University of Iowa Athletics

#34 Luke Llewellyn

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Hometown Urbandale, Iowa
High School Urbandale
Previous School Kirkwood CC
Luke Llewellyn - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Appeared in 29 games out of the bullpen
  • Finished with a 2.76 ERA fanning 48 batters over 32 2/3 innings
  • Held opposing hitters to a .186 batting average against
  • Had a career high four strikeouts against South Dakota St. (3/19)
  • Struck out the side to close out the Big Ten Tournament semifinal game against Michigan (5/27)
  • Picked up the save against UNC after entering the game with two on and one out in the ninth
  • Had six perfect appearances against St. Thomas, Minnesota, Bradley, and Michigan (x2), and Indiana St.

2022 Honors

  •  NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List
  • Dean’s List honoree during the spring semester
  • Went 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 14 appearances, including one start, with three saves
  • Had 10 strikeouts over 14 innings
  • Went 3-for-4 in save opportunities
  • Tossed one inning in the combined shutout in game two against Indiana (5/20)
  • Made his first career start against Bradley (4/19)
  • Recorded his first career win, pitching 2/3 of an inning in series finale against Central Michigan (3/27)
  • Tallied his third save in the series opener against Central Michigan (3/25)
  • Notched his second save, fanning a pair against St. Thomas (3/21)
  • Earned his first career save, getting the final five outs in a 12-10 win at UC Irvine (3/13) in the series finale
  • Made his Iowa debut against Loras College (3/1), allowing one hit over two innings

At Kirkwood CC (2019-21)

  • Went 6-6 with a 3.93 ERA in 22 career appearances with the Eagles, including 15 starts
  • Logged 87 career innings, striking out 129 batters
  • Averaged 13.34 strikeouts per nine innings
  • Went 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 12 starts as a sophomore with 74 strikeouts over 54 1/3 innings
  • Tossed two complete games, including a no-hitter (the first by an Eagle since 2013) against Iowa Lakes (5/8) in game two of the Region XI tournament
  • Was named the ICCAC Division II Pitcher of the Week on May 12
  • Allowed 28 runs (22 earned) on 35 hits
  • Helped Kirkwood to Region XI title and a berth in the NJCAA World Series
  • Team finished 44-21 overall
  • Went 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in an abbreviated 2020 season, striking out 27 over 16 innings
  • Was 1-2 with a 6.48 ERA as a freshman in relief with 28 strikeouts over 16 2/3 innings
  • Two-time first-team Academic All-Region selection
  • Coached by Todd Rima

High School

  • 2018 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Super Team selection
  • Helped Urbandale to a 2018 state championship, fanning 13 in a complete game win over Cedar Rapids Washington
  • Went 11-0 with a 0.39 ERA as a senior, striking out 86 over 53 1/3 innings
  • Allowed just nine earned runs in 12 appearances the entire season
  • In three postseason appearances, struck out 24 over 13 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and zero runs
  • High school coach was Jeremy Heinen


  • Born Sept. 9, 1999
  • Son of Shawn Llewellyn and Amy Kintzle
  • Has two siblings, Max Llewellyn and Ava Kintzle
  • Younger brother, Max, is a member of the Iowa football program
  • Uncles, Mike and Jay Llewellyn, wrestled at Northern Iowa
  • Majoring in finance