Zach  Luther

11Zach Luther


Laguna Niguel, Calif.

High School:
Aliso Niguel HS

Last College:
Texas A&M / Fullerton JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175



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2013 - SENIOR
• Played in 26 games during his senior campaign, including six starts (four at first base, two in left field).
• Used primarily as a pinch-hitter, he hit .176 with two doubles, three RBIs, and three stolen bases.
• Defensively, he posted an impressive .983 fielding percentage while playing first base and left-field for the Vols in 2013.
• Started two games at the USA Baseball Irish Classic in Cary, N.C., recording a hit against both UMass and Virginia Tech.
• Had a single and a walk in a 5-4 win over Western Kentucky on March 13.

2012 - JUNIOR
• Played in 46 games in his first year at Rocky Top, including 43 starts, all at third base.
• Hit .245 with five doubles, six RBIs and eight stolen bases.
• Opened his time at Tennessee with a five-game hitting streak, including a 3-for-4, two-double effort against Northern Illinois on Feb. 18.
• As UT's leadoff hitter on Opening Day, he was hit by a pitch to kick off the 2012 campaign.
• Was particularly effective against left-handed pitching, hitting .309 (17-for-55).
• Posted nine multi-hit efforts and laid down five sac bunts.

• In 2011, led Fullerton Junior College with a .346 batting average and was the team RBI leader with 24.
• Had seven stolen bases, a .391 slugging percentage, 22 runs scored, 46 hits, 52 total bases, and .927 fielding percentage.
• Named to the 2011 Orange Empire All-Conference Team.
• Hit .304 with five RBIs and scored nine runs at Orange Coast College in 2010. • Helped the Pirates to a 19-17 record.

2010 - TEXAS A&M
• Redshirted.

• Graduated from Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, Calif., where he was coached by Craig Hanson.
• Hit .447 as a senior (2008) and was named South Coast All-League.
• Was a three-year scholar-athlete honoree.
• Played for the Milwaukee Brewers Area Code team and was named Team San Diego's Co-MVP in the Baseball Resource SoCal Cup.
• Also played summer ball for the Quakes Baseball Academy.
• A two-sport standout, lettered three years as a point guard for the basketball team.
• Earned team defensive player of the year honors as a junior (2006-07).
• Was named most valuable player as a freshman (2004-05), leading the Wolverines to the Division I state championship.

• Full name is Zachary Edward Luther
• Born April 6,1990, in Long Beach, Calif.
• Son of Ed and Lori Luther
• Has one sibling, Austin
• Father, Ed, played six seasons in the NFL, mostly with the San Diego Chargers, and amassed nearly 3,200 career passing yards before spending the 1985 season as quarterback of the USFL's Jacksonville Bulls
• Undecided in major.


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