Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#23 Zach Gibbons
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 186
Year: Senior
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Saguaro HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Career Statistics | 20142013

- 2014 Pac-12 All-Conference (Honorable Mention)

Arizona 2015
Was fifth on the team in batting average with a .287 clip while starting in 50 of Arizona’s 55 games in the outfield … Recorded 10 doubles, two triples and one home run … Gibbons also drove home 22 runs on the year … Swiped four bags in eight attempts as well … Started off the year well as he went 2-4 in the opener against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 13 … Roped his first triple of the season against Rice on Feb. 22 … Recorded another pair of hits against Oakland on Feb. 24 when he went 2-4 with an RBI … Orchestrated a nice 13-game hit streak from Feb. 28 all the way through Mar. 22 … In that time, Gibbons had seven multi-hit games, had four games in a row in which he had two hits and went 3-4 against Stanford on the last day the streak was alive … Overall, he accumulated 21 hits over 50 at bats (.480 BA), seven RBI, one home run against Samford on Mar. 1 and one triple on Mar. 4 against New Mexico State during the hit streak … Went 3-4 with two runs scored and a double against Oregon on Mar. 29 … Had three more multi-hit games against Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State … Against Washington State, he went 2-4 with a season-high three RBI … Finished the season on a high note as he went 5-10 in the final four games with two RBI and boosted his batting average six points.


Summer 2014
Played for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League ...Batted .259 with three home runs and a pair of doubles ... Drove in 18 runs and scored 15.

Arizona 2014
Played in all 55 games with 54 starts spread across all three outfield positions ... Made 37 starts in left field, 13 in right field and four in center ... Was second on the club in both batting average (.338) and on-base percentage (.414) ... In conference-only games, led team in batting (.327), slugging (.363) and on-base percentage (.403) ... Second on team with 20 multi-hit games, including four during season-ending seven-game hitting streak ... Finished season strongly with 6-for-14 effort over three games against Abilene Christian (5/23-25). Scored three runs and hit a pair of doubles in the series ...  Went 5-for-13 with a run scored in each of three games at California (5/16-18) ... Collected two hits and a run scored over 13 at bats in three games against Stanford (5/9-11). Stole a pair of bases in opening game ... Missed only start of season in opening game of series at Oregon (5/2-4), but did come off the bench before starting next two with a combined 2-for-10 weekend ... Tallied a hit in each of three games against Arizona State (4/25-27) ... Went 2-for-13 with a run batted in over three games at USC (4/17-19) ... Helped lead club to series win over UCLA (4/11-13) with a 6-for-11 performance over three games. Notched a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored two runs, including the game-winning run in a walk-off win to close series ... One hit in five at-bats of non-conference game at Arizona State (4/9) ... Batted 4-for-12 with a run scored and an RBI in three games at Utah (4/4-6) ... Collected six hits in 10 at-bats with two runs scored in three games against Oregon State (3/28-30) ... Went 1-for-4 with a run scored at Arizona State (3/26) ... Had three hits in 10 at-bats in three games at Washington (3/21-23) ... Picked up a hit in four trips to plate against Grand Canyon (3/18) ... Opened conference play with four hits in 11 at-bats against Washington State (3/14-16) ... Picked up three hits, three runs scored and drove in a run in two mid-week games against Air Force (3/11-12) ... Batted 3-for-18 with four runs batted in over four games of Hi Corbett Classic against Mississippi State and UC Santa Barbara (3/7-9) ... Combined to hit 3-for-7 with four runs batted in over two midweek games against Long Beach State (3/4-5) ... Collected two hits in eight at-bats along with three walks over three games against Seton Hall (2/28-3/2) ... Batted 7-for-13 with three runs scored in three games against Alcorn State (2/22-23) ... Went 3-for-9 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI in two midweek games against Utah Valley (2/18-19) ... Opened season with combined 6-for-13 weekend and five runs scored against Kent State (2/14-16).

Arizona 2013
Played in 52 of team’s 55 overall games as a true freshman ... Made 49 total starts, including 36 in left field, nine in right field and four at designated hitter ... Totaled 17 multi-hit games and had six multi-RBI games ... Turned in a season-long nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 27 through March 10 ... Hit .421 with runners in scoring position and led team with a .404 average with two outs, including 14 two-out RBI ... Finished season with a 7-for-11 combined effort against USC (5/24-26), including three runs scored and one RBI in each game. Opened series with season-best four-hit game ... Went 1-for-11 over three games against Arizona State (5/17-5/19) with a run scored and two RBI ... Batted 3-for-11 with a double, two runs and two RBI in three games at UCLA (5/10-12) ... Combined to hit 3-for-10 with a run and an RBI in three games against Washington (5/3-5) ... Went 0-for-3 but had an RBI against Arizona State (4/30) ... Tallied three hits, including a triple, in 11 at-bats to produce three runs scored and four RBI in sweep of Alabama State (4/26-28) ... Collected a hit in all three games with a double and an RBI in series at Stanford (4/19-21) ... Went 0-for-4 but added an RBI in victory over Arizona State (4/16) ... Went 1-for-10 with two runs and two RBI in series victory at Washington State (4/12-14) ... Hit safely in each game in sweep over California (4/5-7) with a pair of two-hit games. Scored three runs and drove in three others to go with a triple ... Combined to hit 3-for-9 with three runs and three RBI in series sweep over Utah (3/28-30) ... Went 4-for-12 with a run scored and a double in three games at Oregon (3/22-24) ... Batted 2-for-13 over three games against Oregon State (3/15-17) ... Reached base six times, including two hits and four walks, in two games against Butler (3/12-13) ... Totaled eight hits in 14 at-bats in three games against Columbia (3/8-10), including a run scored in each game ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in both games against Texas Tech (3/5-6) ... Tallied four hits in 11 at-bats in three games against San Francisco (3/1-3). Scored two runs, drove in one and collected first career triple ... Went 1-for-5 with two walks, two runs and an RBI in two tilts against Utah Valley (2/26-27) ... Started first three career games in series against San Jose State (2/22-24). Scored a run and drove in one ... Drew a walk in first official plate appearance of career at Long Beach State (2/19) ... Scored a run as pinch runner in first career appearance (2/16).

High School
Earned varsity letters under the guidance of coach Ryan Dyer at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., ... Played all four seasons on varsity as starting centerfielder and totaled 66 total stolen bases ... Helped school win the 2010 and 2011 state championship ... Named to the All-Arizona high school baseball team by the Arizona Republic ... Also honored as an All-Division II player in the state ... Voted team's most valuable player as a senior ... Hit .458 with 17 extra base hits, 31 runs batted in and 38 runs scored. Led team in batting average (.458), stolen bases (32) and hits (54) ... Also struck out 11 batters in 7.1 innings pitched ... As a junior, hit .411 with 17 stolen bases ... As a sophomore, hit .461 and scored 49 runs with 14 stolen bases.

Graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2012 ... Born in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1993 ... Son of Mike and Jean Gibbons ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Favorite professional sports teams are the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox ... One day aspires to own a hunting ranch ... Roommates with Nathan Bannister, Cody Ramer and Mathew Troupe ... Considers his family most inspirational people in his life ... Is enrolled in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as a general studies major with a focus on social behavior and human understanding.