|37 Luke Bolka|
2014: Appeared in five games (all out of the bullpen) during true freshman season ... Made collegiate debut against Virginia Commonwealth (Mar. 19) tossing one-third of an inning where he allowed a pair of runs (unearned) on one hit with a strikeout ... In five total appearances, did not allow and earned run posting a 0.00 ERA in 2.1 total frames ... Allowed three total runs on one hit with four strikeouts and a pair of walks ... Worked a career-best one inning of relief against NC Central (Mar. 26) and Middle Tennessee (Apr. 18) ... Did not allow a hit in final four outings ... Fanned a career-best two batters against NC Central ... Appeared in a pair of C-USA contests (MTSU, ODU) working a total of one inning with a walk, strikeout and two hit batters ... 2014 Summer: Played for the Kalamazoo Growlers in the Northwoods League ... Appeared in eight games making five starts ... Posted an 0-3 record with 15 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.
Atlee High School: Drafted in the 34th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds (pick 1,035) ... Four-year letterwinner and team captain under coach Barry Burton ... Earned six total letters (baseball 4, football 2) ... Helped Raiders to a 68-21 four-year record, which included four-straight Capital District titles ... Posted a 5-1 record with 41 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA during his freshman season ... After missing his sophomore campaign with an injury, returned to help the Raiders to their second straight Capital District Tournament Crown, and another appearance in the Virginia Central Regional Playoffs ... Named Second-Team Virginia All-State (Central Region) as a designated hitter after batting .405 ... Posted a 4-2 record on the mound ... Central Region All-Academic selection ... Earned honorable mention Virginia (AAA Capital) All-District honors ... Named 2012 Preseason Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game ... Ranked as the eight-best prospect in Virginia (second-best left-hander) by Perfect Game ... Played summer ball for Coach Donnie Phillips and RBA Elite ... Participated in the 2012 East Coast Professional Showcase (Syracuse, N.Y.) and the 2011-12 PG WWBA Grads/17U National Championships (Marietta, Ga.) ... As a senior, picked up second-straight Virginia All-State (Central Region) accolade as a honorable mention DH, where he batted .451 ... Also earned all-conference honors (first-team) for the second year in a row as a designated hitter ... Equaled junior mark with another 4-2 ledger as a pitcher ...Named 2013 All-Atlantic Region by Perfect Game ... At conclusion of senior campaign ranked as the 244th-best national and eighth-best Virginia prospect in the nation by Perfect Game... Four-time honor roll and all-academic team selection.
Personal: Full name is Luke Alexander Bolka ... Born Dec. 31, 1994 ... Son of Elizabeth and Ed Bolka ... Has one sibling (Corey) ... Majoring in recreation and park management ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2013 ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll status in 2014.