Tennessee – Zach Sears

8th Annual POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY 

TENNESSEE REPRESENTATIVE

POWER SHOWCASE RESULTS

METAL BAT

3 HRs

Longest Distance: 425′

 TN ZACH SEARS
TN ZACH SEARS

ZACH SEARS

6’1 / 200

1B/ 3B

R/R

Date of Birth: 12/9/1996

 

Playing in:

UNDERCLASSMEN

ALL-WORLD CLASSIC – TEAM USA

Zach has started on varsity since his freshman year and has excelled past expectations both on and off the field.  Today, Zach is a team leader and will be a major contributor to a team looking to make a state tournament run.The list of things Zach does well can go on and on; instead, I would like to share a few things about Zach that I think separate him from most young baseball players. First, Zach is incredibly tough.  He can fight through adversity and failure as if he is mature far beyond his age.  Zach never gets “too high” or “too low”.  Also, Zach plays the game with an incredible passion.  He never takes a play off and his energy is contagious.  Zach plays as if he is in the World Series during pre-game warm-ups.  His pace is incredible and his attention to details make the team look sharp each day.  Every coach needs to have a guy like Zach taking the field.  The reason Zach strives to be perfect at all times is not out of selfish desires.  Zach is truly a team first guy.  He does things the right way when nobody is watching because he wants the best for his teammates and ultimately wants to bring a championship to Hardin Valley.  Zach has the baseball skills to play at a high level.  He is big, strong, handles the bat well, and plays great defense.  These are things I do not need to elaborate on since you will see his skills at the showcase.  What you do not get to see is that Zach is a great person, student, and leader in the community.  He is trustworthy, honest, and always authentic.  Overall, Zach is a kid with high integrity.  As I alluded to before, Zach is a player that will always do the right things even when the coaches are not watching.  This is a rare quality in a young player and Zach has always had it.

Joe Michalski / Hardin Valley Academy / Mathematics

Head Baseball Coach

ATHLETIC INFORMATION
TN ZACH SEARS Showcase State: TN

Primary Pos: 1B 

Secondary Pos: 3B

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

Arm Velocity (MPH): 85

BTA: .326

Home Runs Hit (Spring): 3

Run Time (60) : 7.5

  SCHOOL INFORMATION
Class of 2015

Hardin Valley Academy

Knoxville TN

 

H.S. Coach: Joe Michalski

410-428-0291

joe.michalski@knoxschools.org

S.L. Coach: Stanton Oster

KNOXVILLE DASH

865-382-8835

soster3333@aol.com

 

 

 INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS TEAM ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2013 PG Top Prospect Underclassmen
  • 2013 TBCA All-Star
  • 2013 All District
  • 2013 Silver Slugger Award
  • 2013 Super Sophomore Team
  • 2013/2012 District Champions
  • 2013 Top 5 Team in Knoxville
CONTACT INFORMATION
Frank & Shannon Sears

10001 Delle Meade Drive

Knoxville TN 37931

Shannon: 865-385-7430

sbsears@hotmail.com

Frank: 865-951-4358

frank.sears@pb.com

Zach: fsears1286@hotmail.com

 

 

TN ZACH SEARS Zach has partnered with Wesley & Christian Rice & Knoxville Challenger Sports (KCS) for Home Runs that Help

Wesley, 16 & Christian, 13 are brothers and live in Zach’s neighborhood. Both boys face many challenges, including physical, emotional, social and cognitive. These intellectual and developmental disabilities are on the autism spectrum.

KCS is an organization created to give opportunities to children and young adults with special needs. It is a non-profit organization that began with Little League Challenger Baseball. Now it has grown to include basketball, golf, swimming, and bowling. This league means so much to Wesley & Christian because it provides them with the opportunity to participate in sports activities just like other children their age. Each year the University of Tennessee Baseball Team invites the kids to Lindsey Nelson Stadium to “play” them in a baseball game. The brothers’ mother, Christi says, “If you want to know what life is all about, come watch these kids play, it is priceless! All the kids love it!”

KCS runs on a very small budget. Many of the families of the kids who play in this league do not have the funds to spend on expensive sports leagues. Most of the families spend their money on therapies, physician visits, medications, and special diet needs just to name a few. No one is turned away from this league; all of the kids play, whether they can afford it or not.  This league also provides a network for parents and they enjoy the opportunity to have conversations with other parents sharing stories of similar struggles. 

Wesley and Christian are the sons of Jamie and Christi Rice and brothers to McKenzie and Patrick.

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