Kris Zacuto enters his fourth and final season of collegiate baseball with the Lions...a preseason All-American selection...is a two-time All-West Coast Conference first-team selection...will be a team leader for the 2002 squad...has been a solid player for three years and staff doesn't expect that to change this season...will hit in the middle of the order...a hard worker on his entire game...expected to be in starting lineup throughout the season at catcher, first base and leftfield...contains some power but is more of a gap-to-gap run producer.
2001 Season Notes at LMU...
He was the only player to appear in all 58 games for the Lions in 2001...was named first-team All-WCC...started 57 games, with 37 behind the plate, 15 at first base and five in leftfield...he was the heart of the Lions order, hitting in the third or fourth spot in the line-up in 48 of the 58 games...finished second on the team hitting .332 (74-for-223)...was second on team with 43 RBI and eight home runs...had a team high 17 doubles and added a triple...finished season with a .525 slugging percentage, second best on squad...had four sacrifice flies...finished the season with hits in nine of the final 11 games...tied LMU single-game record with three home runs against Gonzaga (5/11/01)...he finished the game against the Bulldogs 5-for-6 with the three home runs, two doubles, four runs scored and five RBI...he had 22 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games on the season...enjoys playing Gonzaga, as he finished 15-for-26 at the plate (.577) with 12 RBI, five home runs, four doubles and 10 runs scored...he also had a solid outing in a 3-for-4 effort with a home run and three RBI against California (2/17/01)...he had another three-RBI outing with a 3-for-5 effort against Saint Mary's (4/7/01).
2000 Season Notes at LMU...
The sophomore had a breakout season for the Lions, starting 57 games...was a first-team All-WCC selection at first base...of his starts 54 were at first base, with two behind the plate and one in right field...improved his batting average from his freshman season by more than 60 points, jumping to a .350 average...he was fourth on the team with nine home runs...third on the team with 77 hits in 220 at-bats...his 20 doubles were a team best and second in the WCC...also added four triples to his 33 extra base hits on the season...a .600 slugging percentage ranked him fifth in the league...he started the month of April as the league's Player of the Week (April 3) and concluded it with his second Player of the Week selection (May 1)...he finished the month of April in a four-game set against San Francisco and Long Beach State... he was 9-for-16 with a .562 batting average, five doubles and 11 RBI...he started the month in a similar fashion, hitting .714 in a four-game week...he went 10-for-14 (.714) with nine runs scored, three doubles and seven RBI...he finished the month of April hitting 24-for-60 (.600), helping the Lions finish 13-4 on the month...he had 20 of his 51 RBI in the month of April...from March 28 - April 30, he went from a .286 batting average to a .355 average...hit a perfect 1.000 in four games on the season (all four were 3-for-3)...was a perfect 3-for-3 in a 16-6 win against Cal Poly, and included two home runs and three RBI...holding on to a two-run lead, hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to seal an 11-7 win against St. Mary's.
2000 Regional Notes...
Extended season-high hitting streak to 15 games with single against Cal State Fullerton in 6-4 win...finished Regional 1-for-12 in three games.
1999 Season Notes at LMU...
Played in 38 games, starting in 32...ranked seventh on the team with a batting average of .298 (39-for-131)...collected eight doubles, two triples (T-1st), and three home runs for a slugging percentage of .458 (5th)...stole five bases in eight attempts...recorded a 10-game hitting streak during the season (Mar. 26 to Apr. 18)...scored 22 runs and had 21 RBI in 131 total plate appearances...finished the season third on the team with a .333 batting average in West Coast Conference action...collected a three RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning in a 12-5 win over San Francisco...hit his first collegiate home run (solo shot in the seventh) in a 7-5 win at UCLA...went 3-for-5 with two RBI and scored three times in a 19-10 win over Pepperdine...hit his first career grand slam in the team's 8-6 win over Pepperdine...his home run highlighted a five-run second inning (went 2-for-4 with four RBI).
1999 Regional Notes...
Hit .125 in two games at the Regional...combined for a 1-for-8 effort at the tournament...collected one hit, a single to left in the second inning to finish with a 1-for-4 effort in the team's 4-3 loss to Nevada in the elimination game.
He is a 1998 graduate of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, CA...was a four-year member of the baseball team...earned four varsity letters...captained his junior and senior squads...was a four-year all-league selection and was also an All-CIF pick as a junior...earned all-state status as a senior prep...set a school record vs. Bishop Amat after going 5-for-5 with three home runs and nine RBI...played for coach Bob Yarnall.
Kristofer "Kris" Alexander Zacuto was born Oct. 16, 1979 in Van Nuys, CA...he is the son of Bradley and Wendy Zacuto...has two sisters, Jenny and Katie...his father is a graduate of Cal State Northridge and his mother graduated from UCLA...considered attending Pepperdine before choosing to play at LMU...a humanities major with a minor in business.
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