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Lucas Gilbreath
Lucas  Gilbreath

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Westminster, Colo.

High School:
Legacy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
L/L


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06/14/2017

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08/17/2016

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08/10/2016

Summer Roundup: August 10

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08/03/2016

Summer Roundup: August 3

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2017 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Led the starting rotation with a 2.66 ERA and posted a 5-2 record with 92 strikeouts, tied eight most in a season by a Gopher pitcher • oppponents had a .184 batting average against • was 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA in Big Ten play while striking out 53 conference opponents • his 1.03 WHIP ranked within the top 50 in the country • First Team All-Big Ten • College Baseball's Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year semifinalist • was named the Dave Winfield Pitcher of the Year. Game Highlights: Struck out five batters in three innings vs Seattle U (2/24) • only allowed one run in six innings vs Oral Roberts (3/3) in the Dairy Queen Classic while striking out five batters • rang up six batters vs Missouri State (3/10) • tossed six scoreless innings at Sacramento State (3/16) where he only allowed two hits and struck out nine batters • recorded seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings at Ohio State (3/24) • rang up eight batters in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader at Michigan State (4/1) • did not allow a run and struck out eight batters at Indiana (4/14) • struck out seven batters in six innings vs Nebraska (4/21) • threw 6.1 innings vs Illinois (4/28) and struck out seven batters • set a career high with 10 strikeouts in seven innings at Penn State (5/5) • pitched seven innings vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/12) where he struck out six batters and allowed three earned runs on five hits • finished the season with six strikeouts vs Indiana (5/24) in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament.

2016 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Made 14 relief appearances for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League • finished the summer with a 4.26 ERA and 20 strikeouts • pitched a scoreless 1.1 innings in the first round of the playoffs.

2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Held a team-low 1.36 ERA in 16 appearances on the mound • went 3-2 and struck out 46 compared to just 15 walks in 33.0 innings • went 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA and fanned 29 in Big Ten play • did not allow an earned run in 12 appearances, including the first nine of the season. Game Highlights: Made season debut and tossed 1.2 innings with two strikeouts at No. 23 Missouri State (3/25) • struck out three in 2.0 flawless innings versus Saint Mary's (3/30) • notched a strikeout in 1.1 innings of work to help secure series win against Iowa (4/1) • tossed a scoreless innings that incldued two strikeouts at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • earned a pair of wins after throwing 4.1 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts against Maryland (4/15-4/17) • struck out three in 1.1 innings without allowing an earned run at Northwestern (4/22) • tossed 2.0 scoreless frames with two strikeouts and earned first career save in series-opening win at Illinois (4/29) • set a career-high with seven strikeouts in 3.0 innings out of the bullpen in 19-7 win against Kansas (5/3) • totaled six strikeouts in 4.0 innings of work in series against Indiana (5/6-5/8) • earned the win after going 2.1 flawless stanzas with four strikeouts in a 4-3 series-opening win at Purdue (5/13) • struck out four in 4.0 innings of work in two appearances versus Ohio State (5/19-5/21) • tossed 1.2 scorless innings with a strikeout against Wake Forest (6/3) • made first career start and struck out four in 4.2 innings versus Wake Forest (6/5).

2015 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the St. Cloud Rox in the Northwoods League • appeared in 15 games and made eight starts • went 5-1 and held the second-lowest ERA among starters on the team with a 2.45 ERA • struck out 53 in 44 innings of work on the mound • named NWL Pitcher of the Week after slinging a one-hitter through seven innings • participated in the NWL Major League Showcase. 

2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Pitched 18 times in relief • held a 1-3 record and 5.46 ERA in 28.0 innings • struck out 30 batters and walked 18. Game Highlights: Notched three strikeouts and allowed two runs in 2.0 innings in his collegiate debut at Texas (2/21) • pitched three consecutive scoreless outings at Florida Gulf Coast (3/1), at Creighton (3/7) and against James Madison (3/13) • threw 2.0 innings with three strikeouts against Michigan (4/25) • helped the Gophers toss a one-hitter with 1.0 inning against Kansas State (4/28) • fanned four in 2.1 shutout innings at North Daota State (5/5) • pitched a season-high 3.2 innings at Iowa and allowed one run on two hits (5/10) • tied a season high with four strikeouts against Michigan State (5/15).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduated from Legacy High School in 2014 • drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 36th round (1,073rd overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft • led Colorado Class 5A in strikeouts both as a senior (114) and as a junior (93) • held a 6-2 record and 1.45 ERA in 68 innings his senior year and pitched four complete games, include a 12-strikeout shutout • received second-team All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post in 2014 • twice named first-team Front Range League All-Conference • 2014 Legacy High School Male Athlete of the Year • posted a 4-2 record, 2.19 ERA and three complete games as a junior • coached by Ty Giordano • academic all-state first team 2011-14 • played fall and summer baseball with the Diamond Club and the Rockies Scout Team program.

PERSONAL:
Mechanical Engineering major • son of Chris and Theresa Gilbreath • has two sisters, Ellie and Lauren • born March 5, 1996.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2015 1-3 5.46 18 0 0 0 28.0 25 19 17 18 30
2016 3-2 1.36 16 1 0 1 33.0 32 7 5 15 46
2017 5-2 2.66 14 14 0 0 81.1 52 34 24 32 92
Total 9-7 3.04 48 15 0 1 142.1 109 60 48 65

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BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2015 0-2 10.50 7 0 0 0 12.0 15 14 14 8 9
2016 3-1 1.80 11 0 0 1 20.0 22 5 4 10 29
2017 4-1 1.76 7 7 0 0 46.0 24 15 9 13 53
Total 7-4 3.12 25 7 0 1 78.0 61 34 27 31 91

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