Following a stellar career at Spring Hill high school, senior Zach Girrens will take his baseball talent to St. Louis University next fall.
Girrens made it official Nov. 15 signing a national letter of intent in front of family and friends in the school’s library. In the end, Girrens chose St. Louis for both its academic excellence.
“I had several offers where the baseball teams were better, but the academics at St. Louis set it apart,” said Girrens, who will pursue a degree in Oncology. It will have a brand new medical school and the baseball team is also getting a new stadium.”
Girrens made the most of his final year of varsity baseball at Spring Hill. A first baseman, pitcher, Girens compiled a 6-1 record on the mound with a 3.10 ERA and 64 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .169 against him. Offensively, he had a school record batting average of .583 with a school record tying 42 RBI’s, scoring 45 runs and stroking 7 homeruns.
“Zach improved a lot through hardwork and discipline,” said Coach Dave Londene. He understands the game so well and really worked hard to become a great pitcher. He developed pitches and his change up . He just played a lot of baseball and that helps. We are so proud of his achievements and wish him the best.”
Girrens efforts were rewarded with a several post season honors. He recently earned First team 4A All state honors as a first baseman and was voted 4A runnerup Player of the Year. He was the Tri County Pitcher of the Year and made second team All Metro Utility Player of the year. He was also selected first team All Frontier league as a first baseman and pitcher.
Zach is the son of Troy and Kristi Girrens.