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Zack Powers

INF

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Seffner, Fla.
Weight
200 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Armwood

Major: Geography

 

AS A JUNIOR (2014): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row…Saw action in 55 games and had 33 starts – 25 at first base and eight in right field…Had a .231 batting average with 14 runs, 14 RBI, three homers and three doubles…Earned 10 walks and had four sacrifice hits…Hit .309 in 26 SEC games, including 14 starts, with 10 runs and six RBI…Put the Gators on the board in the NCAA Gainesville Regional meeting with North Carolina by delivering a single that scored Casey Turgeon…Gave UF a 2-1 lead in the second game at Tennessee with an RBI grounder in the sixth inning…Had gone 2-for-5 in the opener with the Vols…Walked in the third and scored on a three-run blast by Peter Alonso and lashed an RBI double in the fifth that brought home Braden Mattson…Went 1-for-3 in each of the first two games against No. 10 Vanderbilt…Enjoyed a .364 (4-for-11) performance in the sweep of Missouri and scored four runs…Belted a homer in the 5-0 shutout of the Tigers in game two…Was 2-for-4 and had a solo shot against Jacksonville…Came through with a double that scored Jason Lombardozzi as part of the four-run eighth in the come-from-behind win over No. 4 South Carolina…Was 2-for-4 with a homer and scored twice in the victory at No. 19 Kentucky…Legged out a bunt single that plated Taylor Gushue during the seven-run eighth inning versus Illinois State…Drove in first run of the season with a bases-loaded walk in the triumph over UCF…Was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored in the finale against Maryland.

 

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013): Earned a berth on the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Played in 51 games and made 47 starts – 29 at third base, 15 at designated hitter and three at first base…Batted .268 with 27 RBI, 25 runs, 24 walks, six doubles and three homers…Was second on Florida in hit-by-pitches with nine and was 5-for-7 on stolen-base opportunities…Had a .253 clip in 25 SEC contests…Drew nine walks, totaled eight RBI, scored six runs and had two doubles in league action…Reached base in 23-consecutive games from March 15-May 2, the longest stretch by a Gator during the season…Matched his career high with two walks and was 1-for-2 with a run scored in the season finale against Valparaiso…Singled, was part of a double steal with Harrison Bader and scored in the second inning versus Texas A&M during the SEC Tournament…Came through with a game-winning, pinch-hit double in the ninth to cap the Gators’ comeback over Auburn in which the home team plated four runs with two down…Had a sacrifice fly and a two-run single as part of a 3-for-3, three-run performance in the win over Florida A&M…Contributed a hit in each game of the Tennessee series…Ripped an RBI single in the six-run fifth inning against USF…Had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh inning of the opener at Missouri that brought across Josh Tobias…Went 3-for-5 and scored twice in the 14-5 triumph over No. 8 South Carolina…Collected a run-scoring single in the first meeting with No. 17 Mississippi State…Drew two walks in the finale against No. 11 Ole Miss…Doubled to right field and scored the Gators’ only run against No. 4 Florida State in Jacksonville…Was 3-for-10 (.300) in the series at No. 2 Vanderbilt, including a 2-for-3 outing in the finale and an RBI single that opened the scoring in game one…Drove in two runs and walked twice in the mid-week victory over North Florida…Began SEC play by going 3-for-11 (.273) in the set with No. 10 Kentucky…Had a couple of multiple-hit games and was 4-for-10 (.400) in the weekend series versus FGCU…Continued torrid stretch by going 3-for-4 with two runs and a solo shot at UCF…Chosen as one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and as the SEC Co-Player of the Week for the first time in his career after helping the Gators to a season-opening series victory over Duke…It marked just the 11th time in school history that a University of Florida player had received the national honor, first since Mike Zunino was tabbed on March 12, 2012…Returning to action after being sidelined for the 2012 season, Powers went 3-for-6 (.500) over the three games...In the decisive third game of the series with the Blue Devils, he joined Preston Tucker as the only Gators in school history to hit a pair of grand slams in the same game...Powers tied the score at 3-3 in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly and then clubbed his first career homer in the seventh frame to right field with three teammates aboard to expand UF’s advantage to 10-3…He stepped to the plate again in the eighth with the sacks full and emptied them with another big fly to right field to finalize the scoring at 16-5 in favor of the Orange and Blue…Powers’ nine RBI tied for the third-most in school history in a contest, behind Tucker’s standard of 11 RBI against UCF in which he belted three homers and a couple of grand slams on April 8, 2009.

