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Zak Wasserman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stevensville, Mich.

High School:
Lakeshore

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 241

Position:
1B

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


04/22/2013

Late Rally Dooms No. 8 Baseball at St. John's

Four-run eighth inning lifts host Red Storm to 6-5 series-clinching win over Cardinals

04/20/2013

Late Rally Lifts No. 8 Baseball to 7-4 Win at St. John's

Cardinals plate two runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth for the victory

04/17/2013

No. 8 Baseball Cruises Past No. 15 Kentucky, 12-5

Gardner goes 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as Cardinals have won three of last four with UK

04/12/2013

Green, Johnson Lead No. 8 Baseball in 10-1 Win Over Elon

Cardinals plate nine in the eighth inning as Green pitches eight strong in the win

04/10/2013

No. 8 Baseball Falls 6-5 at Western Kentucky

Sturgeon hits first home run of the season; Cards match season-high with four errors

06/02/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL V OKLAHOMA STATE | NCAA REIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Louisville Baseball v Oklahoma State NCAA Regional Championship Game

06/01/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v MIAMI | NCAA REGIONAL

Louisville Baseball v Miami | NCAA Regional

05/31/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY | NCAA REGIONALS

Louisville Baseball v Bowling Green State University | NCAA Regionals

05/18/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v PITTSBURGH | GAME 3

Louisville v Pittsburgh | Game 3

05/17/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v PITTSBURGH | GAME 2

Louisville Baseball v Pittsburgh | Game 2

Honors:

  • 2013 Team Captain

2013: Finished four-year career as a Cardinal tied for ninth in games played with 212. Hit .230 with 25 RBI and 18 runs scored in 65 games played, including 51 starts. Had a single and an RBI in Cardinals' win at Vanderbilt to clinch the NCAA Super Regional. Added single and two RBI in NCAA Super Regional opening win at Vandy. Singled, walked, had a RBI and scored once in NCAA Regional win over Miami. Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Rutgers at BIG EAST Championship. Hit safely in all three games of the Cardinals' sweep of Pittsburgh. Had two doubles, two RBI and scored once in May 4 win at Villanova. Was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in finale of Cardinals' three-game sweep of Georgetown. Went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Cardinals against No. 3 Vanderbilt on April 23. Was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in win over No. 15 Notre Dame on March 30 to complete weekend sweep. Provided game-winning RBI sac fly to left field in 2-1 walk-off win over Irish on March 29. Hit safely in both midweek wins over USC on March 19-20, including a 2-for-4 performance with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in series-opening win. Singled in each of the Cardinals' three wins over Xavier while adding two RBI in series-opening win over Musketeers on March 15. After slow start to the season at the plate, he connected for his first hit of 2013 on a two-strike, two-out, two-run single to right field to turn the momentum in the Cardinals' favor in the March 10 win over Alabama, which completed a weekend sweep. Appeared in all three games in season-opening weekend at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.

2012: Hit .297 with six home runs, 27 RBI and 22 runs scored in 60 games and 45 starts. Hit safely in three BIG EAST Championship games, including his sixth home run of the season in loss to USF on May 25. Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in May 15 win over Morehead State. Doubled, walked, was hit by a pitch, scored two times and had an RBI in win at IU on April 17. Matched career-high with three hits against Seton Hall on April 15. Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in 12-0 win at No. 1 Kentucky on April 10. Came off the bench for his fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot to right center in the Cards' win over WKU on April 3. Hit his fourth home run of the season and the fifth of his career with his three-run shot down the right field line in the Cards' March 30 win over Villanova. Had five hits in three games against Ball State, including two in each of the final two games of the series. Connected for his third home run of the season, a solo shot to right, in the Cards' 4-3 win over No. 12 Ole Miss on March 13. Had career-best three hits and added an RBI in March 3 win over Pepperdine. Singled and reached base on an HBP in third start of the season at first base in Feb. 26 win over Oakland. Connected for his second home run of the season and the third of his career, a two-run homer to right field, in Louisville's Feb. 25 win over Oakland. Hit first home run of the season - a two-run shot to right center -- while making first start of the season in Cards' 7-6 win over Michigan State at Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge.

