2015 (So.): Made 16 appearances on the mound, all starts . . . led the Cardinals in just about every major pitching statistic –wins (five), games started (16), innings pitched (107.1), strikeouts (77) and ERA (3.27) . . . threw five complete games, including a stretch of four straight starts where he went the distance, marking the most by a Ball State pitcher since Bryan Lynch threw seven straight complete games in 2003 . . . his five complete games led the MAC and ranked 10th nationally . . . tossed at least six innings in 11 of his 16 appearances . . . struck out a career-high eight batters at Bowling Green on March 20 . . . stuck out seven or more batters in seven games . . . hit his first career home run at Coastal Carolina on March 1.
2014 (Fr.): Made 25 appearances on the mound and six as a position player . . . started six games as a pitcher and four games as a designated hitter . . . set the Ball State single-season record with 12 victories . . . led the Cardinals in wins, ERA, won-loss percentage and saves . . . limited opponents to a .238 batting average . . . second on the team in strikeouts and third in innings pitched . . . made first career pitching appearance vs. Morehead State on Feb. 16 and pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one hit and no runs to earn the win . . . pitched a career-best nine innings and struck out a season-high seven batters at Toledo on April 13 . . . allowed zero earned runs in 14-of-25 appearances . . . registered first career save vs. Milwaukee on Feb. 21 . . . Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week on Feb. 18, March 24 and April 14.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner at Crown Point High for Coach Steve Strayer . . . helped his team to a 27-4 mark as a senior . . . helped his team win a sectional and regional championship . . . two-time all-conference . . . second best ERA in Crown Point history . . . two-time Crown Point High School Most Valuable Player . . . Hammond Times Player of the Year . . . two-time all-area . . . all-state honorable mention . . . also earned two letters in basketball . . . all-conference honorable mention . . . earned two letters in football . . . two-time all-conference . . . all-area . . . 12 touchdowns . . . most receptions in a single season . . . helped team to sectional championship.
PERSONAL: Majoring in communications . . . born Jan 21, 1995, in Crown Point, Indiana . . . son of Ron and Jeannie Plesac . . . two brothers . . . his uncle, Dan Plesac, played baseball in the majors for 18 years for six different teams . . . full name is Zach Robert Plesac.