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#33 Luke Drayer
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: L
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
City/State: Hummelstown, Pa.
High School: Hershey
Major: Sport & recreation management
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As a redshirt sophomore:

  • Earned the win in his JMU debut with one run allowed and three strikeouts in five innings vs. Binghamton
  • five innings allowing two runs, one earned, with three strikeouts in second Hartford game
  • 5 1/3 innings allowing two runs, one earned, as tough-luck loser with six strikeouts and just two hits allowed in second game vs. UNCW
  • Most effective pitcher in JMU’s 20-19 CAA Tournament setback vs. William and Mary, allowing one run in three innings of work

Before JMU:

  • Prior to officially joining the JMU squad, pitched for the Luray Wranglers in the Valley League during the summer of 2012, working a team-high 42 2/3 innings over nine games with seven starts while posting a 5.48 ERA and 29 strikeouts
  • Played for Al Fricke at Hershey High School in Hershey Pa.
  • As a senior, helped lead the Trojans to the PIAA Class AAA State runner up finish in 2010
  • During his senior year of baseball was named Mid-Penn Keystone Division All-Star, a Dauphin County Legion All-Star
  • As a junior was named Mid-Penn Keystone Division All-Star and a Dauphin County Legion All-Star
  • As a sophomore was named a Patriot News Big 11 All-Underclassman
  • Lettered in baseball all four years as well as his last three years lettering in football and first two years lettering in wrestling
  • Played club baseball for Jeff Gergic and the Mid-State Mavericks
  • A member of his high school's honor roll throughout high school


  • Son of Kelly and Luke Drayer
  • Sport and recreation management major with a minor in general business
  • Hopes to remain involved in athletics even with his playing career is over
  • Enjoys music, movies and skiing
  • Dad, Luke, played football for Lafayette College

Career Statistics

2013.... 5.80 2-4 14 6 0 0/0 0 45.0 48 31 29 22 29 5 2 5 206 .279 5 5 4 2 5
TOTAL... 5.80 2-4 14 6 0 0/0 0 45.0 48 31 29 22 29 5 2 5 206 .279 5 5 4 2 5

Career Highs

Innings: 5.1, UNCW 3/16/13
Strikeouts: 6, UNCW 3/16/13

Getting to know Luke...

Why did you choose JMU
Great campus and friendly atmosphere

What's your current major:
Sport and recreation management with a minor in business

If you didn't play baseball what other sport would you want to play

Describe yourself in three words
Luke Drayer Jr.

Biggest inspiration

Favorite personal baseball memory
State championship game senior year

Best advice you were ever given
Keep all doors open in life

Favorite part of being on a team
Great friendships and team camaraderie

Personal saying or motto you try to live by
Live the life you love

"People would be surprised to know that I..."
Am a huge Dave Matthews Band fan

Biggest pet peeve
When people scuff their feet when they walk

Any weird pre-game rituals
Gold bond

Your Go-To outfit
T-shirt, athletic shorts, and the black crew sock/Jordan slides combo

Favorite place to eat on campus

Biggest fear

Favorite Quote
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

What do you enjoy doing other than playing baseball
Skiing, listening to music, and watching a good movie

Last movie you watched
The Dark Knight Rises

"After college I see myself..."
Landing a solid job

Pick One:
Baseball in the hot or cold weather:
I hate the cold

Early bird or night owl:
night owl
Pepsi or Coke:
Vanilla or Chocolate:
Gray, White, Gold, or Purple uniform:

Team Tell-All:                                                                                  
Most/Least Swag:
Most-Me Least-Matt Tenaglia

Cole McInturff
Hardest Worker:
Colby Roberts
Most Serious:
Conner Brown
Most likely to fall asleep on the bus:
Billy Logan
Most likely to be eating:
Nick Merullo
Best nickname on the team:
Quagmire (Me) although I'm not sure how to take that one...