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Storm Baseball Names Captains for 2016 Season

Storm Baseball Names Captains for 2016 Season

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College baseball team announced their captains for the upcoming 2016 season Friday (June 5).

Connor Fuller (Euclid, Ohio/Euclid), Rutger Luebke and Lucas Raley (Hinckley, Ohio/Medina Highland) will lead the Storm on and off the field.

"I have not had captains in the program for a few years now, but this is an appropriate year to reinstate its significance," said Storm Head Coach Brian McGee. "Part of the reason for the captain reinstatement is because I felt I not only had three solid guys who I can count on to do a great job, but, and maybe more importantly, I believe I have the teammates around them who will support their leadership."

Fuller, a pitcher, has appeared in 28 games in his career, making 12 starts in three years.  This past season was his best to date, collecting four wins, two complete games and a 4.20 ERA. 

Luebke, a catcher, has appeared in 89 games in his three years with the Storm.  This past season, he put up his best offensive numbers, hitting .278 with an OBP of .347 and a slugging percentage of .378 with 19 RBIs.

Raley, an outfielder, has appeared in 77 games in his career.  He has accumulated a batting average of .352, an OBP of .435 and a slugging percentage of .598 in two years.  He has hit 13 homeruns with 62 RBIs. 

"I will make sure that these three guys and their teammates take this honor seriously, and that it becomes effective in our goals toward success," concluded McGee.