#40 Dalton Lundeen
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Streamwood|
The Horizon League's Preseason Pitcher of the Year selection entering his junior year.
2014: Made 11 starts in a dazzling sophomore campaign for Valpo...named Horizon League Co-Pitcher of the Year after recording a 1.94 earned run average, a 1.02 WHIP (walks-plus-hits per inning pitched)...finished 68th in the country in complete games (3), 57th in ERA, 60th in wHIP, 28th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.42), and 31st in walks allowed per nine innings pitched (1.30)...delivered a seven-inning shutout at Texas A&M Corpus-Christi on March 8th, earning his first victory of the season...struck out three UIC Flames in 7 2/3 innings of work on March 22nd...sent all six Butler Bulldogs he faced back to the dugout in a two-inning tune-up on March 30th...turned in quality starts over each of his final eight starts of the season...blanked Wright State over seven frames, stirking out six Raiders and allowing just six hits (Apr. 5)...surrendered just one unearned run on four hits while striking out nine opposite one walk in eight solid innings versus Youngstown State (Apr. 12)...stuck with a tough-luck loss at Milwaukee on Apr. 18th, when he allowed three runs in eight innings, a start in which he didn't walk a batter but struck out five Panthers...saw much of the same his next start, as he yielded just two runs in seven innings versus UIC in a 5-1 loss...threw a complete game versus Oakland on May 3rd, allowing one run on five hits, while punching out eight batters but took the loss in a 1-0 duel...struck out six batters in 6 2/3 innings and surrendered just two earned runs in a no-decision at Wright State (May 10)...notched the win at Youngstown State on May 16th, posting eight innings, seven hits, two earned runs, no walks and strikeouts in a 5-3 victory over the Penguins...came within a strike of his first career 9-inning shutout versus Oakland in the Horizon League Tournament, but settled for 8 2/3 shutout innings where he yielded just six hits and two walks while striking out nine batters in a 2-0 season-saving triumph over the Golden Grizzlies.
2013: Appeared in 14 games including 11 starts for the Brown and Gold as a freshman...earned his first collegiate win after hurling seven innings of one-run ball versus Navy on March 13th...shutout Notre Dame for seven innings on Apr. 3rd...notched the win over #9 Arizona State after working 6 2/3 innings...defeated Wright State (Apr. 27) after striking out six Raiders in seven frames...didn't allow an earned run in five innings of work in fourth win versus Youngstown State (May 18)...turned in one of the most efficient starts of the season versus Wright State in the Horizon League Conference Tournament Championship Game (May 26) when he allowed just two hits, no walks and struck out six in eight shutout innings...surrendered just two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in the NCAA Regional Game versus Austin Peay (Jun. 2)...finished the season 5-1 with a 3.73 earned run average striking out 46 batters and walking just 22 in 72 1/3 innings pitched...named to Horizon League All-Conference Tournament Team.
Prep: Three-time letter winner for the Sabres...voted All-Conference and All-Area his junior and senior seasons...team strikeout leader and Cy Young Award winner his junior and senior seasons as well...also a three-year letter winner in basketball and football..voted All-Conference and All-Area in football...received All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition in basketball...voted Senior Athlete of the Year in 2012...made Academic All-Conference from 2010-12...graduated in top 2% of his class
Personal: Dalton is the son of David and Susan Lundeen...majoring in marketing...favorite movie is Dark Knight...favorite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs...favorite musical group is the Backstreet Boys...favorite food is BBQ spare ribs...favorite baseball player is Cliff Lee...born Oct. 10th, 1993.