2013 (Junior): The lefty from Solon, Ohio had a standout junior campaign as he finished third on the team in batting with a .341 average, to go along with a .492 slugging and a .403 on base percentage...led the team led with a SSC eighth-best 61 hits...also led the team in runs scored (40), triples (4) and stolen bases...second on the team in RBI (32) and doubles (13)...ranked nationally in triples per game (85th), triples (58th), stolen bases (65th) and stolen bases per game (64th)...named First Team All-Sunshine State Conference...opened the 2013 season with a 3-for-5 performance against St. Thomas (2/5) with two doubles, one run and one RBI...notched a season-high three hits against West Alabama (2/23) with two doubles, a pair of runs, one home run and one RBI...hit his second home run of the season against Nova Southeastern (5/4) in the Tars' final home series of the season, where he went 3-for-5 with three runs, one double and two RBI...registered a career-high seven at-bats against Bentley (2/16) where he also had one RBI...in the Tars' second annual New England trip, posted a career-best three stolen bases against Saint Anselm (4/25) as he went 1-for-4 with two runs...named to Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2012 (Sophomore): In just his second season with the Tars, Persky led the Tars offense batting a .342 clip in 46 contests...he also led the team in slugging percentage with a .451 and in triples (3) and was second in on base percentage with a .401...tied for first in hits (63), second in RBI (34) and doubles (11), and third in runs scored (32)...was 8-of-10 in stolen bases...ranked tied for fourth in triples in the Sunshine State Conference, tied for fifth in hits, tied for sixth in at-bats (184), tied for 12th in RBI, and 13th in batting average...nationally ranked 134th in triples...registered a team-leading 20 multi-hit with six multi-RBI games...finished the season on a two-game hit streak with his longest being 10 consecutive games...drove in a career-high four runners versus Assumption (3/2) as he went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored...hit his first collegiate home run against Tampa (3/31) in game one of the doubleheader...All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team...named to the 2012 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011 (Freshman): The Solon, Ohio native made a name for himself starting in 45 games of 46 played...ended the season with a .309 batting average, which was fourth best on the squad...fifth in hits (50) and at-bats (162) and second in walks (19)...held the second best on-base percentage with a .386...held the teams second longest hit streak of 10 consecutive games...recorded 13 multiple-hit games and three multiple RBI games...tallied five games with five at-bats, last against Nova Southeastern (3/27)...went 3-for-5 with one run, one RBI, and a double against St. Anselm (3/4)...registered a career-high four hits against Puerto Rico-Bayamon (2/11), to go along with one run...named to the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
High School: First Team All-District selection his final two seasons as a Prepper at University School, also a Second Team All-District honoree as a sophomore...All-Plain Dealer Player to Watch...member of the team that defeated the defending state champions during the playoffs his senior year...played for Players I Bulls and Storm Baseball.
Personal: Born Zachary Connor Persky, April 2, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio to Cindy and Jim Persky...three sisters, Ally (12), Rachael (15), and Paige (16)...major undecided.