Zebulon Vermillion - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#88 Zebulon Vermillion

RHP | R-Sr. | 6-5 | 240 | L/R | Prairie Village, Kan. | Shawnee Mission East HS

MLB Draft
2022 – New York Mets, 10th round (No. 299 overall)

Redshirt Senior (2022)
Made 24 relief appearances on the mound … Went 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA and two saves in 26.1 innings … Struck out 28 on the year … Limited opposing hitters to a .220 batting average … Allowed seven runs on 22 hits and 10 walks … In SEC play, posted a 1-0 record with a 3.77 ERA and two saves in 14.1 innings over 12 games … Began the season with six consecutive scoreless outings, including a season-long three shutout innings against Kentucky (March 19) … Fanned a season-high five and earned his first save of the season in the outing against the Wildcats … Picked up his second save of the year at Florida (April 7), striking out two across two innings of work … Tallied three strikeouts in 2.1 innings at No. 19 Auburn (May 7) … In the NCAA Tournament, made four appearances and did not allow a run over 3.1 innings of work … Threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout vs. No. 2 Stanford (June 18) in the College World Series … Also tossed a shutout inning vs. No. 25 Auburn (June 21) … Member of an Arkansas pitching staff that set a new school record with 674 strikeouts in 2022.

Senior (2021)
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Appeared in 15 games, making six starts … Posted an unblemished 3-0 record with a 4.69 ERA in 40.1 innings of work … Logged one save, the third of his career … Totaled 28 strikeouts on the year … Allowed 21 runs on 41 hits and 15 walks … Made his first career start in the season opener against No. 3 Texas Tech (Feb. 20) in the State Farm College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, striking out four over four innings of two-run ball … Earned his lone save of the season against Murray State (March 6), emerging from the bullpen to throw 2.1 scoreless innings … Went a career-long 8.0 innings in back-to-back starts at Louisiana Tech (March 13) and against No. 22 Alabama (March 20) … Limited Louisiana Tech to one run on three hit while striking out a pair … Held Alabama to one run on one hit while matching his season high in strikeouts with four … Came out of the bullpen in the first game of a doubleheader at No. 3 Ole Miss (April 10), fanning four in 1.2 innings of work … Tossed a scoreless frame with two strikeouts against No. 9 Florida (May 22) … Member of an Arkansas pitching staff that set a school record with 657 strikeouts in 2021 … Before the season, earned a spot on the NCBWA Stopper of the Year preseason watch list.

Junior (2020)
Entered the season rated as the No. 26 relief pitcher in D1 Baseball’s Preseason Position Power Rankings … Pitched five times in relief for the Razorbacks in 2020 … Posted a 1-0 record and earned one save … Was not charged with a run over 7.1 innings of work … Only Razorback pitcher with a 0.00 ERA in 2020 … Allowed just four hits, all singles, while striking out 12 … One of seven Hogs with double-digit strikeout totals … Retired the first batter he faced in three outings … Made his first appearance against Gonzaga on Feb. 20, pitching the ninth inning … Picked up his third career save after a shutout frame, allowing just two hits … Sixteenth scoreless outing … Finished off the series with a a clean ninth against the Zags on Feb. 23 … Struck out one and faced the minimum to cap off the four-game sweep … Tossed another scoreless inning against Baylor on March 1 … Struck out two of the three batters he faced … Worked 1.1 frames against Illinois State on March 3, giving up one hit that brought in two runs … Struck out three batters for a season-high mark … Earned the win after tossing the final three innings against South Alabama on Sunday, March 8 … Allowed just one hit to the first batter he faced, then retired the next nine, totaling six strikeouts in the process … It was a career-high strikeout figure and the third time in his career he’s pitched 3.0 innings … Part of a pitching staff that finished with a 3.68 ERA and 143 strikeouts over 142.0 innings of work.

Sophomore (2019)
Made a career-high 20 appearances, all in relief, with seven coming in league play … Built up a 3.63 ERA and a 4-1 record, one of five Razorbacks with four or more wins during the year … Threw 22.1 innings and allowed just nine earned runs with 21 strikeouts … Earned his first career win against Memphis (Feb. 17), throwing 2.0 scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with one strikeout … Also earned wins against Stony Brook (March 2), at Missouri State (March 26) and at Vanderbilt (April 14) … Earned one save, his second of his career, coming at No. 15 Auburn (April 6), throwing the final three innings with just two hits allowed and striking out three, matching a season-high … Allowed only one run in his first nine appearances, going 11.2 innings with only three walks and 11 combined strikeouts … Gave up two or less hits in 18 of his 20 appearances.

Freshman (2018)
Made seven appearances, three in conference play … Had a 4.82 ERA over 9.1 innings with five earned runs allowed and 11 strikeouts … Also earned one save coming against Dayton (Feb. 28), one of six Razorbacks to earn a save during the season … Made his first collegiate appearance against Bucknell (Feb. 17), throwing one inning and striking out one … In his save against Dayton, threw a season-high three innings, allowing only one unearned run and three strikeouts … Tallied a season-high four strikeouts in 2.1 innings against Florida with only one earned run allowed on three hits.

High School
Played for head coach Jerrod Ryherd at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan. … Ranked the No. 375 player in the nation by Perfect Game … Played for the White Sox in the 2015 and 2016 Area Code Games … Honorable mention for All-Sunflower League in 2015 … 2016 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention.