Luke VanLanen

#33 Luke VanLanen

HT. 6-1
WT. 200
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Pulaski, Wis.

2016: Was called upon 22 times out of the Valpo bullpen in his sophomore season...struck out 25 batters over 24.1 innings...won two games and amassed a 4.81 earned-run average...struck out a Privateer during a 1-2-3 side at New Orleans (Feb. 28)...earned the victory after firing two shutout innings at ULM (March 2)...punched out a batter as part of a scoreless frame at Louisiana Tech (March 4) in the series Wright State (March 26) to one tally over two innings of relief...worked 1.1 scoreless innings versus Ball State (March 29)...recorded a perfect side versus Illinois State (April 5) in an 8-6 Crusader victory...racked up three Ks in two innings at Western Michigan on April 12...did not allow a Golden Grizzly to reach in 1.1 frames, including a pair of the win versus Milwaukee (April 23)...blanked UIC (May 1) for an inning at Emory G. Bauer Field...tallied a perfect inning of work at Northern Illinois (May 3)...didn't allow an earned run versus Youngstown State (May 21) in a 2/3-inning stint...spotted Milwaukee just one run over 1.1 frames in the Crusaders' thrilling 12-7 win over the Panthers in an elimination game in the Horizon League Championship on May 26.

2015: Made 11 appearances out of the bullpen in his first season with the Brown and Gold for a total of 11 2/3 innings pitched...recorded his first career strikeout in his collegiate debut at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 27...picked up his first career win at Western Carolina (March 3) after tossing three innings of two-run ball...threw two perfect frames including a strikeout in Valpo's 7-2 win at Chicago State (March 25)...did not allow a run after April 3...retired all three Western Michigan Broncos he faced on April 14...turned in a scoreless frame at Oakland (April 25)...struck out a Boilermaker in a shutout inning versus Purdue (May 12)...closed out his rookie campaign with a scoreless inning versus UIC (May 21) in the Horizon League Championship.

Prep: A four-time letterwinner for Tony Louge and the Raiders...named Second Team All-Fox River Classic Conference...was chosen as Prep Baseball Report's Co-Player of the Year...also earned four letters in basketball...finished basketball career third all-time in points scored...led Pulaski to its first state title in basketball...received Honorable Mention accolades as a sophomore...a Second Team All-Fox River Classic Conference selection his junior season...earned First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State nods as a senior.

Personal: Luke is the son of Kelly (father) and Stacy (mother) VanLanen...has one sister, Corrin...majoring in physics...favorite movie is 300...favorite baseball team is the Milwaukee Brewers...favorite food is cheese ravioli...favorite musical group is Sam Hunt...favorite baseball player is Tim Wakefield...hobbies outside of baseball include hunting, fishing and basketball.