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Luke Pettersen
Luke  Pettersen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
INF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
L/R


08/17/2016

Summer League Wrap Up

See how the Gophers ended up doing on their summer teams.

06/30/2016

Summer Roundup: June 30

The latest info and stats of Gophers in their summer leagues.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

02/09/2016

2016 Season Preview: Infielders

Preview the upcoming 2016 with a look at the infielders on the Gophers roster

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2016 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played eight games for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the Northwoods League • had a .238 batting average and one RBI.

2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 40 games and started 25 • hit .281 with 27 hits, including a pair of doubles • reached base at a .343 clip • laid down five sacrifice bunts, which tied for third on the team • was involved in 116 outs defensively • rattled off nine hits and scored three runs in Big Ten play • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Started and went 1-for-3 with a walk in the season-opening win against Utah (2/19) • hit 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and runs scored versus Oregon State (2/21) • picked up three hits and an RBI at Georgia State (3/4-3/6) • set a new career-high with three RBI in a 2-for-5 performance at Seattle U (3/16) • hit 2-for-6 with a run and drew at walk in a three-game series with Utah Valley (3/18-3/20) • notched a single and swiped a base against Augsburg (3/22) • tallied a pair of singles and a stolen base versus Saint Mary's (3/30) • drew a walk in an appearance at shortstop against Northern Illinois (4/6) • set a season-high with three hits and added an RBI against Maryland (4/15) • produced back-to-back 1-for-4 performances and totaled 10 defensive outs in the final two games of the series versus Maryland (4/16-4/17) • secured singles and scored a run in starts against North Dakota State (4/19) and at Northwestern (4/24) • crossed the plate twice and registered a run at North Dakota State (4/26) and at Illinois (4/29) • netted a pair of singles in games against Indiana (5/8) and at Purdue (5/14) • started at third base for the first time in his career and played a flawless game in the field at Purdue (5/15) • went 1-for-2 in regular season finale against Ohio State (5/21) • drilled the first two doubles of his career to highlight a 3-for-6 showing that included two runs in the Big Ten Tournament (5/25-5/26) • appeared in the field and had an at-bat against Wake Forest (6/5).

SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the Alexandria Blue Anchors in the Northwoods League • appeared in 39 games, primarily in the infield • accumulated 31 hits and batted .252 • reached base at a .366 clip • drew 20 walks and drove in eight runs • finished season with a hit in six of final seven games, amassing 12 hits in that span.

2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Played in 17 games, making six starts at shortstop • hit .280 in 25 at-bats, scoring five runs and driving in two. Game Highlights: Made his collegiate debut at Maryland, and collected his first hit and RBI on a squeeze bunt in the second game of the doubleheader (3/21) • 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI vs. Northwestern (3/27) • batted 2-for-3 with a triple against Northwestern (3/29) • tallied one hit each against St. John's (3/31) and Carleton (4/8) and at North Dakota State (5/5).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduated cum laude from Minnetonka High School in 2014 • hit .372 with 26 runs and 10 steals as a senior • 2014 All-State Second Team selection • All-Lake Conference in 2014, and honorable mention in 2013 • played for the Metro West in the 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series • batted .350 with a .466 on-base percentage as a junior • named to the 2013 all-state tournament team after helping the Skippers take third place • coached by Paul Twenge • helped lead Excelsior Legion to a third-place finish in the 2014 state tournament • batted .398 with a .516 on-base percentage, 51 runs, 24 RBIs, 24 walks, 18 times hit by pitch, 11 doubles and 21 steals in Legion ball • 2013 Legion sub-state MVP • also a basketball letterwinner.

PERSONAL:
Intends to major in business • son of Paul and Lisa Pettersen • Paul played baseball at Gustavus • has two brothers, AJ and Josh, and a sister, Hannah • brother AJ played for the Gophers (2009-11) • born July 24, 1995.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2015 17 6 .280 25 5 7 2 0 1 0 .360 1 3 1 3
2016 40 25 .281 96 15 27 6 2 0 0 .302 9 6 2 5
Total 57 31 .281 121 20 34 8 2 1 0 .314 10 9 3 8

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2015 10 5 .222 18 2 4 2 0 1 0 .333 0 2 1 3
2016 15 9 .250 36 3 9 1 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0 0
Total 25 14 .241 54 5 13 3 0 1 0 .278 1 2 1 3

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8/31/2016

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