Zach Von Tersch
6-5, 200
B/R, T/R
Cedar Falls, Iowa
(Cedar Falls HS)

Talented freshman right-hander who turned down an opportunity to sign with Washington Nationals to enroll at Tech....clocks at 90+ mph with his fastball while also utilizing a cutter, slider and curveball....Tech coaches look for him to develop into a starting pitcher following a strong showing in the Northwoods League.

2008: Named ACC Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 25 to March 2.

2007: Took loss in collegiate debut as starter 2/21 vs. Georgia State....went on to make 12 more appearances, all in relief over remainder of season....worked 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off 3/28 victory over Georgia Southern....struck out four of eight batters faced in relief while flashing 96 mph fastball vs. Georgia 4/24 at Turner Field....worked three scoreless innings in longest outing of season 5/19 vs. Florida State....pitched once again for Duluth Huskies of Northwoods League during summer....selected to pitch for the North Division at the Northwoods League All-Star Game 7/11 at Mankato, Minn....named to Northwoods League post-season All-Star Team....also rated as No. 3 prospect in Northwoods League by Baseball America....Member of the 2007 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2006 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year, Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year and District 5 Player of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2006....Rated the No. 1 prospect in the state of Iowa by Perfect Game USA....Named to the 2006 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association 2006 All-State Super Team....First team all-state by the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Baseball Coaches Association....Captain of the 4-A Team and First-Team selection for Iowa's Class 4A North East District....Recipient of 2006 Bob Feller Pitching Award as the top pitcher in Class 4-A....Two-time first-team all-conference....Participated in the Area Code Games and the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game....Three year baseball letter-winner for coach Jack Sole at Cedar Falls High School....Also lettered one year for basketball coach Jerry Slykhuis at Cedar Falls.

More 2006: Selected in the 38th round of the June Draft by the Washington Nationals....needed just 89 pitches to retire all 24 batters he faced, including nine strikeouts, but he was not involved in the decision in June 9 outing as Cedar Falls High School lost to Iowa City 8-2 in 11 innings....overall, posted a 5-2 record with 0.88 63.2 innings pitched, allowed just eight earned runs while striking out 81, walking nine and limiting opponents to a .151 batting average against him....also hit .282 with 28 RBI....Joined Duluth Huskies of Northwoods League following completion of high school career.

Personal: Zachary Taylor Von Tersch....Born April 22, 1988....Son of John and Annette Von Tersch....Majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year     W-L   ERA   GS-G   CG  SV    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO   Avg.  
 2007     0-1  11.74  13-1    0   0   15.1   19  21  20  14  18   .322