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#3 Luke Pettersen, SS

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Position: SS
Date of Birth: 07/24/1995
Height: 5' 11"   Weight: 185 lbs
College Experience: University of Minnesota
Bats: L
Throws: R
Resides: Minnetonka, MN
School Year: Junior

Biography:

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. 
 

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.

 
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