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#21 Luke Persico
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 173
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
High School: Great Oak HS
2014
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.

Personal
Full name: Luke Giancarlo Persico...born October 4, 1995 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 - 6 at UC Santa Barbara (4/29/14)
Runs - 2 (two times), last vs. Cal State Northridge (2/18/14)
Hits - 4 vs. Cal Poly (2/21/14)
RBI - 2 (three times), last vs. Stanford (5/2/14)
Doubles - 1 (seven times), last at Washington (5/24/14)
Triples - 2 vs. Cal Poly (2/21/14)
Stolen Bases - 1 (three times), last at Oregon State (5/11/14)

LUKE PERSICO'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year Class AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OBP SF SH SB ATT
2014 Fr. .246 54 54 191 22 47 7 5 0 15 64 .335 9 3 49 2 .286 3 9 3 6
TOTALS   .246 54 54 191 22 47 7 5 0 15 64 .335 9 3 49 2 .286 3 9 3 6
‹ UCLA Baseball



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