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Head Coach Doug Schreiber : 3 Associate Head Coach Jeff Duncan : 4 Assistant Coach Tristan McIntyre : 5 Assitant Coach Payton Bieker : 6 Student Assistant David Miller : 7 Alexander Field : 8-10 Facilities : 11-14 2012 Big Ten Champions : 15-16 Team Rosters : 17-19 Player Profiles Group 1 : 20-36 Player Profiles Group 2 : 37-57 Support Staff : 58

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DOUG SCHREIBER HEAD COACH • #4 15th YEAR

2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year • Purdue alumnus has been head coach of the Boilers since May 1998; he’s set to break team record for games coached in 2013 • Led Purdue to a program-record 45 wins, Big Ten regular-season & tournament titles and an NCAA Regional host designation • Only coach that has led his program to the Big Ten Tournament each of the last five years, a team-long streak; Purdue is a Big Ten best 172-110 (75-51 Big Ten) dating back to 2008 • 2012 Big Ten championship team featured Kevin Plawecki & Joe Haase, the program’s first Big Ten Player & Pitcher of the Year winners • Won his team-record 408th career game in April 2012 to eclipse the benchmark previously held by his Purdue coach, Dave Alexander • His 207 career Big Ten wins are also the most in team history; Purdue has qualified for Big Ten Tourney in eight of the last nine years • Thirty of his Purdue players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including a program-record seven in 2012, three reaching the Big Leagues • Led the Boilermakers to second-places finishes in the Big Ten standings in 2001, 2005 & 2008 • Four-year starter at second base for Purdue from 1983-86 still holds program record for career games played & walks • Spent four seasons (1995-98) as the top assistant & recruiting coordinator under Pat Murphy at Arizona State. • Helped the Sun Devils reach the 1998 National Championship game


JEFF DUNCAN ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH hitting coach 4TH YEAR • #24 • MLB veteran works with the Purdue hitters, outfielders, team defense & base running; spearheads recruiting efforts • Promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 2012 after helping the Boilermakers win the Big Ten title • Big Ten Player of the Year & All-American Kevin Plawecki was selected 35th overall in 2012 MLB Draft, the first of four Purdue All-Big Ten position players drafted that June • Big innings were a big part Purdue’s 2012 Big Ten championship team, scoring four or more runs in an inning 24 times • In 2011, Purdue led the Big Ten in runs scored, doubles, slugging percentage, on-base percentage & sacrifice flies • Helped five Purdue position players earn All-Big Ten honors in 2011, inculding three outfielders for the first time since 1991 • Played for the New York Mets in 2003 & 2004; three-time MiLB All-Star played nine seasons of professional baseball • Drafted twice: by the Cubs in 1997 & the Mets in 2000 • Spent the 2009 season as an assistant coach at Auburn • Played collegiately at Arizona State (1999-00) & Iowa State (1998), transferring out west after ISU dropped baseball • .360 collegiate hitter was the 1999 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year honors & helped ASU win the conference in 2000


TRISTAN McINTYRE Assistant coach pitching coach 3rd YEAR • #12 • Became pitching coach in the fall of 2011 after spending his first season on staff as bullpen & first base coach • Purdue alumnus was a member of the pitching staff from 2003-08 • Helped Nick Wittgren twice earn All-Big Ten honors, break the Purdue alltime record for saves & get selected in the ninth round of 2012 MLB Draft • Worked with a Purdue pitching staff that set new school records in ERA, fewest walks per nine innings & WHIP while winning the 2012 Big Ten title • The 2012 pitching staff featured Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Joe Haase, Big Ten ERA leader Blake Mascarello and MLB draftees Lance Breedlove & Nick Wittgren • Joe Haase was Purdue’s first-ever Big Ten Pitcher of the Year winner after winning a school-record 11 games; the Boilers were 15-1 when he started • Purdue has issued the fewest walks in the Big Ten the last two seasons; seven different pitchers earned saves in 2011, setting a new team record of 21 • Served as an assistant coach & recruiting coordinator at Blufton University from 2008-10 while also earning an MBA • Spent the summer of 2010 as the pitching coach for the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete at Purdue graduated in 2008 with a degree in history • As a senior, helped Lafayette McCutcheon High School win the 2003 IHSAA 4A state championship


PAYTON BIEKER ASSISTANT COACH 2nd YEAR • #5 • Remained with the program as a volunteer assistant after graduating from Purdue in December 2011 • Works extensively with the catchers, coaches first base, prepares scouting reports & helps organize youth camps • Also assists with outfield defensive instruction & throws batting practice • Helped coach the 2012 Boilers to the Big Ten title & league-leading totals in batting average & hits. • Two-year letter-winner for Purdue from 2010-11 after joining the team as a transfer from Vincennes Univ. • Started games at four different positions – catcher, right field, left field & designated hitter – during his Purdue career; the Boilermakers went 32-10 in games he started • Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete as a senior helped the Boilers match the previous team record for wins (37) • Batted .385 with 11 extra-base hits as a spot starter in 2010 • In each of his two seasons with the program, he tallied more free passes (walks plus hit by pitch) than strikeouts • Helped Fort Wayne Snider High School win the 2006 4A IHSAA state title • Graduated with a Purdue degree in health & fitness


David Miller student Assistant 1st YEAR • #29 • Remaining with the program as student assistant while finishing his degree during 2013 spring semester • Works with the Infield defense & assists with hitting instruction; scheduled to travel with the team during the 2013 season • Two-year starting shortstop for the Boilers after transferring to Purdue in the fall of 2010 from Southwestern Illinois College • Started all but one game for the 2012 Big Ten championship team, earning Defensive Team MVP honors for a .963 fielding pct. • Selected to the 25- & 50-man watch lists for the 2012 Brooks Wallce Award, honoring nation’s top shortstop • 2012 Big Ten All-Tournament Team; two-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete • Named Big Ten Player of the Week in May 2012 after his big weekend in nationally-ranked spotlight series at UCLA • Helped lead Purdue to an 82-35 record in his two years with the program, finishing his career among the all-time leaders in OBP • Led the Big Ten with a .465 on-base percentage in 2011 earning the Clyde Lyle Award as team’s top non-scholarship performer • Batted .457 as an all-conference performer in 2010 at Southwestern Illinois; also batted over .400 twice at Saint Louis University HS • Completing his Purdue degree in history


After closing out Lambert Field in thrilling fashion during the 2012 Big Ten championship season, Purdue baseball moved into its new Alexander Field stadium facilities in August 2012. The inaugural season at the new home of the Boilermakers will feature a 23game schedule. The first game at Alexander Field is set for Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Ohio State will be the opponent for the first Big Ten series (March 22-24) and a formal dedication game is being planned for Saturday, April 20, 2013. A Big Ten championship ring ceremony and dinner, during which the 2012 team was honored and receieved its championship rings, was held at the new stadium in the fall of 2012 after the completion of fall practice and the Gold and Black Series.

The $21 million stadium, financed with athletics department funds, could eventually seat up to 2,500 spectators. The new stadium was named Alexander Field in honor of the late John and Anna Margaret Ross Alexander. The Alexanders were the parents of Dave Alexander, who gave the lead gift for the project. Dave Alexander was Purdue baseball coach from 1978 to 1991 and then an athletics administrator through 1994.


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Mollenkopf Athletic Center gives Boilermaker baseball players access to year-round training and a weight room that covers 14,000 square feet.


