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Luke

Leonard

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#12

Outfielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 186
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Grady

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List, 2014-15
• Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll, 2015-16
• Dean's List, Spring 2015
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

AT GEORGIA STATE
Right-handed hitting center fielder ... Excellent defensive outfielder who runs well and has a strong arm ... Can play all three outfield positions.

2018: Hit a career-best .282 with three homers and 22 RBI ... Third in the Sun Belt with five sacrifice flies ... Started every game but one (54 games).

Hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs in 16-7 win over Arkansas State (4-7-18) ... Had six hits, three RBI and a steal of home in Louisiana series ... Drove in two runs in win over Savannah State (5-2-18) ... Homered at Georgia Southern (5-17-18).

Doubled and scored the Panthers’ second run at Auburn (2-20-18) ... Went 3-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored in back-to-back wins over Jacksonville ... Scored the winning run in 12-inning victory over Eastern Illinois after leading off the 12th with a triple off the wall in center field ... Had two RBI in UT Arlington series ... Hit his first homer of the season vs. Kennesaw State (3-27-18) with a two-run shot in the ninth inning, one of his three hits in the game.

2017: Played in 44 games including 24 starts as he moved into the starting lineup in right or left field over the latter part of the season ... Hit .232 with four doubles, two triples and five RBI ...Scored winning run in the 11th inning of 4-3 win over ULM (4-29-17). Led off the 11th with a single and scored on Justin Jones' double ... One game later, he tripled and scored GSU's first run in 6-1, series-clinching victory over ULM ... Had three hits, four RBI and four runs scored to help GSU win the Texas State series. Drove in a career-high three runs in the Saturday game, including a two-run triple ... Contributed a run-scoring single in 3-0 win over Savannah State (5-10-17) ... Figured in Georgia State's eighth-inning, game-winning rally vs. Georgia Southern (5-18-17) as he singled and scored on Ryan Blanton's grand slam.

2016: Hit .255 with one homer and six RBI ... Played in 38 games, including 14 starts ... Frequently used as a defensive replacement ... Hit his first career homer and drove in two runs vs. Purdue (2-21-16) ... Drew a bases-loaded walk in GSU's five-run ninth inning in 10-6 win at Mercer (3-30-16) ... Went 5-for-10 in the Troy series including a career-high three hits in Game 3 (5-15-16).

2015: Played in 13 games, including three starts, before a season-ending injury ... Collected two hits, four runs and one stolen base ... Had one outfield assist, doubling off a runner at first base after catching a fly ball in right field ... Qualified for a medical redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Grady High School … Southeast Region honorable mention by Perfect Game … Played summer baseball for the East Cobb Yankees.

PERSONAL: Full name is Luke Matthew Leonard … Parents are Chris and Rhonda Leonard … Born June 4, 1996 ... Majoring in managerial sciences ... Earned his degree in the spring of 2018 with one season of eligibility remaining.

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