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Zach Blatt
Zach Blatt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Opelika, Ala.

High School:
Opelika

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 189

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

B-T:
R-R

2011 - JUNIOR YEAR
Went 2-3 with a 7.33 ERA in 19 relief appearances (33 2/3 IP) and two starts (9 1/3 IP) with three saves ... Retired the first hitter he faced in eight of 19 relief appearances (42 percent) ... Allowed nine of 19 inherited runners to score (47 percent) ... Threw 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings in the 13-4, SEC Tournament-clinching win at Tennessee (5/20) ... Earned a hold in the 8-7, series-clinching win over Alabama (5/14), allowing two runs (one earned) in an inning of work ... Credited with a save in the 7-5 win over Alabama State (5/11), throwing the final 2 1/3 innings ... Earned a second consecutive weekend start against Ole Miss (4/22) but could not make it out of the third, allowing seven runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three to take the loss ... Made his first career start in the series-opener at #21 LSU (4/15), picking up the win ... Threw a career-long 6 1/3 innings and a career-high 107 pitches, leaving with Auburn up, 7-3 ... Was charged for five runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks, striking out four as Auburn won 8-7 ... Threw a then- career-long 5 1/3 innings on Friday night at Kentucky (4/8), striking out a career high five while allowing just three runs as Auburn rallied from a 3-2 deficit when he entered in the second to a 12-9 win ... Took the loss on Friday night at Mississippi State (3/25) when he allowed a ninth-inning run after getting two outs ... Had thrown two scoreless innings before that ... Picked up a second straight save when he got the final out of the 9-5 win over #9 Arkansas (3/19), entering with the bases loaded and two outs ... Walked in a run before getting a pop-up to end the game and even the series at a game apiece ... Saved the Capital City Classic (3/15) by shutting Alabama out over the final two innings ... Entered with a man on first and none out but did not allow a hit to any of the five hitters he faced, picking up a double-play to end the eighth and striking out the first two hitters of the ninth ... Picked up his first win of the season by throwing a perfect final two innings against #7 Arizona State (3/13) as Auburn rallied with four eighth-inning runs to win 10-8 ... Struck out three ... Threw 1 1/3 innings against Bethune-Cookman (3/2), entering with a man on and two outs in the fifth ... Struck out the first hitter he faced but then allowed a run on two walks and two hits in the sixth ... Took the loss in the 8-6, 13-inning setback to Radford (2/25) when he allowed two runs in the 13th ... The loss was the first of his career ... Faced two batters and allowed two hits in the season opener against Arkansas State (2/18) ... Entered with two on and Auburn ahead, 6-2, and allowed both runners to score ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010 - SOPHOMORE YEAR
Made 20 relief appearances, fourth-most on the team ... Finished the year 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in 33 1/3 innings ... Had four holds on the season ... Did not allowed a run in nine of his 20 relief appearances and did not issue a walk in 11 appearances ... Retired the first hitter he faced in 11 out of 20 appearances (55 percent) ... 22 inherited runners was the third-most on the team and 14 inherited runners scored was the second-most ... Picked up the win against Jacksonville State (5/18) after getting charged with a blown save as he was undone by three unearned runs in 1 2/3 innings ... Allowed just two hits but had two errors committed behind him that came around to score ... Threw the final 2 1/3 innings in the series finale against Tennessee (5/16), allowing two hits ... Thew two scoreless innigs against Samford (4/27), allowing two hits and striking out two ... Threw a season-long 3 2/3 in relief of Cole Nelson on Friday at Vanderbilt (4/16), allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks, striking out two ... Threw a scoreless seventh in the 6-2 win over South Alabama (4/7) to earn his third hold of the year ... Faced three batters and earned a hold at Georgia on Saturday (3/20) ... Earned a hold against Alabama A&M (3/16), entering with a runner on in the top of the eighth and retiring all three hitters he faced ... Earned his first save of the season and career against Miami (Ohio) (3/7), tossing the last two innings ... Allowed a two-run home run before retiring the last five in order ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Was 1-0 with a 7.36 ERA in 12 appearances (18.1 IP) ... Earned a hold against South Alabama (4/15), entering with the bases loaded and only one out, striking out the first hitter he faced and then getting an inning-ending groundout ... Earned his first hold against Bethune-Cookman (4/8), entering with a man on and one out, facing two hitters and getting an out in 1/3 of an inning ... Was in line for the win against Charleston Southern (3/17), relieving Dexter Price in the fifth and throwing 3 2/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts before the bullpen blew the save ... Picked up the win against Alabama (3/10) in the Max Capital City Classic, entering with Auburn down a run, a runner on and none out but sat down the six hitters he faced in order, including the heart of the Alabama order in the ninth with Auburn up 8-7 ... Threw two scoreless innings in 14-2 win over Davidson (3/4), striking out three ... Made Auburn debut vs. Lipscomb (2/24) in the ninth and allowed two runs on three hits.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for Barry Hightower at Opelika High School ... 2008 Alabama High School Class 6A Pitcher of the Year ... 2008 ASWA Super All-State ... 2008 Opelika-Auburn News Player of the Year ... Went 12-2 with a 1.56 ERA and 105 strikeouts as a senior ... Also hit .369 with 48 RBI ... Helped lead OHS to a runner-up finish in the 2008 state championships ... OHS 2007 baseball MVP and Best Pitcher Award winner ... 2007 North-South Alabama All-Star MVP ... 2006 and 2007 ALABCA Top 150 ... Also played football at OHS ... 2005 All-State honorable mention punter ... National Honor Society, Spanish & Science National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Zachary Guy Blatt ... Born on Oct. 8, 1989 ... Son of Wayne and Carla Blatt ... Has a brother, Tanner (14) ... Majoring in physical education.