Houston Mourns Passing of Ike Lucas

Aug. 7, 2017


HOUSTON -- Memorial and funeral services have been set for former University of Houston Baseball All-American and Hall of Honor ('10) inductee Ike Lucas, who passed away late last week.

The Lucas family extends the invitation to celebrate Ike's life on August 11, 2017.

WHEN: Friday, August 11
WHERE: Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Dr. Houston, TX 77057, in the sanctuary
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
**Reception to follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, Ike requested that donations be made to Sacul Cemetery, for the perpetual care of the family cemetery. Donations can be mailed to Sacul Cemetery, PO Box 24, Sacul, TX 75788.

One of the most decorated baseball players in University of Houston history, Ike Lucas played centerfield for the Cougars from 1965-67. He was an integral part in helping the Cougars return to Omaha for the second time in program history. Lucas led the 1967 squad to the Championship game of the College World Series -- the best finish by a Houston team.

His superb play didn't go unnoticed as he was named to the CWS All-Tournament Team, one of only two ever in the history of the program. Lucas set a-then single-season record during his sophomore campaign when he finished the season with a .398 batting average. He also owns the second-longest hitting streak with a 32-game hitting streak that spanned both the 1965 and 1966 seasons.

Lucas is one of 25 All-Americans in program history and became the second honored for Houston in 1966. He was most recently named to the Houston Athletics Hall of Honor, Class of 2010, joining an exclusive list.

Family Connection | Ike Lucas' son Gabe Lucas also played for Houston from 2001-03 and was a member of three postseason teams, including a 2002 team that finished ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation.

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