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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: Has excellent command of a plus fastball with above average velocity ... Attacks hitters early in the count and has the potential to be one of the top late-inning relievers in the BIG EAST ... Gained a good amount of experience in his first two collegiate seasons and will be looking to take a step forward during the coming year ... Will compete to earn a role on the pitching staff during games.

Career: Has appeared in 37 games with four starts over his first two collegiate seasons ... Has an 0-4 record with two saves and a 6.03 ERA spanning 59 2/3 innings ... Allowed 90 hits and 51 runs (40 earned), while issuing 27 walks and recording 28 strikeouts ... Has given up five home runs to 298 batters faced.

2017: Tied for third on the team with 18 appearances, all of which came in relief ... Had an 0-2 record with one save and an 8.74 ERA ... Logged 22.2 innings and allowed 28 runs (22 earned) on 42 hits ... Issued 12 walks and had 12 strikeouts ... Gave up three home runs to 122 batters faced ... Went two innings or more in four straight outings from April 4-28 ... Had season highs of four innings pitched and three strikeouts against Penn ... Recorded the final two outs for a save against Central Michigan in the team's first win of the season; BIG EAST: Found his footing in five appearances during conference play ... Went 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 8 1/3 innings pitched ... Allowed seven hits and three runs (two earned) while walking one and striking out three ... Faced 33 batters and did not allow a home run, while opponents batted .241 against him ... Pitched three scoreless innings with two hits allowed and two strikeouts against Georgetown ... Allowed just one hit and no earned runs in 2 1/3 innings at Creighton.

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 (18) and Katie (16) ... 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 ... Economics major.

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