16 - Colin Ziegel
|Hometown:||Ft. Wayne, Ind.|
Coach Farley on Ziegel: "Colin missed much of the fall with an injury, but came back late and showed everybody that he will be a player to count on when he is 100% healthy. After hitting from the left side of the plate in the past, he will give switch hitting a try in 2009. He will start the year for us in right field." 2008: Named to the All-Horizon League Second Team...finished second on the team with a .311 batting average, a .566 slugging percentage, 26 runs scored, 30 RBI, six homers and 85 total bases...was tied for second with 47 hits...committed just two errors while making 96 put-outs for a .981 fielding percentage...started in all but three of his 44 games played, including the last 29 of the season...led the team in league play with a .391 average, 34 hits and a .436 on base percentage...his .759 slugging percentage, 19 runs scored, 21 RBI, six homers and 66 total bases in league play were all the second-most on the team...made 66 put-outs without an error during the conference season...went 3-for-5 with a home run, double, three RBI and four runs scored against Milwaukee (March 29)...his four runs scored were tied for the team's single-game season high...was 4-for-6 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored against Indiana Tech (April 8)...went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBI at Valparaiso (April 25)...finished the three-game series against the Crusaders going 8-for-14 (.571) with three homers, three doubles, six RBI and six runs scored...boasted a season-long 10-game hitting streak from March 28 to April 12, during which time he went 19-for-42 (.452) with 16 RBI...also had an eight-game trek from April 23 to May 10...had 12 multi-hit games, including four with three or more...also had seven games with multiple RBI...2007: Started in 31 of his 44 games played...had seven multi-hit games...went 3-for-4 with a run scored at Morehead State (2/25)...homered and drove in two runs at Belmont (3/3)...finished 7-for-14 with two doubles, five RBI and three runs scored in a three-game set against UIC (4/20-21)...tripled in a run in the first game of a double-header at Valparaiso (5/1)...2006: Started in three of his 10 games played...drove in a run and scored once on a double against Cleveland State (4/2)...High School: All-conference outfielder at Fort Wayne Snider High School...high school coach: Andy Owen...Personal: Born October 31, 1986...son of Gregg and Teresa Ziegel...marketing major.