Outlook After pitching in six games during his collegiate debut season in 2014, had a great fall practice season ... Has positioned himself to fight for a key role on the pitching staff ... A projectable talent with a big breaking ball ... Has added strength and velocity to his fastball ... Was 10-0 with a 0.45 ERA as a senior at Defiance High School.
Summer Played in eight games with five starts for the Lima Locos in the Great Lakes Collegiate League ... Had a 1-1 record and a 4.12 ERA in 24 innings ... Allowed 18 hits and 20 walks, striking out 30.
2014 Pitched in six games in relief, owning a 0-1 record and a 10.38 ERA ... Worked 4.1 innings, allowing just three hits, walking six and striking out four ... Opponents hit .188 ... With UK playing four games in four days to open the year, was called on in a bases-loaded, two-out situation at USC Upstate ... Wiggled out of the jam, before opening up the following inning by loading the bases with two walks and a hit, with all three runs scoring after he exited the game ... Followed that up with a shutout inning vs. Wright State, working around a double ... Came on to strikeout the one hitter he face din the second game of a doubleheader sweep vs. Cincinnati ... Worked around two walks in a shutout inning vs. Ball State ... In the series finale at Texas A&M, came on in relief to work a shutout frame, recording UK's first and only strikeout of the game ... Worked two outs and allowed two runs in his final appearance of the year vs. Tennessee Tech ... Earned a spot on the postseason 27-man roster for the SEC and NCAA Tournaments.
High School Won a state championship and was named state player of the year as a senior at Defiance High School ... Helped team to district championship for three seasons ... Named a Louisville Slugger All-American ... Was selected first team all-district, all-league, and all-state his senior season ... Holds school record for single season RBI with 45 ... Had a record of 10-0 with an ERA of 0.45 and 109 strikeouts his senior season ... At the plate, batted .442 with seven home runs and 45 RBI as a junior ... Hit .437 including five home runs and 37 RBI as a senior ... Selected to first-team all-region as a senior by Rawlings ... Earned four letters for coach Tom Held ... Recognized for being on the honor roll with a GPA above 3.5 ... Played soccer and basketball as a freshman.
Personal Full name is Robert Trent Zeigler ... Born Jan. 4, 1995 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. ... Son of Steven and Diane ... Father played baseball at Defiance College.