Baseball Inks Two Local Standouts for 2011-2012 Season

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Courtesy: Eric Francis

OMAHA, Neb. - Head Creighton baseball coach Ed Servais has announced the signing of two local high school standouts to join the Bluejay roster for the 2011-2012 seasons.  Reagan Fowler, a first baseman from Millard South High School and Mark Lukowski, a right handed pitcher out of Papillion-La Vista South High School have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the staff starting this fall.

Fowler, a 2011 Second Team All-State selection, finished the spring season with a .457 average, blasting 12 doubles and three round trippers for Millard South head coach Greg Geary.  The first-baseman scored 49 runs while driving in 32 runs during his senior Spring campaign as a Patriot.  He was also honored as a First Team All-Metro performer following the season.

Fowler has continued his strong play in summer legion baseball, leading his PrimeTime Patriots team to a berth in the National Division of this weekends American Legion state tournament in North Platte.  He is hitting .379 with 20 doubles, 31 RBI and two homeruns.  Fowler is 16 for 18 in stolen bases and hasn't committed an error in 212 chances at first base.

Fowler chose Creighton over both in-state Division I schools in Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska-Omaha.

Lukowski has also led his American Legion team to the state tournament, as the Associated Fire Protection team from Papillion-La Vista South will compete in the American Division in Omaha this weekend.  He has given up 35 hits in his 36.0 innings of work this summer, holding a 3-3 record with three saves.  Lukowski has struck out 38 batters while only allowing two base-on-balls the whole summer.  He currently holds a 2.53 ERA.

Tabbed both a Second Team All-State and First Team All-Metro performer following his senior season at Papillion-La Vista South.  Lukowski gave up just 25 hits in his 49.0 innings of work for the Titans this season, turning into one of the top pitchers in the state.  He held a 1.56 ERA on the mound, finishing 4-2 with six saves.  The right-hander fanned 47 batters in the 2011 season.

The Creighton baseball team is coming off one of the best season's in school history, winning both the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles for the first time in program history.  The Bluejays finished 45-16, advancing to the NCAA Tournament and playing in the Corvallis Regional. 

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