Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
Will return after missing the entire 2013 season due to injury ... Could see action in the outfield and behind the plate this season ... 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 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.