Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
Named to the 2014 College Sports Madness preseason all-Mountain West first team ... Talented infielder who returns for his fourth season as the starter at second base ... Played during the summers of 2012 and 2013 for the Eau Claire (Wis.) Express in the Northwoods League ... In 2013 batted .287 with five doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 39 runs scored and 27 RBI ... In 2012 hit .313 with 14 doubles, 43 runs scored and 27 RBI over 61 games ... His 80 hits were the eighth-most in the league ... Competed during summer 2011 with the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaskan League ... Batted .295 in league play to rank among the top 10 in hitting ... Played summer ball in 2010 with the San Diego Waves ... Won the team batting title, hitting .408 over 34 games (168 at bats) ... Also had eight doubles, 29 RBI and a .433 on-base percentage ... Waves won the SoCal Regional championship, were second at the National Baseball Congress Western Regional.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Chosen as a member of the 2013 all-Mountain West Conference first team ... Selected to the Mountain West tournament all-tourney team after hitting .444 (12-for-27) with two doubles, four RBI and five runs scored ... Was named the Mountain West Player of the Week for his performance in the season-opening series at USD (Feb. 15-17) ... Over those three contests vs. the Toreros he hit .429 (6-of-14) with two doubles and seven RBI as the Aztecs swept then-No. 12 San Diego in a three-game series ... Was also chosen the College Sports Madness Mountain West Player of the Week and was also cited as a Primetime Performer by CollegeBaseball360.com ... Led the team in multiple-hit games (22) as well as multiple-RBI efforts (12) ... Had an 11-game hitting streak from March 28 to April 13 during which he hit .455 (20-for-44) with three doubles, nine RBI and 11 runs scored ... Hit safely in seven of SDSU's final eight games of the season and reached base safely (via hit, walk of hit by pitch) in each of the final 15 contests ... A three-year starter at second base, his 652 career at bats ranks 11th on the all-time Aztec list while his 221 hits places also place ninth ... Was the Aztecs' top hitter in Mountain West play with a .350 batting average ... Recorded a career-high five hits against New Mexico on May 16, one of only two five-hit contests by an Aztec during the season ... Hit .407 (37-for-91) with runners in scoring position.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
In addition to 47 starts at second base also started in left field on seven occasions ... Second on the squad with 20 multiple-hit games ... Had a 21-game hitting streak that ran from April 3 to May 11 ... During that streak he batted .386 (34-for-88) with nine doubles, 11 runs batted in and 13 runs scored ... That streak was the longest by an Aztec since the 2005 season when outfielder Quintin Berry hit in 27 consecutive contests ... Tied for the team lead with 11 doubles and was second on the squad in runs batted in (32), walks (210 and stolen bases (10) ... Batted .327 in 24 conference contests with five doubles and 17 runs scored ... His 33 hits in Mountain West games was fifth-most in the conference.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Was SDSU's starter at second base in 34 contests and the starter in left field on 19 occasions ... Also made one start at third base ... Was SDSU's leadoff hitter in 31 games this season, batting .358 in that spot with a .419 on-base percentage ... Finished the season with a 14-game hitting streak during which he batted .414 (24-for-58) with 11 runs scored ... Hitting streak tied for second longest on the squad ... Reached base safely (hit, walk or hit by pitch) in each of the final 16 contests and 21 of the last 22 ... Had an eight-game streak earlier in the year (March 6-19) when he hit .452 (14-for-31) with six runs batted in and compiled a .514 on-base percentage ... Recorded a season-best three hits on six occasions with the last time coming at UNLV on May 20 ... Only seven of his 68 hits were for extra bases (seven doubles) ... Ranked second on the team in multiple-hit games with 19, a mark which includes a team-high six three-hit efforts ... .Hit .333 in 24 conference contests ... Earned SDSU Scholar-Athlete honors.
A four-year varsity letter earner at Escondido High School under coach Steve Afenir ... Finished his high school career with a total of 10 varsity letters in three sports ... Had a .463 batting average as a senior with six home runs and 20 stolen bases ... As a junior, hit .421 with one home run and 30 stolen bases ... As a sophomore, batted .301 with five home runs ... In 2007 as a freshman, hit .336 with one home run ... Also lettered in soccer (2007-08) and football (2007-09) ... An all-CIF football honoree his junior and senior seasons ... Rushed for 869 yards with 12 touchdowns as a senior and 1,332yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior ... An all-Avocado League honoree as a soccer player.
Timothy Christian Zier was born on August 6, 1991 ... Son of Shanyn and Jay Zier ... Uncle, Freddy Keiaho, played football at San Diego State and was a member of the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL ... Father played baseball at Lynn University ... Favorite athlete is New York Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano ... Hobbies include football and playing baseball ... Also recruited by Fresno State, San Diego, UNLV, Cal Poly and Loyola Marymount ... A communications major at SDSU.