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Luke Salas
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Luke Salas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westlake Village, California

High School:
Westlake HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
11/10/1984

Experience:
3

B/T:
L/L

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CAREER: A four-year starter in left field . . . Transferred to Pepperdine in January of 2004 after attending USC in the fall of 2003 . . . Made an impressive debut in rookie campaign . . . . An impact offensive player . . . Handles the bat well from the left side of the plate . . . A career .305 hitter . . . Concluded Pepperdine career fifth in at-bats (822), sixth in games played (235), tied for sixth in hits (251), 16th in walks (99) and tied for 20th in runs scored (132).

2007: Started 54 of 57 . . . Batted .298 with 23 runs scored, 57 hits, four doubles, a triple, home run and 19 RBI . . . Totaled 13 multiple-hit and three multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .432 (19-44) during season-high 11-game hitting streak that was snapped vs. Saint Mary's (3-30) . . . Had three hits and two runs scored at UNLV (2-3) . . . Turned in a career-performance in series finale versus Fresno State (2-25), going 4-for-5 with two runs scored and four RBI . . . Four hits and RBI equal career-highs . . . Collected 100th and 101st RBI of career at Oklahoma State (3-9) . . . Collected three hits and scored a run at USC (3-20) . . . Went 6-12 in three-game series vs. UC Santa Barbara (3/24/3-/26) . . . Equaled career-high for hits with 4-for-4 effort, scored a run and had three RBI in series finale vs. Saint Mary's (4-1).

SUMMER 2006: Played for the McKinney Marshalls of the Texas Collegiate League . . . Batted .211 with seven RBI while playing in 24 games.

2006: Received West Coast Conference honorable mention . . . Played in a career-high 62 games, starting 56 . . . Batted .288 with a home run, 32 RBI and 13 stolen bases . . . Had 15 multiple-hit and nine multiple-RBI games . . . Hit .349 with 15 RBI in WCC play . . . Batted .400 (14-for-35) with six runs scored and nine RBI during season-long nine-game hitting streak . . . Collected a season-high three hits versus UNLV (2-25) and San Diego (4-23) . . . Named the WCC's Co-Player of the week after batting .438 (7-for-16) with three runs scored, a double and six RBI in four games against UC Santa Barbara (4-18) and San Diego (4/21-4/23) . . . Produced one of the biggest hits of the season for the Waves in the series finale against San Diego . . . Hit a game-winning, bases-loaded, three-run double in the bottom of the 10th inning that propelled Pepperdine to a dramatic 5-4 victory . . . Batted .500 (5-for-10) with three runs scored and two RBI during three-game series versus Portland (4/28-4/30) . . . Went 5-for-11 (.454) with four runs scored and three RBI against San Francisco in WCC Championship Series.

2005: Received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference . . . Appeared in 59 games, starting 56 . . . Batted .298 with nine doubles, a triple, home run and 31 RBI . . . Totaled 19 multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .278 with one home run and 16 RBI in WCC play . . . Went 5-for-11 (.454) with two runs scored and an RBI during three-game series vs. Cal Poly (2/12-2/13) . . . Produced a nine-game hitting streak (3/4-3/19) during which time he batted .317 (13-for-41) with nine runs scored and four RBI . . . Named WCC "Player of the Week" (April 4) and selected to the College Baseball Foundation Hall of Fame Honor Roll after batting .461 (6-for-13) with four runs scored and five RBI during three-game series at San Francisco (4/1-4/3) . . . Had three hits and equaled a career-high with four RBI in Game 2 of series . . . Went 4-for-10 (.400) with four runs scored and an RBI at Gonzaga (4/15-4/17) . . . Enjoyed a solid WCC Championship Series vs. Loyola Marymount, going 9-for-14 (.643) with six runs scored, a double and two RBI . . . Had career-high totals of four hits and four runs scored in series finale . . . Played for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League (ABL) during the summer and batted .279 seven RBI and 22 runs scored.

2004: Received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference (WCC) recognition . . . Finished second on the team with a .340 average . . . Totaled 42 runs scored, 65 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 30 RBI . . . Had 20 multiple-hit and seven multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .326 with a home run and 16 RBI in WCC play . . . Put together a 15-game hitting streak earlier in the season during which time he batted .417 (20-for-48) with eight runs scored and eight RBI . . . Went 7-for-12 with five runs scored and three RBI in three-game series at Portland (3/27-3/28) . . . Totaled a career-high four RBI versus Nevada (2-28) . . . Connected for first career home run versus Cal State Northridge (2-27) . . . Hit his second home run the next day versus Nevada (2-28).

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at Westlake High in nearby Westlake Village, California . . . Batted .391 with 17 stolen bases as a senior . . . Tabbed a first team All-Marmonte League selection in 2003 . . . A member of two league championship teams at Westlake . . . Also played one year on Westlake's basketball team . . . Named one of the Top 300 players in the country and among the Top 100 in California . . . A high school scholar-athlete . . . A Ventura County All-Star selection as a senior . . . Selected to the California all-star team that competed in the Sunbelt Classic . . . Selected to the Los Angeles Daily News' Bernie Mulligan All-Star team.

PERSONAL: Born November 18, 1984 . . . A resident of Westlake Village, California . . . A 2003 graduate of Westlake High in Westlake . . . Listed among Who's Who Among High School Students . . . A National Honor Roll member . . . Played two years for the Detroit Tigers' scout team . . . A member of the 2003 Seattle Mariners' scout team . . . Majoring in integrated marketing . . . Considered attending Air Force, Arizona, Southwest Missouri State, USC and Vanderbilt.

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