The sports performance program at Purdue aims to provide a world-class training program to the school’s 500 student athletes, spanning 18 sports. With consideration of each sport coaching staff’s desires and the skills required by each sport, the sports performance team seeks to bring about improvement in: • Power development • Mobility • Strength • Recovery & Regeneration • Movement: including multi-directional, linear & lateral movement • Flexibility • Speed


Purdue University Sports Medicine utilizes on-site daily care by the athletic training staff and team physicians, as well as consultants in orthopedics, dentistry, ophthalmology, neurology, and other medical specialties in Lafayette/West Lafayette and Indianapolis. With a staff of nine athletic trainers and more than 20 physicians and other health care professionals, the Purdue student-athlete’s health is well tended. With the Mackey Project renovation, the athletic training area was expanded to three and half times its original size. It now includes the latest equipment and methods for: • Hydrotherapy • Cardiovascular rehab and training • Exam/taping tables for all sports • A doctor’s suite with private areas for student-athletes to meet with sports physicians, sports psychologists and sports nutritionists


The facilities in the Drew & Brittany Brees Student Athlete Academic Center and the academic support services staff are available to help student-athletes reach their academic goals. Student-athletes have access to: • Monitored study tables • Individual and group tutoring • A 74-station computer lab • Walk-in tutoring for math, chemistry and physics • Supplemental instruction • Laptop computers for traveling • Note takers With the Mackey Project renovation complete, the entire upper level of the Brees Center has been transformed into an academic center consisting of approximately 10,000 square feet with formal and informal studying and tutoring areas and offices for the academic support services staff.


45-14 Overall, 17-7 Big Ten Big Ten Tournament Champions • NCAA Gary Regional Host


No. 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 43 42 44 49

Name Patrick O’Brien Michael Mullen Steve Maniago Jake Hansen Pat Gannon Angelo Cianfrocco Brandon Krieg Jack DeAno Kyle Wood Bennett Oliver Cody Strong Sean McHugh Mike Gaglianese Kyle Upp Josh Estill Eddie De LaRiva Kyle Johnson Mike Lutz Tim McElroy Stefano Belmonte Matt Gibbs Jordan Minch Brett Andrzejewski Joe Eichmann Connor Podkul Karson Bender Stephen Talbott Patrick Kenney Kyle Bischoff Brad Schreiber Jon Bradford Robert Ramer Gavin Downs Jack Amaro Mack Mattke

Coaching Staff 4 Doug Schreiber 24 Jeff Duncan 12 Tristan McIntyre 5 Payton Bieker 29 David Miller

Pos INF INF INF INF LHP 1B/LHP INF OF OF/LHP INF C/OF 3B/C RHP RHP/C C/3B RHP OF/RHP RHP LHP INF RHP LHP RHP RHP RHP OF OF OF/RHP C/1B RHP INF RHP RHP OF 1B/C

B-T L-R L-R L-R R-R R-L L-L R-R L-R L-L L-R R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R L-L R-R R-R L-L R-R L-R R-R L-L R-R R-R S-R R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R R-R

Ht 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-8 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-7 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-7

Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Volunteer Asst. Coach Student Asssitant

Wt 155 165 155 160 185 185 180 175 200 185 165 195 180 195 190 180 210 180 205 180 200 175 160 210 205 175 195 190 185 235 190 190 175 175 235

15th Year 4th Year 3rd Year 2nd Year 1st Year

Yr Fr Fr RS-Jr RS-Sr Sr Sr So RS-Jr RS-Fr So Fr Jr So So Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr RS-So Fr Sr So So Fr Sr Fr RS-Sr RS-Jr RS-So RS-Sr RS-Fr Fr Fr

Hometown (High School/Previous College) Brookfield, Wis. (Brookfield East) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (Torrey Pines) Indianapolis, Ind. (Bishop Chatard) Westfield, Ind. (Westfield) Evergreen Park, Ill (Brother Rice) San Diego, Calif. (Westview) Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence Central) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton North/Vanderbilt) Orland Park, Ill. (St. Laurence) Topeka, Kan. (Washburn Rural) Lafayette, Ind. (McCutcheon) Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley North) Oriskany, N.Y. (Notre Dame) La Porte, Ind. (La Porte) Carlsbad, Calif. (Santa Fe Christian) Blue Island, Ill. (St. Rita) San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines) North Barrington, Ill. (Lake Zurich) Roselle, Ill. (St. Viator) Munster, Ind. (St. Rita [Ill.]) Columbus, Ohio (Upper Arlington) Highland, Ind. (Highland) Westfield, Ind. (Westfield) Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville) La Porte, Ind. (La Porte) Delphi, Ind. (Delphi) Freehold, N.J. (Freehold Township) Gurnee, Ill. (Warren Township) Decatur, Ind. (New Haven) Menasha, Wis. (Kimberly) Dove Canyon, Calif. (Santa Margarita) Sunnyvale, Calif. (Fremont/UC Riverside) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Carroll) Naperville, Ill. (Neuqua Valley) Marion, Iowa (Xavier)


#44 Jack Amaro

#32 Brett Andrzejewski

#26 Stefano Belmonte

#35 Karson Bender

#38 Kyle Bischoff

#41 Jon Bradford

#8 Angelo Cianfrocco

#21 Eddie De LaRiva

#10 Jack DeAno

#46 Gavin Downs

#33 Joe Eichmann

#20 Josh Estill

#18 Mike Gaglianese

#7 Pat Gannon

#27 Matt Gibbs

#6 Jake Hansen

#30 Conner Hudnall

#22 Kyle Johnson

#37 Patrick Kenney

#9 Brandon Krieg


#23 Mike Lutz

#3 Steve Maniago

#49 Mack Mattke

#25 Tim McElroy

#17 Sean McHugh

#28 Jordan Minch

#2 Michael Mullen

#1 Patrick O’Brien

#15 Bennett Oliver

#31 Jack Picchiotti

#34 Connor Podkul

#43 Robert Ramer

#40 Brad Schreiber

#16 Cody Strong

#36 Stephen Talbott

#19 Kyle Upp

#39 Cody Webster

#14 Kyle Wood

#4 Doug Schreiber Head Coach


AROUND THE HORN WITH BRETT ANDRZEJEWSKI... Favorite Athlete: Brady Quinn • Favorite Writers: Cal Gunter & David Miller • Favorite Director: Quentin Tarantino • Favorite Food: Tacos • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Month: June • Favorite Purdue Building: Recreational Sports Center • Favorite Big City: St. Louis • Unique Travel Locale: Thunder Bay, Calif. • Country He’d Like to Visit: Mexico • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Whitney Walton, History • Furry Friend: Maggie, Bulldog

#32 BRETT ANDRZEJEWSKI 6-2, 160 lbs SENIOR PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT WESTFIELD, IND. (WESTFIELD HS) MAJOR: HISTORY • Earned the win vs. Western Carolina after retiring the final batter of the 6th inning to leave the bases loaded • Retired 6 of the 8 batters he faced in slugfest win vs. Notre Dame, keeping momentum on Purdue’s side • Did not issue a walk in any of his five appearances in Big Ten play • 2012 Academic All-Big Ten • Pitched at Tallahassee Community College in Florida in 2011 & Franklin College in Indiana in 2010 • Appeared in 29 games for TCC, compiling a 3.18 ERA, .194 batting average against & 34 strikeouts • Teamed with Kevin Plawecki to help lead WHS to a runner-up finish at 2009 IHSAA State Tournament • Born at the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana Season ERA 2012 4.72

W -L 1 -0

APP 13

GS 0

– ANDRZEJEWSKI’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – CG 0

SHO 0/0

SV 0

IP 13.1

H 16

R 8

ER 7

BB 5

SO BF 5

B/AVG .291

Fld% 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH KYLE BISCHOFF... Favorite Ball Player: Justin Verlander • Favorite Director: Christopher Nolan • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Food: Spaghetti • Favorite Month: August • Favorite Purdue Building: Electrical Engineering • Favorite Big City: Nashville • Country He’d Like to Visit: Germany • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Darren Dochuk, History • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball, Fishing & Table Tennis • Furry Friend: KC, Collie/Golden Retriever

