Purdue Calumet Inks Stritch Transfer Drake Larriuz

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: June 29, 2015

PUC-Purdue-Calumet-Inks-Stritch-Transfer-Drake-LarriuzPurdue University Calumet head baseball coach Dave Griffin added another player to his 2015-16 recruiting class with the recent signing of Drake Larriuz.

Larriuz, a transfer from Cardinal Stritch University, is a 5-foot-8 outfielder from Lake Villa, Ill. (Lakes Community High). During his sophomore season at Stritch, Larriuz saw action in 23 games, starting eight. The right-hander hit .263 with 10 runs scored and four RBI in 38 at-bats.

“Drake will give us outfield depth,” Griffin said of Larriuz, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. “He can play left or center field and will give us some experience on the roster.”

Larriuz had one of his best outings in a Wolves’ game against Harris Stowe State, where he went 3-for-4 with a run scored last February.

Prior to Stritch, Larriuz played prep baseball for head coach Ray Gialo at Lakes Community High in Lake Villa.

The son of Mike and Jen Larriuz, Drake plans to major in business at Purdue Calumet.