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Zack Leban

Position RHP
Height 6'3''
Weight 230 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Bellevue, Wash.
High School Sammamish
B/T Fr./HS

Honors and Awards

  • Drafted 357th overall by the Miami Marlins in the 2018 MLB Draft
  • 2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • 2018 CBHOF Pitcher of the Year Watch List
  • 2018 NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List
  • 2015 Fall Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2018, Junior season
Made 26 relief appearances … Pitched 39 innings with four wins, three losses, 10 strikeouts and 12 saves … Led the team in saves (12) … Led the Big 12 Conference and ranked 24th in the nation with 12 saves … Career-high five innings pitched at Cincinnati (4/28) … Named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List.

2017, Sophomore season
Appeared in 28 games, making two starts … Pitched 40 and 1/3 innings, allowing 16 earned runs (3.57 ERA) … Pitched one inning of relief with two strikeouts against Omaha (2/21) … Tossed one scoreless inning of relief at then-No. 23 Stanford (2/25) … Faced five batters against Oral Roberts (2/28) … Recorded two strikeouts against Northwestern State (3/5) … Pitched one and 1/3 innings of relief against Houston Baptist (3/10) … Tossed a perfect scoreless frame at Oral Roberts (3/15) … Recorded three strikeouts against Samford (3/25) … Struck out a career-high four batters in a personal-best three innings pitched against Minnesota (3/28) … Did not allow a run against Texas (4/1 & 4/2) in two and 1/3 innings of relief, aiding to two KU victories … Made first-career start against Wichita State (4/11) … Started second-career game in as many contests against Oklahoma State (4/13) … Tossed a scoreless 2/3 inning at Grand Canyon (4/26) … Earned first save of career with a 27-pitch, three-inning scoreless outing against Texas Southern (5/6).

2016, Freshman season
Made 12 relief appearances on the mound … Pitched 17 2/3 innings, allowing 15 earned runs for a 7.64 ERA … Made his collegiate debut in a relief appearance at Little Rock (2/20) … Picked up his first-career win vs. Northern Colorado (2/22) after tossing one and 2/3 innings of scoreless relief … Pitched two and 2/3 scoreless innings against then-No. 5 Oregon State (2/28) … Gave up season-high eight hits and five runs in loss to BYU (3/3) … Pitched a scoreless frame vs. Benedictine (3/30) … Made first appearance since March 30 and retired all five batters faced at Wichita State (5/17).

Sammamish HS
Two-year letterwinner in baseball and basketball … Played for head coach Cory Smith … Tossed 36 innings his senior season and compiled a 1.17 ERA … Named Second Team All-Kingco Conference his senior season … Honorable Mention Kingco Conference his junior year.

Personal
The son of Bruce Leban and Kelly Moutsos … Has two siblings, a twin brother, Greg, and younger sister, Melinda … Plans to major in communications with a minor in business.