Born in Kirkland, Wash. ... son of Kara and Steve Wright ... has two younger brothers, Dylan and Jordon ... father attended the UW ... political science major.
2014: Threw 1.0 IP vs. N. Colorado was first game in almost a month ... no decision in 4-1 vs. Pacific, but threw 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 4 BB ... ranks third in UW history with 74 career appearances (7-7, 4.03 ERA, 152.0 IP) ... took loss (1.1 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 8 ER) vs. Nebraska ... earned a no decision in season-opener vs. Air Force, going 5.0 innings, giving up 5 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 1 BB.
2013: Broke a 19-year old UW record by making 33 appearances in 2013 ... started four and relieved in 29 games ... pitched in two of the four games at UC Davis ... pitched an inning in relief in the second game of the UCD series and then started in the fourth game ... suffered the loss in the start, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over four and one-third innings ... pitched a pair of scoreless outings in the series at Lamar .. in the third game of the series, went 2.0 innings, allowing just a walk ... the following day (Feb. 24), worked two no-hit, no-run innings to finish up the game ... pitched three and one-third innings March 3 vs. Cal Poly, allowing no runs on two hits ... pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and walk while fanning one, in the March 5 win over SeattleU ... appeared twice in the LSU series, in games one and three ... had two scoreless outings in the UCLA series ... worked one-third of an inning of the first game vs. the Bruins and then went three and two-thirds, giving up two hits and no walks, in the third game ... pitched two and two-thirds innings March 19 vs. Portland, allowing two runs on two hits with four strikeouts ... pitched three scoreless innings in relief for the win March 24 vs. USC, allowing no runs and just two hits ... pitched in two of the three games at Oregon ... worked one scoreless inning March 29 vs. the Ducks and then gave up two runs on two hits over one and two-thirds the following day ... took the loss in relief outing April 6 at Pepperdine, allowing just one run on three hits over two and one-third innings ... pitched one and one-third innings April 8 at Cal State Northridge ... pitched in two games at Stanford ... worked the final inning in the April 13 win over the Cardinal and then pitched two-thirds of an inning the following day ... pitched in the second and third games of the Oregon State series ... allowed a run, but no hits, in two innings of relief April 24 at Gonzaga ... worked two scoreless innings (one hit) in relief April 27 vs. Cal ... took the loss the following day vs. the Bears, allowing one run in two innings (the 13th and 14th innings) ... pitched in two of three games at Arizona, pitching a perfect ninth on May 3 and then an inning (one unearned run) two days later ... made second start of the season May 7 vs. SeattleU, earning the win with a five-inning outing ... allowed two hits, no runs and no walks with four Ks in win over Redhawks ... pitched in two of three games vs. Utah, picking up a loss and a win ... took the loss with one inning of relief May 10 vs. the Utes and then got the win with two innings of shutout relief two days later ... pitched one and one-third scoreless innings May 14 at Portland ... made third start of the season May 19 at Washington State, pitching seven shutout innings for the win ... gave up six hits and no walks while fanning four in to complete the UW sweep over WSU ... pitched an inning and one-third in relief in the May 24 win over No. 19 Arizona State and then started the game two days later in the season finale ... in that start, went four and one-third, allowing one run on four hits in a 7-2 Husky win.
2012: Appeared in a total of 21 games, all but one of them in relief ... got the victory in the season's second game, Feb. 18 at San Diego State, working one inning in a 12-9 win ... pitched two no-hit innings, striking out three, Feb. 22 vs. Seattle University ... got the win Feb. 27 at Cal State Northridge, working two innings ... struck out four and didn't allow a hit in two innings March 13 vs. Portland ... gave up just one hit and no runs while fanning two in three innings Marcy 17 vs. Oregon ... worked 3.1 innings, allowing one urn on three hits, April 5 vs. Stanford ... lone start of the season came April 10 vs. Gonzaga ... went three innings, allowing one run on four hits, but didn't figure in the decision vs. the Bulldogs ... lone loss of the season came on a 1.1-inning outing April 14 at California ... pitched two scoreless innings in Huskies' 6-5 win over Arizona on April 22 ... worked 2.2 innings April 28 at Utah ... pitched two scoreless innings in Huskies' 3-0 victory May 16 vs. Portland ... pitched in two of three games at Arizona State, totaling 2.2 innings ... picked up third win of the year May 26 vs. Washington State, working one and one-third innings, allowing no runs on one hit, in the UW's 5-2 win ... played summer baseball for the LaCrosse (Wis.) Loggers in the Northwoods League ... helped the Loggers to the league championship ... 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA over 18 regular-season appearances for the Loggers.
2011: Appeared in 17 games, 16 of them in relief and one as a starter, as a true freshman ... pitched a scoreless inning of relief in college debut Feb. 20 vs. Air Force ... struck out three without allowing a hit or a run in an inning and one-third March 11 vs. Dallas Baptist ... worked one scoreless inning each vs. UAPB (March 22) and UCLA (April 2) ... worked three and two-thirds out of the bullpen April 16 vs. Cal, allowing no runs and one hit ... pitched two and two-thirds April 30 at WSU, allowing no runs, hits or walks while striking out five ... longest outing of the season was May 6 at Stanford, going five innings, allowing one run on five hits ... pitched four scoreless innings of relief May 16 vs. Pacific, allowing no runs on just one hit ... struck out two in an inning and one-third vs. ASU, allowing no runs on a hit ... lone start of the season came vs. Washington State in a non-conference game in Pasco, Wash., on May 24 ... no decision despite allowing only one run on three hits with five strikeouts over four innings vs. the Cougars ... pitched a scoreless inning May 29 at Arizona ... played for the LaCrosse Loggers in the Northwoods League over the summer.
KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Earned three varsity letters playing for coach Jason Evans ... honorable mention All-SPSL North as a senior despite missing much of the year with injury ... second-team All-SPSL North as a pitcher and second baseman as a junior ... made the all-league first team as a pitcher as a sophomore in 2008, when Kentlake won the league and district and finished second in state ... graduated with a 3.48 grade point average.
GETTING TO KNOW ZACH WRIGHT
Possible career pursuit outside of baseball:
My must-listen to music list:
First memory of baseball:
Digging holes in the outfield
Why do you love baseball:
I love being out on the field, being around teammates and competing.