29   Zach Oates
Zach Oates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, IL

High School:
North

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 255

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


2010: Took a hard-luck loss at Austin Peay, giving up one earned run on four hits over seven innings (2/27) ... Scattered nine hits and two runs over seven quality innings to secure his first win at CSU Bakersfield (3/6) ... Struck out four Salukis in a start at Southern Illinois (3/19) ... Gave up three earned runs over six solid innings in a no-decison at Bowling Green (3/26)... Held the Bulls to a pair of earned runs in a start vs. Buffalo (4/4) ... Closed a game with a scoreless frame at Toledo (4/24) ... Contributed a scoreless two thirds of an inning at Ball State (5/14) ... Earned his first save of the season, throwing 2.2 shutout innings of relief, vs. Western Michigan (5/20) ... Finished fourth on the team in innings pitched (45.2), fifth in appearances (16), and was one of two Huskies to record a save.

2009: Posted career-bests all-around with a 5.59 ERA, 37.0 innings and 36 strikeouts in 29 appearances ... Tossed a scoreless inning in relief vs. Oregon State (2/26) ... Started the season with four shutout innings over five appearances before giving up a run at Saint Louis (3/10) ... Threw 2.2 scoreless innings with a career-best five strikeouts in a win vs. Buffalo (3/22) ... Struck out one in a scoreless frame vs. Bowling Green (3/28) ... Tossed a shutout inning at Northwestern (4/8) ... Threw a perfect inning to close out a win vs. Toledo (4/17) ... Struck out four of six batters he faced in an appearance vs. Valparaiso (4/29) ... Threw 2.1 shutout innings of relief at Central Michigan (5/2) ... Posted a career-high five scoreless frames on the way to earning his first career win at Western Michigan (5/15) ... Finished fourth on the team in earned run average (5.59), second in opposing batting average (.257), second in strikeouts (36), and second in appearances (29).

2008: Made seven relief appearances and one start in his first collegiate season ... Went 0-1 with a 7.27 ERA ... Gave up two earned runs, three hits and three walks in three innings in his first collegiate start against Southern Illinois (3/2) ... Had four relief appearances where he did not give up a run.

High School: Earned an Illinois top-100 senior ranking by Prep Baseball Report ... Was a two-time first-team All-DuPage Valley Conference selection and twice served as team captain ... Posted a 6-4 record, 2.48 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 59.1 innings as a pitcher and hit .333 with a .496 slugging percentage while totaling 39 hits and 12 stolen bases as a first baseman during his senior year ... Earned team's Falcon Award as a senior ... Named first-team all-area as a junior ... Was a two-time academic all-conference selection during his final two prep seasons.

Personal: Business major .. Born July 16, 1988 ... Parents are Mike and Nancy Oates ... Brother, Ryan, was a member of the U.S. Junior Olympic volleyball team and played for BYU ... High school battery mate of fellow Huskie catcher Kevin Smith ... Aspires to own his own business and to write a book ... Hobbies include fishing.

YEAR W-L ERA
G/GS
CG
SV IP H R
ER
HR
HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
2008 0-1 7.27 8/1 0 0 8.2 10 8 7 1 1 5 1 .286 1.73
2009 1-4 5.59 29/0 0 0 37.0 37 30 23 4 3 17 36 .257 1.46
2010 1-3 5.52 16/6 0 1 45.2 60 36 28 1 4 16 28 .317 1.66
CAREER 2-8 5.71 53/7 0 1 91.1 107 74 58 6 8 38 65 .291 2.22
CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched 7.0 (two times) Last on 3/6/10 at CSU Bakersfield
Strikeouts 6 3/6/10 at CSU Bakersfield
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