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    Luke Farrell
    Luke Farrell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Westlake, Ohio

    High School:
    St. Ignatius

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 200

    Position:
    RHP

    B/T:
    R/R



    07/17/2013

    Former Wildcats Excel in Pro Baseball

    11 former Northwestern players enjoying successful summers in America's pastime

    06/20/2013

    NU Honors Student-Athletes at Annual N Club Banquet

    Wildcats seniors formally inducted at recognition event

    06/07/2013

    Farrell Selected by Kansas City in Sixth Round of MLB Draft

    Senior pitcher earned All-Big Ten honors in 2013

    06/05/2013

    Farrell & Flibotte Receive Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor

    Seniors recognized for academic and athletic excellence

    05/29/2013

    Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honorees Announced

    Wildcats total over 200 Academic All-B1G awards for the third straight academic year

    2013: Selected in the sixth round of the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals ... Received Big Ten Medal of Honor ... Named All-B1G second team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Finished 10th all-time in single-season ERA for a Northwestern pitcher with 2.13 mark ... ERA ranked second in the Big Ten ... Recorded 208 career strikeouts to rank tied for eighth all-time in school history ... Finished second in the Big Ten with 80 strikeouts ... Ranked third in opponent's batting average (.213) ... Led B1G in strikeouts (57), innings pitched (57.1) and opponent's batting average (.202) in conference games ... Struck out at least five in 10 of 12 starts ... Fanned eight or more five times ... Named B1G Pitcher of the Week twice in three weeks (5/7 & 4/22) ... Tossed eight scoreless innings striking out eight against Ohio State (5/4) ... Allowed just two hits ... Surrendered a lone earned run on four hits in eight innings at Illinois (4/26) ... Threw comeplete-game, three-hit shutout with 9 Ks vs. Michigan at Wrigley Field (4/20) ... Struck out nine in second-straight start vs. Iowa (3/23) ... Fanned a nine in nine innings of work vs. North Dakota State (3/15) ... Struck out a career-high 12 in 6.0 IP at Lipscomb (2/24) ... Six of 12 victims were caught looking.

    2012: Led the team with 19 appearances, including making seven starts ... Posted a 2.18 ERA over his final 14 appearances of the season (12 relief, two starts) ... Ranked second on the team with three saves ... Did not allow a run in each of his last five relief appearances ... Struck out 50 batters over 51.2 innings pitched ... Worked two shutout innings to pick up the save in a 3-0 win at Iowa (3/24) ... Retired nine straight batters with six strikeouts in three innings of relief at Minnesota (4/15) ... Tossed 4.1 innings to earn a victory at Michigan (4/21) ... Got a start vs. Northern Illinois (5/1) and earned the win, hurling six shutout innings with six strikeouts ... Made first Big Ten start of the season at Ohio State (5/6), allowing three runs (one earned) over six innings ... Struck out a pair in an inning of relief to pick up a save in a win over Saint Louis (5/18) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011: Team leader with 65 strikeouts, six wins and 81 innings pitched ... Paced all starters with a 3.33 ERA ... Allowed just one home run ... Struck out a then-career-high eight batters in six innings of work to pick up a victory over Western Michigan (2/19) ... Fanned six over six innings in a win at Wake Forest (2/26) ... Matched a then-career-high with eight strikeouts at Ohio State (4/1) ... Earned a win at Minnesota (4/16), allowing only one run with five strikeouts over seven innings of work ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after hurling eight shutout innings with seven strikeouts against Purdue (4/23), the conference's top offense ... Worked 7 1/3 innings to earn a win over Illinois (4/30) ... Allowed just one run while striking out six in six innings of work to pick up a win over Michigan (5/13) ... Tossed a complete game at Michigan State (5/19), surrendering only one earned run among three runs allowed ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Overcame illness prior to the season to appear in 11 games, including making four mid-week starts ... Went three innings with a season-high 4 strikeouts in first collegiate start, a team victory over Northern Illinois (4/14) ... Earned first career win by tossing two shutout frames against Illinois State (4/21) ... Struck out 3 while going 4 innings in the team's win over Chicago (5/5).

    High School: Led St. Ignatius in wins (8-2), innings pitched (55) and strikeouts (60) senior year ... All-conference and All-Cuyahoga County selection ... Team captain ... Posted a 3-1 record in 23 innings pitched as a junior in helping the Wildcats to a state runner-up finish ... Twice participated in USA Baseball Tournament of Starts ... Pitched for St. Louis Cardinals scout team in 2008 and 2009 ... High school coach was Brad Ganor.

    Personal: Born Luke Thomas Farrell ... Son of John and Sue Farrell ... Father is the manager of the Boston Red Sox and was previously the skipper for the Toronto Blue Jays ... Brother, Jeremy, played collegiately at Virginia and plays professionally in the Chicago White Sox organization ... Brother, Shane, pitched at Marshall and currently works as a scout in the Chicago Cubs organization ... Major is communication studies with a minor in business institutions.

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