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#15 Zach Dygert
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Angola, Ind.
High School: Angola
Experience: 3 Letters
Zach Dygert
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/06/2008

Zach Dygert's Career & Game-By-Game Statistics (PDF)

2010 (Senior)
Drafted in the 22nd round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros ... Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List for the nation's top collegiate catcher ... Earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference, marking the third straight season he has earned All-Conference accolades from the MAC and second straight year of First Team honors ... Posted a .307 batting average in 58 games played ... Drove in 57 runs and scored 45 ... Second on the team with 12 home runs and 18 doubles while posting a .588 slugging percentage ... Tallied 61 hits on the year ... Led the team and was second in the MAC with 43 walks to post a .450 on-base percentage to lead the team ... Posted 15 multiple-hit games and 15 multiple-RBI games ... Posted a season-high five hits in the MAC Tournament against Ohio as he reached base all six times he came to the plate.

2009 (Junior)
Selected in the 48th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals (1,432nd pick) ... Played in 50 games with 49 starts at the catcher position to earn his third letter ... Named First Team All-Mid-American Conference ... Finished fourth on the team with a .350 batting average as he tallied 69 hits ... Second on the team with 58 RBI while also scoring 42 runs ... Posted a .584 slugging percentage as he notched 19 doubles and nine home runs ... Finished fourth in the MAC in doubles and sixth in RBI ... Posted 23 multiple-hit games and 15 multiple-RBI contests ... Posted an 11-game hitting streak during the year and finished the season with a four-game hitting streak ... Tallied a career-high six RBI in the Cardinals’ victory at Ohio State (April 22) as he tallied two home runs and a double ... Drove in four runs in three different games, at Purdue (April 7), vs. Chicago State (March 14) and at Missouri (March 7) ... Recorded four hits on two different occasions - vs. Central Michigan (April 28) and in the MAC Tournament against Eastern Michigan (May 20).

2008 (Sophomore)
Played in 45 games with 43 starts to earn his second letter ... Started 38 times as the Cardinals’ primary catcher while also posting five starts at designated hitter ... Batted cleanup 27 times ... Named Second Team All-Mid-American Conference ... Posted a .293 batting average with 44 hits on the year ... Tallied seven doubles, one triple and 13 home runs ... His 13 home runs ranked second on the team ... Drove in 38 runs while scoring 35 runs on the year ... Named MAC West Player of the Week (March 19) after posting a .667 batting average on the week with eight hits ... Recorded 13 multiple hit games, all two-hit feats ... Notched eight multiple RBI games ... Drove in a career-high five runs against Eastern Michigan (May 4) ... Added a four-RBI game against Presbyterian (March 16) ... Ended the season on a 16-game hitting streak which started April 25 at Western Michigan.

2007 (Freshman)
Played in 45 games and started 38 to earn his first letter ... Split time at catcher with fellow freshman Alex Schmid ... Hit .258 for the season with 15 RBI ... Recorded seven multiple-hit games, including a season-high three hits at Toledo (May 6) and at IPFW (May 15) ... Drove in two runs versus Evansville (March 16) and at Louisville (March 20) ... Belted a solo home run at Indiana State (May 8) ... Drew 21 walks and ranked fourth on the team with a .374 on-base percentage.

High School
Lettered four years in baseball as a catcher for coach Scott Johnson ... Earned first team All-State honors as a senior in 2006 and was an Indiana North/South All-Star ... Named Hoosier Diamond’s 2005 Junior of the Year ... An All-Northeast Corner Conference selection his final three seasons and All-NECC honorable mention as a freshman ... Set school records for career total bases (288), triples (7), RBI (150), hits (162) and at bats (361) ... Established single-season school records for total bases (104), slugging percentage (1.020), RBI (57), stolen bases (31) and home runs (13) ... Hit .485 as a senior and .440 for his career ... 15 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 40 RBI as a senior ... Blasted 25 career home runs ... Led the Hornets to the semi-state as a sophomore in 2004 ... Also played quarterback for the football team and lettered four years for coach Tom Saylor, earning All-NECC honors as a senior ... Played summer baseball for the Indy Bulls.

Personal
Pre-med major ... Owns a 3.093 GPA ... Born Aug. 4, 1987, in Angola, Ind. ... Son of Marty and Lynn Dygert ... Has one sister and one brother, Kyle, who lettered in baseball four years at Ball State from 2003-06 ... Full name is Zach Reese Dygert.