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Zach Lucas
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Zach Lucas

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Butler

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
INF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


04/12/2013

Green, Johnson Lead No. 8 Baseball in 10-1 Win Over Elon

Cardinals plate nine in the eighth inning as Green pitches eight strong in the win

04/10/2013

No. 8 Baseball Falls 6-5 at Western Kentucky

Sturgeon hits first home run of the season; Cards match season-high with four errors

04/07/2013

No. 9 Baseball Finishes Sweep of Bearcats with 7-4 Win

Ty Young goes 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as Cards take seventh straight win against UC

03/03/2013

No. 4 Baseball Drops Series Finale to Kent State, 3-2

Cardinals' nine-game winning streak halted as they strand 15 baserunners in first home loss

02/23/2013

No. 4 Baseball Wins Fifth Straight with 8-0 Victory Over Akron

Thompson pitches six shutout innings to lead Cardinals to their second straight shutout win

06/16/2014

LOUISVILLE v TEXAS | 2014 CWS

Louisville v Texas | 2014 CWS

06/15/2014

2014 CWS SUNDAY PRACTICE DAY

2014 CWS Sunday Practice Day

06/15/2014

LOUISVILLE V VANDERBILT | 2014 CWS GAME 1

Louisville v Vanderbilt | 2014 CWS Game 1

06/13/2014

2014 CWS PRACTICE DAY

2014 CWS Practice Day

06/12/2014

2014 CWS ARRIVAL/PRACTICE

2014 CWS Arrival/Practice

Career Honors:

  • 2014 Third Team All-American Conference
  • 2014 Team Captain

2014: Selected in the 29th round (881st overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates but did not sign a professional contract. Hit .270 with five home runs, 44 RBI, 13 doubles and 38 runs scored in 65 starts as a collegiate junior. Finished 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice in June 7 win over Kennesaw State to clinch NCAA Super Regional victory. Was 2-for-4 with a RBI in NCAA Regional win over Kansas. Opened NCAA Regional going 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI in win over Kent State. Finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in May 24 win over Rutgers at American Championship. Was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in May 17 win over Cincinnati. Went 2-for-5 with one run driven in on May 11 in win at Temple. Finished 2-for-3 with four RBI, including a three-run double to push Louisville ahead for good in the May 4 win at USF to complete the series sweep. Was 2-for-4 with one RBI and scored once in April 26 win over UConn. Finished 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI at UCF on April 17. Was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in April 13 win at No. 7 Houston. Went 2-for-5 with a double and scored game-winning run at Purdue on April 8. Was 3-for-5 with two RBI in series-clinching win over Memphis on April 6. Singled, walked, drove in two runs and scored twice in March 29 win over Butler. Tripled, scored and stole a base at Indiana on March 19. Chosen as American Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season on March 17 after hitting .500 with two home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored in five games. Was 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored three times in March 15 win over Samford. Homered twice with five RBI and scored four times in series-opener with Bulldogs. Went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored twice in March 11 win over Western Illinois. Was 2-for-4 with a double and scored once in Feb. 28 win over Toledo. Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 24 after hitting .313 with two home runs and eight RBI in four games the previous week. Had a three-run homer and a fourth RBI on a sac fly in Feb. 21 win over Western Michigan. Was 2-for-4 with second career home run and career best four RBI in home-opening victory over Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 19. Was 2-for-4 with one RBI in Feb. 15 loss at The Citadel.

2013: Hit .283 with five RBI in 12 starts and 29 games played. Went 2-for-5 with a double in second straight start at shortstop on April 9 at WKU. Starting at shortstop for the first time this season, finished 3-for-5 with a run scored win at Cincinnati on April 7 to finish series sweep. Returned to the field after recovering from injury with pinch hit single in March 27 loss at No. 19 Indiana. Came off the bench for a pinch hit RBI double in Cards' loss to Kent State on March 3. Had an RBI single in the Cards' Feb. 23 win over Akron. Came off the bench to finish 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Feb. 20 victory over EKU. Was 1-for-3 in season-opener against Indiana at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.

2012: Hit .259 with one home run, 28 RBI, 31 runs scored and 14 doubles in 46 games and 43 starts. Had two doubles and scored twice in May 5 win at WVU. Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs in win over Connecticut on April 28. Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in April 24 home win over No. 1 UK. Was 2-for-5 with game-tying RBI single in the ninth, a double, two RBI and scored winning run in April 20 comeback win at USF. Walked three times, scored twice and had an RBI in Cards' April 14 win over Seton Hall. Finished 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs in April 10 win at No. 1 UK. Was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in series-clinching win at Georgetown on April 6. Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in opener against Hoyas. Had his career-best 12-game hitting streak ended on April 1. Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in March 30 win over Villanova. Extended hitting streak to 10 games with 10th inning single at No. 15 Purdue. Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in win over Cincinnati on March 25. Singled, walked and had two RBI in March 24 win over UC. Hit first career home run, a two-run shot to left, in Cards' 20-0 win over Ohio State on March 20. Was 7-for-11 with two RBI, two doubles, one triple and five runs scored in three-game sweep of Ball State. Finished with career-best three hits in March 18 win over BSU. Doubled, tripled and scored once in March 16 win over Ball State. Had a two-run double and scored once in first career start as designated hitter against No. 12 Ole Miss on March 14. Was 1-for-4 with a double (second at-bat) and a run scored in his first career start as the Cards' shortstop against East Carolina on March 11. Made Louisville debut as a pinch runner and remained in the game at shortstop in game one of the Cards' doubleheader with Pepperdine on March 3.

High School: Played four seasons of prep baseball for coach Greg Lauder at Butler High School. Named 2011 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year and was a First Team All-State selection and was named Region 6 Player of the Year after hitting .450 with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, 25 runs scored, .985 slugging percentage and 10 stolen bases while leading Butler to state tournament appearance. Was a 2010 First Team All-State selection. Also earned three letters in football as a quarterback for Butler. Attended same high school as current Cardinal Travis Tingle, current U of L transfer Kyle McGrath and former Cardinal All-BIG EAST infielder Adam Duvall.

Personal: Born Zachary Lucas on July 23, 1993 in Louisville, Ky. Son of Doug and Tammy Lucas. Has one sister, Emily. Undecided on a major at the University of Louisville. After college, he would like to be a physical therapist. Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career was his dad who always pushed him to work hard because it would pay off. Favorite movie is The Town. Favorite TV shows include SportsCenter and Two and Half Men. Favorite athlete is Jose Reyes. Favorite candy bar is Hershey's with Almond. Favorite type of food is Italian. Favorite restaurant is Shogun Japanese Steakhouse. Favorite type of music is country. If he could have dinner with three people, he would invite Derek Jeter, Will Ferrell and Megan Fox. His father Doug played football at the University of Louisville in 1984.

Career Stats:

Year

Avg

GP

GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SF

SH

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

2012

.259

46

43

158

31

41

14

2

1

28

.392

24

3

37

.366

1

3

6

7

51

109

20

.889

2013

.283

29

12

53

3

15

2

0

0

5

.321

5

3

15

.377

0

0

1

3

10

11

3

.875

2014

.270

67

65

237

38

64

13

2

5

44

.405

20

6

53

.333

7

2

7

8

137

166

16

.950

TOTAL

.268

142

120

448

72

120

29

4

6

77

.391

49

12

105

.350

8

5

14

18

198

286

39

.925

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