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David Lutz
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David Lutz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
West Chester, Pa.

High School:
West Chester East

Weight:
190

Position:
LHP

B/T:
R/L








DAVID LUTZ PHOTO GALLERIES 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

*2010 TEAM CO-CAPTAIN*
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008, 2009)

INSIDE THE COACH'S BOX
"Dave is back for his final season as he pursues his graduate degree. Last year, he stepped up and performed when we needed him, solidifying the closer's role for much of the year. Lutz is one of our team captains and is someone you can always count on to give 100 percent. He has been a pleasure to coach over the last five years."

AS A R-SENIOR IN 2010: Game-By-Game Statistics | 2010 Media Guide Bio Get Acrobat Reader
Wrapped up stellar senior campaign as one of the top pitchers in the Big Ten, posting a team-leading 3.04 ERA in a team-leading 71 innings ... ERA was good for second in the Big Ten among those with enough innings to qualify ... Also named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America Third Team ... Went 4-3 overall in a school-record 36 appearances (two starts) ... Leaves Penn State as the career appearance record holder with 85 ... Allowed fewer hits than innings pitched (70 in 71 innings), good for a stout .267 opponent's batting average ... Also struck out a team-high 50 while only walking 15 ... Posted a stellar 1.71 ERA over his final 42 innings, spanning 17 appearances. Only allowed eight earned runs in that span ... Appeared in 25 of the team's last 33 games, including a string of eight straight from Mar. 31 (Kent State) to Apr. 11 (Northwestern) ... Tossed a perfect 0.2 innings in final collegiate game vs. Michigan (5/22) ... Two days prior, threw 3.2 dazzling innings, allowing only three hits and no runs with a career-high five strikeouts ... Only allowed one run in 2.1 strong innings at Minnesota (5/15) ... Named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (5/3) after going 2-0, allowing only one run in 11.0 innings against Michigan State. Also named CollegeBaseballInsider.com Central Pitcher of the Week ... Tossed a nine-inning complete game win vs. the Spartans (5/2) in first-career start. Allowed only one run with four strikeouts in 9-1 win ... Threw two scoreless innings, earning the win in the series opener (4/30) ... Dazzled in third-straight scoreless appearance, throwing 4.2 innings at Ohio State (4/24) for second win of the season ... Threw a scoreless frame in the series opener a day prior (4/23) ... Tossed two scoreless innings against Mount St. Mary's (4/21) ... Hurled 2.2 hitless innings at Purdue (4/17) ... Pitched in all three games of the series vs. Northwestern (4/9-11) ... Tossed 0.2 scoreless frames against Bucknell (4/6) ... Had a career-high 7.2 scoreless inning streak, spanning Mar. 24 (Pittsburgh) to Mar. 31 (Kent State) ... Hurled a scoreless eighth inning in the series finale against Hofstra (3/28) ... Tossed two scoreless frames a day prior to earn first win of the season ... Season-high 4.1 innings, allowing only three hits and no runs at Pittsburgh (3/24) ... Tossed a scoreless frame at Texas State (3/12) ... Pitched a scoreless inning in the series finale at Texas A&M (3/10) ... Tossed a scoreless inning while striking out one at Lamar (3/7) ... Pitched 0.2 scoreless innings against Dallas Baptist (3/6), inducing a game-ending double play against the first batter he faced ... Only allowed one base runner (a hit) in three innings against Seton Hall (2/27) while striking out two ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in the season-opener vs. Cincinnati (2/26) with two strikeouts.