#38 Kyle Bischoff 6-0, 185 lbs SENIOR CATCHER/FIRST BASEMAN BATS: SWITCH • THROWS: RIGHT DECATUR, IND. (NEW HAVEN HS) MAJOR: HISTORY • Singled & scored in the Purdue-record 30-hit win at Murray State on the 2012 spring break trip • Purdue won each of the three games he started in 2011 • Doubled home a run as a pinch hitter in the middle game of the 2011 series at Northwestern • 2011 Distinguished Big Ten Scholar & three-time Academic All-Big Ten • New Haven Male Athlete of the Year as a senior as team captain of baseball, basketball & tennis • Batted .437 and led team in hits, runs & RBIs during senior year all-conference season

Season 2012 2011 2010 Career

GP -GS 7 -0 14 -3 1 -0 23 -3

Avg .143 .273 .000 .211

AB 7 11 1 19

R 1 0 0 1

• Brother Matt was a four-year starting pitcher for Purdue from 2007-10 – BISCHOFF’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – H 1 3 0 4

2B 0 1 0 1

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 0 2 0 2

TB 1 4 0 5

SLG BB .263 0 .364 2 .000 0 .263 2

HBP 0 1 0 1

OBP .143 .429 .000 .318

SF 0 0 0 0

SH 0 1 0 1

SB 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Fld% 1.000 1.000 .500 .966


AROUND THE HORN WITH ANGELO CIANFROCCO... Favorite Ball Player: Archi Cianfrocco • In His MP3 Player: Snoop Dogg • Favorite Author: Brian Cote • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Food: California Burritos • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing • Favorite Big City: San Diego • Unique Travel Locale: Japan • Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland • Favorite Purdue Building: Forestry • Enjoyed this Professor’s Class: Dr. Barny Dunning, Agriculture • Furry Friend: Chipper, Cockerspaniel

#8 ANGELO CIANFROCCO 6-2, 185 lbs SENIOR FIRST BASEMAN/OUTFIELDER BATS/THROWS: LEFT SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (WESTVIEW HS) MAJOR: NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNING • Started games at first base, right field & designated hitter during his Purdue career • Doubled to open the 10th & scored the game-winning run in 2012 walk-off win vs. Louisville • Reached base safely & scored twice during the 10-run ninth inning rally at UCLA • Was a key member of the bullpen during the 2011 stretch run • Hit for the cycle over the course of 2011 series at Morehead St. to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten

Season 2012 2011 2010 Career

GP -GS 46 -42 27 -26 43 -30 116 -98

Avg .235 .308 .271 .265

AB 153 91 107 351

• Son of MLB vet & Purdue alum Archi Cianfrocco, was an All-San Diego County standout as a senior while leading WHS to Valley League title – CIANFROCCO’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

R 18 22 16 56

H 36 28 29 93

2B 8 7 6 21

3B 0 1 0 1

HR 2 2 2 6

RBI TB 25 50 13 43 19 41 57 134

SLG BB .327 9 .473 11 .383 11 .382 31

HBP 5 4 2 11

OBP .296 .394 .347 .338

SF 2 3 1 6

SH 0 0 0 0

SB 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-3

Fld% .994 1.000 1.000 .996


AROUND THE HORN WITH JACK DeANO... Favorite Ball Player: Cecil Fielder • Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa • Favorite Actor & Actress: James Franco & Natalie Portman • Favorite Director: Martin Scorsese • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: June • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Thomas Tharp, Geology • Most Memorable Games at Purdue: 2012 Big Ten Tournament Wins vs. Indiana

#10 JACK DeANO 5-11, 175 lbs JUNIOR PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT WHEATON, ILL. (WHEATON NORTH HS) MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE • Earned the win in his Purdue debut, working 3 innings of hitless relief in the comeback victory vs. Southern Miss; it was his first appearance on the mound since high school • Also earned the win in the opener of the Wichita State series, pitching 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief • 2012 Academic All-Big Ten • Did not see action in 2011 as a transfer from Vanderbilt • First Team All-State & DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior at Wheaton North • Established new Wheaton North career records for hits, RBIs, runs scored, stolen bases & shutouts • Batted over .400 in each of his upperclassman seasons while also winning a combined 15 games on the mound

Season ERA 2012 4.02

W -L 2 -1

APP 10

GS 0

– DeANO’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

CG 0

SHO 0/0

SV 0

IP 15.2

H 15

R 9

ER 7

BB 11

SO BF 14

B/AVG .246

Fld% 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH JOE EICHMANN... Favorite Ball Player: Justin Verlander • In His MP3 Player: Eric Church • Last Concert He Attended: Toby Keith • Favorite Actor & Actress: Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston • Favorite Director: Steven Spielberg • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Month: November • Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court • Favorite Big City: Phoenix • Unique Travel Locale: Alaska • Country He’d Like to Visit: Vietnam • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Golf

#33 JOE EICHMANN 6-4, 210 lbs SOPHOMORE PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT LIBERTYVILLE, ILL. (LIBERTYVILLE HS) MAJOR: ECONOMICS • Did not surrender an earned run or issue a free pass over three appearances as a freshman • Worked two innings of one-hit relief in the win against IPFW at MiLB stadium Parkview Field • Finished his high school career with a 17-3 record & 2.15 ERA • Earned all-conference & all-area honors as a senior (6-3, 2.05 ERA) & sophomore (8-0, 2.31 ERA) • Also impressed as a junior with a 3-0 mark & 1.89 ERA • Two-time all-academic honoree as an upperclassman also played basketball at LHS • Career ambition of becoming an entrepreneur & owning a business

Season ERA 2012 0.00

W -L 0 -0

APP 3

GS 0

– EICHMANN’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – CG 0

SHO 0/0

SV 0

IP 4

H 4

R 3

ER 0

BB 0

SO 4

BF 17

B/AVG .235

Fld% ––


AROUND THE HORN WITH MIKE GAGLIANESE... Favorite Ball Player: Derek Jeter • Favorite Author: Mark Twain • Last Concert He Attended: Blue Man Group • Favorite Actor & Actress: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie • Favorite Director: Jorma Taccone • Favorite Food: Bacon • Favorite Month: June • Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena • Favorite Big City: New York • Unique Travel Locale: Lake Placid • Country He’d Like to Visit: New Zealand • Sports He Also Enjoys: Fishing & Football

#18 MIKE GAGLIANESE 6-1, 180 lbs SOPHOMORE PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT ORISKANY, N.Y. (NOTRE DAME HS) MAJOR: GEOLOGY • Started the win vs. IPFW at MiLB stadium Parkview Field, retiring 6 of the first 7 batters he faced • Worked a hitless 9th inning, inducing a 6-4-3 double play to close out the game two at Wichita State • Tri-Valley Pitcher of the Year as a senior thanks to 4 wins, 3 saves, a 0.19 ERA & 78 strikeouts • Batted .380 & compiled a 2.57 ERA as a junior • Section III All-Star in basketball & football as an upperclassman; caught 47 passes for 700 yards • Center State Conference All-Star in baseball, basketball & football at Oriskany High before transfer • Earned team MVP honors & all-conference recognition at both schools

Season ERA 2012 9.00

W -L 0 -0

APP 3

GS 1

– GAGLIANESE’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – CG 0

SHO 0/0

SV 0

IP 5

H 5

R 5

ER 5

BB 4

SO 4

BF 23

B/AVG .263

Fld% ––


AROUND THE HORN WITH PAT GANNON... Favorite Athlete: Brian Wilson • In His MP3 Player: Kayne West • Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan • Film Favorites, Actor/Actress/Director: Leonardo DiCaprio/Anne Hathaway/Martin Scorsese • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Food: Boneless Wings • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Riviera Maya, Mexico • Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Cheryl Cooky, Sociology • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golfing

