Talented infielder who returns as the the starter at second base in 2013 ... Has also appeared in left field in each of his first two seasons at San Diego State ... Played during the summer of 2012 for the Eau Claire (Wis.) Express in the Northwoods League ... Batted .313 with 14 doubles, 43 runs scored and 27 RBI over 61 games ... His 80 hits were the eighth-most in the league ... Competed during summer 2011 with the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaskan League ... Batted .295 in league play to rank among the top 10 in hitting ... Played summer ball in 2010 with the San Diego Waves ... Won the team batting title, hitting .408 over 34 games (168 at bats) ... Also had eight doubles, 29 RBI and a .433 on-base percentage ... Waves won the SoCal Regional championship, were second at the National Baseball Congress Western Regional and placed 17th at the NBC World Series.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
In addition to 47 starts at second base also started in left field on seven occasions ... Second on the squad with 20 multiple-hit games (including five three-hit efforts) and fifth on the team with six multiple-RBI contests ... Had a 21-game hitting streak that ran from April 3 to May 11 ... During that streak he batted .386 (34-for-88) with nine doubles, 11 runs batted in and 13 runs scored ... That streak was the longest by an Aztec since the 2005 season when outfielder Quintin Berry hit in 27 consecutive contests ... Tied for the team lead with 11 doubles and was second on the squad in runs batted in (32), walks (210 and stolen bases (10) ... Had a pair of doubles vs. UC Irvine (April 17) and hit his one triple at Cal Ply (March 23) ... Finished the year with a five-game hitting streak going 8-for-24 (.333) with four runs scored and seven RBI ... Had at least one RBI in each of SDSU's final five contests ... Batted .327 in 24 conference contests with five doubles and 17 runs scored ... His 33 hits in Mountain West games was fifth-most in the conference ... Compiled a .969 fielding percentage in league games.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Was SDSU's starter at second base in 34 contests and the starter in left field on 19 occasions ... Also made one start at third base ... Was SDSU's leadoff hitter in 31 games this season, batting .358 in that spot with a .419 on-base percentage ... Finished the season with a 14-game hitting streak during which he batted .414 (24-for-58) with 11 runs scored ... Hitting streak tied for second longest on the squad ... Reached base safely (hit, walk or hit by pitch) in each of the final 16 contests and 21 of the last 22 ... Had an eight-game streak earlier in the year (March 6-19) when he hit .452 (14-for-31) with six runs batted in and compiled a .514 on-base percentage ... Recorded a season-best three hits on six occasions with the last time coming at UNLV on May 20 ... Only seven of his 68 hits were for extra bases (seven doubles) ... Ranked second on the team in multiple-hit games with 19, a mark which includes a team-high six three-hit efforts ... .Season-high three RBI at Air Force on April 20 ... Only caught stealing once in eight attempts ... Hit .333 in 24 conference contests ... Was hit by pitch eight times this year, second-most on the squad ... Earned SDSU Scholar-Athlete honors.
A four-year varsity letter earner at Escondido High School under coach Steve Afenir ... Finished his high school career with a total of 10 varsity letters in three sports ... Was a baseball team captain for three seasons (2008-10) ... Had a .463 batting average as a senior with six home runs and 20 stolen bases ... As a junior, hit .421 with one home run and 30 stolen bases ... As a sophomore, batted .301 with five home runs ... In 2007 as a freshman, hit .336 with one home run ... Also lettered in soccer (2007-08) and football (2007-09) ... An all-CIF football honoree his junior and senior seasons ... Rushed for 869 yards with 12 touchdowns as a senior and 1,332yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior ... An all-Avocado League honoree as a soccer player.
Timothy Christian Zier was born on August 6, 1991 ... Son of Shanyn and Jay Zier ... Uncle, Freddy Keiaho, played football at San Diego State and was a member of the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL ... Father played baseball at Lynn University ... Favorite athlete is New York Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano ... Hobbies include football and playing baseball ... Also recruited by Fresno State, San Diego, UNLV, Cal Poly and Loyola Marymount ... A communications major at SDSU.