Luke VanLanen

#33 Luke VanLanen

Pos. RHP
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 205
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Pulaski, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Pulaski

2017: Pitched in 13 games out of the Valpo bullpen as a junior, totaling 9 1/3 innings... Posted a 9.64 ERA while striking out six and issuing eight walks.

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...earned the victory after firing two shutout innings at ULM (March 2).

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...closed out his rookie campaign with a scoreless inning versus UIC (May 21) in the Horizon League Championship.

Prep: A four-time letter winner 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 mathematics...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.