#7 PAT GANNON 6-0, 185 lbs SENIOR PITCHER BATS: RIGHT • THROWS: LEFT EVERGREEN PARK, ILL. (BROTHER RICE HS) MAJOR: MOVEMENT & SPORTS SCIENCE • Earned wins vs. IPFW at MiLB stadium Parkview Field in 2011 & 2012 • Struck out 5 of the 8 batters he faced over 2 innings in win vs Anderson at MiLB Stadium Victory Field • Struck out a career-high seven over four innings of scoreless relief at Tennessee Tech in 2011 for first save • Worked three innings of effective relief in 2011 road wins at Morehead State & Illinois-Chicago • Did not give up an earned run or issue a walk over 6 innings vs. Chicago St. to win his first collegiate start • Went 26-5 with 201 strikeouts in his three varsity seasons at Brother Rice, tying school record for wins • Three-year all-state & 2009 league MVP helped Brother Rice win consecutive Catholic League titles Season 2012 2011 2010 Career

ERA 1.35 5.59 6.65 4.97

W -L 1 -0 1 -0 4 -1 6 -1

APP 9 15 10 34

GS 0 0 3 3

– GANNON’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

CG 0 0 0 0

SHO 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

SV 0 1 0 1

IP 13 1/3 19 1/3 21 2/3 54 1/3

H 13 34 27 74

R 3 12 19 34

ER 2 12 16 30

BB 7 9 9 25

SO BF 13 13 99 14 101 40

B/AVG .245 .382 .297 .318

Fld% 1.000 1.000 .857


AROUND THE HORN WITH MATT GIBBS... Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebow • In His MP3 Player: Relient K • Last Concert He Attended: Tim McGraw • Favorite Author: Mark Titus • Favorite Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt • Favorite Director: Joss Whedon • Favorite Month: March • Favorite Food: Filet Mignon • Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall • Unique Travel Locale: Honduras • Country He’d Like to Visit: Australia • Favorite Outdoor Activities: Fly Fishing & Backpacking • Furry Friend: Moose, Dog

#27 MATT GIBBS 6-4, 215 lbs SOPHOMORE PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT COLUMBUS, OHIO (UPPER ARLINGTON HS) MAJOR: ENGINEERING • Appeared in games vs. Belmont, Michigan State, Morehead State, Notre Dame & Wabash in 2011 • Worked a scoreless ninth inning against Notre Dame in his collegiate debut • Pitched 1 1/3 innings in the midweek win against Wabash in his first appearance at Lambert Field • Team MVP, First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference & Third Team All-District as a junior at UAHS • Helped lead Upper Arlington to the district championship title as a senior • Each of maternal grandparents also attended Purdue

– GIBBS’ CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

Season ERA W -L APP GS CG SHO SV IP 2012 – Did Not See Action – 2011 6.75 0 -0 5 0 0 0/0 0 5 1/3

H

R

ER

BB

SO

BF

B/AVG

Fld%

11

5

4

3

1

30

.407

.500


AROUND THE HORN WITH JAKE HANSEN... Favorite Athlete: Walter Payton • Last Concert He Attended: Doobie Brothers & Kansas • Film Favorites, Actor/Actress/Director: Leonardo DiCaprio/Natalie Portman/James Cameron • Favorite Holiday: New Year’s • Favorite Month: June • Favorite Food: Polish Sausage & Sauerkraut • Favorite Big City: Nashville • Country He’d Like to Visit: Australia • Other Sports He Enjoys: Fishing & Hockey • Furry Friend: Sheala, English Springer Spaniel

#6 JAKE HANSEN 5-8, 160 lbs SENIOR INFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT WESTFIELD, IND. (WESTFIELD HS) MAJOR: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP • Worked his way back from injury in 2012 in time to play in two games in May & celebrate the Big Ten title clincher • Started on the left side of the infield in 2011 wins vs. Pittsburgh, Tennessee Tech & Butler • Started four times at shortstop early in 2010 before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season • Three-time All-Hamilton County & all-conference performer at Westfield High School • Established new WHS single-season & career records for runs scored • Father Mike & two uncles also played for Purdue; Mother Tonya & two aunts are Purdue Alumni as well

Season 2012 2011 2010 Career

GP -GS 2 -0 22 -3 6 -4 30 -7

Avg –– .241 .273 .250

AB 0 29 11 40

R 0 2 1 3

– HANSEN’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – H 0 7 3 10

2B 0 2 0 2

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 0 4 0 4

TB 0 9 3 12

SLG BB –– 1 .310 3 .273 1 .300 5

HBP 0 2 1 3

OBP SF 1.000 0 .343 1 .385 0 .367 1

SH 0 1 0 1

SB 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-2

Fld% .000 .862 1.000 .878


AROUND THE HORN WITH BRANDON KRIEG... Favorite Athlete: Vince Carter • In His MP3 Player: YG • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Month: December • Favorite Cuisine: Mexican • Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena • Favorite American City: Key West • Unique Travel Locale: Cancun • Country He’d Like to Visit: Canada • Other Sports He Enjoys: Basketball & Fishing • Most Memorable Games at Purdue: 2012 Big Ten Tournament wins vs. Indiana

#9 BRANDON KRIEG 6-0, 180 lbs SOPHOMORE INFIELDER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (LAWRENCE CENTRAL HS) MAJOR: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP • Started the NCAA Regional victory against Valparaiso, scoring a run & executing a sacrifice bunt • Was on the field at second base for the bottom of the ninth inning of the Big Ten Tournament championship game win against Indiana • Honorable Mention All-State performer as a senior at LCHS while batting .495 with 14 extra-base hits • Two-time all-conference honoree as an upperclassman also selected to the Indianapolis Area Super Team • Batted .360 with 13 extra-base hits while being a perfect 18-for-18 stealing bases as a junior • Helped lead Lawrence North to three consecutive county titles from & a pair of conference crowns • Parents Barry & Brenda are both Purdue grads

Season 2012

GP -GS 12 -2

Avg .077

AB 13

R 2

– KRIEG’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – H 1

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

TB 1

SLG BB .077 0

HBP OBP 0 .077

SF 0

SH 1

SB 1-1

Fld% 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH SEAN McHUGH... Favorite Ball Player: Joe Mauer • In His MP3 Player: Gorrilla Zoe • Favorite Food: Chicken Tacos • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: April • Favorite Big City: Kansas City • Unique Travel Locale: Puerto Vallarta • Country He’d Like to Visit: New Zealand • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Snowboarding • Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2012 Lambert Field Finale vs Indiana St. • Furry Friend: Nala, Shepherd/Lab Mix

#17 Sean McHUGH 5-11, 195 lbs JUNIOR THIRD BASEMAN/CATCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT LEAWOOD, KAN. (BLUE VALLEY NORTH HS) MAJOR: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT • Part-time starter on the 2012 Big Ten title team projects as a middle of the order guy as upperclassmen • Hit the dramatic pinch-hit, game-tying home run in the ninth inning of the win vs. Indiana State in the final game in Lambert Field history • Delivered a walk-off single in the 12th inning of the 2011 victory vs. Indiana, the first Boiler to record a walk-off hit as a pinch hitter since 2006 • Connected for a two-run homer at Belmont in 2011 for his first collegiate hit • Two-time all-league standout at BVN HS batted .411 as a senior • Parents Peter & Pam are Purdue alumni & brother P.J. is also a current student Season 2012 2011 Career

