• Triton Baseball Q&A (3/14/19)
Entered fourth and final season with most mound appearances (58) among 2019 Tritons.
AS A SENIOR IN 2019
All-CCAA Second Team ... Earned win in relief in opener at Concordia Irvine (2/1), tossing scoreless ninth which ended on swinging strikeout with deciding run at third base after leadoff single, before perfect 10th, finishing with two strikeouts ... Also registered final six outs of home opener vs. Concordia Irvine (2/3), allowing just a two-out single in ninth and earning first collegiate save.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2018
Led team with 25 appearances, including four starts ... Produced 3.52 ERA, even 3-3 win-loss record and combined on pair of shutouts ... Struck out 54 against 24 walks over 64.0 innings, with opponents batting .229.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
CCAA Spring All-Academic ... Made 19 appearances, all in relief ... Posted a 2-0 record and 4.40 ERA, with 21 strikeouts against nine walks over 28.2 innings ... Best outing came in opener at NCAA Championship in Grand Prairie, twirling 3.0 no-hit innings with just a walk against him and season-high five strikeouts vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (5/28) ... Also tossed season-long 3.0 frames at Cal State Dominguez Hills (4/20).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... Made 14 appearances, with five starts ... Posted a 3-2 record and 3.18 ERA ... Did not allow a home run over 39.2 innings, with opponents batting .237 ... Handled all 11 defensive chances cleanly ... First five stints were all starting assignments, including college debut in doubleheader nightcap vs. Cal State San Bernardino (2/13), when he went 5.0 innings with just one run off of one single, three walks and a hit-by-pitch against him, striking out a season-best five, for first career win ... Season-long 5.2 frames in very next outing vs. Concordia (2/20), picking up another winning decision (5 H, 2 R, BB, 3 SO) ... Earned win in each of first three starts, adding a third at Cal State San Bernardino (2/27) in shortened nightcap (4.1 IP, R) ... Did not allow a run in four of nine relief appearances.
Pitched for independent Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks during 2018 summer ... Pitched in Kenai, Alaska, for Peninsula Oilers of Alaska Baseball League (ABL) during 2017 summer ... Went 3-1 with 2.59 ERA and 28 strikeouts (28 H, 15 BB) over eight appearances, six of them starts, and 31.1 innings ... Final outing came in summer finale, a 2-1 playoff loss, tossing 4.0 shutout frames in relief (ND, 3 H, BB, HBP) ... Pitched for Portland (Ore.) Pickles of Great West League (GWL) in their inaugural season during 2016 summer, under former University of Oregon standout J.J. Altobelli ... All-GWL honorable mention ... Tossed five-hit (five singles), complete-game shutout with franchise-record 11 strikeouts and three walks in 9-0 win vs. Lodi Crushers (8/9) to close out summer ... 11th strikeout ended contest (recap/box score) ... Previously a Palomino 19U World Series winner.
A 2015 graduate of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills ... All-Sierra Foothill League (SFL) First Team ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior honorable mention ... Helped the Trojans to SFL title ... All-Metro honorable mention.
Born June 9 in Sacramento ... Parents are Jeff and Kathi Lucke ... Has an older brother named Brian ... Physiology and neuroscience major at Sixth College ... Would like to attend medical school and become a doctor after graduating from UC San Diego ... Favorite UC San Diego moment is sweeping back-to-back West Regional tournaments at Azusa Pacific on road to two College World Series appearances ... Roots for San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is Willie Mays ... Top movie is Goodfellas ... Listens to Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2018 season)
Innings Pitched: 6.0, 3/30/18 vs. Cal State East Bay-2
Hits: 10, 4/8/18 at Chico State-1
Runs: 6, 2 times (last 3/30/18 vs. Cal State East Bay-2)
Earned Runs: 6, 3/25/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-2
Walks: 6, 3/25/18 at Cal State Monterey Bay-2
Strikeouts: 5, 3 times (last 2/24/18 at Cal State Dominguez Hills-1)
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2018 season)
2016: 1.000 (4-7-0)
2017: 1.000 (1-8-0)
2018: .800 (2-6-2)
TOTALS: .933 (7-21-2)