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    17  Zach Peterson
    Zach Peterson

    Hometown:
    Minnetonka, Minn.

    High School:
    Minnetonka

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 165

    Position:
    P

    B/T:
    S/R


    2007 HORIZON LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
    2007 ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE FIRST TEAM
    2006 ABCA & RAWLINGS NCAA ALL-MIDEAST REGION SECOND TEAM
    2006 ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE FIRST TEAM
    2005 ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE FIRST TEAM
    2005 HORIZON LEAGUE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
    Career Highlights: Signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Royals following his senior season in June of 2007...finished career as UIC's all-time winningest pitcher with a school-record 27 career victories...started 42 games in his career, the second-most in school history...tossed the most innings in a career in UIC history with 333.1 innings...his 333.1 career innings surpassed the old record by over 56 innings...finished with the third-most appearances in school history (76)...fanned 206 hitters during his UIC career, the second-best career total in school history. 2007: The Horizon League Pitcher of the Year...selected to third consecutive All-Horizon League First Team...school's all-time winningest pitcher with 27-8 career record...went 7-4 overall with a 3.54 ERA in 16 starts...won seven of his last eight decisions...struck out a team-high 64 batters while giving up just 24 walks... held No. 1 Vanderbilt to its lowest offensive output in over a year with seven innings of two-run, seven-strikeout work on Mar. 9...clinched his school-record 27th career win with eight solid innings in UIC's victory over Cleveland State in the 2007 U.S. Army Horizon League Baseball Championship on May 24. 2006: ABCA & Rawlings NCAA All-Mideast Region Second Team...All-Horizon League First Team ...captured Horizon League's pitching Triple Crown by leading the conference in ERA (2.42), wins (nine) and strikeouts (73)...also lead the circuit with a career-high 107.2 innings pitched...posted a 9-3 record...went the distance four times...walked just 12 batters all season...owns a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 6.1/1...started 15 games...made two appearances out of the bullpen...went 6-1 against league foes...struck out 48 batters while allowing just three walks in 62.2 IP during conference contests...four-time Horizon League Pitcher of the Week...two-time College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll selection...won his last six starts...tossed a complete game in UIC's win against UW-Milwaukee in the Horizon League Baseball Championship...earned his first career complete-game victory by striking out seven Panthers and giving up only two runs against UW-Milwaukee on Mar. 24...allowed just one earned run in a complete game against Wright State on Apr. 15. 2005: All-Horizon League First Team selection...appeared in 22 games, making 10 starts...went 10-1 with a team-best 3.31 ERA and 46 strikeouts...won last nine decisions...led the Horizon League in both wins and ERA...his 10 wins were the third-most in UIC history for a single season...picked up two saves on the year... made the All-Horizon League Tournament Team...pitched 4.2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win in UIC's Horizon League Championship-clinching victory over UW-Milwaukee on May 29...went 7.1 innings with five strikeouts to earn the win over Wright State in the league quarterfinals on May 26...named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after complete-game seven-inning performance against UW-Milwaukee on April 16...notched first career save on May 3 with a perfect ninth inning against IIT. 2004: Appeared in 16 games, making one start...finished season with a record of 1-0 with 23 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.06...earned first career victory in his first career start, holding Western Michigan hitless and striking out two Broncos in two innings of work on May 4...fanned a season-high five batters against IPFW on Apr. 13...started at second base against Chicago State on Mar. 28 and went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Prep/Personal: Earned All-State, All-Metro, All-Sun, All-Conference and All-Section First Team honors as a senior...as a senior led the Classic Lake Conference in batting (.444)...finished season with a record of 8-1 on the mound in nine appearances...led Minnetonka to two conference titles, section titles and state appearances as a junior and senior...helped lead Minnetonka to a fourth-place finish in the Minnesota State Tournament and 21st in the nation as a junior...pushed Excelsior to a second and third place finish in the state legion tournament, including a runner-up finish in the Legion World Series...earned All-Conference and All-Sun First team honors as well as second-team All-Metro and All-State honors as a junior...fanned 13 batters to help defeat #1 Cretin-Derham Hall as a junior...defeated Alabama in the Legion World Series semifinals...as a junior went 7-1 with a 1.30 ERA along with a batting average of .368...born November 6, 1984...son of Todd and Diane Peterson...majored in movement science.


    ZACH PETERSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA 2004.... 5.06 1-0 16 1 0 0/1 0 26.2 34 18 15 6 23 6 0 2 120 .309 1 3 0 1 2005.... 3.31 10-1 22 10 1 0/0 2 89.2 109 42 33 14 46 9 2 6 392 .300 3 2 4 9 2006.... 2.42 9-3 17 15 4 0/0 0 107.2 107 37 29 12 73 12 1 3 439 .263 1 2 4 14 2007.... 3.54 7-4 17 16 2 0/0 0 109.1 122 50 43 23 64 24 3 5 470 .284 3 5 3 10 TOTAL... 3.24 27-8 72 42 7 0/1 2 333.1 372 147 120 55 206 51 6 16 1421 .284 8 12 11 34