|| Arik VanZandt
Cardinal Career (1999-2002) - Finished his four-year career with a .292 batting average, 16 homers, 82 RBI and 21 stolen bases ... Also added 151 hits, 113 runs scored, 25 doubles, four triples, 42 bases on balls, a .448 slugging percentage and a .346 on-base percentage in 161 games and 135 starts ... Spent most of his last two seasons as the team's starting first baseman ... Had a career .992 fielding percentage, making only eight errors in 1051 defensive chances ... Hit four of his 16 career homers versus USC ... Homered in his second career collegiate at bat during his sophomore season ... Graduated in June of 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.
As a Senior in 2002 -
Hit .309 with a career-high-tying six homers, 26 RBI and 10 stolen bases (tied for third on the club) ... Added six doubles and a pair of triples, playing in 61 games with 46 starts ... Had 17 multiple-hit games, including seven three-hit contests (tied for third on the club), and seven multiple-RBI games ... Hit .250 in the postseason with a double, an RBI and a stolen base ... Had four homers in Pac-10 action, to go with a .265 batting average, 11 RBI and a pair of stolen bases ... Was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt in the CWS opener versus Notre Dame (6/15) ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI while recording a career-high and team-season high 18 putouts in the NCAA Super Regional opener versus Long Beach State (6/1) ... Homered versus Washington State (5/25) ... Was 3-for-4 with two RBI at UCLA (5/19) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base at Nevada (5/14) ... Homered in the series finale versus California (5/5) ... Had a key RBI single in the top of the eighth inning to put Stanford ahead 5-4 in an eventual 9-4 Cardinal comeback win at Washington (4/20) ... Posted three straight multiple-hit games (4/13 - 4/16), going 8-for-12 (.667) with a double, two homers, six RBI and a stolen base during the stretch ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a stolen base in the series final versus USC (4/14) one day after going 3-for-4 with a homer versus the Trojans (4/13) ... Replaced Andy Topham at third base in the second game of the Cal Poly series after Topham was injured following his first at bat and immediately went on a torrid seven-game hit streak (3/2 - 3/23), going 13-for-24 (.542) with two triples, a homer, seven RBI and five stolen bases ... Had a pair of stolen bases at California (3/10) ... Picked up his second three-hit game of the season versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 3-4, RBI, SB) ... Posted a 3-for-4 game with two doubles versus Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Hit .265 with four homers, 11 RBI and two stolen bases in Pac-10 action.
As a Junior in 2001 - Moved into the team's starting first baseman slot and contributed a .262 batting average with 13 doubles, six homers and 34 RBI ... Played in all 68 games with 63 starts ... Ranked fourth on the club in both runs scored (53) and stolen bases (9) ... Hit safely in eight of his first 10 postseason games ... Had a big series at Washington State (5/18 - 5/20) to close out the regular season, going 6-for-12 (.500) with a double, a homer, seven RBI and seven runs scored as he posted three RBI in each of the first two games of the series ... Had a career-high six RBI (tied for the team's individual season-high), as well as his first career grandslam and his first triple of the season in a 22-5 win over Oregon State (4/14 - 2-4, 3B, HR, 6 RBI) ... Posted a career-high four hits at Nevada (4/10 - 4-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) ... Scored a career-high four runs and had his first game with two stolen bases versus Saint Mary's (3/27), equaling Stanford's team individual season-highs in both categories ... Had four three-hit games versus Santa Clara (2/23 - 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), twice at Texas (2/17 - 3-5, 2B, RBI, SB; 2/16 - 3-6, SB) and at Cal State Fullerton (2/4 - 3-4, 2B, SB) ... Had a season-high two doubles versus California (3/7 - 2-4, 2 2B) ... Began the season without a hit in his first 14 at bats ... Committed just two miscues in 648 chances for a .997 fielding percentage ... Twice had an individual and team season-high 15 putouts in games versus Cal State Fullerton (6/13) and at Cal Poly (1/21) ... Hit .244 in Pac-10 action with three homers, 15 RBI and a stolen base.
As a Sophomore in 2000 - Had an excellent second half of the season after earning the team's starting job at designated hitter in late April, finishing the campaign with a .337 batting average, six doubles, four homers and 22 RBI ... Ranked fourth on the team in Pac-10 action with a .341 batting average ... Started a total of 26 games at designated hitter and came off the bench in five other contests ... Hit a solo homer in his first at bat of the season (only the second at bat of his career) as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning against Sacramento State (4/4) and added a two-run double in the eighth inning of an 18-2 Cardinal win ... Made his first start of the season at USC (4/21) ... Responded the following day by going 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI versus the Trojans (4/22), keying a six-run seventh inning with a three-run homer that helped the Cardinal turn a slim 6-4 lead into an eventual 18-4 rout with 12 runs in the last three frames ... Put together a career-high 11-game hit streak (4/28 - 5/20), going 15-for-41 (.366) during the stretch ... Contributed in the postseason by hitting .302 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBI while starting all 11 games at designated hitter ... Had hits in his final three College World Series games, including a 2-for-3 contest versus Louisiana-Lafayette (6/15 - 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored) ... Had a key two-run homer in the seventh inning of a 7-1 victory over Nebraska (6/3) in the second game of the NCAA Super Regional ... Was 7-for-17 (.412) with two doubles and two RBI in the NCAA Regional.
As a Freshman in 1999 - Participated in just one game, striking out in his only at bat of the season versus Nevada (3/2).
Amateur Summer Baseball - Spent the summer of 2001 playing with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League ... Played the 2000 summer season for the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks in the Alaska Baseball League, hitting .267 with six doubles, two triples, 10 bases on balls, six stolen bases and 16 runs scored in 41 games ... Also spent the summer of 1999 playing for the Goldpanners after having played in the summer of 1998 for the Honda of Bellevue American Legion team ... Coached in Legion baseball by Doug Williams.
High School - A 1998 graduate of Interlake High School ... Three-time All-King County (1996-98) and one-time All-State (1998) selection ... Two-time team Most Inspirational Player, captain and MVP (1997, '98) ... Presidential Honor Roll ... Graduated with a 3.98 GPA.
Personal - Son of Wayne VanZandt and Katherine Honeywell ... Favorite sports team is the Seattle Mariners.
VanZandt's Final Career Stats