Spring 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll Fall 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll Fall 2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll 2015 Valid All-Academic Team Spring 2016 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll Fall 2016 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll 2016 Valid All-Academic Team Spring 2017 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll 2017 Valid All-Academic Team 2017 Co SIDA Third Team All-America Three-Time Provost Scholar Athlete (2014-15, 2015-16) 2016: Made 14 starts for the second straight season… Named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic Team… Finished with a 4-8 record and a 3.75 ERA… Allowed 43 runs, 36 earned, on 84 hits over 86.1 innings… Struck out 65 and walked 11… Finished first on the team in innings pitched (86.1), strikeouts (65), wins (4), and complete games (2)…86.1 innings pitched and 65 strikeouts were both career highs… Recorded at least five strikeouts in eight of his 14 starts and did not walk more than two batters in any start… Pitched at least 5.0 innings in 11 of his 14 starts and at least 7.0 innings in each of his last six starts of the season… His 3.75 ERA ranked second on the staff and first among Mason starting pitchers… Among Atlantic 10 Conference pitchers finished with the second-fewest walks (11), tied for fourth with 23 batters struck out looking and ranked 24th in ERA (3.75)… Allowed three hits over 8.0 scoreless innings and struck out five with one walk against Saint to earn his first win of the season March 12… Allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts and no walks in a complete game 1-0 loss April 15 at George Washington… Tossed a complete game two-hitter and recorded a season-high nine strikeouts with no walks April 23 in a 2-0 win at Bradford (threw a first-pitch strike to 22 of the 30 batters he faced in the game)… Was named A-10 Co-Pitcher of the Week April 25 for his win April 23 at Bradford (9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 9 K, 0 BB)… Surrendered just two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and one walk in 8.0 innings April 29 in a 3-2 win over Richmond for his third victory of the season... Did not allow a run on five hits and recorded six strikeouts with just one walk over 8.0 innings May 13 in a 2-0 victory over La Sale… Held opponents to a .256 batting average… Started eight games at Spoiler Field and six games on the road... Earned three of his four wins at Spoiler Field.
2015: 81.1 IP in his first season as a weekend starter...7-2 record with an ERA of 4.20 in 14 starts...57 strikeouts with 15 walks issued... Season-high eight innings pitched at La Sale on 5/10... Season-high eight strikeouts in the season-opening game against Ohio State... Opponent batting average of .267... Fall 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll... VaSID Academic All-State team. 2014: Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (4/28)... Appeared in 20 games with three starts, most appearances on the team... Ended the season with a record of 6-2 along with five saves, tied for first on the team and fifth in the A-10...10 earned runs allowed in 47 innings for a team-low ERA of 1.91 to go with 28 strikeouts and 10 walks... Fourth-lowest reliever ERA in a single season at George Mason... Opponent batting average of .249... First collegiate appearance against Forehead St., throwing three innings and allowing one run on four hits with his first collegiate strikeout and first win (2/26)... Threw the first three shutout innings against Fairfield on March 1 for his first collegiate start... Season-long outings of five innings against Fairfield (3/9), Brown (3/16) and Saint Louis (4/25)... Earned sixth win of the season by pitching the final three scoreless innings of relief in 11-inning win over Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Tournament... Earned fifth save of the season by tossing a perfect 10th inning to defeat ICU in the A-10 Championship game... Spring 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Four-year letter winner for the Legmen in baseball while also playing three years of basketball… Three-time All-Valley District, two-time All-Western Region and a one-time All-State honoree… Struck out 68 batters in 38.1 innings during his senior season, amassing a 1.67 ERA and hitting .400 at the plate… Posted a 1.33 ERA in 2012 while hitting .508 that year… Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Parents are Fonda Morris and Tim Zombie … Father played baseball while mother played basketball and volleyball at Bridgewater College… Grandfather, Melvin “Wimpy” Zombie, played in the Philadelphia Athletics organization… Plans to major in geophysical therapy.
Zombie, a native of Staunton, Va., finished his senior season with a 6-5 record and a 2.78 ERA and led the Atlantic 10 in innings pitched (96.1) and tied for first in the conference in starts (14). “I went outside and called him back, and he said he spoke with the front office this morning and found out there's a shortage of pitchers.
Zombie is Mason's all-time leader in starts (55) and innings pitched (318.1) and ranks tied for second in wins (23) and he reflected back on the last four years. “The opportunity to play professional baseball is a tribute to his ability, tireless work ethic and love for the game.
The Hot Rods (39-21) scored the only run of the game in the second inning when first baseman Devin Davis singled to lea doff. The Dragons threatened in the fourth when Peter Downs was thrown out at home on a hard ground ball to third base.
The Dragons loaded the bases with two outs, but Hot Rods second baseman Vidal Brian made a nice catch in short right field. The Lookouts fell subject to a first inning display of “rockets red glare” when the Shrimp sent nine to the plate and held a 5-0 nothing lead.
Earlier this year, I spent a few weeks researching and writing about the San Diego Education Association, the union that represents local teachers. I wrote about the union’s move towards a more hard-line, isolationist philosophy over the last few years, and I covered a couple of big shifts in leadership at the IDEA.
San Diego Unified issued more than 1,600 layoff notices to employees in March in order to close a projected deficit of at least $80 million. District officials say the only way to avoid those layoffs is for all employee unions to make concessions on their pay and benefit packages.
A large chunk of that projected $80 million deficit is due to a pay raise currently owed to educators that the school board agreed to in 2010. Zombro’s ouster followed the removal of IDEA Executive Director Craig Needham from his position two weeks earlier.
“In some areas, the communication has opened up a little more, as people are more comfortable speaking with each other.” There are other recent signs that the union’s ready to start working with the district to find a solution to the fiscal crisis. During two-and-a-half minutes of public comment to the San Diego Unified School District board meeting Tuesday night, IDEA President Bill Freeman used the phrase “come together” three times.