GP -GS 30 -19 22 -9 52 -28

Avg .317 .200 .286

AB 82 30 112

R 17 6 23

– McHUGH’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – H 26 6 32

2B 4 1 5

3B 3 0 3

HR 3 2 5

RBI 24 6 30

TB 45 13 58

SLG BB .549 9 .433 8 .518 17

HBP 3 1 4

OBP .404 .375 .396

SF 0 1 1

SH 2 0 2

SB 0-1 0-0 0-1

Fld% 1.000 1.000 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH BENNETT OLIVER... Favorite Actor & Actress: Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis • In His MP3 Player: Jason Aldean • Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan • Favorite Month: February • Favorite Meal: Steak & Potatoes • Favorite Big City: Topeka, Kansas • Unique Travel Locale: Dusseldorf, Germany • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball • Most Memorable at Purdue: 2012 Comeback Win vs Southern Miss

#15 BENNETT OLIVER 6-2, 185 lbs SOPHOMORE INFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT TOPEKA, KAN. (WASHBURN RURAL HS) MAJOR: SOCIOLOGY • Started games against Maryland, Michigan St. & UCLA during the 2012 Big Ten championship season • Reached base safely in three consecutive plate appearances late in game two of the MSU series to help the Boilers rally for a 14-inning victory • Recorded an RBI in both wins at MiLB stadiums in Indianapolis & Fort Wayne • Three-year varsity starter at Washburn Rural HS finished his prep career ranked 10th all-time in RBI • Batted .448 with 19 RBI & a .562 OBP as an all-city & all-conference honoree his senior year • Posted single-season Top 10 totals in batting average, hits and runs scored as a senior • Highlighted among the area’s best players by the Topeka Capital Journal Season 2012

GP -GS 13 -5

Avg .227

AB 22

R 1

– OLIVER’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – H 5

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 5

TB 5

SLG BB .227 4

HBP OBP 0 .333

SF 1

SH 0

SB 0-0

Fld% .923


AROUND THE HORN WITH CONNOR PODKUL... Favorite Athlete: Aaron Rodgers • Last Concert He Attended: Eli Young Band • Favorite Writer: Adam Parkhouse • Favorite Director: Christopher Nolan • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Purdue Building: Ford Dining Court • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: San Francisco • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball, Football & Golfing • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Ernest Agee, Earth Atmospheric Science

#34 CONNOR PODKUL 6-4, 205 lbs SOPHOMORE PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT La PORTE, Ind. (La PORTE HS) MAJOR: COMMUNICATIONS • Joined the weekend rotation in April after starting the big midweek wins vs. Missouri St. & Louisville • Earned wins in starts at Northwestern & Nebraska; Purdue was 6-3 in the games he started • Worked six innings of no-hit ball, surrendering just one run in the 10-inning win vs. Louisville • First Team All-State, Duneland Athletic Conference MVP & La Porte County Herald Argus Player of the Year as a high school senior • Compiled a 1.33 ERA while striking out 123 batters over 74 innings pitched in 2011 • Went 8-2 with a 1.49 ERA & 79 K’s as La Porte won the conference title his junior year • Honor roll student graduated with 3.98 GPA

Season 2012

ERA 4.84

W -L 2 -3

APP 12

GS 9

– PODKUL’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

CG 0

SHO 0/0

SV 0

IP 44 2/3

H 42

R 26

ER 24

BB 9

SO BF 28

B/AVG .251

Fld% 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH ROBERT RAMER... Favorite Ball Player: Troy Tulowitzki • In His MP3 Player: Slightly Stoopid • Favorite Writer: Gertude Chandler Warner • Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July • Favorite Food: Mom’s Homemade Pizza • Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls Hall • Favorite Big City: San Francisco • Unique Travel Locale: Ukraine • Country He’d Like to Visit: Morocco • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Dr. Julia Kalish, Management • Unique Hobby: Flying a Single-Engine Airplane

#43 ROBERT RAMER 6-4, 190 lbs SENIOR PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (FREMONT HS) MAJOR: MBA GRAD STUDENT • Set new Purdue records for fewest walks per nine innings & strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2012, walking just two • Started the Big Ten Tournament championship game win vs. Indiana & Regional game vs. Kentucky • Has been the starting pitcher 10 times during Purdue’s 17-game midweek win streak dating back to March 2011 • Won all five of his decisions in 2011, establishing a new team record for winning percentage; 13-1 career record • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten honoree already earned his bachelor’s degree in management • Four-time all-league honoree at Fremont HS • Sister Katie also a student at Purdue Season 2012 2011 2010 Career

ERA 2.86 4.91 3.38 3.70

W -L 6 -1 5 -0 2 -0 13 -1

APP 12 13 10 35

GS 10 6 3 19

– RAMER’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

CG 0 0 0 0

SHO 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1

SV 0 0 1 1

IP 50 1/3 40 1/3 21 1/3 112

H 110 48 18 110

R 20 26 13 59

ER 16 22 8 46

BB 2 12 5 19

SO BF 30 32 181 8 90 70

B/AVG .230 .293 .217 .251

Fld% 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH BRAD SCHREIBER... Favorite Coach: Ryan McGinnis • In His MP3 Player: Taylor Swift • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Food: Steak • Favortie Building On Campus: Lambert Fielhouse • Continet He’d Like to Visit: Africa • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing, specifically Fishing Up North with his Uncle & Grandfather • Sport He Also Enjoys: Basketball • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Thomas Templin, Health & Kinesiology

#40 BRAD SCHREIBER 6-4, 235 lbs JUNIOR PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT MENASHA, WIS. (KIMBERLY HS) MAJOR: PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH • Worked at least five innings & did not give up more than four runs in each of his eight starts of 2011 • Was leading the Big Ten in batting average against & strikeouts when he suffered season-ending injury • Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree for 3-hit, 7-strikeout outing in 2011 home win vs. Bradley • 2010 Big Ten All-Freshman Team relief pitcher after recording two wins & two saves out the of bullpen • Two-time Wisconsin State Player of the Year helpled lead KHS to state titles in baseball & football in 2007 • Selected in the MLB Draft twice: by the Minnesota Twins in 2012 & the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009 – SCHREIBER’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

Season ERA W -L APP GS CG 2012 2011 3.80 4 -0 8 8 0 2010 3.70 2 -1 17 1 0 Career 3.77 6 -1 25 9 0

SHO 0/0 0/0 0/0

SV IP – REDSHIRTED – 0 47 1/3 2 24 1/3 2 71 2/3

H

R

ER

BB

SO

BF

B/AVG

Fld%

36 29 65

21 15 36

20 10 30

16 9 25

50 20 70

194 111 308

.209 .296 .241

1.000 .833 .923


AROUND THE HORN WITH STEPHEN TALBOTT... Favorite Athlete: Lebron James • In His MP3 Player: Jay-Z • Last Concert He Attended: Earth, Wind & Fire • Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July • Favorite Month: September • Favorite Food: Sushi • Favorite Big City: New York • Unique Travle Locale: Mexico • Country He’d Like to Visit: Costa Rica • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Fishing • Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Dog Piling as 2012 Big Ten Champs • Enjoyed this Professor’s Class: Al Crisp, OLS

#36 STEPHEN TALBOTT 6-3, 205 lbs JUNIOR OUTFIELDER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT FREEHOLD, N.J. (FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP HS) MAJOR: SELLING & SALES MANAGEMENT • Delivered the walk-off single in the walk-off win vs. Louisville in 2012 home opener at Lambert Field • Named Big Ten Player of the Week after 10-for-17 weekend in 2012 series sweep at Murray State • 2011 Third Team All-Big Ten outfielder led the team in runs scored despite being primary No. 9 hitter • Threw out a runner at the plate & homered to lead off bottom of inning in 2011 series-opening win vs. Illinois • Homered twice in 2010 game at Missouri • Batted .432 as an all-conference & all-county standout as a senior at FTHS • Grandpa Stephen Vanderhoof played football at Purdue Season 2012 2011 2010 Career

