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Zach Rodgers

Zach Rodgers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Ironwood

Last College:
Cochise College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

05/21/2014

Zach Rodgers Throws Complete Game in 7-1 Win

The Knights won game one of The American Championship behind a six-run second inning

05/20/2014

Nine Knights Honored by The American With Postseason Accolades

Eric Skoglund named Pitcher of the Year; Terry Rooney named Coach of the Year

05/07/2014

UCF Earns 30th Win of Season With 4-1 Victory at FAU

Zach Rodgers improved to 6-1 on the mound in 5.1 innings of relief

04/26/2014

Vasquez's Walk-Off Gives No. 22 Baseball Seventh-Straight Series Win

The junior drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 11th.

04/18/2014

Baseball Sweeps No. 9 Louisville in Thursday Doubleheader

Skoglund's game one gem set up walk-off thriller in game two.

2014
-Appeared in 26 games with seven starts in first season at UCF
-Earned Second Team All-AAC honors
-Played every role for the Knights on the mound; starter, closer, middle relief, long relief
-Led UCF with a 1.36 ERA, which ranked third in The American, 11th in the nation, and the fourth best ERA in a season in school history
-Finished the year 7-1 on the mound
-Tied for the team-lead with five saves, which ranked sixth in the conference
-Recorded a WHIP of 1.01 to rank 49th in the nation
-Struck out 52 batters and walked just 14 in 79.1 innings
-Opponents hit .230 against, and he allowed just three doubles on the season
-Had 10 outings of three or more strikeouts
-Went five innings, allowing one run in first start at Florida (2/18)
-Earned first win in 3.1 shutout innings of relief at Jacksonville (2/25)
-First save came in one perfect inning of relief vs. Cincinnati (3/22)
-Pitched four shutout innings, allowing just one hit in start vs. Cincinnati (3/23)
-Came out of the bullpen in the first inning to earn the win at FAU (5/7) in 5.1 innings
-Struck out three in 2.1 innings of hitless relief at Florida State (5/13)
-Started The American Championship opener, throwing his first complete game, allowing one run on five hits and five strikeouts in win vs. UConn (5/21)

Prior to UCF
-Spent two years at Cochise College under the tutelage of Todd Inglehart
-As a sophomore, Cochise had its most successful season in school history, 52-19, and finished in third place at the NJCAA College World Series while earning a No. 2 national ranking by Perfect Game
-Earned Third-Team All-American honors after posting the lowest ERA in school history at 1.29
-Finished sophomore season with an 11-0 record and five complete games
-Graduated from Ironwood High School in 2011 and was coached by Mike Holder
-A four-year letterwinner in baseball, also played quarterback in football

Personal
-Born in Glendale, Ariz.
-Son of Eddie and Lisa Rodgers
-Has two brothers, Cody and Aaron, and one sister, Kristin
-Major is Sport and Exercise Science

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