Zach Hester lands prestigious Spalding® honor

Colorado Springs, CO – Zach Hester of the national champion LSU Eunice Bengals has been selected as the 2018 Spalding® NJCAA DII Baseball Pitcher of the Year.


  • Position: RHP
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Vidor, TX

2018 Statistics

  • 13-1 record
  • 100.0 innings pitched
  • 134 strikeouts
  • .178 batting average/against
  • 134 strikeouts
  • 12.06 strikes/game

2018 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA DII Baseball First Team All-American
  • 2018 NJCAA DII Baseball World Series champion
  • 2018 NJCAA DII Baseball World Series Most Valuable Pitcher
  • NJCAA DII leader in wins and strikeouts
  • NJCAA All-Academic First Team

LSU Eunice Head Coach Jeff Willis on Hester

"It's always very fulfilling as a coach to watch a young person get what he deserves. Zach was our hardest worker on and off the field which translated into his perfect 4.0 GPA, associate's degree, and recognition as All-Academic First Team and a First Team All-American on the field. This award couldn't go to a better person."

Up Next for Hester

  • Samford University

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