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Luke Bakula

Position 1B
Height 6'1''
Weight 204 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School Parkway South
B/T Sr./1L

Honors & Awards

  • Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s &  Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls

2018, Senior season
Started 20 of the 33 games he played in … Batted .298 (17-for-57) with two doubles, one home run and 14 RBIs … Career high in hits (2) and RBIs (2) against Murray State (2/18) … Matched those two hits at Baylor (3/23) … Notched that same hit total against Morehead State (3/31/18) … Drove in a pair of runs off a double against then-No. 5 Texas Tech (4/6) to tie his career best … Hit first-career home run against Oklahoma (5/17) in tying fashion to send game to extra innings.

2017, Junior season
Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Played in 10 games making four starts … Batted .125 (2-of-16) with one double … Made a pinch-hit appearance at The Citadel (2/17) opening weekend … Saw an at bat against Omaha (2/21) … Started first-career game as a Jayhawk at then-No. 23 Stanford (2/26) … Drove in first-career run against Houston Baptist (3/10) … Wore two pitches against the Huskies (3/10) … Notched first base hit (double) and scored first run as a Jayhawk against Creighton (3/22) … Earned a start at Missouri State (4/4).

Southwestern Illinois
Played for head coach Neil Fialla at Southwestern Illinois … Played in 50 games for the Blue Storm in 2016 … Batted .367 (58-for-158) with 10 doubles, 12 home runs, 49 RBIs and 39 runs scored … Posted a .487 on-base percentage and a .658 slugging percentage … Named to the Great Rivers All-Conference Team and to the all-region first team … Played in 35 games his freshman season and batted .271 with 20 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Parkway South HS
Played for head coach Adam Stahl at Parkway South High School … Batted .488 his senior season … Named all-state, all-metro and all-conference in baseball … Picked up all-conference honors in football and earned the hustle award in basketball.

Personal
Born in St. Louis, Missouri … Son of Brad and Kerry Bakula … Has two brothers, Charlie and Sam … Grandfather, J. Stewart Bakula, played football at Princeton … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.