Bobby Lucas Jr.
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Former George Washington baseball standout, and current Washington Nationals minor league pitcher, Bobby Lucas Jr. has been hired as the Coordinator of Baseball Operations for the GW Baseball team, Associate Head Coach and interim Head Coach Tom Sheridan announced today.
Lucas will serve in the position through the fall semester before resuming his professional baseball career in March.
"Bobby has demonstrated his commitment to not only the GW Baseball program but to his academics as well by pursuing his master's degree while pitching professionally," said Associate Head Coach and interim Head Coach Tom Sheridan. "I feel he is a great role model for our current roster and is a great fit for this position before he resumes his career in the spring."
His primary responsibilities will include oversight of the team's student managers, practice management, travel and recruiting plans, staff activities, coordination of video services and assisting with camps, clinics and community initiatives.
"I am thrilled to be back on campus and giving back to the program that afforded me many great opportunities," said Lucas. "I look forward to working with Coach Sheridan and Coach Lorber and being a part of the new and exciting culture of the GW baseball program."
Lucas concluded his career at GW ranked eighth all-time with 233 strikeouts while posting 12 victories in 81 appearances, including 25 starts.
This season, his second full season in professional baseball, Lucas split time between the Gulf Coast League Nationals and the Hagerstown Suns (A). He combined to appear in 31 total games, throwing 40.0 innings with 50 strikeouts. For his career, he has pitched to a 3-1 record with 79 strikeouts in 61.1 innings.
2011: Finished regular season as Atlantic 10 Conference leader with 95 strikeouts ... also finished fourth in Division I with 11.92 strikeouts per nine innings ... recorded at least six strikeouts in 10 starts, including three starts with at least 10 ... earned win against Binghamton (3/13) after striking out nine batters and allowing three runs in five innings ... also earned win with career-high 11 strikeouts against Temple (5/21) ... also recorded 11 strikeouts against Saint Joseph's (4/2).
2010: Appeared in four games ... pitched 5.1 innings while striking out eight batters.
2009: Made 16 appearances, including five starts and finished with 36
strikeouts in 32.2 innings pitched ... Recorded two victories on the season
to go along with a save out of the bullpen ... Earned a victory by striking out
two batters in an inning of work at Saint Joseph's (5/16) and didn't allow a
hit ... Threw 1.2 shutout innings against Georgetown (3/24) while striking
out three of the five batters he faced ... Allowed one earned run or less in
10 appearances throughout the season.
2008: Made 22 appearances, including four starts and finished with a team-high six victories with Pat Lehman...Finished with a 6-1 record and a 7.20 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 50.0 innings...Earned fifth win by throwing 6.0 innings at Saint Louis (4/26) and allowed just one earned run and struck out five...Earned a save by pitching 1.2 innings vs. Yale (3/1) and allowing one earned run, while striking out four.
2007 Season: Made 25 appearances, tied for fifth best in the Atlantic 10 and tops on the team ... Finished with a 2-2 record and 10.06 ERA ... Made two starts ... Tallied 29 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched ... Recorded first collegiate appearance at Virginia (2/18) ... Made first career start at Florida (3/4) ... Earned first win with 2.1 innings of relief work at Delaware State (3/20), striking out two while allowing just one run ... Picked-up second win at James Madison (5/15) in his third start of the season ... Lowered his ERA by 5.04 points during the final month of the season.
High School: Played for Lou Ecksel ... Team was 2005 Catholic League Champions ... Played for the Maryland Orioles club team (2005-07).
Personal: Bobby Lee Lucas, Jr. ... Born in Baltimore, MD ... Son of Bobby and Lauretta Lucas ... Business major.
Lucas' Career Pitching Statistics