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12 Luke Hunter
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Class: SR
Position: P
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Bluffton, IN
Previous School: Norwell

2016 at Taylor: Claimed role as staff ace with finest collegiate season on the bump for Taylor … Went 9-2 with a 2.58 earned-run average and 1.05 WHIP over 14 starts and 80.1 innings … Fanned 81 batters and walked only 14 … Held foes to .230 average … Tossed four complete games and two shutouts … Led rotation while setting personal-bests in wins, starts, complete games, shutouts, innings and strikeouts … Led all Crossroads League pitchers with seven wins in league play … Ranked second in CL in total wins, as well as with 53 league strikeouts and a .169 average against in league contests … Rated ninth in NAIA in wins and No. 48 with 1.57 walks per nine innings pitched … Went at least five innings while yielding two earned runs or less in 11-of-14 starts … Finished the season with dominant stretch of 1.26 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 64 strikeouts to just 45 hits allowed over final 50 innings in eight starts … Fanned nine-or-more hitters four times during that eight-game stretch and went 7-1 with three complete game gems mixed in … Went 4-0 without allowing an earned run over 24.1 innings during first four starts in April … Posted 38 strikeouts to just 11 hits during that time … Capped that streak with a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over IWU on April 23, setting single-game career-high with 14 strikeouts in the outing … The 14 strikeouts in a game were the most recorded by a Crossroads League pitcher all season … Went 7-0 with 1.49 ERA and .169 average against in seven league starts … Won all five starts at Winterholter Field with 1.09 ERA and 0.82 WHIP over 33 innings … Struck out nine hitters and allowed one run in 3-1 win over Huntington during Crossroads League Tournament … Earned trio of Crossroads League Pitcher-of-the-Week honors … Named First-Team All-Crossroads League … Recipient of NAIA Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Crossroads League honors.

2015 at Taylor: Toed the rubber for 11 starts and 12 games overall … Piled up 55.1 innings with three complete games and a 4.39 ERA … Stuck out 53 batters … Ranked seventh in the NAIA with seven walks allowed … Ranked 20th in NAIA with 1.14 walks per nine innings pitched … Excelled against Crossroads League lineups with 3.16 ERA and 41 strikeouts over seven starts … Ranked second among all CL hurlers in strikeouts during league play … Picked up 30 strikeouts and walked just one batter over 29 innings at Winterholter Field … Recorded both victories in consecutive starts, with zero earned runs and 15 strikeouts combined against Goshen and Indiana Wesleyan on April 17 and April 23.

2014 at Taylor: Made immediate impact on the bump for TU with 63.2 innings of work over 15 appearances … Took the start nine times … Posted 4-2 record and one save with 3.82 ERA … Tossed three complete games … Notched 40 strikeouts to just 17 walks … Ranked third on roster in games, starts, complete games, innings and strikeouts … Ended fifth on team in ERA and wins … Ranked top-15 among CL hurlers in innings and strikeouts … Ranked 12th in the CL with 3.49 ERA against league hitters … Went 4-1 with three complete games in seven league starts … Posted 3.29 ERA over 54.2 innings on Winterholter Field mound … Posted 3.37 ERA as a starter … Went at least five full innings in eight-of-nine starts …  Picked up first collegiate save with two scoreless frames in 3-1 win at Warner on January 29 … Logged first collegiate victory in 6-2 win over Marian on March 22 … Followed with 10-0 shutout victory over RV Mount Vernon Nazarene on March 27 …  Named as Indiana College Baseball Summer League All-Star.

Prep: Four-time letterman at Norwell High for head coach Andy McClain … Helped Knights to Indiana State Championship in 2013 … Named as North/South All-Star … Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Lex and Janice Hunter … Brother of current TU men’s tennis player Alex Hunter … Majoring in accounting.

2016-17 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillFROFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneSOINFR/R5-9170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Trevor BoothJRINFR/R5-11175Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
5Clay RigginsSOPR/R5-10180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedyFRP/1BR/R6-2210Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsJRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonJRPR/R6-1185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonJRCR/R6-2190Granger, INElkhart Christian
10Logan RodgersSRPL/L6-8190Bloomington, INBloomington South
11Wyatt WhitmanSOUTIR/R6-0180Climax, MIGull Lake
12Luke HunterSRPR/R6-1195Bluffton, INNorwell
13Collin StumpSOPR/R6-0170Wauseon, OHWauseon
14Nathan TarggartSOINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonFRP/INFR/R5-11190Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Baze ConwayFR1BR/R6-1175New Castle, INNew Castle
18Rob FoxJRPR/R6-1175Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseJROFR/R6-1180West Des Moines, IAValley
20Jordan CrabbSRPR/L6-0215Monticello, INTwin Lakes
21Bram WoodJROFR/R5-11195Mooresville, INOlney Central
22Josh PfotenhauerJROFL/R6-0175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerSOOFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Jake HurdFROFR/R6-0185Zionsville, INZionsville
25Logan RobertsonFRINFR/R6-0190Pendleton, INPendleton Heights
26Zak EckerleSOPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorFRPR/R6-0200Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitFRPR/R6-3215North Vernon, INJennings County
29Charles BradsSOCL/R6-0210Dayton, OHDayton Christian
30Ben YurkaninSO1BR/R6-0200Fort Wayne, INCanterbury
31Alex SandersSOCR/R5-11195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
33Brian FieldsFRP/1BR/R6-3215Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Austin MetticaSOCL/R6-3210Prosper, TXProsper
35Joshua MunozFRP/OFR/R6-0220Buffalo Grove, MNBuffalo
36Riley ReimschiselSOOFL/L5-10165New Haven, INBlackhawk Christian
37Colin EgglesonSRPL/L5-11175Sycamore, ILSycamore
38Cody TaitSOP/INFL/R5-10160Loganville, GALoganville
39Caleb BowmanFROFR/R5-10165Bedford, INBedford North Lawrence
40Nate StarcherFRPR/R6-2170Hartville, OHLake Center Christian
41Ben RobisonFRPR/R6-3170Whiteland, INWhiteland
42Chase RobertsFRCR/R6-0215Spencer, INOwen Valley
43Alec DiemerSOPR/R6-1185Sanford, FLSeminole
Record: 35-21 Home: 20-12 Away: 15-8 Neutral: 0-1 Crossroads: 20-7