AS A R-JUNIOR IN 2009: Lefty reliever enjoyed breakout season out of the bullpen, leading the Lions in ERA (3.38) and appearances (26) while posting the team's second-highest win (4) and save (3) total ... Tied for fourth in Penn State single-season history in appearances ... Also led relievers in innings (42.2) and strikeouts (31) ... Did not allow a run in 16 appearances on the season ... Went multiple outings without allowing a run on four separate occasions ... Had streaks of five (3/29-4/8) and four (5/8-5/16) games without allowing an earned run ... Did not allow an earned run in last 7.2 innings of 2009 ... Was one of only three Nittany Lions to allow fewer than a hit per inning (40 in 42.2 innings) ... Final ERA was over a full run lower than the next-best ... Set career-bests in every statistical category ... Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn a save in the season-finale against #21 Minnesota (5/16) ... Hurled three scoreless innings while tying a career-high of four strikeouts at Iowa (5/9) ... Earned second-career save behind a scoreless ninth inning against the Hawkeyes (5/8) ... Pitched a scoreless ninth in 9-3 win over La Salle (4/29) ... Retired both hitters he faced in the ninth inning against Illinois (4/24) ... Posted scoreless inning in the series-finale against Purdue (4/12) ... Earned the win behind 2.2 strong frames, allowing only one unearned run vs. Bucknell (4/8) ... Held Michigan (4/4) off the board with 2.2 innings in game one of a doubleheader, setting the stage for a Penn State comeback ... Recorded the last out of the ninth inning against Kent State (4/1) ... Earned first save of the season (and career) with two outs on only two pitches vs. Bucknell (3/31) by inducing a game-ending double-play to preserve a 6-5 win ... Picked up third win of the season behind two scoreless frames with two strikeouts against #16 Ohio State (3/29) ... Hurled 1.2 scoreless innings in the series-opener against the Buckeyes (3/27) ... Pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve a 9-2 win against NYIT (3/22) ... Tossed a scoreless inning against Florida Gulf Coast (3/10) ... Earned the win against Saint Joseph's (3/8), allowing one run in three frames while punching out three ... Tossed two brilliant innings, only allowing one hit with two strikeouts vs. Akron (3/7) ... Pitched two hitless frames against Seton Hall (2/22) to earn first-career win ... Hurled two impressive innings against Northwestern (2/21), only allowing one baserunner while striking out three.

AS A R-SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Made the most appearances for any left-hander ... Bettered freshman marks in nearly every statistical category ... Had a string of 8.2 straight scoreless innings from Mar. 28 through Apr. 5, the second-longest streak of the season for a reliever, only trailing Drew O'Neil ... Gave up just two runs in an 11.2 inning stretch extending another appearance (Apr. 9) ... Recorded a strikeout in 10 of 16 appearances ... Against Minnesota (5/15), struck out a career-high four and scattered six hits and two runs in second-longest stint of the year (four innings) ... Threw two scoreless innings, fanning three vs. Youngstown State (4/23) ... Gave up just one run on three hits in 3.1 innings while striking out two against Michigan (4/5) ... Tossed two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out two against Bucknell (4/2) ... Pitched a career-high five innings out of the bullpen and allowed just two hits with a walk and strikeout against Ohio State (3/28) ... Recorded first scoreless appearance of the season against Connecticut (3/11).

AS A R-FRESHMAN IN 2007: Made six appearances out of the bullpen, including one in Big Ten play and another in the conference tournament ... Was one of only two relievers on the team that did not record a decision ... Tossed 1.2 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit in Big Ten action ... Pitched 0.2 scoreless innings in the Big Ten Tournament vs. Ohio State (5/23) ... Threw a season-high three innings vs. Duquesne (4/24) while fanning a season-high three ... Tossed two innings in previous appearance against Mount St. Mary's (4/18) ... Threw a scoreless frame in Game Two of a doubleheader against Minnesota (3/31) in only Big Ten regular season appearance of the year.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Redshirted due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed stellar career, both on and off the field at West Chester East ... Earned three varsity letters and was named team captain as a senior ... Closed out career by being named the Area Player of the Year and Team MVP along with a number of additional first-team accolades, including: All-Ches-Mont, All-Area and All-Southeastern PA ... Named First Team All-Chest Mont and First Team All-Area as a junior ... Squad was Chest-Mont Champions all four years (2002-05) ... Won the AAA State Championship in 2003 and District 1 Championship in 2004 ... Reached the AAA State Semifinals as a senior ... Team posted stellar records throughout career: 23-2 (sophomore), 21-4 (junior) and 20-5 (senior) ... A member of the National Honor Society and German National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Full name is David Michael Lutz ... Born on October 29, 1986 in Baltimore, Md. ... Parents are Earlin and Marilyn ... Brother of Nathan (16) and Melanie (24) ... Enrolled in the master of health administration program.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because it was a second home to me throughout my childhood. I have family in the State College area and always came up for a week or two during the summer and winter holidays, plus many of the football games during the fall. It's a good school that is strong in my undergraduate major. I felt very comfortable here and was confident that, even if I changed direction once or twice, opportunities would be there as long as I stuck with Penn State."

