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  Zach Elmer

Zach Elmer

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delaware, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
01/09/1987

B/T:
R/L

2009: Made 11 appearances with 10 starts, while compiling a 2-3 record with an 8.29 ERA ... Earned first win March 28 at Western Michigan when he tossed a season-long 6.2 innings of shutout ball and the other win May 5 at Cincinnati ... Fired 35 strikeouts, third on the team, but issued a team-high 40 walks ... Threw 38.0 innings on the year and gave up 42 hits, as foes hit just .280 off him (second on the team) ... Fanned a season-high six batters Feb. 21 vs. Army in his first start of the year.

2008 Summer League: Played for the Lima Locos, who went 20-20 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League ... Made eight appearances on the mound, starting four games ... Went 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 22.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 25 hits and 10 earned runs ... Struck out 15 batters, while holding the opposition to a .294 batting average.

2008: Tied for the team lead with 14 starts on the mound, which tied for second in the Mid-American Conference and tied for fifth in a single season at Ohio, while posting a 4-4 record ... Compiled an ERA of 3.93, which was first on the team among starting pitchers and sixth in the MAC among starters ... Was named MAC East Pitcher of the Week April 7 ... Pitched 71.0 innings, which was third on the team, while allowing 31 earned runs and 66 hits ... Struck out 47 batters, ranking second on the squad, and allowed 42 walks ... Held opponents to a .248 batting average, which was second on the team as well ... Threw a career-high 8.0 innings May 10 versus Miami, while striking out a career-best eight batters in the win ... Allowed no earned runs March 1 at Memphis in 5.0 innings of work and also allowed no earned runs March 23 at Central Michigan, throwing 4.2 innings.

2007 Summer League: Played for the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League along with former Bobcat Jason Selhorst ... Finished with three wins and a 4.72 ERA ... Pitched a total of 13 innings ... Gave up seven runs over the course of the summer ... Started twice and pitched seven games in relief.

2007: Appeared in seven games with one start ... Missed the first 22 games of the season with an injury ... Recorded an 0-1 record with a 5.19 ERA and one save on the year ... Was fourth on the team with a .264 opponent batting average ... Picked up his first career save by tossing 3.2 scoreless innings May 19 at Bowling Green ... Struck out 10 hitters in 17.1 innings pitched on the year ... Allowed eight earned runs in back-to-back outings on April 29 and May 5 but gave up just two earned runs in his other five appearances.

2006 Summer League: Played for the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League along with current Ohio teammate Chris Rigo ... Posted a 3.60 ERA in 10 appearances, with one start ... Limited hitters to a .192 batting average while striking out 18 hitters in 15 innings pitched.

2006: Made 12 appearances out of the bullpen ... Recorded a 5.65 ERA in 14.1 innings pitched ... Led the team with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings ... Gave up just one extra-base hit in 15 hits allowed ... Right-handed batters hit just .216 against him, the second-best mark on the team ... Also held lead-off hitters to a .167 average, the lowest mark among all Bobcat pitchers ... Tossed a season-high 3.2 innings at Miami on May 13 and recorded a personal-best six strikeouts.

High School: An all-state selection ... Team, conference, district and county player of the year ... Helped lead Olentangy to a district championship ... Went 7-1 with a 1.80 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .146 batting average as a senior ... Averaged 11 strikeouts per game in 2005 season ... Also lettered in football.

Personal: A sport management major ... Son of George & Cindy Elmer ... Born on Jan. 9, 1987.