#12 Zak Messer
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Bristol, Va. (Walters State)|
2010 (Junior): Hit .289 with 7 home runs, 14 doubles and a team-high 54 RBI … Started 54 games … Stole six bases in nine attempts … Registered 21 multi-hit and 15 multiple RBI games … Recorded 25 extra-base hits, ranking second on the team … Led team in triples with four (T4th in A-Sun) … 14 doubles ranked second on the team … Drove in at least three runs in eight games … Started all 26 Atlantic Sun Conference games … Led the team in home runs (6), doubles (9), RBI (35) and slugging percentage (.596) in conference play … .325 batting average in conference action ranked second on the team … Went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and a season-high 5 RBI in series finale against Canisius (Mar. 7) … Posted three straight two-hit games from (Mar. 10 – Mar. 13) … Went 3-for-6 with 2 doubles, 5 RBI and 2 runs scored in Friday game of Belmont series (Mar. 19) … Posted five straight multiple-RBI from (Mar. 26 – Apr. 2) … Belted grand slam against ETSU (Mar. 26) … Recorded 3-run triple in series finale against ETSU … Drove in 9 runs in ETSU weekend series (Mar. 26 – Mar. 27) … Went 3-for-6 with 2 runs scored in series finale against Kennesaw State (Apr. 10) … Notched a season-best four hits in Friday game against Florida Gulf Coast (Apr. 16) … Went a combined 7-for-12 with 4 RBI, 2 doubles and 4 runs scored in FGCU series (Apr. 16 – Apr. 18) … Hit second grand slam of the season in game one of doubleheader vs. Jacksonville (Apr. 30) … Went 2-for-5 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI in game two of doubleheader vs. JU (Apr. 30) … Combined for 7 RBI and 3 home runs in doubleheader against Jacksonville … Went a combined 4-for-10 with a home run, double and 4 RBI in DH at North Florida (May 8) … Collected four-hits, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in 3-game final regular season series vs. Campbell (May 20 – May 21) … Member of Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
JUCO: As a freshman at Surry College in North Carolina he was a First Team All-Region pick and the Team MVP. …At Walters State as a sophomore finished second in stolen bases (12), third on the team in hitting (.378), third in hits (70), third in home runs (14), fourth in RBI (56), fourth in slugging percentage (.681), fourth in total bases (126) and fifth in runs scored (49). …2009 TJCCAA Second Team.
High School: His batting average is in the top five all-time records at Virginia High School in Bristol. …As a senior named First Team All-State, First Team All-Region and First Team All-District. …Team MVP as a senior. …Invited to play in Virginia All-Star Game as a senior. …As a junior was named All District and All-Region. …Big Six Player of the Year as a junior. …Team MVP. …Honorable mention selection for Virginia All-Star Game. …First Team All-District as a sophomore. …First Team All-SWVA. …Second Team All-Region.
Personal: Parents are Carolyn and Tony Messer.