Walter on White
"Zach is coming off of minor shoulder surgery so we aren't quite sure what to expect. The past two seasons he has pitched in a variety of roles and done well. He is a competitor who always gives you everything he's got. We are hopeful he can regain the stuff he showed at the beginning of last spring."
2012 (Senior) Made 10 appearances out of the bullpen and pitched 7.0 innings on the year ... Did not record a decision but posted a 1.29 ERA and struck out two batters ... Gave up just six hits for a .231 opponent batting average ... Gave up just one earned run all season ... Went his first six appearances without giving up a run in 4.1 innings of work.
2011 (Junior) Saw time as both a starter and reliever for Wake Forest ... Appeared in 19 games and made nine starts on the year ... Finished the season with a 2-5 record and a 5.84 ERA in 44.2 innings of work ... Served primarily as a midweek starter and a weekend reliever, but did make ACC starts against North Carolina, Miami and Florida State ... Picked up wins against NC State (April 1) and Elon (April 26) ... Reached a season-high six strikeouts on two occasions - once against Western Carolina on February 22 and once against North Carolina on March 13 ... His 6.0 innings of work in a win at Elon on April 26 were a season-high ... Appeared twice in the Maryland series and did not allow a run in 1.2 innings of relief ... Turned in five outings without giving up an earned run.
Appeared in 24 games, including two starts, and had a 2-1 record with a 6.35 ERA ... Made season debut against Army (2.20) and gave up a run on a hit with a strikeout and walk in 1.1 innings ... Turned in two scoreless outings in series against Kent State, pitching 3.0 innings and giving up two hits, while striking out two ... Appeared in two games in series against Xavier, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and striking out two ... Tossed a scoreless 0.2 of an inning in series finale at Georgia Tech (3.14), giving up a hit ... Allowed a hit, but did not give up a run, in a scoreless 0.1 of an inning in series finale against NC State (3.21) ... Threw a scoreless inning of relief at High Point (3.24) with a walk and a strikeout ... Appeared in two games in series at Miami, allowing a run on two hits in 2.2 innings ... Struck out a batter and retired both hitters he faced against Elon (4.14) ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings against UNC Greensboro (4.21), giving up a hit and striking out one ... Pitched the final 2.1 innings in middle game of Duke (4.24) series, giving up an unearned run on two hits with one strikeout ... Retired both batters he faced in relief outing at Appalachian State (4.28) ... Made first start of collegiate career at UNC Greensboro (5.12) and earned the win, giving up five runs, four earned, on five hits with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings ... Improved record to 2-1 on the season with win against Appalachian State (5.18), giving up just one run on five hits with three strikeouts over 5.0 innings.
Led the team with 23 appearances and had a 4-1 record with three saves and a 3.32 ERA ... Averaged nearly a strikeout an inning with 37 punchouts in 38 innings of work ... Opponents hit just .237 against him ... Ranks sixth in school history in appearances by a freshman and 10th in ERA for a freshman ... Pitched well in collegiate debut against Marshall (2.22), tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit and striking out six ... Threw a perfect inning of relief against Fairleigh Dickinson (2.27), striking out one batter ... Pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball against Winthrop (3.10), giving up just one hits and striking out a batter ... Surrendered first earned run of the season against Clemson (3.13), allowing a run on five hits in 2 2/3 innings ... Earned first collegiate save against Appalachian State (3.17), throwing 2 1/3 hitless innings and striking out two batters ... Picked up first win as a Demon Deacon in series opener against NC State (3.20), tossing 3 1/3 scoreless innings and fanning eight batters ... Notched second victory of the season against Davidson (3.24), giving up a run on three hits in two innings of work ... Recorded second save of the season in series finale against Duke (3.29), throwing two scoreless innings and striking out two batters ... Earned third win of the season against UNC Greensboro (4.1), throwing a perfect ninth inning and striking out one batter ... Threw a scoreless inning in relief against Coastal Carolina (4.8) ... Improved record to 4-0 on the season with victory in series finale against Boston College (4.12), allowing a run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings ... Tossed 1 1/3 hitless innings against Florida State (4.25), fanning two batters and walking one ... Picked up third save of the season against Winthrop (5.12), giving up a hit and striking out a batter in one inning.
Named all-conference three times and all-state twice at North Davidson High School ... Finished high school career with a 36-15 record, a 1.65 ERA and 336 strikeouts in 256 innings ... Ranked as the 11th-best prospect and the second-best lefthanded pitcher in North Carolina by Impact Baseball ... Was the Most Valuable Player in the first North Carolina Future's game ... Led North Davidson to a state semifinal appearance in 2007 ... High school team won three conference championships.
Born October 8, 1989 ... Son of Mark and Beth White ... Majoring in sociology ... Grandfather, Bob Koontz, played baseball at Wake Forest from 1954-57 and was a member of the 1955 national championship team.