26   Tom Zelasko
Tom Zelasko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lansing, IL

High School:
Mount Carmel

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
P

B/T:
L/L


2010: Recorded a scoreless appearance at Austin Peay (2/27) ... Closed NIU's 6-2 win over Cal Bakersfield with a scoreless ninth inning (3/5) ... Struck out a batter in a scoreless frame at Cal Bakersfield (3/6) ... Threw 1.2 innings of scoreless relief at Southern Illinois (3/19) ... Closed out a win with a perfect frame at Bradley (3/31) ... Retired the two batters he faced to close out a game at Miami (4/10) ... Threw a scoreless inning at Elfstrom Stadium vs. UIC (4/20) ... Earned his one win of the season in relief vs. Bradley (4/28) ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings at Ball State (5/15) ... Threw a perfect ninth inning vs. Milwaukee (5/18) ... Finished his season with a two-inning, no-run appearance vs. Western Michigan (5/22) ... Finished first on the team in ERA (4.20) and second in appearances (29).

2009: Set career-marks with two wins, 47.0 innings, four saves and 27 strikeouts in 32 appearances ... Pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the season opener vs. North Florida (2/20) ... Picked up his first career win vs. Mississippi State (2/21)... Struck out two over three shutout innings at SIU (3/8)... Had a scoreless innings streak of 7.1 over eight appearances snapped at Southeast Missouri (3/13) ... Closed the Huskies' win over Buffalo with a hitless inning (3/21) ... Earned his second win of the season in a walk-off win vs. Buffalo (3/22) ... Saved his first game of his career at Bradley (3/25) ... Tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn a save vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (4/1) ... Gave up one unearned run in 5.1 innings of relief with a career-best three strikeouts at Akron (4/12) ... Closed out a Huskie win at Central Michigan, pitching 1.2 innings of no-hit baseball (5/2) ... Posted a scoreless appearance vs. Ball State, striking out a pair in 1.2 innings (5/10) ... Led the team in earned run average (3.26), opposing batting average (.256), saves (4), appearances (32), and games finished (24).

2008: Made seven relief appearances on the year and one start ... Made collegiate debut vs. Hawai'i (2/28) ... Received first career start against Bradley (3/25) ... Appeared in first MAC game vs. Central Michigan (5/4) ... Gave up 12 hits, six earned runs, one walk and struck out three in 5.0 innings of relief work ... Threw 0.2 innings with a strikeout and gave up no runs against Dallas Baptist (3/14) ... Recorded first career strikeout against Texas Tech (2/28).

High School: Ranked 47th among Illinois seniors by Prep Baseball Report and listed on the Chicago Tribune Top 100 area players list ... A two-time all-area and all-conference selection and earned all-state accolades as a senior ... Earned honorable mention all-state recognition after posting a 6-1 record, 1.44 ERA and 67 strikeouts with 41 hits allowed in 53.1 innings pitched as a senior ... Posted a school-record 37.1-inning scoreless streak during his senior season ... Earned the Ceaser Cirillo King of the Hill Award and first team all-area and honorable mention all-conference accolades after compiling a 6-3 record, 3.15 ERA and 51 strikeouts with just 16 walks in 55.2 innings while helping his team to regional and sectional championships as a junior ... Went 4-1 with a 3.47 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 34.1 innings over 10 appearances during his sophomore season ... Went 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA in three varsity starts and had one complete game while totaling 15.0 innings as a freshman ... Honor roll member for three years and was named to National Honor Society as junior.

Personal: History major ... Born August 12, 1988 in Harvey, Ill. ... Parents are Anthony and Lisa Zelasko ... Admires Brett Favre ... Hobbies include weight lifting.

YEAR W-L ERA
G/GS
CG
SV IP H R
ER
HR
HBP BB SO AVG WHIP
2008 0-1 19.80 8/1 0 0 5.0 17 12 11 0 0 2 3 .548 3.80
2009 2-4 3.26 32/0 0 4 47.0 45 26 17 4 3 24 27 .256 1.47
2010 1-2 4.20 29/0 0 0 30.0 34 16 14 2 10 13 19 .296 1.57
CAREER 3-7 4.61 69/1 0 4 82.0 96 54 42 6 13 39 49 .298 1.65

CAREER HIGHS
Innings Pitched 5.1 (four times) Last on 4/12/09 vs. Akron
Strikeouts 3 (two times) Last on 3/10/10 at Cal Poly
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