Mike Lutz
Mike  Lutz


North Barrington, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190





Streaking Ball State Tops Purdue in Midweek Action

Vilardo connects for his first home run as a Boilermaker.


Situational Hitting Lacking as Boilers Drop Finale to Rutgers

Boilermakers remain winless in Big Ten rubber games since April 2012.


Purdue Drops its Tourney Opener to Host A&M-Corpus Christi

Freshmen Kornacker & Kennedy perform well in their first collegiate starts.


Gold Scores in First Four Frames to Win its Fourth Straight

Five of Gold's hitters finish with multiple hits as series winner pounds out 13 as a team.


Season Recap: Close Games & Extra-Inning Affairs Abundant

Boilermakers play one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country.


Mike Lutz, 2014 Photo Gallery

Mike Lutz, 2014 Photo Gallery


Purdue Baseball hosts Ohio State

Weekend photo gallery of Purdue Baseball's home series with Ohio State.


Baseball Hosts UIC

Baseball Hosts UIC at Alexander Field


Purdue Baseball hosts Michigan

The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.


Purdue Baseball Series vs PSU

Boilermakers host Penn State for the first home weekend of 2014

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Ball Player: Sonny Gray
Favorite Pro Stadium: United Center
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): LSU's Alex Box Stadium
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Brandon Krieg
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Mike Trout
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Sean McHugh's Do-Everything Game in 3-2 Win at SIU in 2014
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Nolan Ryan
In His MP3 Player: Luke Bryan
Last Concert He Attended: O.A.R
Magazine He Subscribes To: ESPN the Magazine
Favorite Writer: Buster Olney
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Mark Wahlberg, Blake Lively & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Moneyball
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Surf & Turf
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Island He'd Most Like to Visit: Aruba
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Locker Room & Indoor Facilities
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2014 Big Ten Opener at Illinois
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Charles Haywood, Business Law

2014 Photo Gallery

2013 Photo Gallery

2015 Season
Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2014 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Lutz pitched in a team-high 30 games, making starts against Illinois and Butler... became just the third pitcher in program history to appear in 30 games in a season and first since 2008... led the Big Ten in appearances through the end of the regular season and finished the year tied for third overall... has taken the mound in 55 of Purdue's 101 games (54 percent) in his first two seasons as a Boilermaker, already just one appearance shy of joining the program's all-time top 15 list... made 14 of his 30 appearances in 2014 in Big Ten play to rank second in the league and sixth on the program's single-season list... with 29 career Big Ten appearances, already ranks ninth in Purdue history... allowed 13 of 32 inherited base runners (41 percent) to score... took the mound in all three games of the Rice and Michigan series... pitched a combined 5 1/3 innings of two-hit relief in the Michigan series... worked two or more innings in 11 of his 30 appearances... pitched a career-high 4 2/3 innings in the finale of the San Diego State series, holding SDSU without a hit until the 10th inning... earned the win in series openers with Southern Illinois and Ohio State, working at least three innings in both games... induced and started a game-ending 1-2-3 double play with the bases loaded and Purdue clinging to a one-run leading in the series-opening win at Illinois, becoming the first Boiler pitcher to end a game in that fashion since February 2012... also earned saves in Big Ten wins against Penn State (3 scoreless IP) and Michigan (retired 6 of 7)... worked 3 2/3 innings of two-hit relief in the 13-inning walk-off win against Ohio State... surrendered only one home run in 48 1/3 innings... base stealers were only 2-of-9 while he was on the mound... compiled a 3.21 ERA over 14 innings pitched in Big Ten home games... did not give up an earned while pitching in five of the six games in February (4 2/3 innings)... worked three innings of one-run relief in the opener of the Indiana series. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2013 Season
Lutz pitched in 25 games and started the spring break trip game at Louisville... ranked second on the team in appearances, taking the mound in 15 Big Ten games to rank second in the league in conference play... established a new Purdue freshman record with his 25 appearances... pitched in all three games of the Penn State and Michigan State series, joining teammates Brett Andrzejewski and Tim McElroy as the first Purdue relievers to appear in all three games of a series since 2009... starred in relief in the first-ever sweep at Penn State, working 6 1/3 innings of scoreless relief over his three appearances... earned his first collegiate win with 4 1/3 innings of scoreless work in the series finale at PSU... gave Purdue a chance to win in his start at Louisville, pitching four innings of two-run ball while surrendering only three hits... also went 4 1/3 innings of quality relief in the middle game of the Northwestern series, keeping NU off the scoreboard until a two-out walk in the ninth led to a big inning... retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced in his appearance against Northwestern... worked 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief in the season finale against Iowa... worked two innings of scoreless relief in the middle game of the Samford series.

High School
Lutz was a three-year varsity letter-winner for Gary Simon at Lake Zurich High School in suburban Chicago... two-time all-conference honoree was voted LZHS's top pitcher each of his upperclassman seasons... all-area as a senior after being honorable mention a year earlier... sportsmanship award recipient as a senior... high honor roll student every semester.

Full name is Michael William Lutz... born in Palatine, Ill.... parents are Mike and Cheryl Lutz... family also includes five younger siblings: Olivia, Emily, Mary, Jon and Anna... majoring in management and finance with a career ambition of working in the sports industry.