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    Zach Gardner
    Zach Gardner

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sugar Land, Texas

    High School:
    Clements HS

    Weight:
    180

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    03/13/1987

    Experience:
    3L

    2008 Dick Wright Award winner

    2007 & 2009 Honorable Mention All-SLC

    2009: Honorable mention all-conference selection ... Academic All-SLC first team selection ... only Lumberjack to start all 55 games for the year, making every start in center field ... hit .335 for the season and set career highs in home runs (6), hits (81), runs scored (54), stolen bases (16) and doubles (18) ... his 18 doubles led the team and was 11 more than his previous career high, tying Kevin Crabtree's 2008 mark for the single-season school record ... closed out career as SFA's all-time leader in doubles (36), hits (223), at-bats (741) and stolen bases (37) ... had never had a game with more than one double in first three years, but had five games with two doubles as a senior ... was tops on the team with 28 multi-hit games ... was a career-best 5-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI against Southeastern La. (5/9) ... was 4-for-5 with two runs scored at Louisiana-Lafayette (4/14) ... was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in second round of SLC Tournament against UTA (5/21) ... led off game with solo home run and finished 3-for-5, just a triple shy of the cycle at Houston (4/21) ... went 2-for-5 with four RBI against Nicholls, including a walk-off three-run home run that put mercy rule into effect (3/21).

    2008: Played in 46 games, getting 40 starts in center field ... selected as Dick Wright Award winner at SFA's annual Champions Dinner ... had 12 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games ... had four multi-hit games in a row from 2/23 to 2/27 ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI against Houston Baptist (2/26) ... had seven hits in 11 at-bats in doubleheader against Sacred Heart, including a season-high four hits with season-best four RBI and two runs scored in the first game (3/8) ... had a hit, RBI, stolen base and scored a season-best three runs in win over Louisiana-Monroe (3/25) ... broke out of midseason slump with 2-for-4 outing in a win at Central Arkansas, hitting a two-run home run (4/5) ... finished year by going 3-for-5 and an RBI at Sam Houston (5/16).

    2007: Honorable mention All-SLC selection ... second on `Jacks with .342 average ... saw action in 53 games with 42 starts, incdluding starting every game after March 16 (37 straight) ... tied for the team lead with four triples ... led the team with nine sacrifice bunts ... picked up seven steals in 10 attempts on the year ... scored 38 runs on the season ... put together a 15-game hit streak that stretched from March 17 to April 15, with nine of those games being multi-hit efforts ... his .397 on-base percentage was third-best mark on team ... hit what proved to be game-winning home run as part of back-to-back homers with Kevin Croft in the sixth inning against Sam Houston to clinch SFA's first-ever berth in SLC Tournament ... picked up a hit, drew three walks and scored two runs in a 13-5 win over Dallas Baptist (3/28) ... was 5-for-14 in the regular season's final series against Sam Houston State, scoring four runs (5/17-5/19) ... was 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in a 15-11 win over Southeastern Louisiana (3/18) ... scored a season-best four runs after picking up a hit and drawing three walks in a 10-8 win over Central Arkansas (3/31) ... only committed one error in 53 outfield games.

    2006: Made 40 of his 41 starts in center field... hit .223 with 31 hits, 16 runs scored and 10 RBI... hit four doubles and two triples and stole seven bases... hit a career-high two hits eight different times... scored a career-high two runs three times... had a 2-3 performance with two runs scored and an RBI at Dallas Baptist (2/21)... went 2-5 with two runs scored at Louisiana-Monroe (3/11)... had two hits in two at-bats at Lamar (3/26)... went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI at Texas-San Antonio (4/29)... against Sam Houston State, had a 2-5 showing with one run scored and a career-high two RBI (5/18) ... was named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll.

    High School: A two-year letterman under head coach Herb Espinosa at Clements High School... earned second-team all-district honors as a pitcher during his junior year, going 7-3 with a 1.19 ERA... was a first-team all-district pitcher and second-team All-Greater Houston outfielder as a senior... threw a no-hitter in his junior season... named team co-MVP... guided Clements to the regional finals as a sophomore... as a senior, led the district in wins... went 8-2 with 61 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .213 batting average... hit .403, with four home runs and 21 RBI as a senior... led prep squad to back-to-back district titles... pitched a two-hitter in the semi-finals of the Perfect Game Wood Bat World Series, leading his team to a perfect record.

    Personal: Son of Jay and Sally Gardner... brother, Josh, was a pitcher at TCU... is a finance major.

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