ODU Baseball BIO
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Zach Rutherford
Player Profile:
Zach Rutherford 2019140
Position: Infield
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Western Branch
Major: Management
CAREER STATS -- BATTING
Year
GP/S
AVG
HR RBI H R 2B 3B OBP SLG SB BB K E FLD
2015 43/42 .317 0 18 52 30 13 1 .367 .409 4/4 10 26 5 .973
2016 56/56 .311 2 29 70 38 10 3 .372 .409 12/14 18 35 12 .960
2017 58/58 .332 2 56 78 47 25 1 .397 .472 7/10 21 39 5 .982
Totals
157/156 .321 4 103 200 115 48 5 .380 .433 23/28 49 100 22 .971

CAREER STATS -- PITCHING
Year
APP/S
W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K HR AVG CG SHO SV
2017 6/0 1-2 3.24 8.1 13 3 3 1 4 0 .371 0 0/0 0
Totals
6.0 1-2 3.24 8.1 13 3 3 1 4 0 .371 0 0/0 0


CAREER: An All-American shortstop ... One of the top infielders and contact hitters in program history ... Etched his name in the record book with his 25 doubles (third all-time) and .982 (first all-time by shortstop) in 2017 ... Drafted in the sixth round by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2017 Draft following his junior season.

2017 (JR): Finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, given to the nation's top shortstop ... A Third Team All-American by ABCA/Rawlings ... The Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-C-USA selection ... Also named to the VaSID All-State First Team ... Hit .332 with two home runs and a team-leading 56 RBIs ... Also drilled a C-USA-leading 25 doubles, which ranked in the top 10 in the nation and is the third highest single-season total in program history ... Led the conference with 196 assists, 28 more than any other player in the league, while committing just five errors ... .982 fielding percentage set a new single-season school record for shortstops ... Led the club with 25 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games ... Had a career game against FIU in the game one win, going 5-for-6 with two doubles and four RBIs.

2016 (SO): Started all 56 games ... First on team with .311 batting average and 70 hits, which included 10 doubles, three triples and two home runs ... Second on team with 29 RBIs ... Seventh in C-USA in triples (3), eighth in sac bunts (9), 10th with 12 stolen bases & 12th in hits (70) ... .960 fielding percentage with 86 putouts ... Led C-USA with 201 assists ... Named to the Wallace Award Watch List, which honors the nation's top shortstop ... Also named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... SUMMER BALL: An All-League selection for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League, hitting .278 with four home runs, 20 RBIs and five stolen bases ... Also the All-Star Game MVP ... Ranked the No. 31 prospect on Baseball America's Top 100 College Draft Prospects.

2015 (FR): Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America Freshman All-American ... C-USA All-Freshman squad ... Third on team in hitting at .317 ... Started 42 of 43 games played in (mostly at shortstop) ... Hit .355 in 27 C-USA games to lead team ... Four RBI in a game at nationally ranked FAU ... Committed only five errors ... Pitched in six games ... 13 multiple hit games ... Longest hitting streak was nine games.

PREP: 2014 Virginia and Conference Player of the Year for Virginia State Champion Western Branch ... 2014 Region Player of the Year and First Team All-State outfielder ... 2013 Second Team All-Region Utility selection ... Hit .489 with 30 RBI and 30 runs scored, one homer and 20 stolen bases in 2014.

PERSONAL: Son of Robbie and Kelly Rutherford ... One sister, Ashley ... Majoring in management ... Would like to own his own business ... 2013-14 National Honor Society secretary ... Favorite pro athlete: Mike Trout ... Favorite pro team: St. Louis Cardinals ... Dream Travel Spot: Cozumel, Mexico.

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