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No. 20
Matt Zeller

Sophomore-1L
OF

Left/Right
6-3 * 200

Leadwood, Kansas
(Shawnee Mission East)

Corbin's Comments: "Good athlete who is steadily improving in the outfield, Pursues the baseball very well and has knack for making the catch. Has made a physical jump offensively and in the weightroom."

As a Freshman (2002): Recorded one start in 21 games played (right field)...Made his first collegiate start vs. Temple (3/19), making a couple of dazzling defensive plays in right field including an off-balance catch and throw out at the plate to end an Owls' threat...Registered his first collegiate hit, a single, against Kentucky (5/12).

High School: Batted .440 with 55 hits, 14 doubles, three home runs, 37 RBI and 17 stolen bases as a senior at Shawnee Mission East... Named All-Sunflower and All-Sun Country his final season... Earned the prestigious Loran Freeman Outstanding Individual/Baseball Player Award given to a senior in Johnson County (Kansas City) for his efforts on and off the baseball field... Batted .428 with 50 hits, 16 doubles, one home run, and 42 RBI as a junior... Name All-Sun Country in football, tallying 1200 yards passing, 13 touchdowns and a 97.61 quarterback rating as a senior... Coached in baseball by Rob Hole... Was a two-year starter on the basketball team as a forward where he was named Academic All-State... Captained football basketball and baseball teams... Listed in "Who's Who of American High School Students"... Member of Quill and Scroll and National Honor
Society... Chose Vanderbilt over Missouri and Kansas.

Personal: Matthew A. Zeller... Son of Lyn and Bob Zeller... Born 7/23/83 in St. Joseph, Mo.... Has two siblings, Kyle and Chad... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Favorites include steak, the television show "Temptation Island," the movie "Braveheart," and the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd... Baseball favorites include Trot Nixon, Mike Sweeney, the Kansas City Royals, and Fenway Park... Word that best describes him is committed... Advice to youngsters is "Work hard because anything is possible."

Career Highs
Hits: 1 vs. Kentucky (5/12/02)
Runs: 1 vs. Kentucky (5/12/02)

Batting vs. The SEC
Team AVG GP AB H HR RBI
Alabama - - - - - -
Arkansas - - - - - -
Auburn - - - - - -
Florida - - - - - -
Georgia .000 2 2 0 0 0
Kentucky 1.000 3 1 1 0 0
LSU .000 1 0 0 0 0
Ole Miss .000 1 0 0 0 0
Miss. St. .000 3 1 0 0 0
USC .000 1 1 0 0 0
Tennessee .000 2 1 0 0 0
Total .167 11 6 1 0 0

Zeller's Career Statistics
Year AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB A
2002 .091 21 1 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 2 1 7 0 .286 0 0 0 0
Tot. .091 21 1 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 2 1 7 0 .286 0 0 0 0

Fielding
Year PO A E FLD%
2002 6 1 0 1.000
Total 6 1 0 1.000

 

 






 



 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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