3  Zach Woods
Zach Woods

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Princess Anne

Last College:
Louisbourg College

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
11/15/1987

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


An all-conference candidate that is expected to return to weekend rotation in 2011 ... Third consecutive Pirate to take home C-USA Newcomer-of-the-Year honors in 2010 (Justin Bristow/'08 and Chris Heston/'09) ... Earned second-team all conference honors ... Led the league with 103 strikeouts, just the second Pirate hurler to lead C-USA in strikeouts (Greg Bunn/2004) ... One of two Pirates in 2010 (Devin Harris) to be named Louisville Slugger National Player-of-the-Week ... His 103 strikeouts ranked as the eighth most in a single-season at ECU ... Owns a 24-10 collegiate record with 251 strikeouts in 242.2 innings of work ... One of five senior pitchers on the 2011 staff ... 2010: Named C-USA Newcomer-of-the-Year and second-team all-conference in his first year with the Pirates ... Led the team and C-USA with 103 strikeouts, which also ranked 40th nationally ... Earned Louisville Slugger National Player-of-the-Week, C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week and College Baseball Foundation National All Star honors (4/5) after picking up a win (vs. Elon-3/30), save (vs. Tulane-4/3) and striking out 19 during the week ... Struck out a career-best 15 batters (most by a C-USA hurler in 2010) against Elon (3/30) becoming just the eighth player in school history to accomplish that feat ... In all he tossed 7.2 innings against the Phoenix allowing three hits and walking one, fanning seven of the first nine batters he faced, including the side in the first inning after surrendering a leadoff walk ... Against Tulane (4/3) recorded his first career save working 3.2 shutout innings where he allowed two hits, two walks and struck out four ... Posted an 8-4 record with a 4.50 ERA in 90.0 IP ... Fanned 103 while walking just 25 ... Allowed 54 runs (45 earned) on 97 hits ... Finished the season with a 4.1-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio ... Had seven quality starts (6.0 IP or more and 3 or less ERs) tying Kevin Brandt for second on the squad ... Made 14 starts posting a 7-4 record ... First appearance in a Pirate uniform was against No. 2 Virginia (2/19), where he worked one inning of relief allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits ... Made six appearances out of the bullpen where he was 1-0 with a save and led the Pirates with a 1.26 ERA ... Allowed one of five inherited runners to score (.200) in 13.1 innings out of the pen ... First career start was against ODU (2/23) where he notched his first win after allowing one run (earned) on three hits with eight punch outs in six innings ... Picked up second career win in an eight-inning relief appearance against West Virginia in the LeClair Classic (3/6) fanning 11, walking one without allowing a run on three hits ... Also picked up wins against N.C. A&T, Elon (twice), UAB, Marshall and UCF ... In lone post-season appearance (vs. Memphis) allowed a run (earned) on eight hits with eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings in the no-decision ... Stuck out eight or more batters eight times hitting the double-digit mark twice (Pepperdine/11 and Elon/15) ... Worked into the eighth inning twice, seventh seven times and sixth in nine outings ... Held opponents to three or fewer runs in eight of 14 starts and did not allow a run in seven appearances ... Ranked among the national leaders in K's per 9 inn. (35th/10.3) and wins (89th/8) ... Four-time ECU Player-of-the-Game ... In C-USA action started seven of eight games played where he posted a 3-3 ledger with a 5.62 ERA ... Fanned 45 and walked 16 while allowing 33 runs (30 earned) on 55 hits ... Ranked among the league leaders (all games) in strikeouts (1st/103), Ks looking (1st/39), wins (t-3rd/8), IP (6th/90.0), opposing BA (8th/.265), fewest BBs allowed (t-8th/25) and ERA (t-9th/4.50) ... Allowed one or fewer walks in six of 14 starts ... Held opposing hitters to a .265 average ... Enjoyed similar success against lefties (.261) and right-handers (.268) ... Held opposing hitters to a .227 average with the bases empty and .200 with them loaded ... Recorded sub-3.75 ERA when working the second (3.55), sixth (0.87) and eighth (0.00) frames ... Posted a team-best 59 strikeouts, 2.68 ERA and 6-1 record at Clark-LeClair Stadium ... On the road fanned 26, went 2-3 and had an ERA of 8.40 ... 2009: Redshirted in initial season with the Pirates after recovering from Tommy John surgery ... 2008: Played for former ECU assistant coach Tommy Atkinson at Louisburg College where he posted an 8-4 record ... Fanned 81 batters and walked just 13 in 80.1 innings with a 3.78 ERA ... Allowed 39 runs (33 earned) on 61 hits ... 2007: Recorded an 8-2 slate with one save as a freshman pitching 79 innings, striking out 74 and walking 23 ... Allowed 67 hits and posted a 3.05 ERA ... Opponents hit just on home run in 79 innings of work ... Tossed eight complete games and four shutouts in his 12 starts ... Helped pitch Louisburg to the Region X Championship ... Earned Freshman All-American honors ... First-team All Region X selection ... Princess Anne High School: Earned seven letters (baseball-4, track-3) ... As a senior helped the Cavalier's to a 16-6 overall record ... Selected as a first-team All-Beach District, first-team All-Tidewater and first-team HS Collegiate All American ... Sported a 1.30 ERA and a 9-2 record on the mound ... Recorded wins in the State Semifinal and State Championship Games ... Listed by Baseball America as one of the Top 400 players in the country ... Junior season named first-team All-Beach District as a pitcher and outfielder ... Helped Princess Anne HS to the 2005 Beach District and AAA State Championships ... Four year Honor Roll student ... Personal: Full name is Zachary Blake Woods ... Born November 15, 1987 in Portsmouth, Va. ... Son of David and JoAnn Woods ... Has one sibling (Brandi) ... Majoring in physical education with a minor in communications ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall '09 to present).

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 8.0 vs. Marshall (4/30/10); strikeouts: 15 vs. Elon (3/30/10); walks: 4 vs. UCF (5/14/10); hits: 12 vs. Rice (4/23/10); runs: 10 vs. Rice (4/23/10); earned runs: 10 vs. Rice (4/23/10).