CLARKSVILLE – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will bring another submariner to Clarksville, signing Zach Walton, of Columbia, to a National Letter of Intent.
Walton, a 5-10, 175-pound right-handed submarine pitcher, played last season at Walters State Community College where he did not allow an earned run in 23 innings pitched over 15 outings. He struck out 23 batters and allowed only 14 hits and four walks.
“We have followed Zach’s progress very closely and we believe he will be ready to step in and immediately fill the void in the back end of our bullpen when senior closer Tyler Rogers graduates,” said Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure. “Zach is a hardnosed type guy and the bigger the situation, the better he becomes. He is a big addition to this class as he adds experience to what should be a younger bullpen next season.”
Walton prepped at Spring Hill High School and played for former Governor catcher Paul Lamb. He was an all-state selection in 2010, after posting 10 wins and four saves as a senior. Walton also was a two-time all-region honoree and a three-time all-district pick. He was named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Super Sophomore team in 2009.
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