2  Chad Zurcher
Chad Zurcher

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
South-Doyle HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 167

Position:
Infield

Experience:
2

Bats/Throws:
R/R


07/23/2013

Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Baseball

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07/16/2013

@MemphisBaseball Players in the Pros Update

13 Tigers on rosters throughout professional baseball ranks

2010 (Redshirt Sophomore)
2010 Second Team All-C-USA...2010 C-USA All-Academic...Started in all 55 games he appeared in...Made 44 starts at shortstop, 10 at second base and one as DH...Led team and ranked in the top-10 in C-USA with a .400 batting average, .465 on-base percentage and 20 stolen bases...Memphis' first .400 hitter since 1994...Hit .386 with 16 RBI, eight doubles and two homers in C-USA play...Hit safely in 21 of 23 C-USA games...Put together hit streaks of 17 and 16-games...Hit .424 with runners in scoring position and posted a team-best 22 two-out RBI...Posted a team-high 33 multi-hit games...11 multi-RBI performances...Hit safely in 51 of 55 games...Ranked among the top players in C-USA with 92 hits and 51 runs scored...Logged 129 total bases, 41 RBI, 13 doubles and six home runs...Swiped a career-high three stolen bases vs. Bradley (2/28/10)...Had a key three-run homer in a career-best five-RBI night versus UL-Monroe (4/28/10)...Scored game-winning runs against Tennessee Tech (3/21/10), Rice (3/27/10) and UCF (5/2/10)...Was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI in 8-7 win over Rice...Reached base in 52 of 55 games he appeared in...Drove in a career-best five runs in a 2-for-4 night vs. UL-Monroe (4/28/10)...Was 5-for-14 (.357) with nine RBI in Marshall series...Ended season with a 4-for-4 effort in 3-2 win over ECU at C-USA Championships (5/28/10).

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Started in all 16 games he appeared in before redshirting the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury suffered in the season-opener versus Kansas...Made 13 starts at second base and three as DH...Hit .297 with 14 runs scored and 11 RBI...Added three doubles, a tripleand a home run...Lone homer was a ninth-inning, walk-off blast that gave Memphis a 7-6 win over Marshall (3/21/09)...Played in six C-USA contests...Hit .346, slugged .654 and scored eight runs in league play...Struck out just once in 26 conference at-bats...Posted seven multi-hit and three multi-RBI performances...Ended the season on a seven-game hit streak (11-for-31, .354).

2008 (Freshman)
Most reliable bat in the Tigers' lineup...Memphis' everyday shortstop as a true freshman...Started in 52 of the 53 games he appeared in...Made 45 starts at shortstop and seven at second base...Hit .267, with12 stolen bases...Led Memphis with 36 runs, a .407 on-base percentage and a team-low 18 strikeouts...Was hit a team-high 10 times...Tied for the team lead with 37 walks...Posted 51 hits...Drove in 26 runs and legged out nine doubles...Put together a season and career-long 19-game hit streak (3/8-4/6/08)...Hit first college homer vs. Creighton (3/5/08)...Hit a team-high .358 with runners in scoring position and was 11-for-13 with runners on third and less than two outs...Clutch bat hit .308 with two outs and .310 with runners on base...Had nine multi-hit games and five performances with multiple RBI...Had a season-high nine at-bats vs. Middle Tennessee (4/23/08)...Scored a career-high four runs vs. Samford (3/18/08)...Went 4-for-5 with three doubles and drove in five runs vs. Rice (4/6/08)...Scored game-winning run vs. UAB (3/23/08).

Prep
Was a two-sport star at South-Doyle High School...Earned four letters in baseball for head coach Robby Howard...Highly decorated player on the baseball diamond...2007: Joined current Tiger senior Ryan Holland to help guide South-Doyle to a 35-10 record and a runner-up finish in the Tennessee State baseball tournament...Was a TSWA AAA All-State selection as a senior...Tied for the state lead with 66 hits in his final high school season...2006: Hit .375 with 10 doubles, 25 RBI, and had 15 stolen as a junior and helped the Cherokees to a district title in 2006...Was a member of the 2006 Tennessee Jr. SunBelt Team with Holland and Adam McClain...2005: Broke through with the Cherokees in 2005 when he hit .432 with two homers, seven doubles and swiped 26 bases en route to all-district and Team Tennessee Second Team Prep Xtra honors as a sophomore...Picked up three letters as a shooting guard on the basketball team and averaged 9.1 points per game and 2.0 assists per contest in his senior season on the hardwood.

Personal
Born Chad Daily Zurcher...Son of Chris and Sally Zurcher...Was a high school teammate of Tiger pitcher Ryan Holland...Has an older brother, Scott (23)...Majoring in management.

Zurcher's Career Stats
Season GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO SB-A
2008 53-52 .267 191 36 51 9 0 1 26 63 .330 37 10 18 12-14
2009 16-16 .297 64 14 19 3 1 1 11 27 .422 5 2 5 4-4
2010 55-55 400 230 51 92 13 3 6 41 129 561 16 13 16 20-23
Career 124-123 .334 485 101 162 25 4 7 78 219 .463 58 25 39 36-41
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