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    Zach Morton
    Zach Morton

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Evanston, Ill.

    High School:
    Evanston Township

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 180

    Position:
    UT

    B/T:
    R/R



    07/17/2013

    Former Wildcats Excel in Pro Baseball

    11 former Northwestern players enjoying successful summers in America's pastime

    07/10/2013

    Big Ten Announces Distinguished Scholar Awards

    NU represented by 48 student-athletes from 14 different programs

    06/08/2013

    Morton Picked by Houston in 32nd Round of MLB Draft

    Two-time All-Big Ten honoree is second Wildcat selected this week

    05/21/2013

    Three Wildcats Garner All-Big Ten Distinction

    Northwestern places two on conference's second team and one on third team

    05/18/2013

    Northwestern Drops Extra-Inning Clash in Season Finale

    Morton shines for Wildcats, but NU falls in extras

    2013: Selected by the Houston Astros in the 32nd round of the MLB Draft ... Named All-B1G second team second baseman ... Ranked seventh in program history with 43 starts ... Finished ninth all-time with 268.2 innings pitched ... Ranked 11th in the Big Ten in ERA (2.86) and inings pitched (85.1) in 2013 ... Paced NU's offense with 31 RBI ... Finished the year on a high note, throwing seven scoreless innings and picking up three hits at the plate against Wichita State (5/18)... Scored three times in 12-1 victory at Indiana (5/11) ... Hit RBI doubles in first two at-bats at Wrigley Feld against Michigan (4/20) ... Picked up an RBI and scored two runs at Purdue (4/6) ... Drove in three on two hits against St. Francis (4/2) ... Picked up three hits and added two RBI against Chicago State (3/27) ... Did not allow an earned run in 26.2 IP between 2/22-3/22 ... Tallied three hits and scored twice against Bucknell (3/16) ... Scored three runs against LIU Brooklyn (3/14) ... Collected an RBI single at Missouri State (3/9) ... Picked up three hits and threw 7.2 scoreless innings against the Bears (3/8) ... Drove in a run and scored twice at Lipscomb (2/24) ... Hit his first home run since 2010, a three-run bomb against Northern Kentucky (2/23) ... Went 7.0 IP for the second consecutive start in a win over Ball State (2/22) ... Had two hits and two RBI at the plate in that game ... Picked up a win on the mound opening day against Miami (2/15) ... Allowed only one run on three hits in seven innings of work ... Surrendered only one hit after the first inning ... Recorded four strikeouts including two in his final inning of work.

    2012: Led the team on the mound with four complete games and was second with 83.1 innings pitched ... Posted a 3.46 ERA in 14 appearances, including 13 starts ... At the plate, ranked first on the team with a .297 batting average, 62 hits, 20 multi-hit games and 34 runs scored ... Reached base in a team season-best 19 straight games to open the season ... Posted three hits and scored two runs at Cal State Northridge (2/26) ... Tossed a nine-inning complete game with six strikeouts and added two hits at the plate vs. Western Michigan (3/2) ... Drove in three runs in a victory over Long Island (3/18) ... Didn't allow an earned run while striking out eight over seven innings pitched at Iowa (3/25) ... Hurled a complete-game six-hitter in an 8-1 win over Nebraska (3/31) ... Went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored vs. Illinois (4/28) ... Tossed all nine innings vs. Illinois (4/29) ... Collected hits in each of his first three at-bats vs. Milwaukee at Miller Park (5/9) ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with a walk vs. Indiana (5/12).

    2011: Missed entire season due to injury.

    2010: First-team All-Big Ten selection as a second baseman ... Led the Big Ten with a .427 batting average in conference play and third with a .491 on-base percentage ... Ranked seventh in the conference in all games with a .451 on-base percentage ... Tied for third on the team with 11 doubles and 21 multi-hit games ... Posted a team-best 12-game hitting streak (4/30-5/20) and had another of 10 straight games (4/3-21) ... Collected multiple hits in six straight games from May 8-20 ... Drove in a career-high three runs and socked first collegiate home run in a win over Northern Illinois (4/14) ... Scored four runs in a win at UNLV (3/12) ... Collected career-high four hits at Michigan (5/16) ... On the mound, posted 43 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched ... Struck out career-best 10 batters in six innings of work vs. Cornell (3/22) ... Didn't allow a hit while striking out five in three innings of relief to earn a win at Penn State (4/10) ... Hurled two hitless frames with three strikeouts to earn a save at Purdue (4/25) ... Picked up a victory at Illinois (5/2), hurling four innings out of the bullpen with four strikeouts.

    2009: Ranked third on the team with 12 starting nods on the mound as a freshman ... Twice struck out a season-high five batters: vs. Connecticut (2/22), vs. Massachusetts (2/28) ... Hurled six shutout innings in the second game of a twinbill at UIC (3/14) ... Also collected first collegiate hit during first game against the Flames ... Limited Illinois State (4/22) to just two hits while striking out four in five innings of work in earning the win ... Started the Wildcats' upset win at Ohio State, allowing only one earned run ... In a victory over Michigan (5/16) in the team's season finale, tossed three shutout frames to pick up the win.

    High School: Named Central Suburban League Player of the Year as a senior, posting a 9-1 record, 1.02 ERA and a .402 batting average and 25 RBI as a pitcher and shortstop ... Team MVP ... Two-time all-conference pick ... IHSBCA Class 3A/4A all-state selection ... Chicago Tribune special mention all-state ... Evanston Township Male Athlete of the Year ... Three-year letterwinner ... Participated in Stevenson Showcase ... Also lettered three years in basketball, being named CSL South Player of the Year as a senior while helping the Wildkits to a third-place state finish ... Honor roll student ... Named to Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team ... High school baseball coach was Frank Consiglio.

    Personal: Born Zachary Brett Morton ... Son of Eric and Kimberly Morton ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell and University of Chicago ... Major is economics.

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