12 Chad Ziemendorf
12 Chad Ziemendorf
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Altos, Calif.
Previous College: Mission College
Position: Catcher
Honors: 1V
After last year's injury plagued season, will start behind the plate for the Gauchos.

Season cut short due to injury...Started all 12 games played...Went 6-for-10 in three game stretch vs. Liberty, Fordham and Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)...led team by throwing out 36.4% of base runners (8-out of-22)...Batted .800 (4-for-5) with runners on third with less than two outs...Went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI vs. Cal State Northridge in last game played.

Mission College
Transferred from Pepperdine and played for Todd Fagan at Mission College...Batted .300 with two home runs.

High School
Three time First-Team All-Christian Private School Athletic League at The King's Academy...Coached by father Mark Ziemendorf...Batted .550 with six home runs as a senior garnering CPSAL MVP honors...As a junior batted .450 with three home runs and was runner up for CPSAL MVP...Was a member of CPSAL Champion teams as a freshman and sophomore...Also participated in Soccer.

Born April 9, 1981 in San Jose, CA...Majoring in Communications...Roots for the San Francisco Giants...Benito Santiago and Will Clark are favorite athletes...Favorite movie is Zoolander...Enjoys watching Seinfeld...Favorite book is The Journey of Desire by John Eldridge...Most memorable sports moment was hitting a home run in a county All-Star game...Favorite aspects of Santa Barbara are the baseball and the beach...Son of Mark and Carolyn Ziemendorf.