2014: Made 13 appearances, tossing 20 innings … Earned a 2-2 record, two saves and 1.35 ERA with eight strikeouts … Picked up the save in the season-opening win at South Florida, throwing a scoreless ninth (2/28) … Held Kennesaw State scoreless for 2.2 frames in an 8-5 win (3/9) … Earned the win at UTSA in relief (3/14) … Threw 1.1 innings of scoreless baseball at Texas (3/22) … Worked 1.1 hitless frames at Army (3/27) … Threw a season-high three innings at Harvard, earning his second save (4/6) … Struck out two in one inning on the bump versus Princeton (4/13) … Blanked Fordham over two innings of relief with two strikeouts to earn second win of the season (4/23) … Tossed two scoreless innings of relief against Bethune-Cookman at the NCAA Regional (5/31).
2013: Threw 24.1 innings in 12 appearances … Posted a 4-1 record and a 2.96 ERA … Held UCF hitless during 2.1 innings of relief (3/17/13) … Struck out two and held Manhattan hitless in two innings of relief (3/27/13) … Tallied a season-high five strikeouts in three scoreless innings of work against Harvard to earn the win (3/30/13) … Recorded three strikeouts in two relief innings of Columbia’s 5-3 win over St. John’s (4/9/13) … Threw a season-high five innings, giving up no hits and striking out two against Arizona State in the NCAA tournament (6/2/13).
2012: Made seven appearances, including one start ... worked a perfect inning of relief on opening day at The Citadel and notched a pair of strikeouts ... gained the win with two innings of work in 11-7 extra-inning victory at The Citadel ... allowed an earned run in an 1 2/3 innings in win over Army.
2011: Appeared in 10 games on the mound ... made one start ... voted team's rookie of the year ... earned first collegiate win in 17-5 victory at South Alabama after tossing three innings in relief ... struck out three and allowed one run in two innings in 11-1 win vs. Holy Cross ... struck out two in a spotless two innings of work at Monmouth ... threw two shutout frames at Rutgers ... in first collegiate start at Fordham, allowed one hit and struck out two in three shutout innings ... gained the win in relief in season finale at Penn, going 2 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out two late in the game.
At Rye Country Day School: Four-year letterwinner ... also was on the wrestling squad for four years ... captained both teams during his junior and senior years ... baseball team MVP as a junior and senior ... second team all-state as a junior ... three-time all-league selection ... set school records in career wins, strikeouts and earned run average ... recorded a 0.59 ERA as a senior.
Personal: Planning to major in political science ... mother, Elena, graduated from Columbia's School of Social Work ... works as a baseball camp counselor during the summer ... son of Elena and Joseph Tax ... Zachary Samson Tax, b. March 6, 1992 in White Plains, N.Y.