 

(2012): Was sidelined for the entire season while recovering from shoulder surgery and received a medical redshirt.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Named to the SEC’s All-Freshman Team…Played 35 games, with 21 starts at third base, and hit .250 with eight runs, seven RBI and four doubles…Was 8-for-24 (.333) in SEC action, with four runs and two RBI…Did not see any time in the postseason after undergoing successful knee surgery on April 22 and returning to action in the final week of the regular season on May 17 against Jacksonville…Played in games one and three of the Kentucky series and was 1-for-2 with two sacrifices… Injured his knee on a stolen-base attempt at second base in the first game at Georgia on April 15…Went 1-for-2 at Florida State…Had a solid weekend at the plate and in the field at Mississippi State, going 4-for-8 (.500) and preserving Sunday’s triumph with a leaping grab against the netting in foul territory with the bases full to end the game…Tied career high with two hits and was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in game three…Scored as a pinch runner and later singled in the ninth in the second meeting with MSU…Was 1-for-4 with a walk in the opener… Started all three games at third base versus Tennessee and had two runs and an RBI…Started game three against South Carolina and was 1-for-3 with a two-out RBI single in the second inning…Started the series opener at LSU and was 1-for-2…Started game two against Rhode Island and had first career triple that plated two runs…Played in all wins over the Rams and was 1-for-5 (.200)…Delivered a pinch-hit two-run single with two down in the eighth at USF…Went 3-for-6 (.500) in the sweep of Miami (Fla.)…Had his first career multiple-hit effort in the finale, when he was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles…Opened the scoring on Sunday with his first career RBI, a second-inning double that plated Mike Zunino…Also doubled and laid down his first career sacrifice bunt on Saturday…Ripped first career double to begin the third and scored on Preston Tucker’s single in the win over Florida State…Made a tremendous defensive play at third base to begin FAU’s first at bat…Played in all three games in the season-opening series with USF and drew the start at third base in the opener…Went 1-for-3 (.333) with a run…Singled into center field in his first collegiate at bat.

 

SUMMER: Joined Gator teammate Jonathan Crawford on the Madison (Wis.) Mallards of the Northwoods League in 2011…Batted .273 over 26 games with 10 walks, nine runs batted in and six doubles…Registered five strikeouts in two innings of relief.

HIGH SCHOOL: Infielder from Armwood High School who played for head coach Mike Wrenn…Selected in the 28th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 837th choice…Rated No. 43 in the state of Florida according to Prospectswire.com, No. 3 among third basemen…Ranked No. 28 in the state of Florida in the Class of 2010 Final Rankings from Perfect Game…Was the Player of the Year in Hillsborough Country as well as the Suncoast Player of the Year during his final campaign…Named high honorable mention on Rawlings’ Preseason All-America Team…Hit a team-best .411 with 18 RBI, seven doubles, three homers and one triple…Turned in a 9-1 record on the mound, with a 1.51 earned run average and a .138 batting average against…Went a perfect 3-0 in the postseason with a 1.09 ERA with two complete games…Pitched Armwood into its first state title game in Class 5A by throwing a complete game in a 3-1 victory over Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas…Yielded four hits and retired 10 of the final 11 hitters he faced, with five of his seven strikeouts coming during that stretch…Claimed the Home Run Derby at the 2010 Saladino Tournament…Was a second-team all-state pick in Class 5A and a first-team Hillsborough County selection as a junior, when he hit .467 with 16 RBI, 10 doubles and six homers…Helped the Hawks to their first state tournament berth in school history. 

 

POWERS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2011

.250

35-21

64

8

16

4

1

0

7

5

19

0-2

2012

INJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

.268

51-47

164

25

44

6

0

3

27

24

35

5-7

2014

.231

55-33

121

14

28

3

1

3

13

10

33

1-3

CAREER

.252

141-101

349

47

88

13

2

6

47

39

87

6-12

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2011

.333

13-9

24

4

8

0

0

0

2

3

6

0-1

2012

INJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

.253

25-23

83

6

21

2

0

0

8

9

14

1-2

2014

.309

26-14

55

10

17

2

0

2

6

5

15

1-2

CAREER

.284

64-46

162

20

46

4

0

2

16

17

35

2-5

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2013

.250

1-1

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1-1

2014

.077

5-3

13

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

0-0

CAREER

.118

6-4

17

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

4

1-1

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2013

.333

2-1

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

1

0-0

2014

.167

2-2

6

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

4

0-0

CAREER

.222

4-3

9

1

2

0

0

0

1

3

5

0-0

 

POWERS’ CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 5, 6x, last vs. Mississippi State (5/23/14)

Runs Scored: 3 vs. Florida A&M (5/6/13)

Hits: 3, 3x, last vs. Florida A&M (5/6/13)

RBI: 9 vs. Duke (2/17/13)

Doubles: 2 vs. Miami (Fla.) (3/6/11)

Triples: 1, 2x, last vs. Florida A&M (4/23/14)

Home Runs: 2 vs. Duke (2/17/13)

Walks: 2, 4x, last vs. Maryland (2/16/14)

Stolen Bases: 1, 6x, last vs. Missouri (4/27/14)

Hit Streak: 9 games, 2x, last (4/13-5/2/14)

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