Zach Cone
12 Zach Cone
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Parkview

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 202

Position:
Outfielder

2011 (Junior): Selected by Texas Rangers with 37th overall pick in the MLB draft, a first round sandwich pick
*One of the best athletes and tabbed "fastest base runner" in the Southeastern Conference by Baseball America
*Appeared in all 65 games with 64 starts (33-CF, 31-LF) in helping Georgia to the NCAA Corvallis Regional Final as team went 33-32
*Named to SEC All-Defense team, posted perfect fielding in 161 total chances including five assists
*Tallied 19 multi-hit games including three, 3-hit games
*Batted .275 overall with four home runs and 35 RBI, 13-for-16 in SB
*Hit .284-1-16 in SEC action and .294 (5-17) with four RBI in SEC Tournament
*Ranks fourth in schol history with 11 career triples

*Recipient of the Coach Jim Whatley Baseball Scholarship endowment

*Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010 (Sophomore): Played in all 53 games with 52 starts (41-CF, 11-LF) and earned the team's Triple Crown, batting .363 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI overall and .360-6-27 in SEC action
*Excellent .991 fielding percentage with SEC-best nine assists and only one error in 117 total chances
*A .627 slugging percentage including a team-high seven triples
*Perfect 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts
*Hit safely in 45 of 53 games including a a career-best 18-game hitting streak
*Hit for the cycle against Duke on Feb. 20 in Waco, Texas, registering a home run, triple, single, a pop out and then a double in the ninth to complete a cycle
*Had career-best four-hit games against Duke, Baylor and Furman and a four-RBI effort versus Kentucky
*Tied school record with two triples at #3 Ga. Tech on March 16, going 2-for-5, 3 RBI
*Hit two home runs against Furman on March 24, going 4-for-4, 2 RBI
*Batted .571-1-7 in helping clinch an SEC series against Kentucky
*Earned invitation to the 2010 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Trials and spent part of summer playing for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League

2009 (Freshman):
*Played in 45 games with 20 starts (6-LF, 11-CF, 3-RF), batting .323 with four home runs and 18 RBI
*Hit a team-high .417 (10-for-24) in the postseason
*Went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the season finale against Ohio State on May 31
*Had two hits and two runs scored in the Tallahassee Regional opener against Ohio State on May 29
*Batted a team-high .444 (4-for-9) in the SEC Tournament; had two hits vs. #7 Ole Miss on May 20 and two doubles vs. #2 LSU on May 23
*Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. #7 Georgia Tech at Turner Field on May 12
*Had a team-high three hits including an RBI triple vs. Presbyterian on Feb. 24
*Went 2-for-5 with a walk, three RBI and a run scored in Georgia debut vs. Youngstown State on Feb. 20
*Was one of five freshmen who started on opening day

High School:

*A graduate of Parkview where he played for Chan Brown
*A third round pick (112th overall selection) by the L.A. Angels in the 2008 MLB Draft
*Four-year letterman in baseball
*Earned the Panthers' MVP honors and was named First Team All-County with a .425 batting average, eight home runs 17 stolen bases, a .510 on base percentage and was 6-0 on the mound as a senior
*Named 8-AAAAA Co-Player of the Year with UGA teammate Chase Hawkins
*Hit .426 with six home runs and a team-leading 26 RBI as a junior and earned first team All-County and All-Region honors; Also Selected to play for Team Georgia

Personal:
*Born Dec. 14, 1989
*Son of Ronny and Janet Cone
*Father, Ronny played football at Georgia Tech, and brother, Kevin played football for the Yellow Jackets
*Major: Sport Management

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