Army Aims to Win Fourth Regular-Season Conference Title in Five Years
MISCELLANEOUS: Reliable right-handed member of Army's pitching staff ... hails from talent-rich state of Texas ... rangy right hander with solid arsenal of pitches ... pitches comfortably in mid-to-upper-80s ... boasts formidable curveball and effective changeup ... understands how to work batters ... consistent strike-thrower ... received sprinkling of relief work with big club during rookie campaign ... assumed larger role as a sophomore ... emerged as one of Army's weekend starters during a "breakout" junior season ... versatile performer who remains comfortable working as starter or reliever ... will continue to challenge for weekend mound work during his senior campaign ... figures to play a factor for Army during Patriot League action ... two-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Tabbed Patriot League Pitcher of the Week after beating Holy Cross in Army's conference opener last spring.
2011: Made eight game appearances with five starts ... began the year working out of the bullpen ... first three mound outings were in relief ... started a game in each of Army's five regular-season Patriot League series ... posted a 1-0 record to go along with a 4.12 earned run average ... made season debut versus Radford in the season opener ... did not see the field again until appearing against Quinnipiac ... pitched well in relief against the Bobcats, giving up just one hit over two scoreless frames ... faced two batters in Army's 11-0 setback to Stony Brook ... drew a spot-start versus Holy Cross in the Patriot League opener ... turned in an impressive showing against the Crusaders, yielding just one run on two hits over five innings of work ... struck out a career-high four batters and did not allow a walk en route to his first career victory ... performance set the tone for Army's four-game sweep of Holy Cross ... effort earned him Patriot League Pitcher of the Week laurels ... became a fixture in the Black Knights' weekend rotation following that showing ... pitched well against Navy the following weekend ... permitted just one earned run on three hits in five innings, but did not factor in the decision ... matched career best with four strikeouts in final mound outing of the season at Bucknell.
2010: Appeared in five games ... garnered three starting assignments ... finished 0-1 with 6.10 earned run average ... allowed 16 base hits over 10.1 innings of work ... struck out three and walked two ... put forth strongest career effort on large stage versus Marist in WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... permitted only one earned run on five hits across four solid innings in starting effort ... did not factor in decision, despite putting Army in position to win game ... struck out two and did not walk a single batter ... left game in fifth inning with score tied 2-2 ... fired 1.1 innings of shutout relief during road showing against Hofstra ... notched one scoreless frame out of bullpen in season debut opposite Bradley during Black Knights' spring trip to Florida ... yielded one run and two walks during one-inning stint versus Seton Hall ... ended year on down note ... touched for five runs on 10 hits over three innings during starting showing against New York Tech to close out season.
2009: Appeared in three contests ... used exclusively out of Black Knights' bullpen ... did not factor into decision ... posted 9.00 earned run average ... permitted five hits and four runs over four innings of work ... walked six batters in that span ... tossed one scoreless inning of relief during collegiate debut versus George Mason ... permitted one hit and one walk against Patriots ... logged additional bullpen stints opposite Holy Cross and Manhattan ... yielded two hits and one run during initial Patriot League showing against Crusaders that spanned 1.2 innings ... touched for three runs on two hits during home tilt versus Manhattan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Jim Davilek at Westlake High ... two-year letterwinner ... earned pair of all-district citations ... helped squad win two district championships ... team reached regional semifinals on two occasions as well.
PERSONAL: Given name is James Scott Lucado ... born June 7, 1989, in Dallas, Texas ... parents' names are Robin and Jeff Lucado ... enjoys fishing in spare time ... majoring in Systems Management.