- height 6-3
- Weight 225
- class Sophomore
After pitching in six games during his collegiate debut season in 2014, had a great fall practice season … Has positioned himself to fight for a key role on the pitching staff … A projectable talent with a big breaking ball … Has added strength and velocity to his fastball … Was 10-0 with a 0.45 ERA as a senior at Defiance High School.
Played in eight games with five starts for the Lima Locos in the Great Lakes Collegiate League … Had a 1-1 record and a 4.12 ERA in 24 innings … Allowed 18 hits and 20 walks, striking out 30.
Pitched in six games in relief, owning a 0-1 record and a 10.38 ERA … Worked 4.1 innings, allowing just three hits, walking six and striking out four … Opponents hit .188 … With UK playing four games in four days to open the year, was called on in a bases-loaded, two-out situation at USC Upstate … Wiggled out of the jam, before opening up the following inning by loading the bases with two walks and a hit, with all three runs scoring after he exited the game … Followed that up with a shutout inning vs. Wright State, working around a double … Came on to strikeout the one hitter he face din the second game of a doubleheader sweep vs. Cincinnati … Worked around two walks in a shutout inning vs. Ball State … In the series finale at Texas A&M, came on in relief to work a shutout frame, recording UK’s first and only strikeout of the game … Worked two outs and allowed two runs in his final appearance of the year vs. Tennessee Tech … Earned a spot on the postseason 27-man roster for the SEC and NCAA Tournaments.
Won a state championship and was named state player of the year as a senior at Defiance High School … Helped team to district championship for three seasons … Named a Louisville Slugger All-American … Was selected first team all-district, all-league, and all-state his senior season … Holds school record for single season RBI with 45 … Had a record of 10-0 with an ERA of 0.45 and 109 strikeouts his senior season … At the plate, batted .442 with seven home runs and 45 RBI as a junior … Hit .437 including five home runs and 37 RBI as a senior … Selected to first-team all-region as a senior by Rawlings … Earned four letters for coach Tom Held … Recognized for being on the honor roll with a GPA above 3.5 … Played soccer and basketball as a freshman.
Full name is Robert Trent Zeigler … Born Jan. 4, 1995 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. … Son of Steven and Diane … Father played baseball at Defiance College.