UCLA Baseball BIO
Luke Persico
Player Profile:
Luke Persico 1766838
Position: Infield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 173
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
High School: Great Oak HS

2015 (Summer)
Batted .246 with 16 runs and 12 RBI over 35 games for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League … totaled seven extra-base hits, including three homeruns … racked up seven multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games … drove in a season-high five runs on July 5 versus Harwich … helped lead Chatham to a 22-22 overall record and fourth place finish in the Cape Cod League East Division.

Started all 61 games (split between first base and right field)…hit .285 with 41 runs and 43 RBI…named honorable mention All-Pac-12…recorded 71 hits (3rd on the team), including 19 extra-base hits, tallying 16 doubles and three home runs…second on the team with runners in scoring position, hitting .363…ranked sixth in the conference in doubles…posted a .386 slugging percentage and a .357 on-base percentage…walked 27 times and was hit by a pitch three times…recorded 19 multi-hit games and a team-high 13 multi-RBI games…set or tied new single game career-highs in at-bats (9), runs (3), hits (4), RBI (5), doubles (2), home runs (2) and steals (2)…third on the team with 11 steals, converting 11-of-14 attempts…posted a .985 fielding percentage, while taking part in 37 double plays…ranked second on the team with a .303 average, to go with 18 runs and 13 RBI during Pac-12 play…second on the team in hits (37), doubles (8) and on-base percentage (.386) during conference play…went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and a season-high five RBI in the second game of the season against Hofstra on February 14…went 8-for-17 with two doubles, four runs and five RBI in a weekend series victory at North Carolina from February 20 to February 22…had three hits, a season-high two doubles and three RBI against Michigan State on February 27…had three hits and doubled twice in a road win at Stanford on April 25…recorded at least one hit in 17 of the last 20 games, including hit-streaks of six (twice) and five…went 6-for-22 with a run and five RBI during postseason play, earning Los Angeles Regional All-Tournament team honors.

2014 (Summer)
Played for the La Crosse Loggers in the Northwoods League…batted .250 in 35 games for La Crosse…totaled four home runs, one triple and two doubles…also had 22 RBI and 21 runs…La Crosse finished the summer with a 33-39 record in the Northwoods League’s East Division.

Started 54 of UCLA's 56 games (53 at second base, one at designated hitter)...batted .246 with 22 runs, seven doubles, five triples, 15 RBI and three stolen bases...five triples were the most on the team and tied for fourth-most in the Pac-12...posted a .335 slugging percentage and a .286 on-base percentage as well...hit .263 in 29 conference games, registering eight RBI and 10 runs...recorded 11 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games on the season...registered a career-high four hits in as many at-bats on Feb. 21 vs. Cal Poly, logging two triples, a run and a RBI as well in UCLA's 5-2 win...went 1-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Bruins to a 5-0 victory over UC Irvine on March 11...recorded back-to-back multi-hit games on March 16 at California and March 21 vs. Washington State...enjoyed an eight-game hitting streak from April 11 to April 25, scoring a run in five of those contests...went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run and two RBI in UCLA's 7-2 victory over Stanford on May 2...led the Bruins to a 6-3 come-from-behind victory at Washington on May 24, hitting the go-ahead RBI double in the top of the ninth to give UCLA the lead.

2013 (summer)
Hit .213 with 10 runs, six doubles, one triple, nine RBI and five stolen bases in 29 games for the Walla Walla Sweets of the West Coast League.

High School
Earned three letters in baseball at Hart High School under head coach Jim Ozella before transferring to Great Oak High School in the fall of 2012...ranked No. 125 on Perfect Game USA's list of Top 500 2013 High School Prospects...drafted in the 37th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies...2013 California Rawlings First-Team All- American...competed for the Milwaukee Brewers at the 2012 Area Code Games at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif...hit .267 with three home runs, 22 runs, 18 stolen bases and 12 RBI as a junior at Hart High School in the spring of 2012...batted .395 with a .448 OBP, 21 runs, 12 stolen bases, 17 RBI and five doubles as a sophomore (2010)...started all 27 games as a freshman in 2009, posting a .278 batting average with 17 runs and 14 RBI...two-time All-Foothill League selection.

Full name: Luke Giancarlo Persico...Born in Tarzana, Calif...parents are Saverio Persico and Gwenn Fincher...admires New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter...intends to major in political science.

Career Highs
At-bats - 9 at Arizona State (5/9/15)
Runs - 3 vs. Hofstra (2/14/15)
Hits - 4 (two times), last vs. Hofstra (2/14/15)
RBI - 5 vs. Hofstra (2/14/15)
Doubles - 2 (two times), last at Stanford (4/24/15)
Triples - 2 vs. Cal Poly (2/21/14)
Home Runs - 2 vs. Hofstra (2/14/15)
Stolen Bases - 2 (two times), last vs. Pepperdine (5/5/15)


2014 Fr. .246 54 54 191 22 47 7 5 0 15 64 .335 9 3 49 2 .286 3 9 3 6
2015 So. .285 61 61 249 41 71 16 0 3 43 96 .386 27 3 47 9 .357 4 5 11 14
TOTALS   .268 115 115 440 63 118 23 5 3 58 160 .364 36 6 96 11 .327 7 14 14 20
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