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#20 Zach Leach
Position: Catcher/Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Herndon, Va.
Zach Leach Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 07/31/2012

Zach Leach

2012: Appeared in 48 games, making 39 starts … started 38 times in left field, helping the Spartans to 17 wins as the starting left fielder … posted a team second-best .315 batting average with 52 hits in 165 at bats and 29 runs scored … recorded eight doubles, four triples and a pair of home runs … finished third on the squad with a .448 slugging percentage … UNCG was 7-4 when he batted sixth or seventh in the lineup … put together a team season-long 18-game hitting streak from March 28 to April 28 … produced 15 multiple-hit and three multiple-RBI efforts … delivered a season-best three hits in the win over North Carolina A&T at NewBridge Bank Park (3/28) … clubbed a pair of home runs on the way to a career-high six RBI in a 13-1 sweep-clinching win over Delaware State at the UNCG Baseball Stadium (2/18) … Was 15-for-46 with 14 RBI when there were two outs on the board … also hit .317 with runners in scoring position (19-for-60).

2011: Played in 35 games and made 16 starts as a catcher and outfielder … had a .202 batting average on the year with 10 RBI and seven runs scored … went 3-5 with an RBI and run scored in the win at Wofford (5/21) … had his lone double of the year at College of Charleston (5/8) as he helped the Spartans rally to victory … went 2-3 with three RBI against Appalachian State (3/20) … also had two hits at Furman (3/27) and at High Point (5/10) … drew three walks and was hit by a pitch once.

2010: Saw action in 45 games as a freshman, making 42 starts as a catcher and designated hitter … hit .242 on the season with 22 RBI and 25 runs scored … had a season-high three RBI after hitting two doubles against Albany (2/28) and also had three RBI against Cleveland State (2/21) … hit his only home run of the season against Army (3/7) … drew a bases-loaded walk to score the winning run against Cleveland State (2/20) … capped off an eight-run comeback against Cleveland State (2/21) by hitting a three-run walk-off double … scored a season-high three runs against Army (3/7) … had 10 multi-hit games on the year.

Summer Ball:
Played two seasons for Diamond Skills Baseball in the Washington D.C. metro area for coach Mark Gibbs.

High School:
Played four seasons as a catcher and outfielder for coach Al McCulloch at Herndon High School ... earned numerous honors following his senior season, including being named district player of the year and all-state ... was also named all-district and all-region ... garnered all-metro and all-Gameday Magazine honors following his final season as well ... earned team MVP honors as a senior after hitting a school record .528 to break the single season record ... was also a standout on the football field as a running back and linebacker for four seasons ... was named all-district and all-Gameday Magazine following his senior season ... was also named to the all-star game and team MVP his final year ... earned academic athlete honors all four years.

Personal:
Zachary James Leach ... born June 30, 1991 in Arlington, Va. ... son of Jim and Elizabeth Leach ... has one older brother, Nick ... also recruited by George Mason, Rider and George Washington ... majoring in mathematics at UNCG.

 


 

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2010.... .242 45-42 153 25 37 10 1 1 22 52 .340 21 7 51 2 .357 1 4 1-1 86 13 3 .971
2011.... .202 35-16 84 7 17 1 0 0 10 18 .214 3 1 17 0 .233 2 3 1-2 79 7 1 .989
2012.... .315 48-39 165 29 52 8 4 2 28 74 .448 18 1 26 3 .384 1 9 6-8 75 0 3 .962
TOTAL... .264 128-97 402 61 106 19 5 3 60 144 .358 42 9 94 5 .344 4 16 8-11 240 20 7 .974

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 3, vs North Carolina A&T, Mar 28, 2012 ; at Wofford, May 21, 2011
Doubles: 2, Albany, Feb 28, 2010
Triples: 1, 5 times
Home runs: 2, Delaware State, Feb 18, 2012
Total bases: 8, Delaware State, Feb 18, 2012
RBI: 6, Delaware State, Feb 18, 2012
Runs scored: 3, Delaware State, Feb 18, 2012 ; Army, Mar 07, 2010
Walks: 4, Albany, Feb 27, 2010
Hit by pitch: 1, 9 times
Struck out: 3, 7 times
Sac flies: 1, 4 times
Sac bunts: 1, 16 times
At bats: 6, at Wake Forest, Apr 21, 2010
Stolen bases: 2, at Georgia Southern, Mar 17, 2012 ; vs North Carolina A&T, Mar 28, 2012
Caught stealing: 1, at Duke, Apr 10, 2012 ; at Appalachian State, May 06, 2012 ; at Coll. of Charleston, May 08, 2011
Field chances: 11, at Davidson, Apr 09, 2011 ; Princeton, Mar 14, 2010
Putouts: 11, at Davidson, Apr 09, 2011
Assists: 2, Davidson, Apr 28, 2010 ; Harvard, Mar 18, 2010
Runners CS: 1, 6 times
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