GP -GS 50 -48 56 -55 18 -6 124 -109

Avg .347 .301 .313 .322

– TALBOTT’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE –

AB R H 173 32 60 196 55 59 32 13 10 401 100 129

2B 4 13 1 18

3B 6 2 0 8

HR 1 2 2 5

RBI TB 18 79 32 82 7 17 57 178

SLG BB .457 7 .418 16 .531 3 .444 26

HBP 3 14 1 18

OBP .380 .392 .389 .387

SF 1 1 0 2

SH SB Fld% 12 15-20 .942 7 17-17 .966 0 5-5 1.000 19 37-42 .956


AROUND THE HORN WITH KYLE UPP... Favorite Ball Player: Josh Hamilton • In His MP3 Player: 2 Chainz • Favorite Director: Clint Eastwood • Favorite Food: Philly Cheese Steak • Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Smokey Mountains • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy (Sicily) • Furry Friend: Rocky, Golden Retriever • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Camping • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Tarra Hodge, Health & Kinesiology

#19 KYLE UPP 5-10, 195 lbs SOPHOMORE PITCHER/CATCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT La PORTE, IND. (La PORTE HS) MAJOR: ORG. LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISION • Made the move to the mound in the fall & is expected to have a prominent role in the Purdue bullpen • Started at DH in the 2012 game two win at Wichita State, recording an RBI on a sacrifice fly • Singled in his first collegiate at-bat in an early-season game against Maryland • Batted .468 with 18 extra-base hits & 36 RBIs as a senior • Helped lead LHS to 2010 Duneland Conference title, batting .338 with 31 RBI • Three-time all-area & two-time All-Duneland Conference performer • Four-year honor roll student; National Honor Society • Father Scott played at Missouri State & is the head varsity coach at La Porte High School Season 2012

GP -GS 10 -1

Avg .167

AB 12

R 1

– UPP’S CAREER STATISTICS AT PURDUE – H 2

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

TB 2

SLG BB .167 0

HBP OBP 0 .154

SF 1

SH 0

SB 0-0

Fld% 1.000


AROUND THE HORN WITH JACK AMARO... Favorite Athlete: Walter Payton • In His MP3 Player: Jason Aldean • Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Mila Kunis • Last Concert Attended: Country Thunder Fest in Wisconsin • Favorite Food: Pasta • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Month: September • Favorite Big City: Chiacgo • Unique Travel Locale: Mexico • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sport He Also Enjoys: Football, Hunting & Snowboarding

#44 JACK AMARO 5-11, 175 lbs FRESHMAN OUTFIELDER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT NAPERVILLE, ILL. (NEUQUA VALLY HS) MAJOR: GENERAL HEALTH SCIENCES • ESPN High School magazine Illinois All-State honoree as a senior • Two-time All-Upstate Eight Conference & academic all-conference standout as an upperclassman • Team MVP as a junior, team captain as a senior • Eight-semester honor roll student • Career ambition of becoming a surgeon


AROUND THE HORN WITH STEFANO BELMONTE... Favorite Ball Player: Starlin Castro • In His MP3 Player: Kid Cudi • Last Conert Atteneded: Drake • Favorite Actor: Adam Sandler • Favorite Food: Pasta • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: January • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Italy • Country He’d Like to Visit: China • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Football • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Baseball • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: John Neal, Entomology

#26 STEFANO BELMONTE 6-2, 180 lbs FRESHMAN INFIELDER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT MUNSTER, IND. (ST. RITA [ILL.] HS) MAJOR: LIBERAL ARTS • Three-time all-area third baseman at St. Rita High School on Chicago’s South Side • Batted over .400 in each of his all-area seasons, hitting 12 home runs as a sophomore & 9 as a junior • Helped St. Rita win the 2009 summer state title, batting .465 • Also won a state title on the club level with his Ballhawks summer team • Four-year honor roll student


AROUND THE HORN WITH KARSON BENDER... Favorite Coach: Pat Lowery • In His MP3 Player: Brantley Gilbert • Favorite Actor & Actess: Will Ferrell & Mila Kunis • Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Food: Ribs • Favorite Purdue Building: Owen Hall • Favorite Big City: New York • Unique Travel Locale: Mexico • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sport He Also Enjoys: Football • Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hunting & Wakeboarding • Furry Friend: Trigger, Lab

#35 KARSON BENDER 6-0, 175 lbs FRESHMAN OUTFIELDER BATS/THROWS: LEFT DELPHI, IND. (DELPHI HS) MAJOR: SALES & MARKETING • Four-year varsity starter & All-Hoosier Conference honoree at Delphi High School • Finished his prep career with a .412 batting average & 50 stolen bases • Swiped a school-record 26 bags as a sophomore in 2010 • Center fielder & cleanup hitter on DHS’s 2010 Class 2A state runner-up team • Batting champion (.700) at the 2010 Colt World Series held in Lafayette • Also a two-time all-conference honoree in football • National Honor Society & honor roll student • Father Kevin is a Purdue alumnus & brother Kevin also a current student


AROUND THE HORN WITH JON BRADFORD... Favorite Ball Player: Derek Jeter • In His MP3 Player: Tom Petty • Last Concert He Attened: Weezer • Favorite Director: Martin Scorsese • Favortie Food: Italian Beef • Favorite Holiday: Halloween • Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Golf • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Randy Roberts, History

#41 JON BRADFORD 5-11, 190 lbs SOPHOMORE INFIELDER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT DOVE CANYON, CALIF. (SANTA MARGARITA HS) MAJOR: SELLING & SALE MANAGEMENT • Joined the program as a walk-on in the fall of 2011 • Two-way player at Santa Margarita HS, was a pitcher his junior year & field player as a senior • Batted .230 with three home runs & a .410 slugging percentage as a senior • Honor roll student • Father Steve (baseball) & uncle Gary (wrestling) both attended Purdue & competed for the Boilers • Mother Hilary is also a Purdue graduate & sister Mary is a current student


AROUND THE HORN WITH EDDIE De LaRIVA... Favorite Athlete: Robert Griffin III • In His MP3 Player: Drake • Last Concert He Attended: Drake • Favorite Actor: Jason Statham • Favorite Food: Steak Tacos • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: September • Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sport He Also Enjoys: Football • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Slaney Ross, English

#21 EDDIE DE LARIVA 6-3, 180 lbs FRESHMAN PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT BLUE ISLAND, ILL. (ST. RITA HS) MAJOR: MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTING • Three-year varsity starting pitcher at St. Rita High School on Chicago’s South Side • Went 12-1 as a junior to garner All-Catholic League and all-area honors • Also went 5-2 as a sophomore on varsity & 9-1 on the freshman team in 2009 • Helped St. Rita win the 2009 summer state title & finish as the runner up the next two years • Career ambition is to become a restaurant owner


AROUND THE HORN WITH GAVIN DOWNS... Favorite Athlete: Jermain Defoe • Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller • Favorite Food: Fried Pickles • Favorite Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day • Favorite Month: October • Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall • Favorite Big City: Indianapolis • Unique Travel Locale: Grand Marais, Minnesota • Country He’d Like to Visit: New Zealand • Sport He Also Enjoys: Soccer • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Kenji Matsuki, Mathematics

#42 GAVIN DOWNS 6-0, 175 lbs RS-FRESHMAN PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT FORT WAYNE, IND. (CARROLL HS) MAJOR: ENVIRONMENTAL & N.R. ENGINEERING • Joined the program as a walk-on in the fall of 2011 • Helped CHS win back-to-back 4A IHSAA state titles as an upperclassman • Went 12-1 with two saves to tie the CHS single-season wins record as a senior • All-conference & all-area honoree was the winning pitcher in the 2011 IHSAA state title game • Four-year honor roll student ranked eighth among his graduating class of 441 in GPA • Father Phil played soccer at IPFW; sister Rebecca runs track at IUPUI • Career ambition of working to improve sustainable water systems for the American infrastructure


