Zack  Godley

15Zack Godley


Bamberg, S.C.

High School:
Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS

Last College:
Spartanburg Methodist

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 245



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2013 - SENIOR
• Led the SEC with 108.1 innings and finished second in the league with 98 strikeouts during the 2013 regular season.
• Fired six complete games, more than any other team in the SEC and the most by a UT pitcher since Jamie Bennett also had six in 2000.
• Made 16 appearances, including 14 starts, going 5-7 with a 3.49 ERA over 108.1 innings pitched.
• Held opposing batters to a career low .242 batting average while racking up a team high 98 strikeouts and walking 32 batters.
• Started six games against ranked teams with the Vols winning two of those contests, beating No. 19 Florida (April 28) and No. 14 Arkansas (May 10) for a record of 2-2 against ranked opponents.
• Opened his senior campaign with six strikeouts in five innings at UNLV, allowing five runs on eight hits.
• Suffered the loss against No. 20 Arizona State on Feb. 22, allowing four runs on four hits, while finishing with nine strikeouts over seven innings of work.
• Fired 8.1 innings against No. 22 Notre Dame at the USA Baseball NTC in Cary, N.C., on March 1, allowing just two runs (one earned) on eight hits while striking out four in a tough-luck no-decision as the Vols lost a 3-2 nail biter in 12 innings.
• Followed up that performance with 7.0 shutout innings in a 16-0 win over Alcorn State on March 8, allowing just three hits and striking out eight.
• Fired his first career complete game, a 4-0 shutout against Missouri on March 22, striking out eight and scattering five hits.
• It was Tennessee's first complete-game shutout since Craig Cobb tossed one in a 19-0 win against LSU on April 8, 2006.
• Posted another eight-strikeout effort at #3 Vanderbilt on March 29, yielding three runs on five hits in a no-decision as the Commodores won on a 12th-inning walk-off.
• Made his first relief appearance of the year with a 1-2-3 ninth inning against Longwood on April 2.
• Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time in his career after throwing a six-hit shutout at Kentucky on April 14. He struck out eight.
• Fired his second complete game in a row and third of the season against Ole Miss on April 21 but three unearned runs helped the Rebels win 4-3.
• Made it three consecutive complete games with a 4-2 win over Florida a week later, striking out six and yielding just two first-inning runs.
• Closed out the season with back-to-back complete games, going the distance in an 8-3 win at No. 14 Arkansas and a 1-5 loss to Texas A&M.
• Struck out a career high 13 batters against the Aggies in his final collegiate start.

2012 - JUNIOR
• Made a seamless transition from the bullpen to the top spot in the Tennessee rotation in his first season as a starter.
• Made 12 appearances, including 11 starts, going 4-2 with a 3.50 ERA over 69.1 innings of work.
• Held opposing hitters to a .250 batting average while striking out 53 and walking just 18.
• Right-handed hitters had a particularly difficult time against him, hitting just .216 (29-for-134).
• Started six games against ranked teams with the Vols winning three of those contests, beating No. 16 Texas (March 3), No. 2 Kentucky (March 23) and No. 10 South Carolina (April 6).
• Struck out a career-high 10 batters and yielded just three hits in eight shutout innings against ULM.
• Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week, CB360 Primetime Performer and College Baseball Insider Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing eight innings of one-run ball against No. 2 Kentucky to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
• Missed nearly a month at the end of the season with an oblique strain before returning for the final week.
• Was an alternate on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team led by Dave Serrano in the summer of 2012.
• Appeared in four games for Team USA, going 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and striking out eight in just 6.0 innings of work.

• Made a team-high 28 relief appearances, posting a 1-1 record, two saves and a 3.38 ERA while striking out 34 and walking just 13 in 32.0 innings on the mound.
• First Tennessee appearance came in the second game of the season as he struck out three in 2.0 frames against Milwaukee on Feb. 18.
• Recorded his first save against Canisius (2/27) with 1.2 innings of perfect relief to close out a 9-4 victory.
• Second save came just two appearances later when he struck out the final batter of the game in UT's 10-8 triumph over Morehead State on March 6.
• Picked up his first win of the season against Middle Tennessee State on May 10 with two perfect innings of relief.
• Suffered his only loss of the year at LSU on May 15 when he allowed two runs (one earned) in 0.2 innings.
• Twice struck out five batters in a game (2/20 vs. Milwaukee and 5/17 vs. Belmont)

• Made 11 appearances during his freshman campaign at Spartanburg Methodist, going 6-1 with 30 strikeouts and a 1.51 ERA in 41.2 innings of work.
• Helped lead the Pioneers to an overall record of 46-10 and climb as high as No. 6 in the NJCAA Division I poll.
• Spent his summer with the Southhampton Breakers of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League where he was 4-3 with a 2.75 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 59 innings.

• Graduated from Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School in Bamberg, S.C., where he was coached by David Horton.
• Was selected by the New York Mets in the 50th round (1,514th overall pick) of the 2009 MLB Draft.
• Helped lead the Red Raiders to back-to-back Class A titles in his final two prep seasons.
• Did not begin pitching until his junior season.
• Earned all-state honors as a senior after posting a 9-3 record and a 2.24 ERA, while striking out 109 batters and walking just 22.
• Provided some offensive production as well, hitting .337 with six home runs.
• Was also an all-state performer as a quarterback/linebacker on the gridiron where he lettered for four seasons.

• Full name is Zachary Thomas Godley
• Born April 21, 1990, in Bamberg, S.C.
• Son of Tommy and Kelly Godley
• Has two brothers, Michael and Richard Stanfield
• Recipient of the Robert C. & Judy R. McMahan Athletic Scholarship Fund
• Plans to major in public administration at Tennessee.


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