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August 19, 2013Zach Wallace, a 6-foot-3 200 pound right-hand pitcher from De La Salle High School, committed to the University of California at San Diego this past Friday. Wallace spoke with NorCalPreps.com about his college commitment, his game, and this upcoming high school season.
Wallace was also being recruited by UC Irvine, Cal Poly, and Dartmouth. UCSD first saw him pitch at the Firecracker Tournament in Los Angeles. After, the Tritons began emailing and communicating on the phone. They also viewed him at various camps.
Wallace selected UCSD because of the high academic standards and caliber of talent the baseball team carries. Not only does he perform well on the field, he thrives in the classroom. With a 3.75 GPA and taking advanced placement courses, Wallace believes the university is the perfect fit. Also, with the prestigious level of play associated with baseball at the university, Zach will be challenged athletically as well as academically.
"I really felt a connection there when I stepped on campus. Not only is it a top baseball program, it is a great education," Wallace stated.
The rising senior is another hard throwing right-hander in the East Bay Athletic League who is able to unleash an 86 mile a hour fastball. Also in his repertoire is a change up, curveball, slider, and a nasty splitter. Wallace prefers his splitter as it drops and slides away from right handed batters and he has the ability to get ahead and stay ahead of batters.
Wallace said he likes to model his game after Matt Cain, especially how he attacks hitters and pounds the strike zone. Zach especially focuses on throwing the first strike to gain an edge over the hitter.
Wallace is not only a great ball player and a great student-athlete, he is a terrific teammate. He puts the team first and always roots for his teammates. Zach hopes to lead De La Salle back to the NCS championship this coming season.
After losing to Amador Valley in the finals, he felt closer to his team. "Without my teammates, I wouldn't be where I am today. I love my team and we grow everyday, together as one," said Wallace.
Wallace is a terrific athlete, student, and teammate. With his size, knowledge of the game, and ability to attack and finish hitters, he has a bright future at UCSD.
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