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Zach Heeke
Zach  Heeke

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, Mich.

High School:
Mount Pleasant

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
INF

Major:
Undeclared


2018: Mount Pleasant native enjoyed a breakout season, appearing in all but two of CMU’s games and making 56 starts, all but five at either third base or first base … earned team Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player awards ... led the Chippewas with a .346 batting average and an on-base percentage of .520, which topped the MAC and ranked sixth nationally … drew 41 walks, ranking third in the league and 90th in the nation … was hit by a pitch a program record 25 times, and ranked fifth in the nation in that category … shared the team lead with a .425 slugging percentage … tied for second on the team with six sacrifice bunts … stole nine bases in 13 attempts … closed the season having reached base safely in CMU’s final 26 games … led the team with 19 multi-hit games … homered leading off the bottom of the first inning to spark a 13-2 win over Michigan State (5/15) … finished with a career-high four hits and drove in four runs vs. the Spartans … performance vs. MSU came in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak, during which Heeke hit .533 (16-for-30) … named to MAC All-Tournament Team.

2017:
Appeared in 40 games as a third baseman and designated hitter, making 25 starts … ranked fifth on the team in defensive assists with 31 … posted a .253 batting average and .406 on-base percentage for the season … recorded a pinch-hit RBI single and score two runs in 25-5 win over Incarnate Word (2/25) … singled and scored two runs in a 9-7 win over Georgetown (3/8) … singled twice and recorded an RBI in a 2-1 walkoff win over Missouri State (3/24) … singled twice and scored two runs in 13-7 win over Miami (Ohio) (4/1) … recorded a hit and a stolen base vs. Madonna University (4/12) … had an RBI single in a loss to Northern Illinois (5/5) … had two hits in a 3-1 win over Northern Illinois (5/7) … singled twice and scored twice at Toledo (5/13) … recorded an RBI single in a 15-0 victory over Toledo (5/14).

High School:
Ranked as the No. 55 prospect in the state of Michigan by Prep Baseball Report ... three-year letterwinner ... two-time team captain ... led the Oilers to a state runner-up finish in 2015 and a state championship in 2014 ... named MHSAA First Team All-District, All-Region and All-State in 2015 after hitting .461 with a school-record on base percentage of .634 ... honored on 2015 Saginaw News Dream Team ... selected as the 2015 Morning Sun Player of the Year ... named First Team All-Saginaw Valley League in 2015 ... also earned three letters in hockey and two in football ... played summer ball with CM Stars (2014, 2015).
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