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Utility Player who Led League In Multiple Offensive Categories in College, Current College Assistant Coach

Name: Zak Johnson

Height: 182cm

Weight: 75kg

DOB: March 21, 1997

Date Available: May 2, 2021

Will Pay Flight

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: 1B, 2B, SS, SP

Positions (alt): 3B, RP, RF, CF, LF

College: Northern Vermont University

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4 year college baseball player for Northern Vermont University. All Conference first team in 2019 (first base). Led the league in doubles, second in RBIs and top 5 in HRs, Hits, Walks, and Slugging. Played summerball in the Connecticut twilight league for the Fat Orange Cat Brewers. Led the league in wins as a pitcher (6-0) and was second in ERA (0.50) while maintaining a .357 batting average. Currently an assistant coach at Northern Vermont University and looking to continue advancing my playing/coaching career

Playing Experience

2016-2019 Northern Vermont University Lyndon NCAA D3 Starting SS/1B/2B/OF/P (UTL), 3 hitter
2017-2019 Fat Orange Cat Brewers Connecticut Twilight League Starting Pitcher/2B/UTL, 2 hitter

Coaching Experience

2020 Assistant Coach Northern Vermont University Lyndon College working on hitting and base running with infielders


College/Amateur Batting

2017 Northern Vermont 31 58 10 17 1 0 0 12 7 9 9 2 .293 .368 .310
2018 Northern Vermont 40 128 18 35 3 3 0 18 9 21 5 5 .273 .340 .344
2019 Northern Vermont 43 151 28 48 14 1 1 30 19 20 5 1 .318 .407 .444

College/Amateur Pitching

2019 Brewers 0.50 11 3 41.2 31 30 6 4 8 3 6 0 0 0.89

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These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Reece Tanguay

Head Coach, Northern Vermont University

Zak was a terrific player for our program and added a lot of value as a coach last year. He’s a great athlete and has knowledge and experience in nearly every position on the field. Zak is very intelligent and always looking to learn more. He’s also incredibly hard working. Finally, Zak comes from a great family who has instilled in him tremendous values. He is an excellent representative for any program he is involved with.

Brian Timmes

Fat Orange Cats General Manager

I have had the pleasure of knowing Zak since he was 12 years old when I met him coaching in Little League. Since then, I have had the opportunity to coach him in Babe Ruth baseball, American Legion, and in the Connecticut Twilight League. I have watched Zak grow into a phenomenal baseball player who strives to improve each season.

As his coach the last 4 seasons in the Connecticut Twilight league, I have watched Zak play at a high level of baseball that made him one of the top players in the league. When Zak entered the league in 2017 as a rookie, he certainly made an impression as he was voted the Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-CTL Team. In 23 games that season, Zak batted .379 with 25 hits, stole 11 bases and scored 17 runs. On top of that he pitched 47 innings and earned 3 wins (all complete games),1 save, had 28 strikeouts, and posted an impressive 1.19 ERA.

In 2019, our team captured our first ever championship and Zak was a driving force behind that success. His regular season numbers were impressive, but when the playoffs began, Zak took his ability to another level. During the 7 playoff games Zak's statistics were as follows:

15 IP's, allowed 1 earned run, struck out 7 batters, and ended up going 2 -0 with one complete game and ERA of .47.
At the plate, Zak batted .412, with 7 hits, 5 BB's, scored 7 runs, had 4 stolen bases and 5 RBI's.
Once again, he was selected to the All-CTL team that season.

Zak is a competitive pitcher who relies on a 2-seam fastball which has excellent movement, a curveball, and a changeup which keeps hitters off balance. With this array of pitches Zak induces many ground balls, lazy fly balls, and rarely allows free passes.

Zak's versatility is a tremendous asset to our team as he can play any position in the outfield or infield, which is quite helpful when setting defensive alignments. Although Zak is a gifted athlete, he keeps himself in tremendous shape which is another reason why he can excel at multiple positions on the field. Zak is also a quiet leader on the field who leads by the way he plays the game, constantly hustling and always keeping a steady composure even during the tense parts of the game.

Zak is a student of the game and uses his knowledge to educate teammates and current players who he is now coaching. As I continue to coach and run clinics for middle school and high school players, Zak donates his time to work with me in those clinics. This is one of my most admired traits of Zak as he gives back to his community teaching the game he loves to younger players. Zak is a wonderful role model for up-and-coming baseball players.

Additional Info

Overseas goals: Extend my career a little longer before hanging them up, Experience new cultures and meet new people, Gain coaching experience

Playing Preferences Europe (Summer)

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with teammates in a shared bedroom, Living with a host family

Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season

Prior engagements: No

Recent injuries/illnesses: I strained my hip flexor last spring that i went to pt for so its now back to 100%

Traveling with a companion: Hoping to go with another player