One of two seniors returning behind the plate this season...a quality catch and throw guy, who has become a more consistent receiver throughout his Saluki career...enters the year with 65 career starts under his belt.
2005: Played in 23 games, including 15 starts...hit .228 (13-for-57) with seven runs scored, three doubles, a triple, his first career home run and six RBI...the only round-tripper of his career was a two-run smash at New Orleans (Feb. 20)...he finished that game by going 2-for-5 with a run scored, homer, a double and career-high three RBI...delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning against Northern Illinois (Mar. 5)...went 4-for-8 with a run scored, one double and a triple in two games against Chicago State (Mar. 11, Mar. 13)...posted three multiple-hit games, two of which came at home.
2004: Started in 38 of 45 games behind the plate...registered one double, 12 hits, 11 runs scored and six RBI...drew 11 walks and stole a perfect 3-of-3 bases...gunned down 10 runners on the basepaths...had three multiple-hit games and drove in a pair of runs on one occasion...went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a double, one walk and a career-high two RBI against Bradley on Mar. 28...also went 2-for-3 with a career-best two runs scored against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on May 16...went errorless in his first 16 games to start the season.
2003: Shared quality time with two-time, first-team all-MVC catcher Toby Barnett...hit .294 with four runs, two doubles and two RBI in 18 games...gunned down six of 12 runners trying to steal...registered back-to-back multiple-hit games against Northern Iowa (Mar. 21 & Mar. 23)...went a combined 4-for-5 with two RBI in those contests...finished his freshman campaign by going 1-for-2 with a double in a wooden bat game against Saint Louis (May 13).
Pre-SIU: Named all-conference, all-county and all-area at Grant High School...two-time MVP and Northwest Suburban Junior Showcase All-Star...hit .389 with 12 doubles and 30 RBI as a junior...participated in the Summer Baseball League National Championships in 2001...also played basketball, where he helped lead his team to a pair of conference championships.
Personal: Full name is Brendan Patrick Lutz...majors in Geology...born July 12, 1984...son of Larry and Marilyn Lutz...favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees...favorite professional athlete is Cal Ripken, Jr. ...following graduation, wants to continue playing baseball.
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