2011: Hit .204 with one home run and eight RBI while making 25 starts and playing in 47 games. Had a hit and a run scored in the Cards' win over St. John's at the BIG EAST Championship. Added a hit and an RBI in the BIG EAST win over Cincinnati. Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in win over Cincy on April 9. Hit first career home run, a solo shot to right center, at USC on March 16. Had the only RBI of the game on a single up the middle in the fourth inning of the Cardinals' 1-0 win over Kent State on March 6. Opened season going 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Cardinals' win over Michigan at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge. Started at first base in all three games at the Challenge.

2010: Hit .324 overall with 11 RBI and seven doubles in freshman season as a Cardinal. Made 16 total starts at first base and designated hitter and had 40 total appearances. Also made three appearances on the mound with 1.2 innings of work. Earned a key two-out hit to extend the ninth inning and then scored on the game-winning home run in the Cardinals' comeback win at Notre Dame on May 22. Had a two-run single and scored once in Cards' win at Ohio State on May 4. Went 2-for-3 with game-winning, walk-off RBI single in Cardinals' 10-9 win over UK on April 28. Finished 1-for-3 with an RBI in Cardinals' April 24 win over Seton Hall. Went 1-for-3 with a run scored while making the start at first base in Cards' April 18 win at WVU. Made second appearance of the season on the mound with less than inning of relief at Pittsburgh on April 10. Extended career best six-game hitting streak with an infield single at Kentucky on April 6. Finished 2-for-4 with two RBI in April 1 win over Villanova. Had a pinch-hit single at IU on March 30. Went 1-for-3 with a walk as the Cards' DH on March 27 against UConn. Hammered a game-tying RBI double to right center and then scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning of the Cardinals' 8-7 win at Evansville on March 23. Was 1-for-2 with an RBI single in Cardinals' win over Le Moyne on March 7. Earned his first career start at first base on March 5 against Le Moyne. Made his first career appearance on the mound, allowing one earned run on one hit with a strikeout against Michigan State. Picked up his first career hit in his first career start as the Cardinals' DH in the win over Michigan at the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge.

High School: Selected in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants after completing his senior season for Lakeshore High School. Earned All-State, All-Conference and All-Region honors at Lakeshore High School, where he was coached by Mark Nate. He hit .486 with eight home runs, 63 RBI and 22 doubles during his senior season. On the mound, he was 7-0 with 1.83 ERA in his final prep season. As a junior, he hit .440 with five home runs and 42 RBI and was 5-0 with a 1.97 ERA on the mound. He hit .419 with three home runs and 32 RBI as a sophomore. Also earned three letters in football as a quarterback at Lakeshore. Earned All-State and All-Conference honors in football.

Personal: Born Zachary James Wasserman on Aug. 30, 1990, in St. Joseph, Mich. Son of Jim and Kim Wasserman. Has one younger sister, Jordan. Majoring in sport administration at the University of Louisville. Biggest thrill in sports was making two state semifinal appearances in two sports, one in baseball and one in football. After college, he plans to play professional baseball as well as become a teacher and baseball coach. People with the greatest influence on his athletic career are his family because no matter the situation, they have been there for him through thick and thin. Hobbies and outside interests include beach volleyball, lifting weights, playing sports, fishing, Ping Pong and Young Life. Favorite movie is Field of Dreams. Favorite TV shows are SportsCenter, Family Guy, Two and a Half Men and Nitro Circus. Favorite athletes include Josh Hamilton, Mickey Mantle, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ken Griffey, Jr. Favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch. Favorite candy bar is Butterfinger. Favorite foods include his mom's meatloaf, pasta and steak. Favorite teams include any team from Cleveland...the Indians, Cavaliers and Browns. Favorite music is rock and alternative rock. Favorite quote is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. If he could have dinner with three people, he would invite his grandpa, Mickey Mantle and his dad. His father Jim played football at Ball State University.

Career Stats:

Year

Avg

GP

GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SF

SH

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

2010

.324

40

16

74

9

24

7

0

0

11

.419

10

0

16

.405

0

0

0

0

42

7

2

.961

2011

.204

47

25

93

4

19

3

0

1

8

.269

9

3

14

.292

1

0

1

1

222

20

5

.980

2012

.297

60

45

158

22

47

8

0

6

27

.462

15

6

27

.378

1

3

1

1

231

17

2

.992

2013

.230

65

51

174

18

40

9

0

0

25

.282

18

9

34

.328

3

6

1

2

440

45

5

.990

TOTAL

.261

212

137

499

53

130

27

0

7

71

.357

52

18

91

.348

5

9

3

4

935

89

14

.987

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