Prepped at Commerce [Texas] High School ... Pitched and played shortstop for head coach Robert Owens ... Led Tigers to school's first district title and first playoff wins in 2006 ... Named District 11-3A MVP as a senior ... Three-time all-district selection ... Four-time academic all-district honoree ... Posted a 10-5 record with one save, a 0.79 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 88.1 innings as a senior ... Went 6-4 with one save, a 1.30 ERA and 139 strikeouts over 75.1 innings as a junior ... Also lettered in football, basketball, tennis and track ... Played quarterback, safety and punter in football and led Tigers to three consecutive district titles ... Named Greenville Herald Banner Dream Team Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... Earned second-team all-district honors at quarterback and punter as a junior ... First-team all-district and Greenville Herald Banner Dream Team First Team at quarterback, safety and punter as a senior ... Three-time academic all-district in football ... Second-team academic all-state as a senior ... First-team all-district in basketball as a sophomore ... District pole vault champion as a junior ... Member of Commerce's regional qualifier 4x400-meter relay team as a senior ... Played for head coach Pat Leach of the Dallas Baseball Academy in summer 2006 ... National Honor Society and student council member.
Full name is Zachery Tyler Boles ... Born June 15, 1987, in Greenville, Texas ... Son of Keith and Sandra Boles ... Business major.