Made 20 appearances in the 2017 season, including four starts…garnered an ERA of 2.58 and ended the year with a 3-1 record and 52 strikeouts through his 45.1 innings pitched…made his season debut on February 18 against VCU in which he pitched 2.1 innings in relief and recorded three strikeouts, helping lead FSU to a 12-3 victory…hurled three innings in relief on March 3 against Oakland when he allowed just one hit and struck out five while bringing FSU to a 18-10 victory…entered March 8’s game against UCF in relief of Ed Voyles and blanked the Knights in his five innings pitched in which he struck out seven and gave up just one lone hit, earning his first win of the season…pitched a perfect eighth inning in which he struck out the side in the March 21 game against Jacksonville when FSU walked-off after falling into a 7-0 hole to start the game…pitched his first career complete game shutout against Auburn to send Florida State to Super Regionals with his impressive 11-strikeout, two-hit, no-walk performance.
Made 15 appearances in the 2016 season, ending his redshirt sophomore year with a 4.42 ERA…pitched a total of 18.1 innings and struck out 24 batters, while only allowing 15 hits…his longest outing of the season came on May 29 vs. Clemson when he threw 4.1 innings, using 81 pitches and striking out six while only giving up one run.
Appeared in 12 games – all in relief – for the Seminoles during his redshirt freshman campaign…posted a 1-0 record with a 4.00 ERA…registered 18.0 innings on the hill while recording 15 strikeouts…held opponents to a .235 average on the year allowing just three extra base hits…made his collegiate debut against USF (March 3) and allowed just one hit while striking out one in a scoreless inning in relief…opened the season not allowing a run in his first four relief appearances – a span covering 6.2 innings…worked a season-high 3.2 innings in FSU’s 8-7 marathon 17-inning victory at Miami…picked up his first career win against the Hurricanes after limiting Miami to just two hits and no runs in the 15th, 16th and 17th innings…tied a season-high with four strikeouts twice – first over 3.1 innings against Wake Forest (March 13) and then in 2.0 scoreless innings against Clemson (5/15)…worked more than 1.0 inning in relief five times…played summer ball with the Elmira Pioneers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
A two-sport athlete that lettered on the varsity squad all four years in both baseball and football at The Bolles School in Jacksonville…helped the team to two state championship appearances in baseball and one in football…garnered Preseason All-Florida team accolades and Preseason All-State team accolades (2012)…earned Under Armour Preseason All-America honors…recipient of the Babe Ruth Academic Award.
Son of Bill and Ivonne Zirzow…has one sister, Caylin…majoring in biological science…born November 30, 1994.