#9 Hitter: Zac Wiley, Front Royal

Zac Wiley Bellarmine 2016The 9th best hitter in the 2016 Valley League season, according to ATVL, is Front Royal’s Zac Wiley!

The Bellarmine redshirt sophomore hit 303/403/529 in 119 at-bats for the Cards, with 19 runs, 22 RBIs, 9 doubles, 6 home runs, 1 stolen base, and a 13/29 BB/K ratio. He also went 4-19 with 3 runs scored in the playoffs. His best game was on July 19 against Woodstock, when Zac went 4-4 with 2 runs, a double, home run, and 4 RBIs. He also pitched in 7 games for the Cardinals, and went 1-2, 7.36, with 1 save and 9 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Zac was named first team All-Valley as an outfielder after the season.

In Zac’s freshman year at Division-II Bellarmine in 2015, he started 12-19 in 8 games, but then injured his hamstring, missing the rest of the year and subsequently being redshirted. Returning to action in 2016, he hit 248/339/287 in 101 at-bats, with 4 doubles and a 13/15 BB/K ratio. He threw 24 2/3 innings, too, going 2-1, 6.57, with 8 walks and 24 strikeouts.

I think Zac’s ready for a breakout – watch for it this spring!

Rich Cooley/Daily
Rich Cooley/Daily

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