AROUND THE HORN WITH JOSH ESTILL... Favorite Athlete: LaDainian Tomlinson • In His MP3 Player: Blink 182 • Last Concert He Attened: Maroon 5 • Favorite Director: Christopher Nolan • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: November • Favorite Purdue Building: Krannert • Favorite Big City: San Diego • Unique Travel Locale: Israel • Country He’d Like to Visit: England • Sports He Also Enjoys: Football & Surfing • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Stephen Hillis, Sociology

#20 JOSH ESTILL 5-10, 190 lbs FRESHMAN CATCHER/THIRD BASEMAN BATS/THROWS: RIGHT CARLSBAD, CALIF. (SANTA FE CHRISTIAN HS) MAJOR: MANAGEMENT • Four-year varsity letter-winner at Santa Fe Christian in suburban San Diego • Four-time All-Coastal League performer, including first team honors as an upperclassman • First Team All-California small schools & Second Team All-CIF San Diego as a senior • 2009 San Diego area Freshman of the Year • Helped lead Santa Fe Christian to four Coastal League titles & CIF-SDS Division IV crowns • Batted .414 with 10 home runs, 11 doubles & 45 RBI • Four-time San Diego Union Tribune all-academic team


AROUND THE HORN WITH CONNER HUDNALL... Favorite Ball Player: Robinson Cano • In His MP3 Player: Cyhi da Pryce • Favorite Acotr & Actress: Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston • Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: May • Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel locale : Jamaica • Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland • Sport He Also Enjoys: Basketball • Favortie Outdoor Activity: Cornhole (Bean Bags)

#30 CONNER HUDNALL 6-1, 180 lbs JUNIOR OUTFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT SOUTH BEND, IND. (CLAY HS) MAJOR: AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS • Played his first two college seasons at Glen Oaks College in Centreville, Mich. • Batted .383 as a freshman to garner all-region & all-conference honors • Also earned second team all-conference honors as in 2012 after batting .351 • Helped the Lima Locos win the Great Lakes League title in the summer of 2011 • Two-time first team all-conference honoree as an upperclassman at Clay High School • Batted .444 as a high school junior, .390 a year later • Played for Doug Schreiber’s brother Keith at Glen Oaks College


AROUND THE HORN WITH KYLE JOHNSON... Favorite Athlete: Alex Morgan • In His MP3 Player: Rebelution • Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Mila Kunis • Favorite Meal: Surf & Turf • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Dominican Republic • Country He’d Like to Visit: Tahiti • Sports He Also Enjoys: Football & Surfing • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Johnny Brown, Math

#22 KYLE JOHNSON 6-5, 210 lbs FRESHMAN OUTFIELDER/PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (TORREY PINES HS) MAJOR: CIVIL ENGINEERING • First Team All-Palomar League & First Team All-North San Diego County as a high school senior • Team MVP & second team all-league honoree as a junior • Batted .337 with 24 RBI & 13 steals a senior, .316 with 6 home runs & 25 RBI as a junior • Helped lead TPHS to back-to-back North County tournament titles as an upperclassman • Played for the south team at the California Baseball Coaches Association North/South Showcase Series • Two-time San Diego Union Tribune all-academic team & four-time Torrey Pines scholar athlete • Earned an Ambassador Scholarship from the Global Leadership Connection


AROUND THE HORN WITH PATRICK KENNEY... Favorite Athlete: Jay Cutler • In His MP3 Player: Kendrick Lamar • Last Concert Attended: O.A.R • Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Mila Kunis • Favorite Food: Ribs • Favorite Month: January • Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Courts • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Germany • Country He’d Like to Visit: Itlay • Sports He Also Enjoys: Bowling, Football & Fishing • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Dan Weiss, Sociology

#37 PATRICK KENNEY 6-4, 190 lbs FRESHMAN OUTFIELDER/PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT GURNEE, ILL. (WARREN TOWNSHIP HS) MAJOR: ACCOUNTING • Hit 21 home runs during his prep career, including a school-record 13 as the starting shortstop his sophomore year • Two-time all-conference & all-area honoree after batting .400 each season • Was also the starting quarterback & kicker for the varsity football team at WTHS • Kicked a 49-yard field goal as a senior, the longest in school history • All-Academic team student-athlete • Brother Danny also attends Purdue


AROUND THE HORN WITH MIKE LUTZ... Favorite Ball Player: Justin Verlander • In His MP3 Player: Chris Young • Last Concert He Attended: O.A.R • Favorite Meal: Surf & Turf • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: June • Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Courts • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Sanible Island, Florida • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Favorite Outdoor Activities: Golfing & Boating • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Andrew Hoffman, Mathematics GA

#23 MIKE LUTZ 6-1, 180 lbs FRESHMAN PITCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT NORTH BARRINGTON, ILL. (LAKE ZURICH HS) MAJOR: MANAGEMENT • Two-time all-conference honoree at Lake Zurich High School in suburban Chicago • Was voted LZHS’s top pitcher each of his upperclassman seasons • All-Area performer as a senior after being honorable mention a year earlier • Sportsmanship award recipient as a senior • High honor roll student every semester of high school • Has five younger siblings


AROUND THE HORN WITH STEVE MANIAGO... Favorite Athlete: Alex Morgan • In His MP3 Player: Baby Bash • Favortie Actor & Actress: Matt Damon & Keira Knightly • Favorite Food: Pizza • Favorite Holiday: Easter • Favorite Month: February • Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls Hall • Favorite Big City: Indianapolis • Unique Travel Loacle: Jamaica • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sports He Also Enjoys: Golf & Basketball • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Dr. Kara Weatherman, Pharmacy

#3 STEVE MANIAGO 5-10, 155 lbs JUNIOR INFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (BISHOP CHATARD HS) MAJOR: PHARMACY • Originally Joined the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2010 • Batted .383 as a senior at Bishop Chatard to earn all-city honors • Also played four years of varsity tennis, earning honorable mention all-state & all-district honors • Trojan Pride Award winner in tennis as a senior • Four-year honor roll student graduated with honors • Father Pete & mother Wendee are Purdue alumni, his dad playing baseball for the Boilers in the 1980s


AROUND THE HORN WITH MACK MATTKE... Favorite Ball Player: Manny Ramirez • In His MP3 Player: Rebelution • Last Concert Attened: The Band Perry • Favorite Actor & Actress: Matt Damon & Jennifer Aniston • Favorite Food: Grilled Chicken • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena • Favorite Big City: San Diego • Unique Travel Locale: Cancun • Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball, Water Skiing & Ice Fishing

#49 MACK MATTKE 6-7, 235 lbs FRESHMAN FIRST BASEMAN/CATCHER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT MARION, IOWA (XAVIER HS) MAJOR: ENGINEERING • Two-time first team all-conference & all-metro performer; honorable mention as a sophomore • Two-way player as a junior batted .413 with 14 doubles & 33 RBI while going 5-3 with 42 Ks & 3.11 ERA • Batted .383 with 31 RBI & 30 walks while also earning academic all-state honors as a senior • Four-year basketball letter-winner earned most improved & honorable all-conference honors • 2012 Nick Adenhart Scholarship; four-year honor roll student • Father Mark played basektball at Iowa State • Career ambition of becoming an engineer for Boeing


AROUND THE HORN WITH TIM McELROY... Favorite Ball Player: Clayton Kershaw • In His MP3 Player: O.A.R • Favortie Actor & Actress: Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis • Favorite Meal: Ribs & Twice Baked Potatoes • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: December • Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Courts • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland • Sports He Also Enjoys: Golfing & Fishing • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Mary Harris, English

