4 - Zach Tobolowsky
Zach Tobolowsky
Birth Date: 10/03/1989
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Greenhill School
Position: IF
2009: Appeared in 29 games, including 25 starts...Played second base, right field, left field and third base for the Bulldogs...Batted .320 with five home runs and 18 RBI...Shared the David M. Darst Hustle Cup as Yale's rookie of the year with Eric Shultz...Hit safely in the first four games of his collegiate career...Hit his first career home run at Maryland-Baltimore County on March 8...Went 5-for-7, tying the Yale record for hits in a game, drove in four runs and swatted two home runs in the March 9 with at Maryland-Baltimore County...Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after hitting .538 (7-13) with three home runs and five RBI in his first three collegiate games...Homered for the third consecutive game with a three-run blast at Davidson on March 10...Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the April 12 win at Harvard...Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the 11-inning win over Fairfield on April 15...Went 3-for-5, falling a double shy of the cycle, at Hartford on April 23...Drove in a run in three straight games to close out the 2009 season.

Stuper Says: "Zach is a lot like his teammate, Gant Elmore. He brings energy to everything he does and is very versatile. He can run, and that makes him a candidate to lead off. He is a very tough out and should be in the lineup quite often as a freshman."

Getting to Know Zach

Parents' Names: Ira and Debbie Tobolowsky
Major: Political Science
Best Athletic Moment: Turning an unassisted triple play in Little League
Favorite MLB Team: Texas Rangers
Favorite MLB Player: Brian Roberts
Favorite Quote: "The principle is competing against yourself. About self-improvement. About being better than you were the day before."
Biggest Inspiration: My dad
Pregame Superstition: I drink a Full Throttle energy drink and eat a Powerbar (preferably chocolate peanut butter flavor). I also throw my bat into a net 10 times to get my hands loose.
One word to describe yourself as a person: Charming
One word to describe yourself as a player: Scrappy
Why Yale?: There really is no other place like Yale. When I came on my visit I knew that I would love it here and there was no better place for me. The academics will open so many doors in the future, the people here are amazing, and the baseball program was the perfect fit.
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Gant Elmore. He is always thinking about the game and knows what to do in every situation.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Stefan Schropp. No matter what, he is always helping his teammates out and he plays the game the right way and with the right attitude. He's also fun to be around.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2009....  .320  29-25   100   13   32   6   1   5   18   55  .550   3   3  15   5  .355   1   2   1-3     46  34   5  .941
TOTAL...  .320  29-25   100   13   32   6   1   5   18   55  .550   3   3  15   5  .355   1   2   1-3     46  34   5  .941