MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State baseball 2012 signee and incoming freshman Luc Rennie (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) was selected in the 16th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles with the 492nd overall pick. Rennie's selection marks the 17th consecutive season Ball State has had a player or signee hear their named called in the MLB Draft.
Rennie, a 6-2 right-handed pitcher, was one of six players signed to national letters of intent in November. He was a three-year letterwinner at Torrey Pines High School for coach Matt Chess. He led Torrey Pines to a 23-9-1 record as a senior when he posted a 9-1 record on the mound. He finished the year with an 0.89 ERA in 70.2 innings of work as he limited opponents to just a .165 batting average. He struck out 73 batters while walking just 10 on the year as he led the Falcons with seven complete games.
Rennie led the Falcons to a 26-11 record as a junior and a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Semi-Finals appearance. He posted a 2.43 ERA in 31.2 innings of work in 2011 while notching 29 strikeouts. He held opponents to a .213 batting average and led the Falcons to the North County Tournament championship.
Rennie is a Perfect Game National Top 1000 recruit. He earned Union Tribune All-Academic Honors last season. He is the son of Bill and Renee Rennie, who both played Division-I tennis at Indiana and Middle Tennessee, respectively.