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    Gabe Lucas

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Mayde Creek

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 170

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    11/02/1981

    Experience:
    2L

    Gabe Lucas

    2002 Silver Glove All-Series Team
    2002 C-USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll
    2001 C-USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll

    Upperclassmen who will be a leader on the 2003 team, both on and off the field... Steady offensive performer with deceptive speed.

    2002 SEASON
    Saw action in 48 games with 32 starts... Ended year wit a .264 batting average and 15 RBIs... Reached base safely in his first four plate appearances against No. 17 Baylor in UH?s season opener? Had two runs and added two RBIs and a stolen base against the Bears... Went 2-for-4 with a stolen bases in game two of the LSU series... Started Cougar rally in the ninth inning during the finale of the LSU series with a picture-perfect bunt... Went 3-for-4 with a career-best three runs against No. 8 and host Cal State Fullerton during the first day of the Kia Baseball Bash... Tied career best by going 3-for-4 with a double and run at Rice in Game Two of the Silver Glove Series... Went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and run against Fresno State... Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, run and two RBIs against Southern Miss at Conference USA Tournament.

    2001 SEASON
    Appeared in 52 of 59 games with 45 starts... Made 34 starts in left field, five at DH, five at second base and one at third base... Solid offensive player who finished fourth on the team in hits, RBIs and slugging percentage... Fifth in hitting at .291... Led team in triples, which were both slugged against NCAA Tournament teams Texas Tech and Tulane... Had at least three hits in a game a team-best five different times... One 3-hit day was at defending national champion LSU and another was against nationally-ranked Baylor... Hero of the series finale against Charlotte when he delivered a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead UH to a 6-2 win over the 49ers... First career home run was at C-USA rival Cincinnati... Batted .310 against Conference USA competition... Second on the team with 10 multiple-RBI games... Named to the All-Series Team for UH?s annual five games with crosstown rival Rice.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Earned First Team 5A All-State honors at Mayde Creek High from the Texas Baseball Coaches Association as a junior second baseman in 1999... Was named Second Team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers... Three-time All-District 19-5A selection for Rams? coach Emery Pustejovsky, including second team honors as a senior in 2000 and sophomore in 1998.

    PERSONAL
    Born on November 2, 1981, in Houston... Parents are Ike and Shirley Lucas... Father was a three-year baseball letterman for the University of Houston who earned All-America honors in 1966 and helped lead UH to the national runner-up finish at the College World Series in 1967... Was also recruited by Texas A&M and Baylor.

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