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Zach Franklin
Zach Franklin

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Newport

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
C

Birthdate:
07/16/1983

Experience:
3V

Bat/Throw:
R/R



FRANKLIN'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Coached by Brian Fischer, earning two varsity letters as a catcher...also two varsity letters in football as a middle linebacker. JUNIOR: All-KingCo League honorable mention pick...hit .417 with 16 RBI and nine doubles...starting middle linebacker during football season. SENIOR (2000-01): Team finished 18-5 and won state title...team captain...first team All-KingCo League selection...All-State pick and team's outstanding defensive player...team captain in football and named team's best tackler...a member of the 2001 Seattle Mariners' scout team.

FRANKLIN'S WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (2001-02): Games - 3...Starts - 0...saw action in three games in March, two against Sacramento State and then against the Washington Huskies...had one at-bat in each game, but no hits.

SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Redshirt season.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 34...Starts - 11...BA - .304... selected to the All-Pac-10 academic honorable mention team...had a three game hitting streak in April against LCSC, Washington and Gonzaga...against Utah Valley, went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove home two runs...also had a 2-for-4 game and scored twice against Gonzaga in late April...collected two hits against Saint Mary's, Utah Valley and Gonzaga...drove home two runs against both Utah Valley and UC-Irvine...WSU Rankings: BA/.304/6th...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona 1.000 (1-1), ASU .000 (0-1), California .000 (0-1), OSU .143 (1-7), Stanford .000 (0-3), UCLA .000 (0-2), USC .000 (0-1) Washington .200 (1-5)...his monthly hitting averages: February .364 (4-11), March .353 (6-17), April .357 (5-14), May .143 (2-14).

RS-JUNIOR (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 36...Starts - 16...BA - .364...batting average tops among all Cougars by almost 30 percentage points...made three starts behind the plate, one at third base and the other 12 as the designated hitter...best outing came against Gonzaga March 29 when he went 3-for-6, drove home five runs with a double and his only home run of the year...also scored twice...had two hits in games against Utah Valley, Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State...hit .259 in league play. WSU Rankings: BA/.364/1st, SLG%/.455/2nd-t, OB%/.455/1st...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .500 (2-4), ASU .500 (2-4), California .000 (0-1), OSU .000 (0-4), Stanford .400 (2-5), UCLA .250 (1-4), USC .000 (0-4) Washington .000 (0-1)...his monthly hitting averages: February .357 (5-14), March .471 (8-17), April .333 (6-18), May .294 (5-17).

PERSONAL

Richard Zachary Franklin...born 07-16-83 in Fremont, Michigan...parents Rick and Barb Franklin...two younger brothers, Jordon and Jacob, and one younger sister Lindsey...several family members have attended WSU, including parents and grandparents...enjoys hiking and playing golf...prep GPA 3.41...received Honor in Residence Award...interested in a pre-dental major.

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