2010 FALL: Batted .333 (6-18) as the Orange Team's third baseman during Pepperdine's Fall World Series ... Scored and drove in two runs with a stolen base ... Played errorless ball at the hot corner through 11 chances ... Singled, stole third base, and scored Orange's fifth run of game one's (11/6) 5-5 tie ... Credited with an RBI single and run scored during Orange's five-run first-inning outburst in game three's (11/10) 5-2 win ... Drove in the first of four runs in the first inning of game four's (11/13) 4-0 victory on a single to center.
CAÑADA COLLEGE 2010: Attended Cañada College from 2009-10 ... Pitched and played catcher for the Colts in the spring of 2010 ... Junior College All-American ... 2010 Coast Pacific Conference Player of the Year ... Team MVP ... Hit .400 as a freshman with nine home runs, 41 RBI and 33 runs scored ... Also produced a .711 slugging percentage, .465 on-base percentage and 54 hits ... Pitched 41.0 innings with a 2.41 earned-run average ... Helped lead team to a 30-5 record and league championship ... Against Hartnell JC, started and pitched 7.0 innings and then hit a home run in the eighth inning to tie the game and a walkoff shot in the 10th to win it.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2009 from Junipero Serra High School where he was a two-year varsity letterwinning catcher for head coach Pete Jensen ... Finished scholastic career with a .458 batting average ... Two-time All-Western Catholic Athletic League selection ... Helped lead team to back-to-back WCAL championships in 2008 and 2009 as well as the 2009 Central Coast Section title ... Made the all-Bay Area first team and was named team MVP following a senior year in which he hit .462 with 11 doubles, two triples and three home runs ... Hit .420 as a junior ... Voted MVP of the junior varsity team in 2007 after hitting .472 with nine home runs in only 21 games ... Honor Roll student.
PERSONAL: Given name is Zachary Matthew Turner ... Born in Redwood City, Calif., and raised in San Carlos ... Economics major ... Son of Dr. Kenneth Turner and Dr. Casey Herrera ... Brother to Lauren, Henry and Carly ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of its rich baseball history and to continue on with his Christian faith.
FAVORITES: Ron Calloway (pro baseball player) ... San Francisco Giants (pro baseball team) ... Satchel (book) ... Finding Nemo (movie) ... Family Guy (TV show) ... Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney (musical artists) ... Golf (sport other than baseball) ... Enjoys playing wiffleball.