Zac Zellers' two-run single gave UK a 4-2 lead in the eighth inning against Tennessee.
2012 NCAA Gary Regional All-Tournament Team SEC Player of the Week (2/27/12) 2011 first-team NJCAA All-America (OF)
Outlook Prototypical top-of-the-order hitter has had tremendous success in 2012 hitting No. 2 in the order ... Is the first right-handed hitter to win the season quality at-bat title in the Gary Henderson era ... Has good speed and baseball instincts, playing with a highly aggressive mindset ... Is capable of playing all three outfield posts and has the ability to make highlight reel catches ... Has great base stealing abilities ... Led UK in hitting in the postseason and in the NCAA Tournament ... Reached base safely in 14-of-23 plate appearances in the NCAA Tournament ... An on-base machine, ranked fourth in the SEC in on-base percentage (.456), getting hit by the second-most pitches (21) in UK season history and drawing 27 walks.
Summer Played in 18 games for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League, joining UK senior righty Walter Wijas ... Batted .217 (15-for-69) with a double, two homers and six RBI, stealing nine bases ... Ranked seventh in the circuit in steals.
2012 Had a great season in leading the Wildcats to a school-record 45 wins ... Was the UK quality at bat champion, the first right-handed hitter to win the team award in the Gary Henderson era (2009 - Chris Bisson; 2010 - Lance Ray; 2011 - Chad Wright; 2012 - Zac Zellers) ... Played in 57 games with 52 starts, batting .311 (55-for-177) with 12 doubles, one triple, five homers and 19 RBI ... Stole 7-of-10 bases, with one sac fly and eight sac bunts ... Had one outfield assist ... Had the second-most HBP (21) in school single-season history ... Led UK with a .456 on-base percentage, also drawing 27 walks ... Led UK in batting during its seven-game postseason run, batting .444 (12-for-27) with three doubles, one RBI, four walks, two hit by pitches and three steals ... Went 5-for-7 in the 21-inning NCAA Tournament opener, getting hit by a pitch and drawing two walks ... Hit .500 (9-for-18) in the NCAA Tournament, reaching base safely in 14-of-23 plate appearances ... Ranked fourth in the SEC in on-base percentage ... In SEC play, batted .247 (20-for-81), making 25 starts and playing in 28 games, with three doubles, one homer and four RBI ... Was hit by 10 pitches and drew 12 walks in SEC play ... Was UK's leading hitter in non-conference play, batting .365 (35-for-96) with nine doubles, one triple, four homers, 15 RBI and stealing four bases ... In 32 home games, hit .344 (33-for-96) with nine doubles, one triple, five homers and 18 RBI ... In games UK won, hit .290 (36-for-124) with nine doubles, one triple, five homers and 18 RBI, stealing six bases ... Was UK's leading hitter in games lost, batting .358 (19-for-53) with three doubles ... Led UK in hitting in day games, batting .347 (42-for-121) with nine doubles, one triple, four homers and 13 RBI ... Hit .412 in February, .279 in March, .314 in April, .200 in May and .500 in June ... In 31 games vs. SEC opponents, hit .256 (23-for-90) with three doubles, one homer and four RBI ... Made 40 starts in leftfield, one start in centerfield and 11 starts in rightfield ... Hit leadoff once, No. 2 (23 times), No. 5 (three times), No. 6 (18 times) and No. 8 (seven times) ... Had a .930 OPS (on-base + slugging) ... Went 4-for-6 in five games off the bench ... Hit .429 (18-for-42) as the leadoff hitter with three doubles and one homer ... Batted .254 (18-for-71) with runners on base, totaling 16 RBI ... Was 2-for-6 with the bases loaded, cranking a triple and a homer, with seven RBI ... Drew seen lead-off walks ... Was named SEC Player of the Week after leading UK to a series sweep over Buffalo, batting 6-for-9 with two homers and five RBI ... Went 1-for-3 as the season-opening starter in rightfield at Wofford ... Hit first career homer in home debut vs. Buffalo ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and a homer in the Saturday game vs. Buffalo ... Followed with a 2-for-3 game with three RBI, a triple, a walk and a hit by pitch ... Drew a pair of walks vs. Morehead State ... Went a career-high 4-for-5 game with a pair of dobules vs. Tennessee Tech ... Had two-hit games in three consecutive contests vs. Canisius, Murray State and South Carolina ... Went 3-for-3 with four RBI vs. Dayton ... Had a 3-for-4 game vs. No. 1 LSU ... Was named to the NCAA Gary Regional All-Tournament Team, sparked by a 5-for-7 game in the 21-inning opener vs. No. 25 Kent State.
Junior College A national Junior College Association of America first-team All-America selection in 2011 ... Hit .431 in 2011, with 88 hits, 87 runs, 20 doubles, eight homers and 67 RBI, stealing a record 51 bases ... The 2011 Region 24 MWAC Player of the Year ... A 2011 NJCAA Player of the Week honoree on April 27, 2011, after batting .833 (10-for-12) with eight runs, two doubles, a triple, a homer and eight RBI, stealing eight bases during the week ... In 2010 was named the Region 24 MVAC Freshman of the Year ... Played at Heartland Community College for coach Nate Metzger ... As a freshman, .387 with 67 hits, 56 runs, 19 doubles, 13 homers and 64 RBI ... Was teammates with current UK teammate Jerad Grundy at Heartland ... Led Heartland to the MWAC Championship both years.
High School Played at Rockwood Summit for Ken Droege ... Also played football as a freshman ... Earned all-state, all-area, all-metro and all-conference as a senior in 2009 ... Also earned all-conference accolades as a junior.
Personal Full name is Kenneth Zachary Zellers ... Son of Kenneth and Susan Zellers ... Born June 7, 1991 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Has a sister, Lauren (15) ... Grandfather played collegiate baseball.