2012: Pitched in 10 games ... made one start, a brilliant six-inning stint in a 6-1 win over Fordham ... allowed just two hits and two walks in six innings and struck out three to gain the win ... allowed one run in four innings of Columbia's 11-7, 12-inning win at The Citadel ... struck out three and allowed a run in three innings at Santa Clara ... notched two strikeouts in two innings vs. Brown ... pitched a scoreless inning in 7-6 win over Rutgers ... tossed a scoreless inning in a Columbia win at St. John's ... worked 2 1/3 scoreless frames in game one at Manhattan.
2011: Appeared in eight games out of the bullpen ... tossed a spotless inning and struck out a batter in opening game at Central Florida ... finished the Lions' 11-2 victory over Harvard with a 1-2-3 seventh inning ... struck out a pair in two shutout innings in the opener at Fordham ... also did not allow a run on the road at Monmouth ... pitched two innings, allowed one run and earned his first collegiate win in 5-3 victory at Florida Gulf Coast.
2010: Made 10 appearances ... started one game ... did not allow an earned run in 16 innings on the season ... picked up a huge two-inning save in Columbia's 10-9 comeback win at Penn to clinch the Gehrig Division ... struck out five batters in four innings in start at Manhattan ... struck out two in scoreless inning of work in 9-0 combined shutout victory vs. St. Peter's ... closed out Lions' 24-1 victory at Harvard with a spotless seventh inning with two strikeouts.
2009: Appeared in 13 games on the hill ... made three starts ... threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in first game of doubleheader at Cal State Northridge ... tossed a 1-2-3 inning in home opener vs. St. John's ... made the start in Columbia's 9-1 win at Rutgers, going four strong innings, allowing just a single run ... also made the start in Lions' win at Fordham.
At George W. Hewlett: Four-time letterwinner ... captain as a senior ... All-Nassau County as a junior ... went 5-2 during junior year and hit .529 ... team MVP in 2007 ... named to ESPN “Rise” Magazine’s N.Y. Metro-All-Area as a senior ... 167 career strikeouts ... National Honor Society 2008 ... Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete school winner.
Personal: History major ... son of Elise and David Epstein ... Zachary Michael Epstein, b. September 13, 1990 in Manhasset, N.Y.