dores at the All-Star Break

Five Commodores ink pro deals

05/09/2014

Fulmer blanks Florida, evens series

Sophomore tosses first career shutout

04/29/2014

Dores in the Pros: Gray dealing in Oakland

Sonny Gray turns in first career shutout on national TV

02/20/2014

Vandy welcomes UIC this weekend

Commodores have won 11 straight vs. Flames

02/13/2014

No. 10 Commodores open at Long Beach State

Vandy heads west to begin 2014 season

06/08/2013

Vanderbilt vs. Louisville, June 8, 2013, NCAA Super Regionals

Vanderbilt vs. Louisville, June 8, 2013, NCAA Super Regionals. Photos by Steve Green.

05/31/2013

Vanderbilt vs. ETSU, NCAA Regional 5/31/13 (Russell)

Vanderbilt faced ETSU in their first game of the 2013 NCAA Baseball Regional

04/26/2013

Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State 4/26/13 (Russell)

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03/22/2013

Vanderbilt vs. Florida - March 22, 2013 (Howell)

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06/03/2012

NC State 6, Vanderbilt 5 - NCAA Regional 6/3/12 (Jones)

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Honors
• 2013 NCBWA Third Team All-American
• 2013 BA Third Team All-American
• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2011 Second Team Freshman All-American
• 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team
• 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched:*9.0, last 3/8 at Oregon
Strikeouts:15, 3/1 vs. Illinois-Chicago
Hits Allowed: 8, twice, last 5/3 at South Carolina
Walks Allowed:5, 3/22 vs. Florida
Runs Allowed: 6, 3/30/12 vs. South Carolina

Coach Corbin Quote: Kevin is one the premier left-handed pitchers in our conference and in the country. He has been a consistent mainstay on our staff since his freshman year. We will be very reliant upon him again this year. He possesses special abilities and has continually improved. I am really proud of how he developed as a pitcher, student (Dean's List) and as a leader for our club.

2013 -Selected by Detroit in the 2nd round... Tagged with the loss inSuper Regional opener vs. Louisville 6/8 giving up four runs on five hits over 6.2 innings... Named to the Nashville All-Regional team... Won his 11th game of the year with his 12th quality start allowing one unearned run on three hits over seven innings against ETSU 5/31 in NCAA Tournament opener... Took a no decision against South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament allowing two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings... Struck out 10 in a no decision against Alabama 5/17 for his fifth start this season of at least 10 strikeouts, gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and four walks over five innings... Became the 10th pitcher in Vanderbilt history to win at least 10 games in single season with six innings of work at Kentucky 5/11 allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts... Turned in his 10th quality start of the season in win at South Carolina 5/3 allowing one run on eight hits over eight innings with no walks and four strikeouts... Earned his eighth win of the season with seven innings of work allowing one run on four hits with nine strikeouts vs. Mississippi State 4/26, his eighth start of seven or more innings... Was the tough-luck loser in his third complete game of the year allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits at Georgia 4/20... Matched a season-high allowing four runs but notched his seventh win with six innings of work against Missouri 4/12 striking out six and giving up six hits... Earned his sixth win of the season working 7.1 innings at Ole Miss 4/5 allowing one run on three hits and four walks with three strike- outs... Struck out at least 10 for the fourth time this season, fanning 10 in a no decision against Tennessee 3/29 allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings... Walked a career-high five batters in taking his first loss against Florida 3/22 giving up a season-high four runs on five hits over six innings... Pitched 6.1 no-hit innings at Auburn 3/15 en route to his fifth win allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits with five strikeouts over 8.1 innings... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week becoming the VU first pitcher since Sonny Gray in 2010 to win the award twice in a season and the first SEC pitcher since David Price in 2006 to win the award in consecutive weeks (Price won three straight)... Pitched his second straight complete game and third straight game with double digit strikeouts in win at Oregon 3/8 striking out 13 and allowing only one run on two hits... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week for start against Illinois- Chicago... Tossed his first career complete game with a one-hit shutout of UIC 3/1 striking out a career-best 15 to become the first Commodore since Sonny Gray in 2011 to fan 15 in a single game... Dominated Monmouth 2/22 striking out a career-high 11 batters and allowing only one run on five hits over seven innings... Dazzled in Opening Day start, striking out seven in six innings to earn the win over Long Beach State 2/15 retiring the final 11 batters he faced.

