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Zach Lutner
Zach  Lutner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sicklerville, N.J.

High School:
Timber Creek

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
RP

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

On Lutner: Showed a great deal of promise in his first collegiate season last year ... Demonstrated excellent command of a plus fastball with above average velocity ... Attacked hitters early in the count and had success both in relief and as a starting pitcher late in the year ... Possesses a wealth of potential and should continue to grow into his role during the coming year.

2016: Made 19 appearances, including four starts ... Had an 0-2 record with one save and a 4.38 ERA spanning 37.0 innings pitched ... Allowed 48 hits and 23 runs (18 earned) with 15 walks and 16 strikeouts ... Faced 176 batters and gave up two home runs, while opponents batted .316 against him ... His first 15 appearances were all in relief, and he posted a 3.13 ERA over 23.0 innings in those appearances ... Moved into the rotation on a limited pitch count late in the season and pitched another 14.0 innings spanning four starts ... Did not give up an earned run in 11 of his 15 appearances out of the bullpen ... Recorded the final four outs against La Salle to earn his first collegiate save ... In a span of nine appearances from March 22 through April 27, allowed just one earned run on 12 hits over 13 2/3 innings (0.66 ERA) ... Allowed two earned runs over a season-high 4 2/3 innings against NYIT in his only non-conference start; BIG EAST: Pitched in six BIG EAST games with three starts ... Had an 0-2 record and a 5.52 ERA in 14 2/3 innings ... Gave up 18 hits and 13 runs (nine earned) while walking eight and striking out eight ... Logged 2 2/3 scoreless innings with a hit and a walk allowed versus St. John's ... Made his first start against Creighton and gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits in four innings ... Also made starts against Georgetown and Xavier.

Club Baseball: Played for Gallagher Team Mizuno from 2013-15 ... The team was ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 37 nationally by Perfect Game ... Named a Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American in 2014 and was a 2015 Perfect Game Northeast All-Region pick.

Timber Creek High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball and two in wrestling ... As a senior was named All-Olympic Conference at both pitcher and shortstop, as well as All-South Jersey as a pitcher ... Compiled a 7-0 record as a senior with a 1.79 ERA and 62 strikeouts ... Selected to play in the New Jersey Underclass Garden State Game ... Graduated with Honors academically and was a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.

Personal: Oldest of three children of Jeff and Nancy Lutner ... Has two younger sisters, Krystin (17) and Katie (15) ... Father pitched in college at Rowan from 1984-88 ... Enjoys working out in his spare time ... Chose to attend Villanova for the prestigious education and the chance to play baseball ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.

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