17 - D.J. Zapata
D.J. Zapata
Height: 6-3
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oceanside, Calif.
High School: Mission Hills HS
Position: RHP

2013-14 Action Photos

2014 West Coast Conference All-Academic First Team

SENIOR (2014): Took the mound as Santa Clara’s opening night starter and was the Friday night starter all season … made 16 starts and went 3-8 with a 4.20 ERA and two complete games … pitched 98.2 innings and recorded 50 strikeouts against 19 walks … made his first collegiate start and threw 5.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts Feb. 14 vs. Nevada ... threw a complete game win and allowed one earned run on six hits with one walk and eight strikeouts Feb. 20 vs. Notre Dame ... pitched 5.1 innings and allowed seven runs (five earned) on nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts Feb. 27 vs. Arizona State ... started and threw 6.0 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts March 6 vs. Washington … made the start and threw 4.1 innings March 13 vs. Penn State … threw his second complete game of the season, allowing only one run with seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts March 21 vs. Pepperdine … made the start and pitched 1.0 inning March 26 at San Diego State … picked up his second win of the season by allowing two earned runs on 10 hits with no walks and two strikeouts in 7.0 innings March 28 at Pacific … struck out five in 5.1 innings while allowing three earned runs on nine hits with one walk April 4 vs. Portland … made the start and threw 4.1 innings with two strikeouts April 11 at Gonzaga … recorded his third win of the season by throwing 7.0 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits with one walk and one strikeout April 17 at San Diego … threw 8.2 innings and struck out four as the starter April 25 vs. LMU … tossed his fifth quality start of the season by allowing six runs (three earned) on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts May 2 at San Francisco … allowed three runs (two earned) on 10 hits with no walks and one strikeout in 5.0 innings May 8 at BYU … threw a quality start by allowing two earned runs on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings May 16 vs. Saint Mary’s … allowed five earned runs on eight hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 7.2 innings May 22 vs. Pepperdine at the WCC Baseball Championship.

2012-13 Action Photos

JUNIOR (2013): Appeared in 21 games and had 2 saves ... Pitched 0.1 shutout inning vs. Seattle University on Feb. 15 … pitched 0.2 hitless shutout innings vs. Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 22 … Struck out three while pitching in 1.2 innings vs. Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 23 … threw a shutout inning vs. Stanford on Mar. 5 ... threw 3.0 shutout innings with 2 Ks at Pepperdine on March 24 ... pitched 1.1 shutout innings vs. BYU on April 5 ... threw 1.2 shutout innings with a K vs. BYU on April 6 ... struck out 3 in 3.0 shutout innings out of the bullpen on April 12 vs. USF ... threw 1.2 shutout innings vs. UC Davis on April 23.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, Calif. … as a junior had a 1.71 ERA, went 1-2 with 26 K, 11 BB and .216 BAA...team won Valley League Championship in 07

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Team went 18-18 and was three-way conference champion 

PERSONAL: Son of Dan Zapata and Peggy Kranz....has one brother, Tony (20)...hobbies include traveling, playing football and competing...hopes to become a MLB player or a teacher/coach. He will be majoring Mathematics.