LUTZ'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF BAA
2007 13.50 0-0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 15 14 12 3 4 5 1 2 37 .405
2008 9.72 0-2 17 0 0 0 0 0 25.0 43 27 27 11 18 7 4 1 113 .381
2009 3.38 4-2 26 0 0 0 0 3 42.2 40 21 16 16 31 7 1 1 162 .247
2010 3.04 4-3 36 2 1 0 0 1 71.0 70 32 24 15 50 7 0 3 262 .267
Total 4.85 8-7 85 2 1 0 0 4 146.2 168 94 79 45 103 26 6 7 574 .293

CAREER BESTS
Innings Pitched: 9.0 vs. Michigan State (5/2/10)
Hits: 0, 18 times; last vs. Michigan (5/22/10)
Runs: 0, 41 times; last vs. Michigan (5/22/10)
Earned Runs: 0, 45 times; last vs. Michigan (5/22/10)
Walks: 0, 48 times; last vs. Michigan (5/22/10)
Strikeouts: 5 vs. Michigan (5/20/10)
Scoreless Inning Streak: 8.1 (4/21/10 - 4/25/10)

PENN STATE ALL-TIME RANKS Category # Date Rank Appearances 36 2010 1st Career App. 85 2007-10 1st

CAREER AGAINST... Team ERA W-L App-GS SV IP H R ER BB SO Akron 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 BUCKNELL 0.00 1-0 3-0 1 5.1 4 1 0 2 3 Canisius 40.50 0-1 1-0 0 0.2 3 3 3 0 1 Centenary -- 0-0 1-0 0 0.0 2 2 2 0 0 Connecticut 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 DUQUESNE 18.00 0-0 1-0 0 3.0 5 6 6 1 3 Fla. Gulf Coast 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 High Point 18.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 ILLINOIS 11.11 0-0 3-0 0 5.2 9 8 7 1 2 IOWA 3.86 0-0 3-0 1 4.2 7 2 2 1 6 Indiana 27.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 Kansas 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.1 2 1 0 0 0 KENT STATE 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 La SALLE 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 MICHIGAN STATE 10.12 0-0 2-0 0 2.2 5 3 3 1 2 MICHIGAN 1.50 0-0 2-0 0 6.0 4 1 1 1 4 MINNESOTA 2.08 0-1 4-0 1 8.2 8 3 2 1 9 MT. ST. MARY'S 18.00 0-0 1-0 0 2.0 5 5 4 1 0 NORTHWESTERN 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 NYIT 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 Ohio State 1.97 1-0 5-0 0 9.1 10 4 2 2 3 Pittsburgh 9.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 Purdue 14.73 0-2 4-0 0 3.2 5 6 6 6 2 Rutgers 16.20 0-0 1-0 0 1.2 5 3 3 3 2 Saint Joseph's 3.00 1-0 1-0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 3 SETON HALL 0.00 1-0 1-0 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 Temple 9.00 0-0 1-0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 Texas 5.40 0-0 1-0 0 1.2 1 1 1 0 0 VILLANOVA 54.00 0-0 1-0 0 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 Wake Forest -- 0-0 1-0 0 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 Youngstown St. 0.00 0-0 1-0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 2010 Opponents in Bold CAPS

GETTING TO KNOW DAVID
Nickname: Dave
Major & Why: Kinesiology, Movement Science (B.S.) ... Currently enrolled in the Master of Health Administration program (first year of a two-year program). It's an exciting field that interests me and provides a strong foundation for my future.
Favorite Thing About Penn State: The scope of the university - there are so many resources available and anywhere you go, it's recognized and respected.
Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park: The pitching mound - it is always perfect to pitch off of.
Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Cliff Lee
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Football
Favorite Athletic Memory at Penn State: Beating UNC when they were undefeated and #1 in the nation when I was a sophomore
Favorite Pro Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Harry Kalas
Favorite Musical Artist: Depends on what mood I'm in, but I'll go with Sam Beam (of Iron & Wine)
Favorite Movie: Blood Diamond
Favorite TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Website: SI.com
Favorite Food: Alaskan King Crab
Hobbies: Music, competition, ping pong
Childhood Idol: Curtis Enis (old Penn State football player from the 90s)
Place I'd Like To Visit: Hawai'i
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Not worry as much, but I wouldn't change what I'm doing. I'd probably travel whenever I had the chance.
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Work in health care, preferably orthopedics, and ideally with some tie to athletics of some kind.

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