Eight Pirates Collect Hits With Four Posting Two-Hit Games
Houchins Drives In Three, Lowery Collects Three Hits
Houchins And Reynolds Record Three Hits Each
McDonald And Reynolds Named First-Team
Fultz And McDonald Homer In Regular Season Finale
Louisburg College (2011-12): Played two years under coach Mike McGuire helping the Hurricanes compile a 75-36 two-year record ... As a freshman batted .349 (60-for-172) with four home runs, 35 RBI, 27 runs, 14 doubles and a triple on his way to second-teal all-regional honors ... Stole 7 of 11 bases, drew nine walks and slugged .640 ... Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 15th round (pick 475) in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Amateur Player Draft ... Listed by Perfect Game as the 74th-best Junior College player in 2011 ... Blasted a pair of home runs against USC Lancaster (4/3/11) ... Recorded 19 multi-hit games with a career-best four hits against USC Salkehatchie (4/16/11) ... Posted 10 multi-RBI games including a career-best four against Rappahannock CC (2/19/11) and USC Lancaster (4/3/11) ... Followed solid freshman campaign batting .394 (86 for-218) with 16 home runs, 59 RBI, 68, 20 doubles and a pair of triples ... Walked 26 times and swiped 16 of 18 bases ... Named first-team all-region at the hot corner ... 2012 Summer: Played for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plain League along side teammates Bryan Bass, Tyler Bolton and Tyler Joyner ... Selected to play in the All-Star Game ... Led the Tobs with a .274 (40-for-146) average with a home run and 14 RBI ... Laced 12 doubles and scored 25 runs ... Swiped 4 of 6 bases ... Started all 35 games played ... Listed as the No. 7 prospect in the Coastal Plain League by Baseball America.
Wilson Hunt High School: Three-year letterwinner and team captain for coach Jon Smith at Wilson Hunt ... Two-time Big East All Conference selection (2009-10) ... Batted .350 as a sophomore and .470 with four round trippers during his junior campaign ... Earned 3A North Carolina All-State and Big East Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior after batting .537 (51-for-112) with six home runs, 14 doubles, 31 RBI and 37 runs helping the Warriors to a 28-7 record ... Smacked a pair of home runs against Northern Nash in an 11-1 victory (3/30/10) ... Posted 18 multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI games as a senior ... Scored multiple runs 12 times and had a five game stretch with at least one double ... Started the season with a 17-game hitting streak before going 0-for- 3 with a pair of runs against Farmville Central (4/23/10) ... Also lettered in soccer ... Played travel ball for Jon Smith (Bandits) and Rusty Dail (Post 13 Wilson).
Personal: Full name is Zach Michael Houchins ... Born September 16, 1992 ... Son of Mike and Lynn Houchins ... Intended major is sports studies with a minor in history.