2012 - Tagged for four runs on five hits with four strikeouts over 3.1 innings of start at NC State 6/3... Allowed three runs on four hits over 2.2 innings as a starter against Florida 5/26 in SEC Tournament... Earned the win over South Carolina 5/23 in the SEC Tournament pitching two scoreless innings with three strikeouts... Worked five-plus innings to earn his fourth win of the year beating Ole Miss 5/19 giving up two runs on seven hits... Turned in 3.2 stellar innings out of the pen, walking three and fanning four at LSU 5/13... Started his 13th game of the season allowing one run, a leadoff solo homer in the first inning, over 3.1 innings against Louisville 5/8 in his fourth straight no decision... Tagged for five runs on seven hits over 2.1 innings in a no decision at Tennessee 5/6... Pitched 5.2 scoreless innings in a no decision against Kentucky 5/29 fanning eight and walking four while scattering just three hits... Roughed up for six runs, five earned, on eight hits over 3.2 innings at Alabama 4/22... Earned his third win of the year with his third quality start giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits over 6.2 innings against Auburn 4/15... Pinned with his second loss of the weekend after allowing the winning run in the ninth at Mississippi State 4/8... Tagged with his fourth straight loss with a season-low two-plus innings at Mississippi State 4/6 allowing four runs on five hits... Beat up for a career-high six runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings against South Carolina 3/30 in third straight loss... Tough-luck loser against Georgia 3/23 allowing one run on one hit, a home run, with six strikeouts over 5.1 innings... Roughed up for five runs on six hits over 4.1 innings in loss at Florida 3/16... Worked a career-best eight shutout innings with eight strikeouts, allowing only three hits and one walk to earn his second win of the season beating San Diego 3/9... Struck out a career-best nine batters in a then career-long 7.1 innings in win over Rhode Island 3/3 G1... Allowed two unearned runs and matched a career-best with six strikeouts in no decision against Oregon 2/24... Tagged for his collegiate loss giving up five runs on six hits in 3.1 innings at Stanford 2/17.

2011 - Struck out the only batter he faced to strand two runners and end the eighth inning in College World Series loss to Florida 6/24... Recorded the final out in Vanderbilt's first-ever College World Series win over North Carolina 6/18... Named a Freshman All-American by the NCBWA, one of a school record four freshmen to earn Freshman All-American honors (Kemp, Gregor, Pecoraro)... Needed just seven pitches to work a perfect inning against Belmont 6/3 in NCAA Regional Tournament opener... Threw one pitch to get one out in win over Arkansas 5/28... Earned the win pitching 3.2 no-hit innings against Georgia in SEC Tournament 5/25... Tabbed an All-Freshman SEC performer... Notched his first save of his career working three scoreless innings at Georgia 5/20... Walked the lone batter he faced against Florida 5/15... Tossed two scoreless innings striking out two in win over Florida 5/14... Picked up his second win of the year pitching three scoreless innings at Louisville 5/10... Stranded two inherited runners recording two outs in win at Kentucky 5/8... Fanned two in his lone inning of work against Tennessee 5/1... Faced only one batter and allowed two-of-three inherited runners to score against LSU 4/24... Allowed all three inherited runners to score in loss at South Carolina 4/17... Struck out one in 0.2 innings at South Carolina 4/16... Allowed one hit and one walk in lone inning at Middle Tennessee State 4/12... Struck out the side around two hits in one inning of work against Alabama 4/9... Struck out two in two perfect innings against Middle Tennessee State 4/5... Allowed a hit to the lone batter he faced at Auburn 4/3... Turned in one scoreless inning at Auburn 4/2... Pitched in his first SEC game recording two big outs at Arkansas 3/27 with two runners on in a one-run game... Gave up a two-run home run but fanned five in a two-inning start against Tennessee Tech 3/22... Earned his first collegiate win pitching five scoreless innings against Purdue 3/15... Started his second game for VU giving up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts over 3.2 innings against Kennesaw State 3/9... Recorded two outs in win over Brown 3/6... Struck out a career-best six in 3.1 innings of relief against Western Kentucky 3/1... Gave up two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts over three-plus innings against Stanford 2/26... Started in his collegiate debut tossing 5.1 innings and fanning five while allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits at SDSU 2/19.

HIGH SCHOOL - 2010 Massachusetts State champions... 2010 Western Massachusetts Pitcher of the Year... Rawlings All-American First team... Under Armour Pre-season All-American...Lettered three years in baseball and basketball... Baseball Team Captain his junior and senior seasons... Was a member of National Honor Society... Played for Amherst American Legion and Mid-Atlantic Rookies during the summer... Drafted in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by Arizona.

ACADEMICS - Ziomek is undecided on a major. He was a SEC Academic Honor Roll selection as a freshman.

PERSONAL- Kevin Matthew Ziomek (ZO-mek)... Born 3/21/92... Son of Peter and Megin Ziomek... Has two brothers, Rory and Brendan... Nickname is Zo... Favorites include Jon Lester (athlete), The Bourne Identity (movie), Steak (meal), Bahamas (vacation spot), SportsCenter (TV show), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor) and Lil Wayne (musician)... Tabbed Nolan Ryan as the one person living or dead he would like to have dinner with... His most memorable athletic moment is going to Omaha and spending an exciting week with his teammates... Chose Vanderbilt because of a great balance of academics and athletics.

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