Spring Hill, Tenn.
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6-6 / 210
Commodores open annual Challenge
Black and Gold Series ends with three straight Team Black wins
Zach King bests Jackson Gillis in Game One duel
Vandy returns 22 lettermen and welcomes 18 freshmen
Beavers’ two-out hitting sinks Commodores
Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)
Innings Pitched: 5.1, 5/7 vs. Missouri
Strikeouts: *5, last 5/7 vs. Missouri
Hits Allowed: *2, last 6/4 at Clemson
Walks Allowed: 3, 5/23 vs. South Carolina
Runs Allowed: *3, last 3/7 vs. Central Arkansas
Coach Corbin Quote: Zach was quite competitive during the fall and showed the ability to throw strikes with a couple of pitches. We feel like he can help us out of the bullpen in his first year and with further development be a potential starter. Zach made significant gains in the weight room as well.
2017 - Gave up two runs on two hits while recording two outs in loss at Clemson 6/4 in Clemson Regional... Pitched two innings against Clemson 6/3 at Clemson Regional allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts... Turned in 4.2 scoreless innings of relief against South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament... Pinned with his first career loss at Arkansas 5/12 allowing one run on two hits over two innings of relief... Earned his second win of the season with 5.1 no-hit innings of relief against Missouri 5/7 striking out five and retiring the final 16 batters he faced... Recorded two outs in the eighth inning of win over Missouri 5/5... Struck out one in lone inning of relief vs. Austin Peay 5/2... Gave up a home run in two innings of relief at Middle Tennessee 4/18... Recorded one out in relief against Florida 4/13... Worked a scoreless inning of relief in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/11... Gave up two runs on one hit while getting one out at South Carolina 4/8... Recorded two outs to preserve lead in eighth inning at South Carolina 4/6... Inherited and stranded the bases loaded with a strikeout in win at Kentucky 4/2... Fanned a career-best five over 2.1 innings of scoreless relief against Texas A&M 3/24... Worked a scoreless inning of relief against Belmont 3/22... Recorded one out and allowed a run on one hit at Ole Miss 3/19... Turned in a clean inning of relief at Ole Miss 3/18... Worked 1.1 scoreless innings out of the pen against Western Kentucky 3/14, stranding two runners... Earned his first career win with three-plus innings of relief against Central Arkansas 3/7 allowing two unearned runs on two hits with three strikeouts... Tossed a career-best four innings out of the bullpen against CSUN 3/3 giving up one run on two hits... Retired the lone batter he faced in win over SE Louisiana 2/28... Punched out two and gave up two hits against UIC 2/25... Gave up three runs, two earned, on two hits over 1.2 innings of relief against Evansville 2/22... Made his collegiate debut at San Diego 2/19 with a scoreless inning.
High School - Named the second-best high school pitching prospect in Tennessee in 2016 by Perfect Game... Lettered three years in baseball and won three straight district tournament and sectional titles at Spring Hill HS in Spring Hill, Tenn.... Helped lead the Raiders to the 2016 Tennessee AA state title as a senior winning a Regional championship along the way, the team’s second in three years (2013)... Served as a team captain in 2016... Earned TBCA All-State and Tennessee Baseball Report All-Region as a senior... As a junior, he was named the District Pitcher of the Year along with TBCA All-State and All-Region... In 2014, he was tabbed the 12 AA Pitcher of the Year and placed on the Tennessee Baseball Report Super Sophomore team and All-Region squad... Played summer and/or high school ball with Vanderbilt teammates Alex Brewer and Ty Duvall, Hagan Severance (Mississippi State), Daniel Wright (Memphis), Jackson Curb (Belmont) and Tommy Moren (Memphis).
Academics - King is undeclared on a major.
Personal - Zachary Lee King... Born 4/30/98 in Nashville, Tenn.... Son of Lisa and Doug King... Has two sisters, Cortney and Krystin... Nickname is Kinger... Favorites include: Marcus Stroman (player), Cincinnati Reds (team), P.K. Subban (non-baseball athlete), Step Brothers, Miracle, 42, The Fighter (movies), Breaking Bad, Prison Break, Dexter (TV shows), Zach Galifianakis (actor), grilled wings and potatoes (meal), Justin Bieber and Thomas Rhett (musicians)... Lists actor Patrick Dempsey would play him in a movie... Uses friendly as the one word to describe himself... Names Traverse City, Mich. as his favorite vacation destination... Says winning the state championship as a senior in high school is his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt because it “has been my dream school since I was a kid and I’m excited to be here. It’s the best baseball program in the nation combined with a great academic school, couldn’t pass up this great opportunity.”