Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
Could see action at the catching position this season after playing only in the outfield a year ago ... Returned last season as the starter in left field after missing the entire 2013 campaign due to injury ... Saw some catching duty as a true freshman in 2012 ... Played both catcher and third base during his prep career ... Played for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (on Long Island, N.Y.) where he batted .375 over 11 contests.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014
Appeared in all 63 games and started all but one ... Of his 62 starts, 61 came in left field with one as the designated hitter ... Hit .348 over six games at the Mountain West Tournament (May 21-25) with a double and five RBI ... Drove in all three runs in SDSU's 3-2 win over Nevada (May 24) in 10 innings including the winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th ... Started the year with an eight-game hitting streak during which he batted .314 with three doubles, three RBI and six runs scored ... Reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit by pitch) in each of the first 17 contests of the season ... Matched his eight-game hitting streak from April 19 to May 3, going 11-for-32 (.344) with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and six runs scored ... Finished the regular season by hitting safely in all three games at Fresno State (May 15-17) going 4-for-11 with two doubles, an RBI and four runs scored ... Hit his first career home run vs. Air Force on April 4 at Tony Gwynn Stadium ... Followed that up with his second homer three games later vs. UC Riverside at home on April 8 ... Connected for a pair of triples this season after hitting one during his freshman campaign ... Earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors for games from March 24-30 (vs. Santa Clara and Fresno State) ... Over those five game he hit for an average of .412 with seven hits including a double, three runs scored and two RBI ... Recorded 18 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI contests ... Season-high three hits vs. Nevada on March 7 which he matched against Nevada again on May 24 ... Had his season-best RBI total with three against Air Force on April 4 and vs. Nevada May 24 ...Was a preseason all-Mountain West Conference selection.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Redshirted due to injury in his second season at San Diego State.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Made 11 starts at the catching position and at designated hitter on 22 occasions ... Finished the season with a total of 10 multiple-hit games ... Put together a season-high seven-game hitting streak early in the year (March 10-23) during which he hit .464 (13-for-28) with three doubles, five runs scored a two runs batted in ... Personal-best four-hit game at New Mexico on March 16 ... Did not commit an error behind the plate (90 chances) ... Had two doubles and a pair of runs batted in vs. TCU (April 22) ... Recorded a triple in win at UNLV during the conference tournament (May 25) ... Batted .305 in Mountain West play with seven doubles in 18 games.
Played two years of varsity ball at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif., under Coach Andy Nieto ... A two-time all-Del Rey League selection ... As a senior batted .321 with three doubles, four triples, three home runs and 23 RBI in 32 games ... Recorded a .456 on-base percentage and .549 slugging mark ... During his junior season hit .317 with five doubles, a triple, four homers and 30 RBI over 31 contests ... Owned a .549 slugging percentage ... Bishop Amat won the league title both of his seasons ... In his senior year the Lancers won the Southern Section championship and finished third in the state.
Bernardo Sebastian Zavala was born Aug. 28, 1993, in Fort Hood, Texas ... Son of Bernard and Tatiana Zavala ... Lists favorite player as former Major League catcher Johnny Bench ... A criminal justice major at SDSU with potential career plans as an FBI agent.