EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr., announced that Zach Iverson will be joining MSU in the fall of 2017. Iverson is a utility player from Charlotte, North Carolina (Providence Day School).
"We're excited to add Zach to the Spartan Baseball family. He is a young man that is very athletic, swings the bat extremely well, and has a chance to pitch for us as well," Boss said. "Most importantly, he is a quality kid from a strong family and they have ties to the state of Michigan, so it is almost a homecoming for him. We're glad that he'll be wearing Green & White this fall."
Iverson becomes the 11th member of the Spartans' incoming class, joining Peter Ahn (Delafield, Wisconsin/Marquette University High School), Noah Bloye (Wyoming, Michigan/Byron Center High School), Scott Combs (Northville, Michigan/Divine Child High School), Evan Flohr (Northville, Michigan/Northville High School/Cypress College), Jesse Heikkinen (Holt, Michigan/Holt High School), Ryan King (Munster, Indiana/Brother Rice High School), Nic Lacayo (Colorado Springs, Colorado/Cheyenne Mountain High School/South Mountain Community College), Bailey Peterson (Grandville, Michigan/Grandville High School/Kellogg Community College); Adam Proctor (Saint Johns, Michigan/Saint Johns High School) and Brendan Regan (Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit High School), who will all join the Spartans for the 2017-18 season.
Zach Iverson | Charlotte, North Carolina | Providence Day School | 6-2, 185 | L/R | UT
Earned first-team USA TODAY High School Sports all-state honors as an outfielder at Providence Day School for head coach Jim Cerbie ... Was a three-year letterwinner and one-year team captain ... Also earned all-conference accolades after hitting .506 with 48 RBI, eight doubles and six HR, while posting a 0.93 ERA with two wins and five saves in 13 appearances on the mound ... Broke school records for single-season RBI (48) as well as single-season saves and career saves (11) ... Named the All South Player of the Year by South Charlotte Sports Report ... played summer league for Stealth Baseball ... Son of Joe and Amy Iverson ... His mother, Amy, played golf at Furman, and was also a PGA Golf Professional and assistant coach at Furman ... His sister, Maddie, is on the spirit squad at James Madison ... Intends on majoring in business at MSU ... Chose Michigan State because of the coaching staff, along with the academic and athletic opportunities ... Picked the Spartans over Young Harris, North Carolina Central, Erskine, Mars Hill, Francis Marion and Tusculum.
MSU Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Graham Sikes on Iverson: "Zach is a late bloomer with his best days still ahead of him. He has really blossomed this year into a dynamic two-way player. Zach can hit for average, for power, and can drive in a bunch of runs too, and he also has a chance to be really good on the mound as well. Once he starts our strength and conditioning program, I think his tools are going to be really, really dynamic. Zach can play a number of positions on the field, which will not only allow us some flexibility in the lineup, but we're excited for him to make an immediate impact in our batting order as well."