#25 TIM McELRoY 6-5, 205 lbs FRESHMAN PITCHER BATS/THROWS: LEFT ROSELLE, ILL. (ST. VIATOR HS) MAJOR: COMMUNICATIONS • All-Area special mention as a senior • Struck out 64 in 58 innings to go along with 2.25 ERA his senior year • Threw a no-hitter in a regional semifinal game of the IHSA state playoffs • Helped lead St. Viator to back-to-back regional titles as an upperclassman


AROUND THE HORN WITH JORDAN MINCH... Favorite Athlete: Derrick Rose • In His MP3 Player: Drake • Favorite Actor & Actress: Denzel Washington & Jessica Alba • Favortie Food: Burritos • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Purdue Building: Campus Recreational Center • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Washington, D.C. • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball & Golf • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing

#28 JORDAN MINCH 6-3, 175 lbs FRESHMAN PITCHER BATS/THROWS: LEFT HIGHLAND, IND. (HIGHLAND HS) MAJOR: MOVEMENT & SPORTS SCIENCE • Four-year all-conference & all-area performer as a four-time varsity letter winner • Led the team in strikeouts in three of his four years • Two-way player also led the squad in doubles as a junior & batting average as a senior • Selected to the 2011 White Sox Area Code Team & 2012 Indiana North/South All-Star Game • Also a three-year all-conference & all-area standout in basketball • Honor roll student


AROUND THE HORN WITH MICHAEL MULLEN... Last Concert Attened: Odd Future • Favorite Actor & Actess: Andy Samberg & Mila Kunis • Favorite Food: California Burrito • Favorite Holiday: Christmas • Favorite Month: July • Favorite Purdue Building: Owen Hall • Favorite Big City: New York • Unique Travel Locale: Dominican Republic • Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy • Sport He Also Enjoys: Basketball • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Johnny Brown, Math • Furry Friend: Dusty, Dog

#2 MICHAEL MULLEN 5-11, 165 lbs FRESHMAN INFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. (TORREY PINES HS) MAJOR: ACTUARIAL SCIENCE • Two-year starting leadoff man at Torrey Pines HS in San Diego • Two-time All-San Diego County Honorable Mention • San Diego Padres Scout Team honoree • Twice named to the San Diego County High School Guide players to watch list • Recorded a .972 fielding percentage & .406 on-base percentage as a senior • Two-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic; four-year honor roll student graduated with honors • Parents Marty (Iowa) & Susan (Illinois) are both graduates of Big Ten unviersities


AROUND THE HORN WITH PATRICK O’BRIEN... Favorite Ball Player: Ryan Braun • In His MP3 Player: Kanye West • Last Concert Attened: Milwaukee Summerfest • Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo • Favorite Month: November • Favorite Purdue Landmark: Electrical Fountain • Favorite Big City: New York • Unique Travel Locale: Rome • Country He’d Like to Visit: England • Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee • Sport He Also Enjoys: Hockey • Furry Friend: Lacey, Border Collie

#1 PATRICK O’BRIEN 6-1, 155 lbs FRESHMAN INFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT BROOKFIELD, WIS. (BROOKFIELD EAST HS) MAJOR: ENGINEERING • Varsity letter winner in both baseball & hockey at Brookfield East HS in suburban Milwaukee • Helped Brookfield East advance to the state semifinals as a junior • Most improved honoree as a sophomore • Father Pat played baseball & football at Yale; brother Daniel played baseball at Wooster College (Ohio) • Mother Grace is a Purdue alumna & older sister Grace is a current student • Batted .437 and led team in hits, runs & RBIs during senior year all-conference season


AROUND THE HORN WITH JACK PICCHIOTTI... Favorite Ball Player: Robinson Cano • In His MP3 Player: Jake Owen • Favorite Author: Ernest Hemingway • Favorite Director: Joss Whedon • Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan • Favorite Holiday: Hanukkah • Favorite Purdue Building: Knoy Hall • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Chattanooga, Ohio • Country He’d Like to Visit: Australia • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Daphene Koch, Building Construction Management

#31 JACK PICCHIOTTI 5-11, 185 lbs FRESHMAN CATCHER/OUTFIELDER BATS: LEFT • THROWS: RIGHT OAK PARK, ILL. (OAK PARK-RIVER FOREST HS) MAJOR: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION MGMT. • Four-year varsity letter winner at Oak Park River Forest HS in suburban Chicago • Three-time all-state honoree batted .505 in 2011, .490 as a sophomore & .450 as a senior • Helped lead Oak Park-River Forest to the IHSA 4A state title as a senior • Six-time honor roll student • Brothers Sam (Wright State) & Frankie (Parkland College) also play college baseball


AROUND THE HORN WITH CODY STRONG... Favorite Ball Player: Dusitn Pedroia • In His MP3 Player: Mike Stud • Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Mila Kunis • Favorite Food: Pizza • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Month: October • Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court • Favorite Big City: Cincinnati • Country He’d Like to Visit: Spain • Sports He Also Enjoys: Basketball, Football & Snowboarding • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Pat Connolly, Computer Graphics Technology

#16 CODY STRONG 5-7, 165 lbs FRESHMAN CATCHER/OUTFIELDER BATS/THROWS: RIGHT LAFAYETTE, IND. (McCUTCHEON HS) MAJOR: ORG. LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISION • Two-time Lafayette Journal & Courier Big School Player of the Year as an upperclassman • Four-year varsity starter was honorable mention allconference in 2010, team’s rookie of the year in 2009 • Batted .500 as a junior, .482 as a senior to garner honorable mention all-state honors • Played in the 2012 Indiana North/South All-Star Game • Career ambition of becoming a sports agent


#39 Cody Webster 6-1, 210 lbs JUNIOR PITCHER BATS: SWITCH/THROWS: LEFT HARRISBURG, PA. (CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST) MAJOR: LIBERAL ARTS • Punter on Purdue football team made the official baseball roster during 2013 preseason practice • Expected to contribute to Purdue baseball as a left-handed relief pitcher • Was a switch-hitting center fielder & pitcher as a high school letter winner • His high school pitching coach was Purdue alumnus and former Boiler Allan Donato • 2012 Ray Guy Award semifinalist while helping Purdue football qualify for New Year’s Day bowl • Ranked third in the Big Ten & 33rd nationally with a 42.3 yards per punt average • Placed 41 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line in 2012 • No touchbacks among his 41 punts in 2011


AROUND THE HORN WITH KYLE WOOD... Favorite Ball Player: Jon Lester • In His MP3 Player: Katy Perry • Last Concert Atteneded: Brad Paisley • Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving • Favorite Meal: Steak & Baked Potato • Favorite Month: April • Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena • Favorite Big City: Chicago • Unique Travel Locale: Chattanooga • Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland • Sport He Also Enjoys: Football • Enjoyed This Professor’s Class: Jan Cover, Philosophy

#14 KYLE WOOD 6-0, 200 lbs RS-FRESHMAN PITCHER/OUTFIELDER BATS/THROWS: LEFT ORLAND PARK, ILL. (ST. LAURENCE HS) MAJOR: MOVEMENT & SPORTS SCIENCE • Redshirted in 2012 due to injury; projected as Purdue’s top two-way player this season • Two-time all-state honoree finished his high school career with a .445 batting average & 31 home runs • Batted .538 with 14 home runs & 56 RBI as a junior to win Catholic League MVP honors • Pitched three one-hitters as a junior, finishing the season with a 7-2 record, 73 Ks & 1.72 ERA • Did not pitch as a senior due to injury but still batted .476 with 18 extra-base hits & 31 RBI • Lawless Award winner as Catholic League’s most outstanding senior • Led St. Laurence to three straight Catholic League titles from 2009-11 • Four-year leader scholar award recipient


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