23 - Zach Samuels
Zach Samuels
Birth Date: 10/08/1986
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Leigh HS
Previous College: De Anza College
Position: RHP
2008
Pitched in 20 games, including one start...In 12 of his 20 appearances he did not allow and earned run...Threw 25.2 innings...Struck out 17 batters...In his one start, May 7 at Pepperdine, Samuels allowed three runs on four hits in three innings, striking out two...Recorded a save on Mar. 8 against Houston...Pitched three scoreless innings without allowing a hit, striking out three and earning the win against Pacific on April 4...Picked up his first win of the season after pitching a scoreless frame on Mar. 30 vs. Cal State Northridge...Struck out one batter and gave up no hits in one inning against Cal Poly on April 26. De Anza Junior College
Selected First Team All-Conference...Went 6-3 with a 2.16 ERA and an opponents batting average of .181...Pitched three complete games...Struck out 11 batters and took a perfect game into the ninth inning on February 14...Voted scholar athlete at De Anza...Went 6-7 in 13 starts in 2006 at De Anza...Struckout 58 whilel walking only 20 in the process...Allowed only 23 earned runs in 76 innings of work, good for a 2.72 ERA. High School
Played for Michael Luna at Leigh High School, where he played shortstop and pitched for the Longhorns. Personal
Born October 8, 1986 in San Jose, Calif...Majoring in business economics with an accounting emphasis...Roots for the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Sharks...Nickname is "The Wizard"...His favorite movies are "The Departed", "Gladiator", and "Bull Durham"...If he could invite three celebrities to dinner they would be Greg Maddux, Bill Clinton and Scarlett Johanssen...Has a younger brother, Greg...Son of Janice and Roger Samuels.

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